New Order should be in a chipper mood when they play Auckland on February 27, with the recent news that some of their long buried master tapes have been unearthed in Manchester. Workers converting an old bank into a restaurant for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discovered the tapes, along with a vault of hundreds of safety deposit boxes worth an estimated $2 million. The boxes reportedly date back to 1935 when the site was used by the Midland Bank. The bounty also included master tapes from Joy Division, jewellery, gold, and guns.
Musical treasure dug up in restaurant renovations
16 February 2012