New Order's fourth album, released in October 1986.
Recorded at Windmill Lane and mixed at Liverpool's Amazon Studios.
Another Peter Saville/Trevor Key design, representing a bar of zinc and its serial number. A few special editions were coated with titanium zinc.
Peter Hook: "Listen to it and you can hear it has two different sides. There were battles raging on Brotherhood."
Bernard Sumner: "We'd always had that balance of electronics and band stuff. I was always pushing for electronics, and Hooky was always pushing for the band stuff, which was fair enough, I think we needed the band stuff. And by luck it got tipped the band way on Brotherhood. It was a very dense album, because we'd gone a bit mad on overdubs, so it was very layered, and very dense."
Peaked at #9 in the UK album charts. (Discogs.com
- As It Is When It Was
- Broken Promise
- Way Of Life
- Bizarre Love Triangle
- All Day Long
- Angel Dust
- Every Little Counts