Previously unheard takes from New Order‘s football anthem World In Motion are going up for auction.
Yesterday Omega Auctions – a specialist auction house for music and culture memorabilia – shared “three never before heard World In Motion raps from Barnes, Gazza [Paul Gascoigne] and (you have to hear this) Peter Beardsley”.
Three never before heard #WorldInMotion raps from Barnes, Gazza and (you have to hear this) Peter Beardsley.
— Omega Auctions (@OmegaAuctions) July 7, 2021
The recordings are going up for sale as part of an auction organised by Peter Hook. The former New Order bassist will auction off hundreds of items and catalogues as part of the sale, which you can view here. The track was first released to mark the 1990 World Cup and features vocal contributions from that year’s squad with an iconic rap verse from striker John Barnes.
The clip, which you can listen to below, features unused takes by Barnes, Paul Gascoigne and Peter Beardsley. Crack Magazine called Omega Auctions to verify the legitimacy of the clip earlier today (8 July) and have confirmed it’s real. They first worked with Hook in 2018 and have decided to share this clip publicly to promote his upcoming auction and celebrate England’s success in the tournament for “a bit of fun.”
Omega Auctions announced the sale ahead of last night’s Euro 2020 semi-finals match between England and Denmark. England beat Denmark 2-1 in extra-time at Wembley Stadium. The win means they’ll now play Italy in this Sunday’s (11 July) final – England’s first major final in 55 years.
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