This single about Mancunian music maestro Tony Wilson was released in 2015 with all profits going to Christie’s Hospital charity.
Here’s what Bernard Sumner said about it…
“I first heard St. Anthony the day before our Jodrell Bank Gig in in July 2013. I thought it sounded fucking great.
I love the way the rhythms of Mikes voice seamlessly weave their way through the music. I Love the passion of his words and the way he delivers them with such intent, and how the music arrangement by Joe is based on the New Order song ‘Your Silent Face’.
I think it’s a very fitting and moving epitaph to Tony.
I was very shocked by Tony’s death. He always seemed so young and enthusiastic in spirit, he had the attitude of a man in his 20’s which I thought was a great way to be.
St Anthony is an ode to the memory of Tony Wilson who was no Saint but he was a good man who did good things by using his position in the media to help musicians, artists and poets to grow. He didn’t need to do that and he didn’t do it for the money, he did it because he was trying to do good for the culture of the City he lived in and loved and that’s pretty saintly to me.
Most people will have had some experience of cancer either personally or via a friend or family member. I know I have. So it is fantastic that all proceeds from St. Anthony will go to cancer research and it’s also very moving to know that even after all these years, people are still thinking of him and Ian and Martin and Rob.”
“St Anthony, St Anthony, please come round because something is lost that cannot be found”.
Bernard Sumner – Joy Division and New Order
Featuring… Andrew Weatherall, Bernard Sumner, Christopher Eccleston, Elliot Rashman, Gillian Gilbert, Iggy Pop, Joe Duddell, John Bramwell, John Cooper Clarke, John Robb, Johnny Jay, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Larry Gott, Leroy Richardson, Mark Radcliffe, Mike Garry, Mike Pickering, Miranda Sawyer, Paul Morley, Peter Saville, Philip Glass, Richard Madeley, Rowetta, Shaun Ryder, Stephen Morris, Steve Coogan, Terry Christia, Vini Reilly.