Category Archives: Steve Martland

Steve Martland – Glad Day

01 Festival Of Britain
02 Fantasy Island
03 The World Is In Heaven (Classical Version)
04 The World Is In Heaven (7″ Dance Version)

FACT > In 1984, Factory directors Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus began planning the development of a classical music division. That year, Erasmus traveled to Moscow to negotiate recording deals with local musicians (catalog number FAC 126 was allocated to the trip); however, plans fell apart when his London-based Russian contact was deported under suspicions of spying for the KGB. Factory Classical was eventually established five years later, issuing 15 releases from 11 artists between 1989 and 1992. The “Glad Day” EP (FAC 306) by contemporary classical composer Steve Martland features vocals from Sarah Jane Morris.