FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]. Factory Records.
FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]
FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]
FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]
FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]
FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]

FAC 86 Christmas 1983 Hacienda [The Hacienda Must Be Built]

Manchester: Factory Records, 1983. 4to, five sheets of card stock, offset printed in several colors. Housed in a wraparound band signed by 8 members of Factory Records, including Tony Wilson. Designed by Trevor Johnson. One of a limited edition of 400 copies, this one of the 300 that were mailed out.

For Christmas 1983 Factory Records sent out a model kit of the Hacienda to be assembled by recipients, allowing the recipient to bring to life Ivan Chtcheglov's dictum "The Hacienda Must Be Built", from his Formulary for a New Urbanism - the same text which inspired the name of the Manchester club. Tony Wilson was for a brief time a member of the Situationist group BM Ducasse, and the labels packaging and design often make reference to Situationist imagery and tactics. The sheets are printed with floor plans of the club with dotted lines to be cut for assembly.

The kit was reissued in 1990 in a different format (with a blue band, and lacking the Christmas message), an edition which is also rarely seen. This first edition of the kit is only the second example we've handled in the last decade.

Near fine with some light rubbing. Item #25841

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