Cool as Ice: The Be Music Productions

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the forgotten chapters in the story of New Order involves the group members' outside production work during the early '80s. In different combinations -- often including all-important input from A Certain Ratio drummer Donald Johnson -- Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Bernard Sumner produced a slew of releases under the name Be Music, most of which were released through Factory. This compilation is built around the more club-oriented productions, many of which have held up remarkably well throughout the years, despite the fact that they've been heard by a crowd far too small in number. Needless to say, none of these songs swelled to success on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the forgotten chapters in the story of New Order involves the group members' outside production work during the early '80s. In different combinations -- often including all-important input from A Certain Ratio drummer Donald Johnson -- Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Bernard Sumner produced a slew of releases under the name Be Music, most of which were released through Factory. This compilation is built around the more club-oriented productions, many of which have held up remarkably well throughout the years, despite the fact that they've been heard by a crowd far too small in number. Needless to say, none of these songs swelled to success on the level of "Blue Monday," "True Faith," or even "Confusion," but a few have since become underground dance classics -- secret weapons of keen DJs. The tracks with the highest profiles are from Section 25; "Looking from a Hilltop," included here in its eight-minute "Megamix" version, will forever carry a vicious foreboding zing -- an exhilarating cross between actual latter-day electro and early industrial dance. A pair of 52nd Street songs -- "Cool as Ice" and "Can't Afford to Let You Go" -- are just as infectious and vital as any of the early Jam & Lewis productions such as Captain Rapp's "Bad Times", and they deserved to make the crossover from the clubs to the U.S. airwaves. Paul Haig, Marcel King, Quando Quango, Thick Pigeon, and a small cast of relative unknowns also make appearances. The liner notes carry LTM's standard bounty of information, making the release all the more appealing to New Order/Factory fanatics who are late to the party.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Darla Records
  • EAN: 5024545253924
  • Catalog Number: 2377
  • Sales rank: 282,698

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Afford to Let You Go - 52nd Street (6:55)
  2. 2 Looking from a Hilltop - Section 25 (8:08)
  3. 3 Reach for Love - Marcel King (5:27)
  4. 4 Love Tempo - Quando Quango (7:07)
  5. 5 Cool as Ice - 52nd Street (7:28)
  6. 6 The Only Truth - Paul Haig (7:13)
  7. 7 Atom Rock - Quando Quango (6:49)
  8. 8 Babcock+ Wilcox - Thick Pigeon (3:46)
  9. 9 Fate/Hate (8:08)
  10. 10 Tell Me (3:09)
  11. 11 Beating Heart - Section 25 (5:05)
  12. 12 Theme - Be Music (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Ellis Guitar, Group Member
Steve Morris Guest Appearance
Mike Pickering Saxophone
Gillian Gilbert Guest Appearance
Andy Robinson Group Member
Paul Trynka Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Haig Composer, Personnel
Section 25 Arranger
Dojo Producer
Karen Brown Personnel
Carter Burwell Arranger, Personnel
Peter Hook Composer, Producer, Engineer
Derek "Castro" Johnson Personnel
Johnny Marr Personnel
Steve Morris Producer, Personnel
Mike Pickering Composer, Personnel
Tony Thompson Personnel
Simon Topping Personnel
John Dennison Personnel
Bernard Sumner Producer, Personnel
Diane Charlemagne Personnel
Chris Nagle Engineer
Gillian Gilbert Producer, Personnel
Marcel King Composer
Peter Saville Logo Design
Chris Jones Engineer
Vincent Cassidy Composer, Personnel
Jenny Cassidy Composer, Personnel
Larry Cassidy Composer, Personnel
Johnny Gluck Engineer
Tony Henry Composer, Personnel
Lee Shallcross Composer, Personnel
James Nice Track Selection, Sleeve Notes
Julien Potter Artwork
Frank Brinkhuis Track Selection, Sleeve Notes
Stanton Miranda Songwriter, Composer, Personnel
Stewart Pickering Engineer
Beverly MacDonald Personnel
Fruitz Producer
Paul Trynka Personnel
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