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You gotta hand it to New Order -- having led the post-punk masses to the dance floor at the dawn of the '80s, they've since watched rockers cede to DJs and DJs cede to rockers once again, before emerging just on time for an '80s revival with an album that no critic could accuse of trading on nostalgia. The exhilarating, absorbing Get Ready, the band's first album since 1993's Republic, sees the original lineup warming up their signature icy disco groove with a My Bloody Valentine guitar-pop haze. Bernard Sumner's brilliant deadpan vocals and Peter Hook's bass-driven melody lines still drive this sleek, beat-happy train, but from the first bars of the album opener, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
You gotta hand it to New Order -- having led the post-punk masses to the dance floor at the dawn of the '80s, they've since watched rockers cede to DJs and DJs cede to rockers once again, before emerging just on time for an '80s revival with an album that no critic could accuse of trading on nostalgia. The exhilarating, absorbing Get Ready, the band's first album since 1993's Republic, sees the original lineup warming up their signature icy disco groove with a My Bloody Valentine guitar-pop haze. Bernard Sumner's brilliant deadpan vocals and Peter Hook's bass-driven melody lines still drive this sleek, beat-happy train, but from the first bars of the album opener, "Crystal," scuffed-up guitars summon the harrowing atmospheres of American Psycho and Less than Zero. In New Order's absence, ironic distance and rock-tronica have become standard issue, but the Brit quartet's trademark lyrical ambivalence still unsettles, putting them miles ahead of both modern rock's therapy-speak and dance music's faux-soul histrionics. Take the acoustic guitar- and strings-filled "Run Wild," which sounds like a comfort to a dying friend yet ends with the promise "I'm gonna live to get high." Slippery and faceless as ever -- the "Crystal" video features a band of hipster ingénues miming to the track -- New Order mine tension from Sumner's detached delivery, as incongruous over the churning guitars of "Slow Jam" as in its almost-Hemingway detail "The sea was very rough/It made me feel sick/But I like that kind of stuff". Disciples Billy Corgan and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream chime in on "60 Miles an Hour" and "Rock the Shack," respectively, underscoring not only the relevance of New Order two decades on but their inevitability. For its controlled spasms of passion beneath ever-shifting layers of meaning, Get Ready may be the most thrilling slab of ennui-rock since the heyday of the Velvet Underground. Welcome back, comrades.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Instead of settling down in front of the mixing board for another dance album a lá Technique or Republic, New Order returned in 2001 with a sound and style they hadn't played with for over a decade. Unsurprisingly bored by the stale British club scene circa 2001, the band opened Get Ready with a statement of purpose, a trailer single "Crystal" featuring a host of longtime New Order staples: a sublime melody, an inscrutable set of lyrics, a deft, ragged guitar line kicking in for the chorus, and Peter Hook's yearning bass guitar taking a near-solo role. Though there are several allowances for the electronic-dance form New Order helped develop, Get Ready is a very straight-ahead album, their first work in 15 years that's focused on songwriting and performance rather than grafted dance techniques. Of course, the band proved themselves far more than studio hands at several points, stretching back over twenty years to Joy Division's landmark Unknown Pleasures, as well as later New Order LPs like 1985's Low-life and 1986's Brotherhood. Listeners familiar with the blueprint of early New Order work will find much to love on Get Ready, from the tough rockers "60 Miles an Hour" and "Primitive Notion" to pastoral downtempo material like "Turn My Way," "Vicious Streak," and the melodica-driven closer "Run Wild." This naked songcraft, however, does reveal a few of the band's deficiencies. Bernard Summer's lyrics drift toward the inane: "I'll be there for you when you want me to/I'll stand by your side like I always do/In the dead of night it'll be alright/cuz I'll be there for you when you want me to." And the band can't help but identify with a younger generation of music-makers, inviting Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie over for "Rock the Shack" and turning in a dense, chaotic production that's all but de rigeur for Gillespie but very strained for New Order. The other main collaborative track, with stranded Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, is surprisingly unembarassing. Even for fans who don't need any convincing, Get Ready is a true "grower," an album that reveal its delicious secrets -- sublime songcraft, introverted delivery, collaborative musicianship -- slowly and only after several listens.
NME
["8 out of 10"]... They may have been apart for eight years, but less than a minute into opening track, "Crystal," they've slotted back into their own idiosyncratic groove and the years are pouring off them.... Being in New Order never sounded like half as much fun as it does here. Jim Wirth

["8 out of 10"]... They may have been apart for eight years, but less than a minute into opening track, "Crystal," they've slotted back into their own idiosyncratic groove and the years are pouring off them.... Being in New Order never sounded like half as much fun as it does here. Jim Wirth
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 685738962129
  • Catalog Number: 89621

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crystal
  2. 2 60 Miles an Hour
  3. 3 Turn My Way
  4. 4 Vicious Streak
  5. 5 Primitive Notion
  6. 6 Slow Jam
  7. 7 Rock the Shock
  8. 8 Someone Like You
  9. 9 Close Range
  10. 10 Run Wild
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
New Order Primary Artist
Billy Corgan Vocals
Bobby Gillespie Vocals
Simon Hale Conductor
Technical Credits
New Order Producer
Pete Davis Programming
Flood Producer
Steve Osborne Producer
Andrew Robinson Engineer
Simon Hale Arranger
Bernard Sumner Producer
Peter Saville Art Direction
Rob Kirwan Engineer
Bruno Ellingham Engineer
Jan "Stan" Kybert Engineer, Digital Editing
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Order Gots It Going On! :)

    I am a big New Order fan and to tell ya the truth when New Order came out w/ their newest CD (this one) I was thinking ''dude, this album is gonna suck''.. cuz it's been so long ya know? But this CD rocks dude! I love playing it loud in my car and others just looing in ahhh to my lovely sounds. This is a MUST HAVE! They haven't changed their style/sound at all.. so if ya like the Best of New Order, ur gonna really like this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ouch!!!

    New Order Rocks, Grooves, Smoothes at their best since ''Substance''. A very complete CD, at least every song is listenable, although ''Technique'' was good, this is far superior' (Just my opinion, I may be wrong) best songs 1) 60 miles an hour 2)Primitive Notion 3) Someone like you....but all the songs are better than 99.9% of the dreckish music that is force-fed on American radio today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good things never change

    I love this CD. It's good to know some bands aren't changing their ways to fit in with what's hot at the time. New Order is still the same on this CD. Great music and lyrics, as always. A Great buy for a New Order fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Order is new again!

    This album is the triumphant return of New Order! Much better than 1993's Republic and is more in line with the originality of 1989's Technique. The songs are catchy but are not pop--they make me want to listen over and over again. It's clear that the differing talents of all 4 band members create a unique, enjoyable listening experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fine Time!!!

    Every track on this cd is good. Waited a long time for something new from them, but well worth the wait. Hope they keep it coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get Ready breaks new ground

    For a group that does not promote itself, New Order continues to influence the music scene. As with most of their releases,the names of the band members are not on the album. As with Joy Division they continue to break new ground. Get Ready is much more guitar driven than previous albums. Billy Corgan is terrific on Turn My Way. Once again the lyrics are ''cryptic'' and focus on love lost, and relationships in pain. Only New Order can speak about such pain and encompass that pain in an upbeat dance beat that initially makes the listener think ''maybe things will be OK this time.'' But the pain and insecurity is there as only New Order can deliver it. Beg, borrow or steal this album and play it loud.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album!

    Real clean, block rocking beats!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    get ready for a 'new' new order

    The last time New Order put out an album, the effort felt like they put half their minds and hearts into it. Sure, they had a great single with 'Regret' but you couldn't listen to the entire album without wishing for more. Now, an incredible eight years later, they are back and they are not holding anything back. 'Get Ready' is what New Order fans have been waiting for, a fresh batch of new tunes by one of the most influential bands of the '80s. 'Get Ready' is not an album that challenges the listener. It's meant to be accessible after being out of the mainstream for almost a decade. It's a rockier album, not as much dance-oriented this time. It's a bold statement of 'we're back, and we're not going away'. It is an reinvigorating album that is pure enjoyment to listen to from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Order at their Best!!!

    What can I say.....New Order still have it!! This album is definately some of their greatest work to date. (I for one thought New Order would never again record another album of new material) Their sound has a new edge with some fragments of vintage New Order mixed in. This is one of those CD's that you can enjoy from start to finish. If you are a New Order fan, this album is a must have!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GET READY NEW ORDER IS BACK!

    WOW!ive been waiting 8 years and its worth it different than republic which i loved but more rocking which i love too these guys are just amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Order Fans Get Ready to Hear this

    Get Ready is New Order at it's best. Gone are the days where the song titles don't meet the material names. Best songs are Crystal and 60 miles an hour. Billy Corgan guests on Turn my Way. This CD is not an 80's band trying to relive the past. This is an 80' band that is putting out its best work. All the same signatures are here musically and lyrically but there is some great sonic guitar filled in. Go buy this CD you won't be disappointed

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