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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
One of alt-rock's most fascinating and innovative bands, New Order were kick-started by post-punk and recharged by dance-floor innovations -- hence the club mainstay "Blue Monday" the bestselling 12" single of all time, which spun out of the band's experiments with a new drum machine. With a box set, the two-CD Substance, and two single-disc overviews already in the bins, one might wonder where Singles fits into the New Order pantheon. Spread over two discs, the set chronicles all of the band's singles, in their original versions, including four from their most recent album, Waiting for the Siren's Call. Disc 1 replays most of Substance's first disc, adding the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
One of alt-rock's most fascinating and innovative bands, New Order were kick-started by post-punk and recharged by dance-floor innovations -- hence the club mainstay "Blue Monday" the bestselling 12" single of all time, which spun out of the band's experiments with a new drum machine. With a box set, the two-CD Substance, and two single-disc overviews already in the bins, one might wonder where Singles fits into the New Order pantheon. Spread over two discs, the set chronicles all of the band's singles, in their original versions, including four from their most recent album, Waiting for the Siren's Call. Disc 1 replays most of Substance's first disc, adding the second New Order single, "Possession," and 1987's "Touched by the Hand of God." Among such must-have early singles as "Everything's Gone Green," "The Perfect Kiss," and "Bizarre Love Triangle" are the original versions of the gorgeous "Temptation" and the classic Arthur Baker–produced "Confusion," both of which had been rerecorded for Substance. The fever continues on Disc 2 with singles from 1989's club-savvy Technique including the sweat-inducing "Fine Time" and "Run 2," which echoes New Order's beginnings; 1993's Republic the Top 40 hit "Regret"; 2001's energized Get Ready the soul-spiked anthem "Crystal"; and Siren's Call the slinky "Jetstream". Also appearing are 1990's World Cup single, "World in Motion," and Secret Machines' new, stripped-down remix of "Temptation," which plays cut-'n'-paste with the lyrics. From the haunting bass notes ushering in 1981's "Ceremony" also Joy Division's final single to the chiming melancholy of 2005's "Krafty," New Order's sound remains as distinctive and captivating as ever.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Now that Waiting for the Sirens' Call has been officially declared part of New Order's history, only eight months after release, it's time once again to reassess the group in the form of a mostly redundant compilation. Rhino calls Singles the group's "first ever career-spanning two-disc retrospective," but it's more like the group's first compilation to contain tracks from Sirens' Call. Besides, 1987's Substance spanned the group's career upon release and remains the basis for most New Order compilations (this one included), so it's no big deal. Just as importantly, over a third of the contents date from 1993 onward; that's too high a percentage to make the set an ideal introduction. Considering its title, Singles has a clear-cut purpose, unlike 2002's International. Then again, each of the 14 tracks contained on International are also here -- what amounts to an inferior version of Substance with some crucial tracks squeezed out in favor of lesser, later singles. A proper sequel to Substance, covering Technique through Sirens' Call, would've made more sense, but the lure in dressing up a combination of oft-recycled classics with slightly varying surroundings has yet to lose its appeal. Substance remains, and will likely always remain, the release to get you started. [London/Rhino's 2005 edition included one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227330422
  • Catalog Number: 73304
  • Sales rank: 37,069

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ceremony (4:39)
  2. 2 Procession (4:29)
  3. 3 Everything's Gone Green (4:10)
  4. 4 Temptation (5:24)
  5. 5 Blue Monday (7:26)
  6. 6 Confusion (4:56)
  7. 7 Thieves Like Us (3:57)
  8. 8 The Perfect Kiss (4:51)
  9. 9 Sub-Culture (3:26)
  10. 10 Shellshock (4:24)
  11. 11 State of the Nation (3:32)
  12. 12 Bizarre Love Triangle (4:22)
  13. 13 True Faith (5:54)
  14. 14 1963 (4:21)
  15. 15 Touched by the Hand of God (3:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Monday '88 (4:09)
  2. 2 Fine Time (3:10)
  3. 3 Round and Round (4:00)
  4. 4 Run 2 (4:31)
  5. 5 World in Motion (4:32)
  6. 6 Regret (4:10)
  7. 7 Ruined in a Day (3:58)
  8. 8 World (3:40)
  9. 9 Spooky (3:45)
  10. 10 Crystal (4:21)
  11. 11 60 Miles an Hour (3:50)
  12. 12 Here to Stay (3:57)
  13. 13 Krafty (3:47)
  14. 14 Jetstream (3:44)
  15. 15 Waiting for the Sirens' Call (3:52)
  16. 16 Turn (4:13)
  17. 17 Temptation (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
New Order Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Composer
John Denver Composer
New Order Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Keith Allen Composer
Joy Division Composer
Stephen Hague Composer, Producer
Martin Hannett Producer
John Leckie Producer
Steve Osborne Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Potoker Remixing
John Robie Composer, Producer
Stephen Street Producer
The Chemical Brothers Producer
Peter Saville Art Direction
Jim Spencer Producer
Stuart Price Composer, Producer
Arthur Baker Remixing
David Quantick Liner Notes
Bill Holding Artwork
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