Technique [Collector's Edition]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Tastes and sounds were changing quickly in the late '80s, which prompted New Order's most startling transformation yet -- from moody dance-rockers to, well, moody acid-house mavens. After the band booked a studio on the island hotspot of Ibiza, apparently not knowing that it was the center of the burgeoning house music craze, New Order's sure instincts for blending rock and contemporary dance resulted in another confident, superb LP. Technique was the group's most striking production job, with the single "Fine Time" proving a close runner-up to "Blue Monday" as the most extroverted dance track in the band's catalog. Opening the record, it was a portrait of a group ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Tastes and sounds were changing quickly in the late '80s, which prompted New Order's most startling transformation yet -- from moody dance-rockers to, well, moody acid-house mavens. After the band booked a studio on the island hotspot of Ibiza, apparently not knowing that it was the center of the burgeoning house music craze, New Order's sure instincts for blending rock and contemporary dance resulted in another confident, superb LP. Technique was the group's most striking production job, with the single "Fine Time" proving a close runner-up to "Blue Monday" as the most extroverted dance track in the band's catalog. Opening the record, it was a portrait of a group unrecognizable from its origins, delivering lascivious and extroverted come-ons amid pounding beats. It appeared that dance had fully taken over from rock, with the guitars and bass only brought in for a quick solo or bridge. But while pure dance was the case for the singles "Fine Time" and "Round & Round," elsewhere New Order were still delivering some of the best alternative pop around, plaintive and affecting songs like "Run" (the third single), "Love Less," and "Dream Attack." Placed in the perfect position to deliver the definitive alternative take on house music, the band produced another classic record. [Rhino's 2008 remastering of New Order's first five albums, subtitled The Factory Years, provided complete remastering of each original LP plus a bonus disc that included a good sampling of the band's non-album material contemporary to the album. For Technique, that included remixes of "Fine Time" and "Round & Round," plus an instrumental version of "Vanishing Point" and a mix of "World in Motion," the theme to 1990's World Cup held in Italy.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227988593
  • Catalog Number: 516187
  • Sales rank: 40,049

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fine Time (4:43)
  2. 2 All the Way (3:24)
  3. 3 Love Less (3:04)
  4. 4 Round & Round (4:31)
  5. 5 Guilty Partner (4:48)
  6. 6 Run (4:31)
  7. 7 Mr. Disco (4:21)
  8. 8 Vanishing Point (5:17)
  9. 9 Dream Attack (5:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Don't Do It (4:33)
  2. 2 Fine Line (4:45)
  3. 3 Round and Round (6:51)
  4. 4 Best & Marsh (4:32)
  5. 5 Run 2 (5:26)
  6. 6 Mto (5:27)
  7. 7 Fine Time (6:19)
  8. 8 Vanishing Point (5:12)
  9. 9 World in Motion (5:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
New Order Primary Artist
Technical Credits
New Order Composer, Producer
Peter Saville Art Direction
Trevor Key Artwork
Martin Orpen Digital Imagery
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson Engineer
Ian Harrison Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    review: New Order: Technique (Collectors Edition): Treblezine.com

    When I heard that Technique was being re-released, I was ecstatic. The album was the soundtrack of my Senior year in high school. When I opened up my copy of the reissue, dubbed `The Factory Years,' I expected these reissues to have the same care and content as the Joy Division re-releases of 2007. Boy was I surprised; disappointed is a better word.<BR/><BR/>Technique had all nine songs that I had engraved in my head from my final year at Churchill with a skimpy disc of remixes and instrumental oddities that left me aching for more. There was a poor excuse for liner notes with an essay that basically described New Order's recording experience for Technique as the band being 24-hour party people. What a shock, recorded during the heyday of the Acid House scene, it's no surprise that the Bernard, Peter, Gillian and Stephen were rolling on ecstasy and dancing all night long. What I wanted was more substance and some behind-the-music insight to some of my favorite songs form my teenage youth.<BR/><BR/>Why is there a computerized voice-Hal like voice saying "the past doesn't matter" on "Fine Time?" And was Barry White the influence for Bernard's low-pitched vocal for "Fine Time?" Was Technique really supposed to be Bernard's solo album, but Factory balked and wanted another New Order album? Was the riff on "Run" truly a blatant swipe of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane?"<BR/><BR/>I would have loved to read some kind of anecdotes on what inspired Bernard to write "All the Way," and one of the best New Order tracks ever recorded "Dream Attack."<BR/><BR/>What I can say is that all nine songs from Technique are perfectly sequenced. Listening to it, coming home from work, I realized how it seamlessly flows together like a treasured short story collection coming to life. An album like this deserves the best kind of reissue; alas this version does it no justice. This and the editions of New Order's first four albums¿Movement, Power Corruption & Lies, Low-Life and Brotherhood are part of a re-release event that was supposed to cement the band's greatness with these remastered CDs. Instead, all of the faulty mastering and packaging issues tarnish New Order's legacy.<BR/><BR/>I never gave in because of albums like Technique. A personal one that deserves a better re-issue than the one New Order sanctioned with this inadequate re-release. We, New Order fans, all deserve more. How could Rhino do it right with The Sound of The Smiths, but fail us with their horrible mastering issues these Factory Years discs? Rhino would do right to follow the example of The Cure and Depeche Mode with their own remaster series with extensive liner notes, DVD videos and demos to see how a band rewards its followers with a true and faithful reissue.<BR/><BR/>They were my musical friends; songs like "Run" are what I've always come back to. They are the ones who sheltered me with their rhythmic honesty I needed some lyrical reassurance in my younger days. All I had to do is put on my cassette version of Technique and heed the advice of Bernard Sumner. The memory of these songs is everlasting, I used to find my peace of mind in songs like "Mr. Disco." I wanted a reissue that was equal to the powerful meaning that Technique had in my life. No thanks to the glitch-ridden package here, I'm still waiting.<BR/><BR/>Adrian Ernesto Cepeda<BR/>11.21.2008<BR/><BR/>http://treblezine.com/reviews/2932-New_Order_Technique__Collectors_Edition

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