The String Quartet Tribute to New Order and Joy Division

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vitamin's decision to combine the catalogs of Joy Division and New Order for this string tribute is likely sound thinking; as the groups progressed from former to latter, so does this recording. It begins with the most obvious and effective Joy Division material: "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "She's Lost Control," "Isolation," and "New Dawn Fades." Of these, "Isolation" might work best, since its tension is made even more palpable by the insistent, screeching violins. The set moves into its second half with a stirring and methodically slow version of "Bizarre Love Triangle." The cello, violins, and viola don't do as well with "Blue Monday," but "True Faith" becomes the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vitamin's decision to combine the catalogs of Joy Division and New Order for this string tribute is likely sound thinking; as the groups progressed from former to latter, so does this recording. It begins with the most obvious and effective Joy Division material: "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "She's Lost Control," "Isolation," and "New Dawn Fades." Of these, "Isolation" might work best, since its tension is made even more palpable by the insistent, screeching violins. The set moves into its second half with a stirring and methodically slow version of "Bizarre Love Triangle." The cello, violins, and viola don't do as well with "Blue Monday," but "True Faith" becomes the record's high point with its robust bottom end and plaintive melody.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297845121
  • Catalog Number: 8451
  • Sales rank: 60,034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Dodd Cello
Tom Talley Violin, Viola
Kerran Coulter Viola
Guenevere Measham Cello
Stephanie Lindner Violin
Kerryn Coulter Viola
Anja Grant Violin
Caerwin Martin Cello
Technical Credits
New Order Composer
Bernard Albrecht Composer
Ian Curtis Composer
Joy Division Composer
Stephen Hague Composer
Peter Hook Composer
S. Morris Composer
Tom Talley Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Robin Gray Engineer
James Wilkinson Arranger
Collin Rae Cover Photo
Callie Chung Graphic Design, Cover Art
Phillip McLeod Arranger
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