By beebee james
Post-Factory New Order's first move into a brave new corporate climate was to split up.
Shorn of new material (and that they now owned the back catalogue) London Records cobbled together this "Best Of" to keep the CEOs in prawn sandwiches.
I'm not bemoaning the quality of the material contained within, it's the complete lack of imagination.
Although Substance was 7 years ago when it was released, New Order had only released 2 albums since.
Essentially what you get are all the radio edits of most of their recent singles to that point. The "94 mixes" are slighly edited versions of the originals and you'd be hard pushed to spot the difference. "Run 2" is merely the Technique album version and not the Scott Litt version from the 12", the inclusion of Vanishing Point mystifies, possibly due to it's connection with the "Making Out" TV show.
And that's it. No Spooky's minimix, no Run 2, no 1963-95 (possibly a better mix that the original) and nothing else that hadn't been better served elsewhere, or since.
As another pointed out; from the moment of inception it was destined for the bargain bins; so while Factory New Order retained a classy elegance and cool, London New Order were a diluted small fish in a big pond.
And so it goes.
By Paddle pool
Hi iTunes I haven't bought this item you have sent this bill for can you please explain what and how this has happened ?
You may be able to buy it for cheaper but the album itself is quality, you cant deny it. Especially World In Motion one of 2 good england football songs the other being Three Lions.
By Ossec Donny GX
"Age Of Consent" is missing. The review states 17 tracks when iTunes only sells 16 and does not mention that it is a Partial Album.
No matter what album the songs are on, New Order are a band that started a new generation. These songs must be rated highly as they are all quality!
Just bought from Tesco Extra on CD for £4.96 but its almost twice the price on itunes at £8.99 and no need to back up to CD.
Buy New Order Single's Collection Instead...!
Fantastic tracks but you can get all these song plus more (totalling 31 in all) for £7.99 from iTunes if you buy New Order: Singles rather than this 'best of'. No brainer...!