(the rest of) New Order

The Rest of New Order
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Remix album by
Released21 August 1995 (1995-08-21)
Recorded1981–1995
Length80:00
LabelLondon
Producer
New Order chronology
The Best of New Order
(1994)
The Rest of New Order
(1995)
Get Ready
(2001)
Singles from The Rest of New Order
  1. "Blue Monday-95"
    Released: 24 July 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The Rest of New Order (stylised as (the rest of) NewOrder) is a remix album by English band New Order, released on 21 August 1995 by London Records.

Overview[]

New Order had been on hiatus as of late 1993 following the turbulent recording and touring of the successful Republic album. The individual members had returned to the side projects that had occupied them during the group's previous hiatus that lasted 1989 to 1992. Republic had been the first album that the group had released for London Records, and with the group announcing little intention of working together the label went ahead compiling The Best of New Order. This venture had proven popular, and sold very well in the competitive Christmas market. It neatly collected most of the band's hits into one package. The hits album was promoted by two singles, remixes of "True Faith" and "1963"; these too proved to be popular. Clearly there was still a market for New Order.

The Rest of New Order followed nine months later, this time the compilers brought together a selection of older remixes alongside new specially-commissioned remixes. The remixes of "Blue Monday", "Confusion", "Touched by the Hand of God", "Bizarre Love Triangle", "Age of Consent", "Temptation" and "Everything's Gone Green" were all new radical reinterpretations. The four singles from Republic are represented with remixes that had previously appeared as B-sides. The oldest mix included was Shep Pettibone's take on "True Faith" from 1987.

Release[]

The compilation was released on compact disc, cassette and double LP. Each version has a different track listing. Cassette ions include an additional mix of "Temptation", while limited ions of the CD and cassette came with an additional bonus disc/cassette of "Blue Monday" remixes. This version replaces the white background on the cover with a reflective brown/gold. The album reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and number 41 on the Swedish Albums Chart.[2][3] To promote the album, "Blue Monday" was once again re-released. The single was backed with remixes that appear on the bonus disc of the limited ion CD. The version of "Blue Monday" released was the Hardfloor Mix, dubbed "Blue Monday-95", and reached number 17 in the United Kingdom, number 29 in Ireland, number 38 in Sweden and number 54 in Germany.[4][5][6]

At the time of the release, the compact disc version was amongst the longest compact discs released, clocking in at 80:02 with the pregap included. Without the pregap, the compact disc would clock in at 80:00. Therefore, the original CD release is 2 seconds longer than the recognized official compact disc duration limit.

The unusual figure on the cover is a pink version of the blue stylized question mark featured on the cover of The Best of New Order. Sometimes in chart books, this album is listed as ? (The Rest of) New Order.

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by New Order, except where noted.

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."World" (Perfecto Mix)New Order, Stephen Hague7:27
2."Blue Monday" (Hardfloor Mix) 8:35
3."True Faith" (Shep Pettibone Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague9:02
4."Confusion" (Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix)New Order, Arthur Baker10:12
5."Touched by the Hand of God" (Biff & Memphis Remix) 10:00
6."Bizarre Love Triangle" (Armand van Helden Mix) 8:59
7."Ruined in a Day" (K-Klass Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague6:13
8."Regret" (Fire Island Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague7:07
9."Age of Consent" (Howie B Remix) 5:23
10."Spooky" (Magimix)New Order, Stephen Hague6:58
Cassette
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."World" (Perfecto Mix)New Order, Stephen Hague7:27
2."Blue Monday" (Hardfloor Mix) 8:35
3."True Faith" (Shep Pettibone Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague9:02
4."Confusion" (Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix)New Order, Arthur Baker10:12
5."Touched by the Hand of God" (Biff & Memphis Remix) 10:00
6."Bizarre Love Triangle" (Armand van Helden Mix) 8:59
7."Everything's Gone Green" (Dave Clarke Remix) 5:31[7]
8."Ruined in a Day" (K–Klass Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague6:13
9."Regret" (Fire Island Remix)New Order, Stephen Hague7:07
10."Temptation" (CJ Bolland Remix) 7:41[8]
11."Age of Consent" (Howie B Remix) 5:23
Limited bonus CD/Cassette
No.TitleLength
1."Blue Monday" (Original 12" Mix)7:26
2."Blue Monday" (Hardfloor Vocal Mix1)8:36
3."Blue Monday" (Andrea Mix)8:27
4."Beach Buggy" (Incorrectly titled as "Blue Monday (88 version)")6:51
5."Blue Monday" (Hawtin Mix)8:02
6."Blue Monday" (Manuella Mix)7:31
7."Blue Monday" (Starwash Mix)5:39
8."Blue Monday" (Plutone Mix)6:30

1 Same version as CD1 and Cassette 1 track 2.

2xLP version
No.TitleLength
1."Blue Monday" (Hardfloor Mix)8:35
2."Age of Consent" (Howie B Remix)5:23
3."Bizarre Love Triangle" (Armand van Helden Mix)8:59
4."Everything's Gone Green" (Dave Clarke Remix)5:31
5."Touched by the Hand of God" (Biff & Memphis Remix)10:00
6."Temptation" (CJ Bolland Remix)7:41

Personnel[]

Charts[]

Chart performance for The Rest of New Order
Chart (1995) Peak
position
European Albums (Music & Media)[9] 41
Scottish Albums (OCC)[10] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 5

References[]

  1. ^ "New Order: The Rest of New Order at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – New Order – (The Rest Of) New Order". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "New Order | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Search the charts". The Irish Charts. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  6. ^ "New Order – Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Everything's Gone Green". neworderonline.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Temptation". neworderonline.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  9. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 12 no. 36. 9 September 1995. p. 10. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 April 2020.