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Brotherhood

New Order Audio CD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Qwest / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LAP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 550,086 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Paradise
2. Wierdo
3. As It Is When It Was
4. Broken Promise
5. Way Of Life
6. Bizarre Love Triangle
7. All Day Long
8. Angel Dust
9. Every Little Counts

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Remaster okay, but bonus disc not so good 25 Oct 2008
By N. King
Format:Audio CD
Well, the actual album is not that bad - it seems to have been remastered and, thus, improved in sound quality. For those that already know the album, the sound quality on this disc is much better than the original Factory CD, which, to me, makes it a worthwhile purchase...

However...

The bonus CD seems to have been comprised of dodgy vinyl-to-cd rips, most noticeably in Touched By The Hand Of God. It is quite frankly embarassing that such bonus tracks with pops and clicks exist (just try and listen to the first 30 seconds of the track), especially since Touched By The Hand Of God was available on CD single.

So, three stars for the remastered album, but loses 2 stars for the sub-standard bonus disc.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware - old faulty versions still on sale 3 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As you can see from the other reviews, there were a lot of problems with the bonus discs on these New Order Collector's Editions from 2008. They were so bad that the whole series was reissued in 2009.
In the last year or so I have bought all of them from Amazon and received the corrected versions, except for Brotherhood which still included the duff 2008 bonus disc. It's not just Amazon though as I then went to another e-tailer and got another duff one. Big black mark for Rhino for still shipping out faulty product
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Sound Quality? 28 April 2012
By yangtze
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Musically, this is a fine album containing some rockers, some driving electro, and some heartbreakingly beautiful songs. It hangs together well as an album, and there are no fillers.

HOWEVER, it sounds to me like the sound of the main disc is off in some way that I find difficult to pin down. Sometimes it's as though the bass end isn't quite there, and sometimes I feel that the fidelity of the sound overall is poor, as though it had been mastered at a lower bit-rate or something similar. It just doesn't feel as clear and present as the other remasters. Just to clarify, I feel this is a problem of the main disc, leaving aside the bonus disc for the moment.

I love this album, having played it repeatedly for years on vinyl following its release - I must dig the vinyl out sometime and do a sound comparison. So it's not a question of being new to the music. Also, the same individual has mastered all of the Collector's Edition remasters all of which I have, and all of which sound superb to me, and so I can't see how the problem is 'volume wars' mastering techniques when all of the other remasters sound so great.

Maybe I have an early copy, and this is a known error, and maybe newer copies correct this? Or maybe this is how the music sounds, and has always sounded since it was recorded, and no amount of remixing and remastering will 'correct' it. If so I'll get a newer copy, or confirm with a sound test with the original vinyl version, and edit this review accordingly. But for now I'm disappointed and it's ***** for the music but *** for this remaster.

EDIT 16.05.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just another day in the Brotherhood... 15 Dec 2008
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
Yes, I know, the title of my review is a lyric from Republic. Just tricking you there.

So, Brotherhood. Lacking something of the magic of the other New order albums, its nonetheless one of the most consistent of their long-players, and perhaps the most characteristic of their sound overall. The division of the album into two sides, one rocky, the other more characteristically synth-based, explicitly foregrounds the two sides to new order's music. For some reason, the recent Get Ready reminds me of Brotherhood, with its rockier approach, rough and ready sound (which is why Tony Wilson hated the album), and just a sense that, even though all parts seem to be present and correct, there is something missing.

The first side to Brotherhood is just guitar, bass, drum, and it largely works, particularly when Hooky lets rip on Weirdo and Broken Promise. But New Order were never a "rock" band, and, enjoyable as side 1 is, it's just not what New Order do best. The wistful Way of Life, the closer to side 1, points the way forward to Technique, and smooths the transition to the more "typical" NO songs on side 2, kicking off with the sublime Bizarre Love Triangle.

Perhaps Barney never wrote a better melody than here, if only the murky production didn't spoil the chorus, where his vocals are almost inaudible. But its still the definitive version of the song- Shep Pettibone's mix on Substance was just too Megamix-y, and the 94 mix was just downright cheesy. All Day Long is nice too, with its synth-y strings and swirling keyboards. Angel Dust is like a darker Bizarre Love Triangle, and demonstrates Barney's penchant at the time for noisy, clanging guitar chords (see State of the Nation).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
"Brotherhood" is New Orders fourth album. Aside from the wonderful "Bizarre Love Triangle", it has largely and unfairly written out of history. This release sees the band abandon John Robie's dated production techniques (squelchy bass and histronic female vocalist squealing) in favour of a more conventional, heavier approach. I remember trying to get my brother to listen to one song and telling him it was heavier than Aerosmith. Oh folly of youth!

Nonetheless, side one sees New Order at the heaviest they would be for years. Largely abandoning the synths in favour of a stinging two guitar assault, the material is driven and driving, fuelled by a desperate hopeless resistance, and frantic bass playing. Unlike "Movement", where sparse songs were swamped in production, this sees dense material matched with clear and pristine production. Aside from the brief interlude of "As It Is When It Was", the material on side one would be rarely visited live after release, as it started to morph into one largely homogenus mood piece. Side two is a more rewarding listen : New Order revisiting their more electronic side to produce a suite of luxurious, expansive material of no small beauty. "Bizarre Love Triangle" (despite containing barely any human elements bar bass and vocals), is perhaps their second finest moment - a glorious epic of near perfect melody. Matching the original CD release, though really it should not be here, is "State Of The Nation" at the end. It does not flow with the traditional end of the album ("Every Little Counts"), and jars the listener out of the moment. I wish they'd paid a little attention and removed it from the disc.

The `bonus' disc is again, the usual assortment and hodge podge of 12" mixes from around the same time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally on disc.
It's good to finally have a CD release for some of these tracks. Great to have them all together on a double release.
Published 10 months ago by Ioannis Skoufarides
1.0 out of 5 stars rip off
the main album is good but the 2nd disc is a is a disgrace. the album should have been released on its own at half the price but no. Read more
Published on 16 Jun 2012 by laaip
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This band after ian curtis start a kind of mix dance versions with pop mainstream,and before today and tomorrow they are in top for me,i'm bought this cd because bring some very... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2011 by dj licas
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle: Shame on Rhino and New Order
When Brotherhood first came out I have to admit I felt a sense of disappointment at what I heard on this their fourth Factory album. Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2008 by Mr. G. Hassan
2.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Brotherhood (2008 remaster)
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brotherhood was a turning point for me,
when it came to new order, and not in a... Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2008 by negative1
5.0 out of 5 stars New Order's Most Consistent (but underrated) album
I got this record out of my local library in suburban Merseyside in 1987 and have loved it ever since. Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving every minute!
When I listen to this I ask myself: why didn't I get into these guys earlier? There's not a bad track on this - actually, I've got it on as I'm writing. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2000
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