|1. Here To Stay (Radio Edit) - New Order|
|2. Here To Stay (Full Length Vocal) - New Order|
|3. Player In The League - New Order|
This single is also available on the soundtrack of "24 Hour Party People", if the CD single is getting rather difficult to
The "Radio Edit" is almost four minutes of tight funky electro with an insistent throbbing beat that will instantly remind you of New Order at their 80s best. The Chemical Brothers' influence on the track seems to have been merely to add a harder bassline and some electronic doodlings to the track. "Here To Stay" is an aural rush that is the equivalent of inhaling amyl nitrate. Yes, it really is that exciting.
The "Full Length Vocal" provides another minute or so of the same.
"Player In The League" was not produced by The Chemical Brothers, but rather uber-producer Steve Osborne. The track is a sinister squall of guitars with rather subdued, yet spiteful, lyrics from Bernard Sumner. It is a disquieting track that almost borders on sounding industrial at times. It serves as a nice contrast to the sheer effervesence of "Here To Stay" and, together, the two tracks illustrate New Order's broad stylistic range.
Neither "Here To Stay" or "Player In The League" can be found on New Order's latest album, "Get Ready", and "Player In the League" is, in fact, only available on this single. So it's well worth the purchase price for New Order completists. However, as "Here To Stay" is equally as fantastic as the shimmering "Crystal" (from "Get Ready") or the pounding "Out Of Control" (The Chemical Brothers/Bernard Sumner collaboration from The Chems' "Surrender" album), I wholeheartedly urge even those with a mild interest in New Order to get hold of this single.
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