6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 September 2003
This is an absolute gem; the first four tracks on this LP, which were initially recorded as the first Peel Sessions EP on Strange Fruit, are absolute classic New Order. "Turn the Heater On" wasn't released anywhere else, but remains one of New Order's darkest and most magnificent moments.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2000
This is the early material showcased on the ledgendary Peel Sessions. What you get here is the reminder of how ahead of their time New Order were and after Joy Division maintained the creative force to make them the best band ever to come out of Manchester.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2002
This New Order Peel Sessions are the most perfect answer to the esceptics...obviously Ian Curtis is still in Barney's voice, the band is in a transition period, etc. But every note and every song are different...they are New Order songs, not Joy Division songs. This album also includes songs of the first New Order album Movement (1981), and a rarity: a song called Turn the heater on.
Buy it with the BBC Radio 1 concert (taken from Glastonbury festival 1987), if you have the New Order albums. Don't miss them.