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The Rest Of...
The Rest Of...
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4.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic collection of some of New order's best work., 10 Jan. 2001
This review is from: The Rest Of... (Audio CD)
Released as a companion to New Order's Best of album, released in 1995, The Rest of New Order at first appears to be....a lot of the tracks repeating themselves. Not so much a Rest Of you might think, but more of a Best of repackaged for the unwary punter.
However, despite featuring 8 of the tracks that appear on the Best of, some of the tracks have been so radically reworked that it's almost like owning an entirely new collection altogether. Here you get versions of Age of Consent, Confusion and Everything's Gone Green (none of which appear on the Best Of), as well as bigger and better dancefloor fillers such as True Faith, Regret and Temptation.
Especially good is the hardfloor mix of Blue Monday, but it's pretty difficult to pick stand-out tracks when you've got the likes of Armand van Helden, Paul Oakenfold (in Perfecto mode) and Howie B calling the tune(s). Personal favourite here would have to be the reworking of True Faith by Shep Pettibone, simply because it sounds radically different (a very dark tribal affair), yet has still remained a brilliant track with great hooks.
All in all then, a pretty good remix collection of tunes you already know and love, but given some new life by some pretty nifty studio work. Certainly not an essential collection, but one you can definitely put on before you go out and hit the clubs, and a good taster for a new album that will hopefully appear some time in 2001.


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