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New Order - Power Corruption and Lies - Best Album to date,
This review is from: Power, Corruption & Lies (Collector's Edition) (Audio CD)Update :
New Order issues
Warner respond to fan complaints about poor quality re-issues
10 October 2008 - Peter Hook has revealed to the BBC that the New Order reissues have received complaints from fans because of the poor quality.
The records were released at the end of September and Hook has blamed the problems on cut backs in the record industry and some missing tapes.
The former Joy Division and New Order bassist explained the problem: "Funnily enough we've actually got a few problems with our fans complaining about the quality of the re-masters of the companion discs. Not the LP's because they're safe and the tapes for those we have.
"A lot of them are lost, between us listening to the collation and between them coming onto the CD, something seems to have gone wrong."
Hook attributed it to problems within the record company, saying: "They don't have half the staff they used to have so everything becomes quite a trial, and I know from doing the Hacienda compilation tape, you get a lot of masters of old songs - they are mastered from the record because nobody can find the tape."
And it seems there was some miscommunication with their record label: "What's been intensely annoying for us is that all these people are complaining because they've bought them in the shops and Warner's chose to release them to the shops before they sent them to the band, so I haven't got one. A masterful piece of planning."
Warner say that if any of the fans want to contact them about the quality of the New Order re-issues, then they can email this address:
New order- power corruption and lies (remaster)
Well, its here at last...
For me, the pinnacle of their career, and their best album.
nothing has quite come close to the level they were at when
this album came out..
So lets talk about specifics:
1) The album is not overly loud, or 'over mastered', i'm
still comparing all the individual tracks... but so far
they look really good
2) The soft parts are clear, with no noise or artifacts
that i've noticed..
I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
3) The loud parts are not distorted
4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts
The bonus disc:
1) Unfortunately , the bonus disc starts off badly with
'blue monday' still missing the intro beats
2) The sound quality for 'blue monday' is very good however, i'll compare
it with the 'substance' version, and also with the '24 hour
party people version)
However, note that the mastering for the bonus tracks is on the 'loud' side, and it looks like there might be a little bit of overcropping..
3) The rest of the tracks sound fine also, and are not overly
loud, and do not have their levels maxed out...
4) The last track on the disc is listed as 'confusion (alt version)',
when in fact it is confusion (instrumental)....
Overall, the main album is excellent, and
definitely worth getting...
The bonus disc is average, but the sound quality is very good.. of course they could have put more tracks on there as it is about 60min+ in total
New Order have never sounded better !!!!!
This is a very good job, and after all these
years, to finally get a great copy of it is
very special to me.
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2008 09:29:00 BDT
Mr. M. Lightfoot says:
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2009 03:57:45 GMT
Billy Boring says:
Oh dear Mr. M. Lightfoot,
have you really so little in your life......
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2009 12:22:32 GMT
martin smile says:
it would seem not, i for one liked negatives review, good to see someone giving the info on the trainspotting details i need, missing beats, wrong titles etc. these re issues are a joke in places and it helps knowing what yr gonna get, check out neworderonline for a full list of faults on the reissues, last time i looked they were at the 300 mark, lol ;)
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2009 23:38:53 GMT
But you've got to love the sarcasm of the line: "are you listening through Altec Lansing speakers and through headphones?"
But yeah, you're right- the technical details are the only things that matter about these reissues. All NO fans already own this album. (in my case I've bought it twice already, which is why i downloaded these re-issues off the internet).
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