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Believe You Me... Plus
Believe You Me... Plus

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blancmange - Believe you me Remaster 2008, 6 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Believe You Me... Plus (Audio CD)
Blancmange - Believe you me (remaster)
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the third and final album from them (so far)...

this was a rather underappreciated album,
and rightly so... at times its brilliant,
'lose your love' is my favorite song from them, period.

and then you have sparse instrumentals, and forgetten
tracks...the whole second part of this album is
typical of that..

the first 7 tracks, including '22339', 'dont you love
it all', and 'believe' all show the quirky side of
blancmange...

unfortunately, this album has dated itself also..

So lets talk about specifics: for the album

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through headphones
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1) well, the original cd was pretty well done, so its hard
to improve on that sound, but in most cases it is an
adequate job of remastering them..

2) listen to 'whats your problem', and you'll hear a lot
of high and lows reproduced well

3) there's a lot of quiet tracks for the album,
'john', 'lorraines my nurse', no distortion, clear
and clean sounding..

4) overall tracks are mostly major click free/no skips with
a few variations in tracks .. 22339 is longer, and lose your
love is a single version and not the album track though..

The bonus tracks:
===================================================
1) this is where the remaster fails, by misnaming a track
(mixing on the ceiling), and not including the main remix
from 'lose your love'....

2) side 2 (extended) is basically 22339 with 30 more secondsa
added to it...and the wrong time is printed on the back cover

3) mixing on the ceiling is actually another techno
remix of 'living on the ceiling', not sure of its origins

4)i can see it, is the one excellent track that they did
include

5) scream down the house is a b-side that concludes
these disappoint track selections..
===================================================

once again, i'm disappointed in the bonus track
selections, with major errors of omissions, wrong
tracks, mislabelling ..

the sound quality for all the tracks are fine though,
as a small consolation..

again, i'm not sure of the appeal of this to non-blancmange
fans....some new wave,80's collectors would be interested
to..

if you have all the b-sides, and pick up the excellent
'lose your love' 12" (along with the 10min version, there
exists a 6min edit)....you will be better off.

overall, the album is not that strong, and the bonus
tracks don't add much value to them either..

later
-1
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Mange Tout
Mange Tout

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Blancmange - Mangetout 2xcd Remaster 2008, 6 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Mange Tout (Audio CD)
Blancmange- Mangetout 2xcd 2008 (remaster)
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here it is again, my favorite album from them..
it was a masterpiece when it came, and has
survived the test of time...

although blancmange did not seem to last very long
(3 albums), what they did put out, had a nice impact
at the time, at carved out a niche for them, that no
other group can really fill...

granted, not every track is a winner('my baby','see the train'),
but the majority of them , 'game above my head', 'dont tell me',
'thats love that it is', 'blind vision', and 'the day before you came',
are so strong they carry the album to the great heights
that it deserves...

So lets talk about specifics: for the album

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through headphones
====================================================
1) the album tracks themselves are well preserved,
and sound clear, and full of details/instrumentation..

2) listen to 'thats love that it is' to hear the loud
frantic sections.

3) for the softer parts, a song like 'the day before you came'
has a lot of dynamics in it.

4) overall tracks are click free/no skips with
a few variations in tracks .. 'blind vision', and 'the day before you came'
are the single mixes and not the album tracks though..

The bonus tracks/disc:
(note the quality of these tracks vary from very good
to average)..
===================================================
1) we got an extended version of 'game above your head'
at the end of disc one, fine, where's the other remix version
of it? (the uk one)

2) most of the extended tracks are represented on
the bonus disc, 'blind vision', 'dont tell me',
'thats love that it is' (both versions), and 'the
day before you came', these are welcome inclusions

3) there's most of the b-sides, and instrumentals also,
these are of more dubious nature, and have been on the
many, many compilations that have been previously released

4) there's one live track 'feel me' included

5) it would have been more complete to include a lot of
the 7" edits for tracks, to fill out the first disc, but
none are here..

6) lastly 'don't tell me' is missing the alternate mixes
===================================================

i'm torn about this, because it IS a great album,
and it does look like this is as good an attempt
at ever getting these tracks released that we fans
will get..

however, there just seems to be a rather haphazard
approach to the tracks, and they are missing some
major releases..and filling them with tracks of
questionable value..

i do recommend it, but i don't give it very high
marks, because it seems the care given to other
releases (like the 'thompson twins), wasnt used
here..

later
-1
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Happy Families... Plus
Happy Families... Plus

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blancmange - Happy Families Remaster 2008, 6 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Happy Families... Plus (Audio CD)
Blancmange- happy families (remaster)
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from the start, this was their introductory album,
right, an EP called irene and mavis contained the
prototype, but is not represented here..

if you've heard of blancmange, you have a pretty
good idea of what your getting, but if you've
only heard a few singles, you might be pleasantly
surprised to hear the rest of their work..

'living on the ceiling' is light years ahead of most
groups, and even of some of their other tracks..

'feel me' also has a very cool tone to it, that
starts out slow, but turns into a very passionate
plea...

there's a few other gems on there too to discover...

So lets talk about specifics: for the album

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through headphones
====================================================
1) if you have the recent re-release its probably about
the same quality

2) listen to 'feel me' at the end to hear the loud
parts, the are clear

3) for the softer parts, songs like 'i've seen the word'
show the dynamic range is good..

4) overall tracks are mostly major click free/no skips with
a few variations in tracks .. waves/ living on the ceiling
are the single mixes and not the album tracks though..

The bonus tracks:
===================================================
1) excellent job with the 'living on the ceiling' mixes,
the high point...

2) a lot of versions of 'feel me'.. maybe too many,
maybe they should have had a few other tracks represented

3) God's Kitchen 12" is very good to have, although not
much more than echo and its slightly extended...early 12"
were like this

4) business steps is another interesting instrumental
to check out, if you haven't heard..blancmange liked
to experiment, and their instrumentals are definitely
evident on all their albums..
===================================================

this album is their least favorite to me, i don't
listen to it much... but i like certain tracks
from it...

i'm not sure how much it held up after all these
years...some songs sound pretty dated ("Gods kitchen",
'wasted'), while others sound timeless, 'feel me',
'i cant explain', and 'living on the ceiling'..

i'm not sure how much more should have been done
with this album, but maybe more edits would have
been nice...

worth getting, but i feel mostly for
collectors...new wave fans..and overall
a pretty good job in being put together...

later
-1


Technique (Collector's Edition)
Technique (Collector's Edition)
Price: £12.99

7 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Technique (2008 remaster), 30 Sept. 2008
New Order- technique (remaster)
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i always thought this album should have been
called 'lack of technique' or 'easy song writing
technique's or something a little more clear about
what it was..

after succesfully breaking up, new order decided
for some reason to get back together and give it
another try....and oh how we suffered for it...

what is easily one of the most cliche ridden,
pop-tastic, and formulaic albums ever conceived,
in a way, it's more PSB than they are...its a
product, and that's what it sounded like..

i heard the advance mixes on cassette before
the album came out, and could hardly believe
it was new order, all traces of the group i knew
were gone...where's the bass, the offkey singing,
the odd lyrics...

everything was washed off in a crushing wave
of over production, glitz, and totally demoralizing
studio sheen..... not one errant note, not one
original sound, nothing left..

the disintegration of new order was complete by now..

So lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================
1) its hard to mess up the bland sound of the original
album, since its so processed in the first place...so
the remaster surprisingly doesn't really sound any
better than the original cd...

2) well if you want a variety of sounds to listen to,
listen to 'fine time', as it puts the various frequencies
through their paces, they all come out fine..

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through headphones

3) the acousticy version of 'run' give you an idea of
the quieter parts, and they hold up too..

4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts, no glitches,
or stutters.

The bonus disc:
===================================================
1) a uniform, and pretty uneventful set of tracks chosen
here from the myriad of edits/remixes/versions that were
actually released

2) again, the sound quality is pretty bad in a few cases,
with glitches, pops and clicks...

3) suprisingly run2 is actually run2 (remix), and correct..
4) even more surprising is the inclusion of MTO -well actually
the minus mix....another track you'd never thought you would
get around to hearing...

5) basically, you're getting a lot of instrumentals, that might
as well be elevator music if you really listen to them..

===================================================

no, i can't recommend this, not for the album,
not for the remaster,
not for the bonus disc...

there's not one iota of what 'new order' stood for,
what they represented, or what they were..

don't get it, you've been warned.. 'run' don't walk
away from this one..

unless you want a snapshot of late 80's, and
early 90's cliched styles (techno/acid/folksy guitar work/etc)

later
-1
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Brotherhood (Collector's Edition)
Brotherhood (Collector's Edition)
Price: £14.24

12 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Brotherhood (2008 remaster), 30 Sept. 2008
New Order- Brotherhood (remaster)
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brotherhood was a turning point for me,
when it came to new order, and not in a good way..

this was the point at which they had lost their
way, with the exception of 'way of life', and
'bizarre love triangle'... and maybe even 'angel dust'
it just doesn't gel..... the guitars clash,
the keyboard tracks falter....

it was then that i knew they were fallible,
just as any other group had..

the build up was great, having heard the 'bizarre
love triangle' mixes ahead of time, i knew they
had the potential to go big, and along with the
video, i had no idea how HUGE they would truly
become....unfortunately that momentum did not
carry over, with no other singles appearing,
and they imploded shortly afterwards..

yes, substance came out, and for all we knew,
that would be their swan song... with this
last studio album to be their unfortunate
legacy...

too bad, because they had the potential to
continue to be great..

they never did find the chemistry, even 21
years later, they faltered badly, with each
remaining album getting worse, and worse...

So lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================
1) i've done a comparison with the tracks from it,
compared to the UK release and the Canadian release,
and this version holds up pretty well without any
major issues..

2) way of life is the standard track to crank up
to hear the difference in the loudness at the end,
it is still clear, and doesn't clip

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
headphones

3) for the softer passages, listen to every little counts,
very clear, no distortion, no dropouts...

4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts, no glitches,
or stutters.

5) in some countries, the album included 'state of the nation',
so that's included here also..

The bonus disc:
===================================================
1) there's good and there's bad news here, on one
hand, they actually did a decent job of showing their
critical tracks from this era, and also delving into
substance era tracks....they threw in some rarities,
soundtracks, and a promo mix...very good selection

2) THE SOUND QUALITY IS ATROCIOUS... i've been very
lenient on them for their other releases, but this
is just ridiculous, clicks, pops, horrible, horrible,
where did they come from? didn't anyone check?

3) evil dust is good to have, if you didn't have
the funky alternatives compilations, the CDV...

4) true faith -dub, is the very rare eschreamer dub,
which is odd, but nice to finally have on cd..

5) where is the 'paradise (remix)'? that would have
made a lot more sense.... another missed opportunity..
===================================================

by the way, another negative, is that the artwork
has morphed into some horrible liquid looking piece,
that might resemble the original....no thanks..

back to the final points, i don't like this album,
i've never really liked it.... however, compared
to the rest of their output, its actually better
than anything that came out after their first
break up and substance..

i'd rate it very low on the scale of must have
albums, and possibly just get it for the bonus
disc, and if you're a collector

later
-1
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Movement [Collector'S Edition]
Movement [Collector'S Edition]
Price: £14.23

12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Movement Remaster 2008, 30 Sept. 2008
New Order- movement (remaster)
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this is the genesis of the group, their rework,
their breakout and attempt to forge a new
direction away from joy division..

however, in reality, it echoes it, and provokes
more thoughts to what might have been..

it's actually a pretty powerful album in comparison
to their other works, however its down to earth,
gritty realism doesn't have the mass appeal that
their other albums do..

its tough to listen to for me, at times, but
if you're in the mood, it will strike a great
chord with you..

the lyrics are obtuse, the choruses unfamiliar,
the tone is haunting...

'dreams never end' really does stand out though..

So lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================
1) i've done a comparison with some of the tracks from
the original us cd release, and there is a marked
improvement in most of the tracks, the percussion is
clearer, the bass stands out, and vocals are slightly
more prominent..

2) listen to 'icb' the strumming tones, the guitars,
the drums, you can hear each instrument clearly...
its not too loud, and doesn't clip..

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
headphones

3) the softer tracks also sound clear, and well preserved

4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts, no glitches,
or stutters.

The bonus disc:
===================================================
1) well, there aren't too many tracks on here, and
there's not really too many ways to mix them up, so
i'm happy with the ones they chose...

2) first issue, they've included temptation 1987 from
substance, and not the original or 7inch??????? ok,
that's not right..

3) finally, mesh/cries and whispers are sorted out
4) in a lonely place, everythings gone green, procession
all are fine..

5) both versions of ceremony are on here, and the original
version sounds better than the horrible one from the 'singles'

6) lastly the full version of 'hurt' is included here,
unlike the edit from substance..another excellent track
===================================================

this album is probably my 3rd favorite, although i
don't listen to that often...

it still holds up, after all this time, and i think
it might tough for newer fans of the group to get into
because its so different in tone and structure...

it's actually more rock, and less electronic... however
the bonus disc shows the transition pretty well, with
some standout tracks..

a little more care, and this would have been an
excellent package, however its still very good...

that plus the fact there are very few sound issues
with the discs makes it worthwhile..

later
-1
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Vienna: Remastered Definitive Edition
Vienna: Remastered Definitive Edition

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vienna definitive remaster 2xcd 2008, 28 Sept. 2008
ultravox - vienna definitive remaster 2xcd 2008
=======================================================
well,

we find ourselves here again..
listening to 'vienna'.... haven't we done this before?

why yes, we have.. way back in 1980, did we have this
on cd? no, we had to wait until about 3 more years to
hear this..and the quality was decent back then..

but around 92, it came out again, and there was a special
release in a blue plastic longbox also...i don't think
they were remastered though..

again, in 2000 it was re-released, this time a remaster,
with 4 extra tracks, and multimedia tracks....that was
it, or so we thought..

and now here we are , yet again, in 2008, with another
release in a 2cd definitive collectors package, not
only on CD, but digitally released also...

was it worth it, after 28 years?

to tell you the truth, i discovered 'vienna' pretty
late...since i lived in the US, we had very little
exposure to ultravox's music... i saw a video for
'dancing with tears in my eyes' on MTV back in 1984,
and was hooked from them on, getting 'lament' first,
and working backwards through 'quartet', 'rage in eden',
and lastly 'vienna'.....

to me it was a very good album, but not great, and
i rarely listened to it, preferring the more current
albums at the time..

however it did have an appeal with several of the
tracks having a very 'classic', and 'electronic',
'new romantic' sound to it..especially vienna..

it's not my favorite album, maybe its 3rd on the
list... but i do dig it up from time to time..

so lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================

1) the album is not overly loud, or 'over mastered',
however, compared to the last remaster in 2000, its
not completely apparent how different the changes are.

2) the soft passages, like the album intro in 'astradyne'
are clear, and free of hiss, and noise..

i'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
headphones

3) the louder parts do not sound distorted,

4) tracks are complete and not missing parts

the bonus disc:
===================================================

1) well the bonus disc is decent enough, however there's
very little that you haven't heard before, almost every
track was already released via another compilation, or
the 'rare' releases, so don't expect much here..

2) the first track 'sleepwalk(early version)' is very
similar to the original version, with a few tweaks,
nice to hear, but not the impressive

3) the 'all stood still (12 inch)' is nice, but was on
the extended cd...

4) only the last 3 tracks have some interesting parts..
'keep talking(cassette)' of course is a low quality
recording of an early track from the 'all stood still 12',
as b-side...this is an interesting but frantic instrumental..

5) the last 2 tracks are live versions of 'sleepwalk' and
'all stood still'..recorded from rehearsals, and sound
pretty good..

===================================================

i think fans will rediscover this album, if they
haven't heard it in a while, and it sounds great...

however, if you had the previous remaster, unless
you have sharp hearing, or a great sound system,
and do not have the bonus tracks, you probably
will give it a pass..

the packaging is great, and with the added bonus
of downloading the booklets from the website a
lot of care went into this...

the bonus disc is not that great, and probably
could have used some rarer tracks, and alternate
material that wasn't available, however there
might have been limitations on the material
included, which accounts for the selection..

overall, its a decent package, not great,
but not bad.....depending on what you are
looking for, replacing an old copy, or
getting anothers collector edition, you'll
probably be happy.. if you're a hardcore
collector, you might pass on this, and
wait for more rare material in the future..

later
-1
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Rage in Eden: Remastered Definitive Edition
Rage in Eden: Remastered Definitive Edition
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £10.43

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rage in Eden - Remastered in 2008, 28 Sept. 2008
review: ultravox - rage in eden definitive remaster 2xcd 2008
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rage in eden is interesting, i'll give it that..

it might be the first ultravox release on cd, coming
out with the re-release back in 1982....some 26 years
ago..

this release had the angular artwork, and not the original
faces artwork.....this came after the release of the
'quartet' album was still going on....and in fact
'monument the soundtrack' was on its way too..

at this point, cd's were still finding their market,
so ultravox went ahead and released 'quartet', and
'vienna' also on this format...

it wouldn't be until 1997 that a re-relase, and
re-issue came out.....maybe it wasn't that popular?
maybe it was too dark for most people? not sure...

but when the remaster came out, along with the
new artwork, and 3 extra tracks..people were
glad to get it on cd..

i enjoyed this album a lot, when i first heard it,
it had a very coherent theme, and was very moody..
however, at times it was hard to listen to all
the way through...although individual tracks
really stood out, like 'the voice', and 'we stand
alone'....

once again, its not a favorite of mine, coming in
4th or so.... but i do pull it out every so often..

so lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================

1) again, if you're comparing the album
to the other remaster is not overly loud, or 'over mastered'

2) for the soft passages, listen to 'rage in eden' or 'your
name (has slipped my mind again)' and you'll see they are
clear, and free of hiss, and noise..

i'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
headphones

3) the louder parts do not sound distorted, the excellent
'we stand alone', and 'accent on youth/the ascent' sound
great....

4) tracks are complete and not missing parts

the bonus disc:
===================================================

1) well the bonus disc is a nice selection of the
few b-sides, and a lot of live tracks from the 1981
december show at the hammersmith..

2) there are also 2 work in progress songs, 'the stranger
within', and 'the thin wall'...that are pretty rough,
and give you an idea of how the song came together..
however 'the stranger within' is mostly instrumental..

3) the extended mix of 'i never wanted to begin' was
already released, and most of the b-sides were on 'rare'
or other releases..

4) the live tracks sound good...and are a good indication
of what there sound carried over onto the stage..

if you have heard the unofficial 'live in concert' from
rimini, italy - nov 81, and the windsong release of
'bbc radio 1 live' - paris jan 81, that will give you
a great idea of how these songs will sound.. along
with a more complete feel for their adapting them live..

===================================================

if you didn't have the previous remaster, and
you were waiting for it to come out again, now
is the time to get it..

i don't know how much it will appeal to people,
as i don't know many that think this is their
favorite, or if has the classic sound they
can listen to a lot.. to me it is a more personal
and moody/melancholic..

again, the packaging is great, and with the added bonus
of downloading the booklets from the website a
lot of care went into this...

the bonus disc is a step up from the previous
'vienna' release, and does a better job of
showcasing ultravox live, and some early versions
of their songs.. the b-sides, and remixes are once
again duplicates, but they are very strong ones,
as 'i never wanted to begin', and 'paths and angles'
to me, ARE part of the album..

if you had the previous remaster, you might
not get it, unless you want the live tracks..
but then there are other live albums out
there you could get...

this is a great package, and a right
step in the direction of what might
come for the rest of the releases..

later
-1


Low-life (Collector's Edition)
Low-life (Collector's Edition)
Price: £14.24

31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Low-Life - Another Great Album, 23 Sept. 2008
New Order- low-life (remaster)
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Although this album is not as good as their previous effort
in 'power corruption and lies', it is still probably their
2nd best album to me......

'Low-life' has amazing artwork, a good track selection,
and contains what i consider their best song ever,
'the perfect kiss'..

So lets talk about specifics: for the album
====================================================
1) The album is not overly loud, or 'over mastered', i'm
still comparing all the individual tracks...

2) The soft parts are clear, with no noise or artifacts
that i've noticed..listen to 'elegia' and you will hear
how well done it is.

I'm listening through altec-lansing speakers, and also through
headphones

3) The loud parts are not distorted, crank up 'the perfect kiss'

4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts, no glitches,
or stutters.

The bonus disc:
===================================================

1) Well after all these years of waiting, since 'substance'
came out on CD, back in 1987, we've waited and waited in
vain for the full 12" mix of 'the perfect kiss' to be released.

21 years later WE NOW FINALLY HAVE IT....

Honestly if this was the only new song on the bonus disc,
i would have been ecstatic..... so now it's here, and with
nothing missing, and in great sound quality....

2) We know have both full versions of subculture.... now i
know that most people don't like it, but i thought it was
a very cool remix for the time, especially with all the
stutter-editting that is even being used now..... the dub
version is actually kind of dark and industrial sounding...

3) If you didn't get the bonus disc of retro, you will enjoy
the full 17 minute version of elegia, if you have not heard it,
another masterpiece...

4) Sadly only two tracks from salvation are represented here, and
not really worth mentioning...

===================================================
Overall, low-life has held up after all these years,
the song quality, and standard are still very high, and worth getting...

The bonus disc is very very good, and the sound quality is very good too..
once again they could have put more tracks on there as,
but i cannot state how great it is to finally have the full 12" mix
of 'the perfect kiss' on there.... everything else is just extra to
me..
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Power, Corruption & Lies (Collector's Edition)
Power, Corruption & Lies (Collector's Edition)
Price: £13.42

38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Order - Power Corruption and Lies - Best Album to date, 23 Sept. 2008
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."

Contact Warner

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:

Neworder.d2c@warnermusic.com

New order- power corruption and lies (remaster)
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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:
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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
headphones

3) The loud parts are not distorted

4) Tracks are complete and not missing parts

The bonus disc:
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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)....

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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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