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The definitive compilation
on 3 October 2005
OK, so the last thing we need right now is another New Order compilation! And it more than smacks of the record company cashing in on New Order's back catalogue - but most fans admit that until now, there hasn't been a decent follow-up to 1987's "Substance". Each attempt since then has been extremely flawed - the shockingly bad "best of" released in 1994 didn't contain classics such as Ceremony or Temptation, and although "Retro" contained some gems, it was far too messy & fanboy-ish for it's own good. The import-only "International" wasn't bad, but being a single disc again meant that important songs missed the tracklisting.
With "Singles" you get two discs containing every single New Order have released to date. Nothing is frustratingly omitted, and there are 7" versions of Ceremony, Temptation & Thieves Like Us available on CD for the first time. Finally, a comprehensive "best of" compilation of one of the most influential groups of the last 20+ years. Some of the greatest songs ever written are contained on these two little discs - buy it!