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Another pointless NO re-release,
This review is from: Retro (Audio CD)
As a died-in-the-wool NO fan, I still can't quite believe the pointlessness of this release. The only good thing seems to be the sleeve. One would think, given the number of compilations which already exist, this box set might offer the complete set of NO recordings, rather like the JD Heart and Soul collection. But no. Surely then, it includes some out-takes and rarities, such as B-sides like Don't Do It, Best & Marsh etc. No again. We get a collection of obvious hits (which any NO fan already owns several times over- Everyone Everywhere is a good choice, though), a 'fan' line-up which is half-decent, some remixes (pointless, since remixing New Order is like painting over a Rembrandt), and live stuff (and we all know that NO are not very good live.)
And that's it? This is the summing up of one of the greatest groups ever? Very poor. I wouldn't even recommend it to those new to the band- get Substance 1987, and 1994's Best Of, instead of this.