by The New OrderThe New Order


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Following the suicide of Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division -- bassist Peter Hook, guitarist Bernard Sumner, and drummer Peter Morris -- founded New Order, adding keyboardist Gillian Gilbert soon after. Substance, a two-disc compilation of their best singles, documents their journey away from the long shadow of their previous band and toward a distinctive sound of their own. While Joy Division made introspective post-punk that catalogued disillusionment and gloom, New Order took inspiration from Kraftwerk and New York electro, adding sequencers and cutting-edge dance beats to their more optimistic mix. Their first hit, 1982's "Blue Monday," was little more than a rhythm track written in the process of learning a new drum machine, but it was a breakthrough single that brought them international exposure. The first disc offers a fine survey course ("Everything's Gone Green," "Temptation," "Bizarre Love Triangle," "The Perfect Kiss") of the band's evolution, while the second is a collection of B-sides and previously unreleased material suitable for the New Order completist.

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Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: London Import
UPC: 0639842822725
catalogNumber: 428227

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