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Get Ready [Import]

New OrderAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

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Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk unit Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s; embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture many years in advance of its contemporaries, the group's pioneering fusion of ... Read more in Amazon's New Order Store

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  • Audio CD (October 16, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B00005MOSX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Crystal
2. 60 miles an hour
3. Turn My Way
4. Vicious Streak
5. Primitive Notion
6. Slow Jam
7. Rock the Shack
8. Someone Like You
9. Close Range
10. Run Wild

Editorial Reviews

New Order is a member of an elite group of long-standing bands whose sound remains innovative, despite a nearly unchanged musical direction. No one touches Peter Hook's warm, startlingly melodic basslines or Bernard Sumner's slightly unsure but instantly recognizable singing. Get Ready is a classic New Order album with a few twists. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan (who no doubt hero-worshipped the band, like most angst-ridden alterna-youth of his generation) is invited for a guest appearance on "Turn My Way," and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie aids New Order in producing the dirty, Stones-ripping tune "Rock the Shack," an imitation of Scream's 1994 single, "Rocks." Fans might be taken aback by the disc's occasional sophomoric lyrics, but given the band's standard for poetic prowess, it may be safe to assume that lyrics like "Here comes love/it's like honey/you can't buy/it with money" are tongue-in-cheek. The CD is bookended with its best songs: "Crystal" is one of their finest singles ever, layered with synthesized rhythm tracks and a beautiful interplay between Sumner and a backing female vocal, and "Run Wild" is a tastefully lush ballad that summons those painful and glorious emotions that somehow are unique to the band's music. Few rock groups that equally utilize keyboards and guitars have survived the post-Nirvana shakeout, but Get Ready is further testimony that while trends and musical movements come and go, New Order will always matter. --Beth Massa

Product Description

In 1993, it looked as if electro-pop's greatest band, one of the most influential and acclaimed artists of the era, had broken up. But now New Order is back with Get Ready, its first album since the Top 15 Republic, the band's third straight gold or platinum disc. More rockin' and guitar-oriented than previous albums, Get Ready is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Set up by a major marketing campaign, fans are ready for Get Ready.

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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. October 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Even in my biased opinion, I have maintain some sort of objectivity. I believe that New Order is one of the most influential bands to ever strum a guitar, and well, that sort of brilliance is certainly hard at work again on this, their first studio work since 1993's mediocre (save "Regret") Republic.
The first track and single, "Crystal" is obviously the highlight of the album. The driving layers of synthesizers with the soaring melody of Hook's bass immediately adds this gem into the canon of classics. The next track, "60 MPH", which is coincedentally the second single is equally stunning, an instantly hummable modern rock song that will have its stinging chorus etched into your consciousness like a lawn dart.
The album turns more into an introspective and reflective mood after the singles, and while the individual tracks are not as spectacular, they form a wonderful atmosphere of strong beats, throbbing basslines and magnificent strings, achieving a surrealness that reminds this review of "Mr. Disco" from Technique - a monolith of wonderful creations, stuffed to the breaking point with bits of rock and dance.
The most poignant moment comes at the end with the wonderful "Run Wild". An acoustic number with Barney sounding as real as he's ever sounded, New Order finishes their album triumphantly with a tune that begs you to go back to "Crystal" and start the process all over.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars aries sun, scorpio rising October 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
After an eight year hiatus, New Order arrive alive at mid-forty something, going on twenty. GET READY is New Order's garage album. Gone are the signature, cathedral synth sounds, replaced by stripped down guitars. No milk toast here. Sounding somewhat juvenile and naive, you'd wonder if they'd done this type of thing before, then remember Joy Division. The immediacy of pithy guitars, swaggering, lugubrious bass, deliberate, sonic, drumbeats, and sparse, airy keyboards echo a past. All underlined by the innocent school boy eternal vocals and lyrics. Polar opposites in collusion - UNKNOWN PLEASURES meets BROTHERHOOD. If an enigma is truly wrapped in a riddle, then New Order remain a mystery, mostly to themselves. Although they don't strike any new ground, the musical material presented here sounds remarkably fresh, frisky, and alive. Cuts "60 MPH", "Run Wild", "Slow Jam", and "Someone Like You" loom as classic standouts. It's rumored that given time you can reinvent anything, including yourself. New Order, being proponents, serve notice with this current incarnation. Although Gillian Gilbert is noticealby absent, the remaining members have crafted a very solid, listenable album, deserving of many repeated plays. GET READY can take it's place in New Order's illustrious musical history with honor. The legacy is intact. Issue the medals, break out the rewards. Rediscover them.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to fine form February 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
It was certainly well worth the wait for a new album by one of my favorite synth-pop bands from the '80s. This album definitely is certainly one of best albums that came out of 2001. For me the highlight tracks on this album was "Crystal", "Turn My Way", "Run Wild" and "60 Miles an Hour". I love how the band finishes the album with the acoustic track "Run Wild" after listening to a mostly rock driven album. I'm not a huge Billy Corgan fan but the track he contributed "Turn My Way" is by far one of the best songs I've heard from New Order". That song would have sounded completely different without Billy Corgan's unintentional impression of an angry Big Bird. "Crystal" is a 6 minute epic that kicks off this great album. Originally I didn't care for "Crystal" but that was based on the few seconds I heard of the song. After hearing it in its entirety, it didn't take very long for me to love the first single of "Get Ready". While I do think this album has more of a rock edge and has less synth-pop edge, I still hear the traditional sounds of New Order. "Get Ready" is destined to be a classic like "Substance" and "Republic" (to some people.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds good to me... July 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I'm not a huge fan of New Order, just have their "best of" cd's mostly. All I can say is, this is a really good, consistent, and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience. The songs have a less electronic sound to it than "Republic" or "Technique". In fact, most of the songs seem to harken back to their really early 80's, less heavily-synthesized sound. The songs also have a surprising energy to it, as if they were made by an up'n coming alternative band and not a decades-old veteran band. In other words, none of that watered-down, commercial-sounding, "established" band blandness(which is a really nice bonus imo). Overall, they sound like the New Order of old, but with just enough freshness and energy to make it sound inviting for today's audiences. If you don't go in expecting, or hoping for, a bunch of "Blue Monday"-type songs or an emphasis on electronic/synthpop songs, you'll be fine. Great for repeated listenings. Personal faves: Crystal, 60 Miles an Hour, Turn My Way(with Billy Corgan), Primitive Notion, Slow Jam( i like the chorus), Rock the Shack(certifiable foot stomper), & Run Wild(most beautiful song on cd imo). And if you like this cd, get their 2k5 release for a similar audio experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 27 days ago by Timothy Todd Blevins
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY
I purchased this CD. Tried to RIP it and it failed. I thought I had a CD problem in my PC. Finally replaced the CD. Tried to RIP it again after two months. It doesn't work. Read more
Published 1 month ago by lmcc1122
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more mature and groundbreaking than ever before.
I started listening to New Order's deep catalog in the summer of 2004. I was already familiar with their earlier hits such as "True Faith" and "Bizarre Love... Read more
Published 1 month ago by jdealy999
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
I m not a fanatic of New Order, but this one is Excellent, you can listen to it from start to finish, without skiping one track.
Published 7 months ago by Carlos Federico Chapur
5.0 out of 5 stars With a fresh edge
This album, like every New Order album, has a lot of replay power. Its way more guitar-rock than Republic, though the synth still comes through on a few tracks. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Boris Alemand
5.0 out of 5 stars Return of the New Order
The legendary New Order returns with a bang on this super album. The usual strong guitar driven melodies are given a deft studio touch that renders them instant classics. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Peter Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars In Which They Out-Rock Their Contemporaries
You've seen it a million times. Great artists disappear, cause great hunger among fans, reappear with a new album to great critical acclaim ... Read more
Published on February 13, 2010 by Craig Riecke
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid comeback
In many ways, 'Get Ready' is the perfect New Order comeback. The old-school New Order sound is spread thickly, with Peter Hook's bass taking the lead role once again. Read more
Published on September 18, 2009 by H. Jin
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready for Great music.
This is a great album by New Order, If you are a New Order fan you will not be dissapointed because it is a great album with great songs, the song CRYSTAL will blow you away.
Published on May 8, 2008 by L. solanki
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, But Not Their Best
It seems like we had to wait an immeasurable length of time before New Order released this one. I hate to say it, but overall I was disappointed. Read more
Published on September 20, 2007 by T. Daubert
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