Power, Corruption & Lies [Collector's Edition]
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Power, Corruption & Lies [Collector's Edition]

September 30, 2010

  Song Title
Age Of Consent
We All Stand
The Village
5 8 6
Your Silent Face
Leave Me Alone
Blue Monday
The Beach [12" Version]
Confusion [12" Version]
Thieves Like Us [12" Version]
Lonesome Tonight [12" Version]
Murder [12" Version]
Thieves Like Us [Instrumental]
Confusion [Instrumental]

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 29, 2008
  • Release Date: September 29, 2008
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2008 London Records 90 Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:35:54
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,791 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Loaded with errors November 12, 2008
By paul
Format:Audio CD
The MUSIC on these New Order reissues get a 5/5, easily. However, there were far too many egregious mistakes made in the creation of the discs themselves to give them a pass. Only the first discs were re-mastered though they still have some problems, it is the bonus discs that are an absolute mess.

Warner Music/Rhino know about these problems, but there is yet no word on any forthcoming fixes. So I'd hold off until these issues are addressed.

Noted below are the specific problems with the PC&L reissue:

1, Age of consent
2, We all stand
3, The village
4, 586 ("abrupt ending", "drops the last 4 bass notes")
5, Your silent face
6, Ultraviolence
7, Ecstasy
8, Leave me alone

Power, Corruption and Lies - bonus disc:
1, Blue Monday (L/R pans 0:07[sudden], and between 0:19 and 2:24. At 2:24 it pans back again. Unconfirmed whether this is on the original 12 inch)
2, The Beach
3, Confusion - Clicks at 4:04 and 6:00 (Left channel click at 8:06)
4, Thieves like us
5, Lonesome Tonight (clicks at 0:40 and 0:59)
6, Murder - "Clicks" at 0:35, 1:08, 1:29, 1:43, 2:03, 2:31, 2:43, 2:50, 3:00, 3:19, 3:26
7, Thieves like us (instrumental) (click at 1:03 )
8, Confusion (instrumental)
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect mix November 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Whenever someone complains that electronic music is totally void of warmth or realism, I just point to this album. New Order play electronic music with the urgent and manic shifts of rock. Bernards vocals are earnest yet detatched, with guitar work that is jagged, random and sparse; Gillian and Stephen's percussion and synth sequences are both lively and rigid, an up-beat/down-march; Peter's basslines are fluid yet kinetic. This is a work of ironic friction. The warmth and humanity flow thru the restrained and urgent detatchment. The whole album sounds like a friend that wants to say something but can't, hiding it behind his/her eyes.
I would consider Power, Corruption & Lies an artistic/pop masterpiece in the true sense. The electronic and post-punk meanderings are only the charms that envelope the wonderfully angular pop sense that Bernard brings to his lyrics. Everything is so vague and pretty; it's like the album cover...just a random slice of still-life, full of colour and restraint. Tracks like 'Your Silent Face' or '5-8-6' explode with edgy, manic shades of light, sorta like impressionism via expressionism.
You won't be let down by this album. With the band themselves producing it, it's a natural workout of rock and electronics, perfectly blended together to make a classic.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheers to New Order; Jeers to Amazon December 13, 2012
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This is an outstanding record, and this reissue in particular is an excellent remastering/packaging of the original pressing.

My complaints are not about the product, but about Amazon's listing of it. At least two details are incorrect: (1) It does NOT include "a coupon for MP3 download of the album" as outlined in Amazon's editorial review, and (2) it does NOT include the tracks "Blue Monday" nor "The Beach" as outlined on Amazon's track listing (as it's a reissue of the original pressing, not the later American CD/cassette releases which included them).

These are both very important distinctions to someone considering purchase, and though it might not be intentional, from the perspective of a customer it appears as a bait-and-switch type of deception that Amazon suggest their inclusion. These kinds of lazy research errors seem all too common with Amazon listings, and are nothing short of criminal.

Get it together Amazon.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarification August 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is definitely in my top 10 of 1980s albums. I listened to it daily throughout 1983 and 1984. That said, I believe some clarification is in order.

The review just previous to this one incorrectly states that "The Village" was not on the original "Power, Corruption & Lies" that was released on vinyl in 1983. Actually, "The Village" was on the album, but "Blue Monday" backed with "The Beach" was a separate 12" single from around the same time. It was added when the album was released on CD a few years later. Unfortunately the record label thought it fitting to disrupt the original track order and "flow" of the album. These two songs should be listed as "bonus tracks" and be put at the end of the album, or maybe be left off altogether, since they are also on the "Substance" collection. What's more, Amazon didn't help by having their own review done by someone who was obviously unfamiliar with the original album.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S FIXED...and it's all great!!! September 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Well, I saw the new versions of the 5 Factory reissues of New Order's catalogue on London/Warner/Rhino at Boston's Newbury Comics...you can tell the new versions, as they don't have the clear slipcases, just shrinkwrapped with the stickers on front and back, and they include a second booklet with the contents of all 5 reissues...so to try it out, get my feet wet so to speak, I bought "Power, Corruption & Lies", as it has the 12"s of both "Blue Monday" and "Thieves Like Us", as well as "Age Of Consent" and "Your Silent Face".

Kept my fingers crossed.

The album sounds great.

Kept my fingers crossed again.

Popped on Disc 2, Track 1, "Blue Monday"...the verdict??? It sounds fantastic, the remastering, and most important??? NO ERRORS!!!!!!!!!!!! This should have happened back in November, 2008, but I guess better late than never, right??? The booklet's packaging is great, down to the fine details, the liner notes are great and a fun read, and the info booklet is great because you know what's in the other 4 reissues, what Factory releases they came from initially, and you can compare them with the boxset "Retro" and other titles you may have.

So I then just bought "Low Life"...same thing, all great, even though the discs are reversed, like the label on Disc 1 should have gone on Disc 2 and vice versa...anybody else have this problem??? No biggie.

Will be buying the other 3 in time, and the 3 Joy Division deluxes...but any word on when/if deluxes of New Order's other 3 albums will happen: that of 1993's "Republic" with "Regret", 2001's "Get Ready" and 2005's "Waiting For The Siren's Call"??? If not, I'll buy the regulars, but I need to know, thanks.

In time...it's a green light on this corrected "PC&L"...and "Low Life"...buy it!!
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