Singles (US format)

December 6, 2005 | Format: MP3

$16.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 6, 2005
  • Release Date: December 6, 2005
  • Label: London Records
  • Copyright: 2005 London Records 90 Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:17:37
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  • ASIN: B0012C4D1W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,144 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

If you listen to the song 1963 you will surley understand what I am getting at.
Underground Reborn
Also, SINGLES marks the US cd debut of the 7" single versions of Temptation and Confusion, two tracks that were re-recorded for the SUBSTANCE compilation.
J. Brady
It is definitely one of the best collections that I have seen compiled in some time.
Zengrrl

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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By J. Brady on January 17, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It's obvious just how influential, and just how cutting edge New Order have always been. They are one of the very few who deserve their legendary status. What many people seem to forget is how many of their singles ( compiled herein ) are pure pop celebrations, probably because for years NO singles were kept strictly seperate from their albums. Often shy, ethereal, and indeed mopey on many of their album cuts, NO singles are more often than not cause for dancing, decadence and drugs. So why buy SINGLES and not SUBSTANCE, or THE BEST OF, or INTERNATIONAL?
For a few simple, but very important reasons. Obviously, every single NO 7" is represented here ( the original Blue Monday was only ever a 12" , but that is the sole exception ). The early tracks have been given a sonic upgrade that is frankly astonishing. Listen to the first minute or so of Ceremony and you'll see. The difference between this and the version on SUBSTANCE is like the proverbial night and day. The clarity and seperation of sound is amazing, and the bass drum kicks like never before. Also, SINGLES marks the US cd debut of the 7" single versions of Temptation and Confusion, two tracks that were re-recorded for the SUBSTANCE compilation. These two tracks are pure electro bliss, and are as forward thinking now as they were in the very early Eighties. Even when NO could be seen as treading water,when they settled into comfortable middle age ( anything after the singles from TECHNIQUE ) a second ( or third, or fourth ) listen will bring out musical and lyrical nuances that make these songs all stand out in their own way. This is a sterling collection, now my favourite NO compilation. I couldn't do without it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Larry Davis on December 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is, bar NONE, a must-buy...a must must MUST buy...one of the greatest hits/singles collections ever, by anybody, period!!!!

This set expands on 1987's "Substance", blows away "International" and "(The Best Of) New Order" by a mile...the only other collection you need besides this is the "Retro" boxset, preferably the 5-disc version...the thing is, you kinda need to burn/copy various tracks from each, in order to not need them...the 1994 import remix collection "(The Rest Of) New Order", I find for completists only, although I don't have a copy.

The difference between "Singles" and "Substance", besides it being up-to-date with all 31 singles, is that "Substance" has mainly 12" versions and 2 rerecordings (1987) of the first 12 singles, plus B-sides on disc 2, while here, "Singles" has mainly shorter 7" radio versions...but 2 tracks are kept intact from "Substance": "True Faith" and the original "Blue Monday" in it's full 7 minute glory...I like these versions just as much, except on 1 song, 1984's "Thieves Like Us"...the whole second verse is cut on this version, the one regarding pills, kinda ruins the song for me...plus, the 1st disc is only 69 minutes, there was ample room for the full-lengther, or at least left that verse in on this version...oh well, I'll live.

Back to the positive...this new US version sounds even better than the earlier UK one...the remastering is BEYOND BELIEF, woah!!!! Makes someone like me hope for the whole frikking catalogue to be done!!!! The packaging and liner notes are identical, but slightly refined on the US version...it looks a drop better for some reason...I know, I used to have the import but sold it...
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Denmark Jensen on December 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Obviously if you didn't own any New Order, this would be an incredible purchase - 31 of the best tracks of all time in one package. However, it is probably safe to assume that most people who will buy this already own versions of all of these tracks (except the cool bonus remix) or at least the ones that are on previous collections (Substance, Best Of, International). But most reviews I have read of this collection totally miss this main point - this is the first time ever you can get the original 7" versions of all of these tracks on cd (except for the original Blue Monday, which is the 12" version). This is awesome! Complaining this is yet another New Order collection and why do we need another... totally misses the point. Complaining that you prefer some aspect of some other 12" version of a track totally misses the point - if you want the 12" versions, that is not the point of this collection. It is just so cool to be able to have the 7" version of Temptation, which is totally different then the 12" version. Though perhaps this is the most obvious example, almost all of the tracks here differ from the versions on albums and previous collections. Well worth the purchase price (which ironically, is higher than the import version if you order direct from the UK, but you do get the extra remix of Temptation by Secret Machines, which is actually pretty cool).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Angry Mofo on May 18, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The sign of a really good band is when they have so many great songs that they don't need to put all of them on their albums. New Order's career has been so rich with great songs that they could afford to scatter them around as EPs, singles, B-sides, soundtrack appearances and so on. In fact, only four of the twelve songs on the first disc of the famed 1987 compilation Substance came from New Order's albums. Even those four songs were reworked from their album counterparts and presented in more danceable, often vastly superior form. For instance, "The Perfect Kiss" is much better on Substance than on Low-life.

In fact, I think that that was really the main reason why Substance became so successful (it remains New Order's best-selling release to this day). It is impossible to anthologize New Order's entire career. No matter what you choose, someone like me is going to pop up and gripe about how something got left out. But Substance approached the task from just the right angle -- it compiled brilliant songs that many listeners might not have had on record otherwise. So, on one hand it's one of the most enjoyable records of all time, and on the other hand it doesn't feel redundant at all.

This compilation clearly tries to improve on Substance. It essentially replicates Substance's first disc. But instead of staying to non-album tracks, the second disc mostly reduces to a selection of songs from New Order's four post-1987 albums -- the three singles from Technique, the four from Republic, and others from Get Ready and Waiting For The Sirens' Call. They are all good, but now the griping can begin, because, for instance, the compilation misses "Someone Like You" and "Guilt Is A Useless Emotion," the band's two best latter-day dance songs, as well as fine album tracks like "Mr.
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