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Technique

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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 (November 23, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: London Records
  • ASIN: B000002LGS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,766 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fine Time
2. All The Way
3. Love Less
4. Round & Round
5. Guilty Partner
6. Run
7. Mr Disco
8. Vanishing Point
9. Dream Attack

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Technique is New Order's most fully realized dance album. Although other New Order albums have been mighty danceable, this recording contains a masterful use of the acid-house trends storming the club scene in 1989, when this album was released. New Order embraced the technology that was available at the time but never substituted brilliant song structures with prefabricated formats that sequencers, samplers, and other high-tech noisemakers can easily provide. They intelligently used these devices to incorporate elements of a broader genre beyond the "New Order sound," proving that even while experimenting with musical trends and other fleeting diversions, this accomplished group is capable of pulling off a genre-defining album without ever losing sight of their own identity. --Beth Bessmer

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Technique... March 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There's an awful lot of people out there who share my opinion that this is New Order's finest album, and with good reason. Technique is consistently superb from the first notes of Fine Time through the final fade out of Dream Attack. Its the soundtrack to that summer you've always dreamed of - basking on a sun soaked beach while the warm wind washes over you.

Fine Time starts things out - a slightly strange housy song that is none the less very catchy. "You're much too young - to be a part of me / You're much too young - to mess around with me" Mix in Barry White style deep vocals, Peter Hook's awe inspiring melodic bass, and even sheep sounds, and you've got a winning track that could only have come from New Order. 7.5 / 10

Next up is All The Way - New Order at their most upbeat and a tour de force of song writing prowess. Primarily an acoustic guitar driven number, with a touch of synths, Hook's bass and a very upbeat chorus - "It takes years to find the nerve to be apart from what you've done - to find the truth inside yourself and not depend on anyone". 9/10

The third track, Love Less, kicks things into a slightly lower gear following the high of All The Way. Again, guitar and bass driven, but more downtempo in a way that conveys melancholy without sounding sad as only New Order can. "Can't you see, why don't you look at me? Its not your right to be, so much my enemy..." 8.5 / 10

The most recognizable track on the album is the single Round & Round - simply a terrific track but probably the one track that might not fit in with the others on the album. Pop bliss, with bouncing, bubbly synth work meshing perfectly with Hooky's basslines and some of Bernard's most inspired lyrics.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New Order's Best Album - The mastering is awful November 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Just a warning to those who are thinking about buying this. The mastering of the original disc is "ok" at best, but the bonus CD is terrible. Half the songs are mastered from Vinyl and you can very easily hear pops and skips and dropouts, etc.. Even Peter Hook has responded to all the complaints that he will do his best to get these fixed. Warner's doesn't seem to care since they had a couple of months to fix this issue since the UK release. If all you want is Technique remastered, then buy it used. The package is terrible, the liner notes are terrible (there are misspellings, wrong dates, and the insert is completely white with only black text.)

BTW this doesnt just apply to Technique. ALL the remasters have the same issues....
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55 of 62 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 Technique reissue:

1, Fine Time
2, All the way
3, love less (click at 0:04 - unconfirmed)
4, Round and round
5, Guilty partner
6, Run
7, Mr disco
8, vanishing point
9, Dream attack
"Sleeve notes full of errors" "Did anyone proof read these?"
- bonus disc
1, Don't do it - Clicks and pops at 0:08, 0:18, 0:35, 0:40, 1:00, 2:25, 2:27, 3:01, 3:05, 3:07, 3:32, 4:12, 4:17, and 4:19. (a skip near the beginning of the track)
2, Fine line - A myriad of crackles and "jumps"
3, Round and round (dubious sound quality, clicks, pops and digital glitches. "4 pops/irregular static within the first 20 seconds". Problems at 0:05, 0:07, 0:10, 0:16, 0:28, 0:32, 0:36, 0:41, 0:48, 0:52, 0:54, 0:56, 0:59, 1:05, 1:30, 1:39, 2:28, 2:30, 2:32, 2:41, 2:43, 2:52, 3:03, 3:15, 4:19, 5:18, 5:34, 6:32, and 6:34.
4, Best and marsh (dubious sound quality)
5, Run 2 - Plays the extended version (not listed as such). Sound quality suggests it was "mastered" from vinyl. Clicks and pops at: 0:03, 0:10, 0:17, 0:24, 0:38, 0:41, 0:45, 0:50, 1:02, 1:13, 1:40, 2:02, 2:39, 3:10, 3:58, 4:05, 4:12, 4:15, 4:29, 4:42, 4:56, and 5:10.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Order's Best Album December 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD
New Order had some great albums in the beginning with Power,Corruption and Lies - Lowlife - and Brotherhood, etc, but they were always forging their own way with the childlike guitar playing of Bernard Sumner (per Johnny Marr) and the meandering bass lines of Peter Hook, were always kept in line with the original drums (not drum machines in the beginning) and catchy synth loops - I still love the synthesized croaking frogs on "Thieves Like Us".

1989 was a great year in music. The eighties saw the most different types of new music one could ever dream of, and what better way to finish off the decade than with a masterpiece; Technique - says it all. This is not an album to skip around from track to track looking for a single - the entire album is brilliant from start to finish - which is how it should be listened to. I remember seeing the Technique concert in San Diego, and New Order headlined for the following bands: De La Soul, Sugarcubes, and Public Image Limited. What a show!

Other great albums from that very same year of 1989:

PIL - 9

10000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo

Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger

Pixies - Doolittle

The Cure - Disintegration

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

XTC - Oranges & Lemons

Peter Murphy - Deep

The Cult - Sonic Temple

They Might Be Giants - Lincoln

The The - Mind Bomb

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

Love and Rockets - Love & Rockets

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk

Depeche Mode - 101 Live

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

Sugarcubes - Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. 1/Keep On Movin'

I'd be lucky to be able to think of this many good albums from all of the 90's combined.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's New Order...
What could possibly go wrong? This is a classic album and it sounds just as good as it always did.
Published 1 month ago by sodamnscott
3.0 out of 5 stars FAC 275 is my favorite New Order Album . . too bad Amazon can't ship...
Technique has always been my favorite album by New Order, right before Power, Corruption and Lies. This edition is on Rhino and resembles the original Factory release in almost... Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Wisbrock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album...
Everybody love U2 actung baby... Guess where they got it from, and New Order was making this kind of music for years...
Published 5 months ago by Julio Morales
5.0 out of 5 stars A Justifiable Classic with an Interesting History
For many people, this is the quintessential New Order album where they perfectly meld their blend of rock and electronic music and finally break completely away from the shadow of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Londonnoise
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC
Classic album that sounds just as current today as it did back in the 80's. One of my top albums of all time!!! New Order still rock. Read more
Published 6 months ago by JJP
4.0 out of 5 stars Trendsetters
This guys are the fathers of the electronic music generation. We give them the due respect not only for that but because they make Great records. Read more
Published 9 months ago by FATHERFINGER
5.0 out of 5 stars continuing excellence
Technique features a more dancing style compare with its predecessors, where as guitars play a more prominent role in the composition of the music. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andy H.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a New Order Classic.
The Dance songs on this collection are among the finest New Order produced during their heyday. After owning this collection on cassette for more than two decades it's nice to... Read more
Published 18 months ago by TennWill
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack to your next great adventure
What a great album! I used to avoid synth-pop, but now I see what I've been missing. In this genre, New Order is the best band I've heard. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Boris Alemand
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I love New Order and I love this album. New Order is unique; there is no one else like them. If you like mysterious lyrics, great beats and romance, get this one.
Published 21 months ago by LeftClique
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