Technique Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered, November 11, 2008
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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.Read more ›
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
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.Read more ›
BTW this doesnt just apply to Technique. ALL the remasters have the same issues....
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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Dear Amazon team, successfully got the LP Technique (180 Gram Vinyl) I requested, the problem with the album is that it is deformed in the same order requested three other LPs and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Diego Armando
What could possibly go wrong? This is a classic album and it sounds just as good as it always did.Published 22 months ago by sodamnscott
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