Their first record to reach #1 in the UK! Partly recorded on the island of Ibiza, the fifth effort from this synth-savvy group incorporates elements of Balearic rhythms and acid house into their electropop sound. Includes the single Fine Time plus All the Way; Love Less; Round & Round; Run , and more. Bonus disc features 9 bonus tracks of b-sides, remixes and rarities such as the 12" version of Round & Round and an instrumental take on Vanishing Point !
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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