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15th November 2002 09:09:00
Posted by Dave Foster

NewOrder 511 from Warner Music

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Warner Music Vision have announced the R2 DVD release of NewOrder 511, due on 9th December 2002 with a £19.99 retail price. "NewOrder 511 is an open air spectacular and features 16 tracks, 5 Joy Division tracks and 11 from New Order's impressive repertoire, hence the title NewOrder 511." Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen you will have the option of LPC-M Stereo, DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround audio tracks while extra features comprise of a 13-minute documentary and 3-minutes of behind the scenes footage. The press release explains more along with a full track listing...




Warner Music Vision marks more than two decades of New Order with a stunning live performance DVD and VHS release - NewOrder 511 on 9th December.

Continuously at the cutting edge in music video evolution, New Order is a different breed when performing live. Bernard Sumner's abstract lyrics, Peter Hook's soaring bass-as-lead-guitar and mournful catchy tunes mesmerised audiences on their first UK tour in eight years. NewOrder 511 is an open air spectacular and features 16 tracks, 5 Joy Division tracks and 11 from New Order's impressive repertoire, hence the title NewOrder 511.

More than 10,000 New Order fans braved the mud to see the band perform Blue Monday on a black cloudy Sunday as torrential rain had turned the site into a quagmire by early afternoon. However, once the supporting acts had done their thing and New Order hit the stage the sun came out for the first time and held off during their storming set. "This miraculous occurrence was the inspiration for the sleeve artwork". "The shot of the sun about to break through the dreary clouds was approved by the band as they felt it not only represented the physicality of the weather on the day, but also how it influenced their vibrant performance." Says Howard Wakefield of Saville Associates Ltd who, with Peter Saville, creates all of the band's impressive sleeve art.

This live concert includes New Order in all their guises from the anthemic True Faith to the slick dance beats of Regret from the Republic album to the superb guitar rock-pop of Crystal from their most recent Top 10 album Get Ready. Also included is a performance of the track Brutal from the smash hit film The Beach.

New Order formed in 1980, in Manchester, England. They have released six studio albums, and 34 singles, including the massive Number One World Cup anthem, World In Motion, and the best-selling 12" single of all time, Blue Monday. Their innovative, artistic videos and inspirational LP artwork have won international awards. They were part owners of Manchester's world-famous Hacienda nightclub made infamous by the hit movie 24-Hour Party People.

New Order have changed the face of pop music, crafting emotional music on machines, conjuring romance with flint-eyed lyrics, soul with a diamond centre, brilliance that sells millions. They make electronica for rock fans, future-disco for post-punks, heart music for head people, art for drunks. They unite loved-up acidheads, dressed-down musos, handbaggers, housewives, spotty students and football hooligans. They prove that cleverness and bloody-mindedness and beauty and wit can beat rock at its own clod-hopping game. No photos. No encores. No compromise. Just exhilarating, life-changing, lose-your-mind-find-your-feelings noise.

Presented on DVD in stunning crystal clear picture and a choice of audio settings including Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS, the disc offers further insights into the world of New Order with exclusive backstage footage and a documentary.

A new 4 disc Best Of New Order CD collection entitled Retro is soon to be released chronicling the history of this British musical institution and the band have just returned to the studio to begin recording a new album.

Track Listing

Crystal
She's Lost Control
Radio Live Transmission
Bizarre Love Triangle
Regret
True Faith
Ceremony
Temptation
60 Mph
Love Will Tear Us Apart Again
Atmosphere
Digital
Brutal
Blue Monday
Close Range
Your Silent Face

About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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