Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
DO NOT BELIEVE ANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS FOR THIS REMASTER!
Mark Gasper | 09/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I won't waste your time with a lengthy review of the songs contained herein. I will only address the SHAMEFUL negative reviews which Amazon is continuing to allow to be posted. I can not presume to know if those reviewers had faulty initial pressings from late-2008, or faulty CD players. I can only tell you that as of today, September 15, 2009, the re-issue is PERFECT. NO glitches, skips, pops, clipping, crackles or channel-swapping on ANY of the tracks on EITHER disc.
I sincerely wish that Amazon.com would REMOVE out-dated and/or fabricated false reviews of products.
My only regret is that I BELIEVED those early, now-erroneous reviews of this remastered CD set. I wish I had decided to take a chance sooner in making the purchase. I bought my copy in a retail store (sorry Amazon, but Borders doesn't allow old, out-dated, erroneous "reviews" of products which it sells) with a store coupon, so I saved money and had an EASY way to make a return for a refund IF the discs had been faulty.
NOTHING is faulty about this product.
This is a marvelous 2-CD set, and I'm going to purchase the next 4 remasters. If you are a fan of New Order, you should do the same, as well as buying your own copy of Movement."
Caution DO NOT BUY THIS
dietermod | Akron, OH United States | 08/27/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"These CD's have been in effect recalled for numerous sonic errors primarily on the second disks. DO NOT BUY the November 11, 2008 versions. Rhino has re-released them as of August 25, 2009. These are the corrected versions."
The best of the re-releases
H. Jin | Melbourne, Australia | 06/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The new 2 CD version of `Movement' is the best of the New Order re-releases. While the album itself was not one of their best, this version is generously augmented by a CD of essential non-album tracks from the period. Most of the other New Order re-releases contain "bonus tracks" that are mostly just remixes, making them take-it-or-leave-it propositions. But here, the bonus tracks are almost all original songs (apart from two 12" remixes), making the re-release a worthwhile purchase even for those who have the original album.
The first CD contains a "remastered" version of the original `Movement', which unfortunately doesn't do much to liberate the songs from Martin Hannett's thick, claustrophobic production. No real new revelations here, and my original review and 3-star rating for the album (posted elsewhere on Amazon) stands.
The second CD is what makes this re-release a great album. It's a valuable collection of all the non-album tracks from the band's early days, covering singles as well as the `Factus 8' EP. From the dark beauty of the final Joy Division tracks `Ceremony' and `In A Lonely Place' to the electronic stylings of `Everything's Gone Green' and `Temptation', these are all important songs that showcase New Order in transition between their post-punk roots and the more upbeat synth-based direction of `Power Corruption And Lies'. And it's not just the well-known singles, the rarer tracks here are real hidden gems in the New Order catalogue, such as `Mesh' and `Cries And Whispers' (a personal favourite). Note also that the original versions of `Ceremony' and `Temptation' are quite hard to come by elsewhere, so are valuable inclusions even for die-hard fans.
So this is definitely the version of `Movement' to seek out. For casual fans, it's a stronger and more complete starting point, and dedicated fans will appreciate having these rare songs and original mixes collected on one disc. Recommended.