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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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1995 compilation, the remix companion to their 1994 collection 'The Best Of New Order'. 'Rest Of' features then updated mixes of 10 of their finest from both the '80s & '90s, including 'Blue Monday', 'Regret', 'True Faith'...  more »

      
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All Artists: New Order
Title: Rest of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea
Release Date: 5/21/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: House, Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 639842822923

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1995 compilation, the remix companion to their 1994 collection 'The Best Of New Order'. 'Rest Of' features then updated mixes of 10 of their finest from both the '80s & '90s, including 'Blue Monday', 'Regret', 'True Faith', 'Bizarre Love Triangle', 'Age Of Consent', 'Touched By The Hand Of God', 'World' and 'Confusion'.

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CD Reviews

New Order - Remixed.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 10/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Rest of New Order" is the companion piece to the compilation "The Best of New Order," offering previously-released and rare remixes of the band's hits. Various DJs are roped in to give these songs an updated sound, and they pull it off with varying degrees of success. After the wholly unnecessary 1988 "remix" of the classic "Blue Monday," another version surfaces here, but this time, the beats pulsate much harder this time around. Overall, it stays faithful to the original, with a few updated touches. I'm not too huge a fan of the energetic remix of "World" or "Age of Consent," but Farley and Heller get it right with their low-key house interpretation of "Regret." Armand Van Helden, known for his hard and aggressive beats, breathes new life into "Bizarre Love Triangle." This version blazes into a trace-like stomper, before the tempo abruptly drops and then picks up again. Plus, the hyperactive mixes of "Confusion" and "Touched by the Hand of God" work well, too. At 80 minutes, this CD features the full-length versions of these mixes. While purists may drop their jaw in shock, completists should definitely grab this solid remix CD."
Morally repugnant
Angus MacAskill | Nova Scotia, Canada | 04/16/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album used. After bringing it home and opening up the case, I found that a previous owner had scrawled a helpful warning in permanent marker on the disc face: "DAMN, THIS CD SUCKS". And now, having listened thoroughly, I wish I could track that person down and shake their hand.

Picture New Order songs "updated" by trendy guest artists including Paul Oakenfield and Armand Van Helden. Envision Sumner and Co.'s original tunes stripped of the melody and fragile charm that made them interesting, and augmented with cheesy synthesizer and lifeless 808 beats. That's all there is to say about 8 of the 10 tracks here.

The "Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix" of "Confusion" is the only cut that really succeeds -- mostly through relentless pounding. It's a fantastic stab at techno, and like any great remix, has little in common with the original song. That said, whoever was behind this mix should've saved it for another CD, because it's in terrible company here.
Fluke pull off the only other passable attempt, with a gentle remix of "Spooky". If you're really interested in hearing these 2 tracks, buy the soundtrack to "Blade" and the "Spooky" maxi-single. Avoid this album at all costs.

If my gripes haven't already made it clear, "The Rest of New Order" is not worth the price, no matter what the price is. It's not even worth the space in your CD rack."