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New Order

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980. The band currently consists of Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. The band was formed in 1980 by Sumner (vocals, guitars, keyboards and synthesisers), Peter Hook (bass and vocals) and Morris (drums, electronic drums, keyboards and synthesisers) – the remaining members of Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis – with the addition of Gilbert (keyboards, synthesisers and guitars).

By combining post-punk and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Though the band's early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and helped them incorporate elements of that style into their work. The band's 1983 hit "Blue Monday", the best-selling 12-inch single of all time, is one example of how the band transformed their sound.

New Order were the flagship band for Manchester-based independent record label Factory Records. Their minimalist album sleeves and "non-image" (the band rarely gave interviews and were known for performing short concert sets with no encores) reflected the label's aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks.

In 1993 the band worked on their own individual projects and reunited as a band in 1998. In 2001, Cunningham (guitars, keyboards and synthesisers) replaced Gilbert, who took a sabbatical from the band because of family commitments. In 2007, Peter Hook left the band. After Hook's departure, Bernard, Phil and Steve worked on Bad Lieutenant and the band reunited in 2011 without Hook, with Gilbert's return and Chapman replacing Hook on bass. During the band's career and in between lengthy breaks, band members have been involved in several solo projects, such as Sumner's Electronic and Bad Lieutenant; Hook's Monaco and Revenge and Gilbert and Morris' The Other Two. Cunningham was previously a member of Marion and with Sumner and Chapman was a member of Bad Lieutenant.

The U.S. release of "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" was originally scheduled to include a different vocal mix of the track "Guilt Is a Useless Emotion."
New Order's single "Krafty", was inspired by the band Kraftwerk.
New Order has never been a band to shy away from technology, most notably in the area of digital recording.
In 1993, after a string of hugely successful albums and world tours, New Order went on what was reported as a temporary hiatus during several rumors of fighting amongst the band.
Critics and the evidence say Bernard Sumner's voice is better on the last two albums, than in the first ones.
In the 2006 return of the TV show Cracker, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris were in charge of the soundtrack.
Honours this band has received:
*BRIT Award for Best Music Video, for True Faith (1988)
*Mercury Music Prize shortlist, for Republic (1993)
*NME Godlike Genius Award (2005)
*UK Music Hall of Fame, both 'New Order' and 'Joy Division' (2005)
*Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection (2006)
New Order is one of the few bands, who have many song titles, that have nothing to do with the actual song. Panic! At The Disco, or Gorillaz are other two examples.
In the movie Shaun Of The Dead, there's an scene where Shaun, the protagonist, is throwing records to a zombie. One of them was "Blue Monday".
Their biggest hit has been the single "Blue Monday", that comes in the original record from 1983: Power, Corruption & Lies.
For a short time, on their early days, they used a very special and democratic way to write the lyrics. Each member had to write a line, then pass it on.
In 1998, Orgy made a cover of "Blue Monday". Their version was later covered by Schizo.
Apart from New Order, Peter Hook formed Revenge, but it got separated after only one album, and a couple of EPs. So he got into Monaco, with David Potts. They released two albums.
They got separated for a while after they released Republic. Later, Bernard Sumner, along with Johnny Marr from The Smiths, founded Electronic.
Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert were about to start a project of their own, called "The Other Two," until New Order got back together to play in the Reading Festival, in 1998.
Their label belongs to Factory Records, property of Andy Wilson, a friend of the band.
They were part of the videogame FIFA 2005 soundtrack, with a radio-edited version of "Blue Monday"(3 minutes shorter than the original).
The albums they have released so far are:
Movement(1981), Power, Corruption & Lies(1983), Low-Life(1985), Brotherhood(1986), Substance 1987(1987), Technique(1989), Republic(1993), Get Ready(2001), Waiting for the Sirens' Call(2005).

80's Hits

Bizarre Love Triangle
Blue Monday
True Faith

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