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#1 Posted : 20 September 2018 23:20:28(UTC)
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What if NO had released a double album in 1999?

We Have Everything We Need

1. I’ve Got A Feeling - Monaco S/T, 2000
2. When She’s Gone - Electronic, Twisted Tenderness, 1999
3. Twisted Tenderness - Electronic, Twisted Tenderness, 1999
4. New Horizons - The Other Two, Super Highways, 1999
5. Brutal - New Order, The Beach Soundtrack, 2000
6. Second Nature - Electronic, Raise The Pressure, 1997
7. Sweet Lips - Monaco, Music For Pleasure, 1997
8. Imitation Of Life - Electronic, Forbidden City B-side, 1996
9. End Of The World - Monaco S/T, 2000
10. Super Highways - The Other Two, Super Highways, 1999

1. Junk - Monaco, Music For Pleasure, 1997
2. I Feel Alright - Electronic, For You B-side, 1996
3. Out Of Control - Chemical Brothers Ft. Bernard Sumner, Surrender, 1999
4. What Do You Want From Me? - Monaco, Music For Pleasure, 1997
5. Isolation ’98 - New Order, In Session (Peel Session ’98), 2004
6. Prodigal Son - Electronic, Twisted Tenderness, 1999
7. Weird Woman - The Other Two, Super Highways, 1999
8. Under The Stars - Monaco, Music For Pleasure, 1997

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#2 Posted : 21 September 2018 07:52:09(UTC)
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This looks great. I might have to make a similar playlist. I'm disappointed in myself to say that there are a handful of tracks on this that I'm unfamiliar with. Well, by title, anyway. Maybe when I hear them, I'll remember. Has been a while since I listened to the two Monaco LPs (was also never very familiar with the second LP).

I made a similar playlist recently which focussed on the 'guest appearances' (SubSub, 808 State, Beat Club, Hybrid, AutoKratz etc.). Quite good, but not as good as the above.
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ROCKET MICK on 30/09/2018(UTC)
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#3 Posted : 21 September 2018 08:13:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: perspexorange Go to Quoted Post
there are a handful of tracks on this that I'm unfamiliar with.


Monaco's self-titled album has some great tracks, but it came out on the same small label that released The Human League's 2001 album Secrets (fantastic), and they just didn't have the budget to promote anything. The label put out about 100 releases in a 2-year period, then disappeared.

Super Highways by The Other Two is 50/50 for me. I'm not as fond of the tracks sung by Melanie Williams (was originally supposed to be Kim Wilde!), but there's a handful of tracks that would have been absolute New Order bangers.

And then there's Raise The Pressure *sigh*. I'll never understand that album. It's bloated, and some of the best tracks were relegated to B-sides.
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#4 Posted : 21 September 2018 08:59:53(UTC)
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I was kind of 'distant' from New Order-related stuff when 'Super Highways' and 'Monaco' came out; with me not listening to much 'NO-goodness' at the time and consequently not buying them until just a few years ago. Actually, thinking about it, I think I did buy 'Super Highways' at the time and then promptly shelved it without listening. Only listened to it when I bought the LTM re-release a few years ago.

Listening back now, I really like it. THere's some really nice tunes on it. It sounds more like a proper album than the first LP too.
I know what you mean about the Melanie Williams songs, though. I like the songs and her vocals; i think I just want to hear Gillian sing them.
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As regards, 'Raise The Pressure', I really liked it at the time but the years haven't been kind. It all sounds a little 'blurgh' and a bit drab now. Apart from the singles (and, weirdly, 'If You've Got Love'), I probably can't remember how any of the tracks go.

Again, with the third Electronic LP, I was out of the 'New Order Zone' at the time and was listing to little music by the band back then. I bought the LP, but barely listened to it.
Listening back these days though, there are some great tunes on it ('Vivid' and the title track being rather wonderful).

The first Electronic LP though - that has a special place in my heart. Although it has dated quite badly in places (those 'orchestra hits' all of the LP), the quality of the song-writing is wonderful. Every track is great in it's own right (apart from, IMHO, 'Feel Every Beat') and listening to each takes me back to a special time in my life.
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#6 Posted : 05 October 2018 02:34:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: perspexorange Go to Quoted Post
I was kind of 'distant' from New Order-related stuff when 'Super Highways' and 'Monaco' came out.


Same ass. I got back into them circa WFTSC.
I have to be honest and say I was devastated by Raise The Pressure. Forbidden Shitty had been touted three years earlier and I was expecting Idiot Cuntry two - this was tired, formulaic and pretty boring. The album was even more disappointing - overproduced, outdated school disco. It was also the first time we got quantity over quality, at least from Bernard. One True Cash-In, Repubelick, the Other Goo and Pooh, the BestRestZestVest Of... I mean it. It's over.
Some of the B-sides were better (All That i Need is probably the best from the period), but I never got the love for I Feel All Right.
'Monaco' was OK but a severe MFP imitator. As for Super Shiteways, I bought it mid-price, played it three or four times and then left it with my folks. Even after my obsessive phase wore off, there have been albums I know backwards through dint of listening; I can't reel off a track listing, let alone tell you what they sound like. Easily the one I just never bothered with, with the possible exception of Freebass.
Twisted Tendermess was a pleasant surprise, but the magic had gone.

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