NEW ORDER – Definite Edition For Third LP ‘LOW-LIFE’ Out Now

30 January 2023

Manchester’s synth-pop heroes NEW ORDER start 2023 with
a Definitive Edition Boxset of their third LP LOW LIFE. One of
their best, released on 13 May 1985.

The box includes the original album on 180g vinyl LP and CD – remastered.
A second CD of unreleased audio, and 2 DVDs of live performances from
1984 and 1985, the singles, plus a hardback book.

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Order info here.

This live performance of Sunrise at the infamous Haçienda club
in Manchester in 1985 features on one of DVDs of the Box Set.

The Full Definitive Edition

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NEW ORDER: Bio – Discography – Facebook – Instagram

NEW ORDER Released Masterpiece ‘LOW-LIFE’ 35 Years Ago…

13 May 2020

Manchester’s synth-pop/rock legends NEW ORDER released their third album LOW-LIFE today 35 years ago, on 13 May 2020. With second LP ‘Power, Corruption And Lies’ another classic achievement. Amazing tunes, dance-floor knockouts, and catchy pop melodies for all moods. Overall a glowing record. Without a shadow of a doubt a masterpiece.

AllMusic wrote: “New Order’s third LP, Low-life, was, in every way, the artistic equal of their breakout, 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies. The point where the band’s fusion of rock and electronics became seamless, it showed the band members having it every way they wanted: heavily sequenced and synthesized, but with bravura work from Bernard Sumner’s guitar and Peter Hook’s plaintive, melodic bass; filled with hummable pop songs, but still experimental as far as how the productions were achieved… New Order had reached a peak, experimenting with their sound and their style, but keeping every moment wrapped in an unmistakable humanness.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5

Three highlights (live versions)…

– LOVE VIGILANTES –

– SUBCULTURE

– FACE-UP –

Album in full…

NEW ORDER: Facebook

5 Impressive Albums Turning 35 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Impressive Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 35 in 2020!

1. ‘Low-life’ by NEW ORDER

Stream here…

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2. ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’ by THE POGUES

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Stream here…

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3. ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’ by THE FALL

Stream here…

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4. ‘Psychocandy’ by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

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Stream here…

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5. ‘Raindogs’ by TOM WAITS

Stream here…

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Lyrics Of The Day – By… NEW ORDER

From ‘Love Vigilantes‘ by New Order

[Verse 1]
Oh I’ve just come
From the land of the sun
From a war that must be won
In the name of truth
With our soldiers so brave
Your freedom we will save
With our rifles and grenades
And some help from God

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

[Verse 2]
You just can’t believe
The joy I did receive
When I finally got my leave
And I was going home
Oh I flew through the sky
My convictions could not lie
For my country I would die
And I will see it soon

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

[Verse 3]
When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And I saw the telegram
That said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home


LOVE VIGILANTES was the opening track from their 1985 Low-life album

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1985…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Killer Crackers
and 3 Top Albums per year/per week. Let’s go back this week to: 1985.

The 25 Killer Crackers

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The 3 Top Albums

Rum Sodomy & The Lash by THE POGUES

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Low-Life by NEW ORDER

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Little Creatures‘ by TALKING HEADS

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TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Low-life’ – Third NEW ORDER Longplayer…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Low-life’ by NEW ORDER
Released: 13 May 1985 / NO’s third longplayer

ALL MUSIC review: “New Order’s third LP, Low-life, was, in every way, the artistic equal of
their breakout, 1983’s ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’. The point where the band’s fusion of rock
and electronics became seamless, it showed the band members having it every way they wanted: heavily sequenced and synthesized, but with bravura work from Bernard Sumner’s guitar and Peter Hook’s plaintive, melodic bass; filled with hummable pop songs, but still experimental as far as how the productions were achieved – But there was no mistaking that New Order had reached a peak, experimenting with their sound and their style, but keeping every moment wrapped in an unmistakable humanness.”

Score: 4.5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A 24-hour party album and with previous LP
Power, Corruption & Lies‘ the very core of New Order‘s work to my ears.

TOP TRACKS: Love Vigilantes / The Perfect Kiss / Sub-Culture

* LOVE VIGILANTES

* PERFECT KISS

* SUBCULTURE

Album in full…

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NEW ORDER: Website – Facebook – All Albums

 


15 May 1981 – AB venue, Brussels
My first NO gig – already that long?…