Yup….it is the cover of Get Ready, the album released by New Order in 2001.
Three singles were lifted from it.
The ‘comeback’ single was released in August 2001; the first new song in eight years and sort of fitting that it went to #8 in the singles chart. The critics went wild for it but to this fan of such long-standing it was distinctly ordinary. Never had New Order sounded so much like an average white rock band. It was released on 2 x CD singles and, as had happened ever since the move away from Factory a number of remixes were offered up as the b-sides, although CD1 also had one other otherwise unavailable track:-
If only it had been a cover of the Charlie Rich country hit from the 70s…..but to be fair it did turn out to be more unusual songs in the discography of the band – one that if played in isolation with no hints might catch out a few folk with the vocal not quite sounding fully like Barney till about 2mins in. It still doesn’t disguise the fact that for a band who were so adept with b-sides for much of their career that this is far from stellar.
Moving forward to November 2001 and what proved to be a #29 hit, which is about right for such a plodding effort:-
It’s b-sides consisted of a remix of the single, three remixes of album track Someone Like You and one new track:-
mp3 : New Order – Sabotage
Nope, it’s not a cover of the Beastie Boys song. In fact, it’s a far better song than many which found their way onto the parent album. It’s something of a throwback in some ways to the Low-Life/Brotherhood era with some great bass licks from Hooky midway through.
And just one month later, the song given the remixes as b-sides to 60 Miles An Hour was issued as a 45 in its own right….albeit one with a difference Here’s wiki:-
Someone Like You is a single released by New Order in December 2001. The single is unusual in New Order’s back catalogue in the respect that it was issued primarily as a club DJ vinyl release. “Someone Like You” was remixed by Futureshock, Gabriel & Dresden, James Holden and Funk D’void. The Gabriel & Dresden 911 Vocal Mix was recorded on September 11 and all releases with its inclusion has these sleeve notes: “Recorded September 11th, 2001 and is dedicated to the men, women and children who senselessly lost their lives that day”.
Methinks this 12 minute explosion of sound is one for Swiss Adam and ctel.