After sitting out much of the late '90s, New Order came back in a big way in 2001 with Get Ready. On tour for the band's 2005 follow-up, Waiting For The Sirens' Call, the influential synth-pop group made a rare two-night stand at Glasgow's Carling Academy in October 2006. The celebratory shows were filmed, capturing songs that span the band's extraordinary career, including several rare performances of Joy Division favorites.
Rhino highlights the very best moments from the shows with LIVE IN GLASGOW. The collection also contains a bonus disc of unreleased footage from the band's personal archives, including classic live performances filmed between 1981 and 2006. On June 24, this two-disc DVD set will be available from Rhino at all physical outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $19.99.
Featuring 5.1 Surround Sound, LIVE IN GLASGOW highlights songs from New Order's entire career, from the band's first single "Ceremony" and its biggest hits: "Blue Monday," "Temptation" and "Bizarre Love Triangle," to a trio of Joy Division classics: "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Transmission" and "Shadowplay." Interspersed with the live footage are short interviews with the three band members, filmed exclusively for this DVD.
This release follows hot on the heels of the acclaimed Joy Division documentary, biopic Control and the recent Best Of Joy Division release from Rhino. The bonus DVD is a treasure trove for the New Order's longtime fans, containing tracks selected from the band's archive by its drummer, Stephen Morris.
Favoring shows from the band's first decade, the collection includes performances from eight different concerts, including six songs recorded at festivals in 1981 - just a year after the untimely death of Joy Division singer, Ian Curtis. Three tracks -- "Senses," "Procession" and "The Him" -- are taken from New Order's first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
Four more concerts from the '80s are represented on the bonus disc, such as "Ultraviolence" from Rome in 1982; "Everything's Gone Green" from the following year in Cork; seven songs from New Order's 1985 shows in Rotterdam and Toronto, including "The Village," "Age of Consent" and "Temptation"; as well as "Dream Attack" and "1963" from the band's 1989 stop at Shoreline. The bonus disc concludes with a pair of songs from the band's stunning headlining appearance at Hyde Park in 2006, including "Run Wild" and Joy Division's "She's Lost Control."
In 1980, New Order rose from the ashes of Joy Division -- one of the most important British bands of all time. In the face of adversity, and against all odds, New Order went on to release eight seminal, era-defining albums.