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movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 31, 1998  
Reports from Mark Reed:

From John Peel Session (Dec 30th): Five tracks played (these apparently recorded 26th Nov 98) Isolation, Touched By The Hand of God, True Faith, Paradise and Atmosphere top backing vocals from Primal Scream as well especially on Paradise . the Reading broadcast started with Regret, Heart and Soul...

The Other Two album released February 11th.

Electronic album released late March.

Monaco - still recording material

New Order - The "Recycle" box set may feature a live CD from Reading 98 - they still haven't decided on a track listing..

Also This months Select magazine features an interview with Johnny Marr about the new Electronic album. Briefly: the album is finished, produced by Electronic and Arthur Baker, and features a four piece line up (as per 1996 TV appearances) of Johnny, Barney, Jed Lynch from Black Grape on drums, and Jimmy Goodwin from Doves (AKA Sub Sub) on Bass.

Tracks are: Twisted Tenderness, Make It Happen, Haze, Prodigal Son, Flicker, Late At Night, King For A Day, Can't Find My Way Home, Breakdown, Vivid.

Some tracks feature Fridge, a Manchester "trip-hop artist" according to Johnny, and backing vocals from Astrid Williamson.

Cover art is a picture of Rasputin, famous Russian politician and womanizer. Interesting Fact: when he was murdered he was thrown into the Moscow river laden down with bricks but swam back up to the top before he was beaten unconscious and left for dead.

Johnny describes the songs as guitar based and rockier than the last album.


movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 30, 1998  
Concert Review by Mark Reed: Manchester's 8,000 capacity Evening News Arena on December 29

New order set list: Intro, Regret, Touched, Isolation, Ceremony, Guilty Partner, Atmosphere, Heart and Soul, Paradise, Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith 98, Temptation, Love Will Tear us Apart, Fine Time, Blue Monday.

This is what we missed... Barney is as pissed as a fart. He stumbles on stage "It's New Years Eve" he says with a straight face, and his performance doesn't get much better. Inside the converted Hockey Arena - jammed to the rafters for new order and two-thirds full for Underworld, it's the friendliest crowd I've ever seen. All gurning barney alike and disco gurls out to celebrate the fact it's a fucking freezing Tuesday night. Regret powers its way into your heart, Touched bounces like a bouncing bomb, and the rest of the set is a wonderful blur. Isolation is as godlike as any other performance this year, and Ceremony reminds me exactly why your life can be changed by a mere pop group. When 8000 people erupt "oh I'll break them all no mercy shown, heaven knows it's got to be this time!"

"We've never played this before it's called Guilty Partner" Barney drunkenly slurs. And new order play it beautifully. For about ten seconds. Barney fluffs his vocal intro, Stephen misses a beat and before the first verse is over the song has ground to a halt. Sharp glances are exchanged, Gillian giggles behind her guitar, and Barney tactfully announces "It's all part of our charm." Three minutes and no major mistakes later New order breathe a silent sigh of relief.

Atmosphere is as beautiful as sunset. Heart and Soul is powered by Morris' wonderful gurning drum style and Barney half-heartedly playing guitar. Make no mistake, Mr. Sumner is as pissed as a fart. It's great.

Paradise steamrollers through the crowd, as does the ever immaculate, sleek 12" mix of Bizarre Love Triangle, aided by Barney's drunken dancing - arms out, lips gurning, in the manner you'd imagine a teddy bear would dance at a children's party.

True Faith 98 is the song of the night, apart from Barney missing the odd line even with his autocue. It's amazing.

"We figure you need a break. We're off for some refreshments. Class A's of course. Or a sandwich." Temptation is too short..

One Sandwich later and Barney and the boys are back. "This is our new Jazz direction" he playfully teases as Love Will Tear Us Apart begins. And then Fine Time, immaculately rejigged by Stephen Morris, turns the entire Hockey Arena into the 1988 Hacienda for ooh 4 minutes. It's fucking great. Finally, Blue Monday weaves into view. It's brilliant and crap at the same time. Barney keeps asking "How Does It Feel?" long before the vocals are meant to start, Hooky pounds the shit out of his synth pad before snagging his bass string against it, snapping it and ends up playing the sticks over his now useless bass. Throwing curt glances at a shitfaced oblivious Barney and a knowing look at Gillian, he bears the song out by dancing at the side of the stage with the Baby Hooky's who have been jigging throughout the set whilst dad was at work. About halfway through a brand new second bass line also overtakes the song that makes it sound twice as large. It sounds great and crap at once. Third best gig of the year, behind the Apollo and Reading.

Watch New Years Eve's sold out show. It will be phenomenal. There's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Shirts: NewOrdermanchester29.12.98 (designed by peter Saville) 14quid.

New Order recycle logo (standard and skinny fits, black and white) 14quid.

Joy Division forever 14 quid.

Temptation event record bags, hats and shirts 12-20 quid.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 16, 1998  

ELECTRONIC new single called "Vivid" is now expected to be released on March 8th, 1999.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 15, 1998  
Reports from Antoine and Happy Jack

According to London Records, the new Other Two single is now to be called "You Can Fly" (The Vocalist is Melanie Wiliams, best known for singing with Sub Sub on the single "Ain't No Love, Ain't No Use"), expected to be released on January 11th, 1999. Their new album, as yet untitled, is to be released on London Records, on Jan 29th.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 13, 1998  
Reports from NME:

NEW ORDER have recorded a new session for a John Peel OBE Show Christmas special which will be broadcast on December 30 between 10pm and midnight GMT. They will play a selection of songs from their career as JOY DIVISION and New Order. The songs are 'Atmosphere', 'True Faith', 'Isolation' and 'Touched By The Hand Of God'. Peel will also be talking to them in an exclusive interview.

Also Bobby Gillespie (Primal scream) guests on backing vocals on two of the tracks.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 9, 1998  
Reports from ALLSTAR:

Having tested the waters with a couple of shows over the past few months, and with a big New Year's Eve concert on the horizon, New Order will indeed enter a recording studio for the first time in six years next summer. They are currently in the writing stages and have no new shows planned for 1999, according to a source close to the band. New Order's last album, Republic, surfaced in 1993...

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)December 8, 1998  
Reports from Antoine and  Happy Jack

The John Peel program on December 30th will contain the rest of the Reading gig that wasn't broadcast on Monday along with a new session and (reportedly) New Order co-hosting the show.

Next month's Uncut magazine contains a huge story on New Order.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)November 26, 1998  
BBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting the New Order set from Reading 98 between 8:00PM and 12:00AM, Monday 30th November 1998 on Steve Lamacq's show.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)November 19, 1998  
The Other Two new single called "Weird Drum Woman" is now expected to be released on January 11th, 1999.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) November 18, 1998  
Reports from NME:

A spokesman for JOHNNY MARR told NME that the new album from Electronic was almost finished and could be released "Early Next Year". He said that the follow-up to 1996's 'Raise The Pressure' was "sounding great" but no titles could be revealed as yet. He added that it was possible that live dates would be organized around its release.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) November 17, 1998  

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movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) November 3, 1998  
Reports from Ally

Monaco should appear on ITV (UK channel 3) on Nov 7th, playing "You Should Be Dancin". Also a compilation called Streetwise has been released in UK which contain a unique remix of 'Buzz Gum' by Kahuna FC.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes)October 31, 1998  
To get the latest info related to New Order shows called Temptation in December.

Please check the official webpage at www.mf-temptation.co.uk.

For the Alexandra Palace: www.alexandrapalace.com

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 28, 1998  
Reports from the USA:

NEW ORDER is expected to tour Summer 1999 in the USA (though this is not confirmed yet).

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 23, 1998  



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movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 22, 1998  
Reports from Ally

Monaco will play a gig on Monday 26th October at the "Ministry Of Sound" dance club in London. The show is not open to public, a Polydor party. Seems to celebrate the release of Bee Gees tribute album the same day.

On October 12, a new member of the Hook family was born a baby girl named Jess after Heather(12) and Jack(8) (from his first marriage with Iris Bates). Peter Hook is married with Rebecca Jones since May 12, 1997.


movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 16, 1998  
Report from Rocktropolis:

Electronic, the uber- rocktronic duo consisting of Bernard Sumner of New Order and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, are currently mastering their third album, tentatively titled Twisted Tenderness, in the U.K.

While the album will be released sometime early next year on Parlophone Records in England, the band has parted ways with their American label, Warner Bros. Records, at their own request.

According to a source close to the band, they are currently shopping around for a new deal in the U.S. However, Ignition Management, the band's U.K. management company, will only say that no announcements will be made regarding the band's U.S. status for several months. A source at Warner Bros. did confirm that the label will not be putting out the record, but had no further comment on the events surrounding the band's departure.

Meanwhile, Sumner is very enthusiastic about the songs on the band's third album, especially its tentative title track. "We wrote 'Twisted Tenderness' on guitar," recalls Sumner. "We got it programmed and we started playing it on the synthesizer, and it turned into a dance tune and sounded fucking great." Electronic had originally planned on après-Christmas release for Twisted Tenderness, but the New Order reunion obviously has taken a large chunk of Sumner's time away from the album in the past nine months.

As for touring, which the band has done very little of in the past, don't count on it. With a New Order tour still likely next year and Electronics' American status in limbo, it doesn't look good. Sumner would like to, but the band has only played sporadic gigs in Europe and England in the past --and besides, according to Sumner, getting Marr out of the studio is a process in itself. "Johnny's always pretty vague about playing live," says Sumner. "He's always writing songs, and I just think he likes being in the studio. I'm a bit sick of it now."


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movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 14, 1998  
Monaco's cover of "You Should Be Dancing" is featured on a Bee Gees tribute album, 'Gotta Get A Message To You', release finally by Polydor October 26.

13 track includes cover versions also by The Orb, Lightning Seeds, 911, Ultra Nate, Space, Louise, Cleopatra & more.

It's a song they rerecorded three times. "The first version was a bit frightening to tell the truth," Peter Lorraine (artist development manager at Polydor) said. "Hooky was singing on it. In the end they enlisted the help of a session singer. Hooky really liked the song. It's great, it starts off with a disco type thing and all the time you're just waiting for that New Order bass sound to come in."

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 12, 1998  
This Live Ad was taken from the NME. Enjoy The Show.

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movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) October 1, 1998  
AFTER several successful comeback gigs, indie-dance icons New Order are headlining two shows called Temptation in December.

At Manchester's 8,000 capacity Evening News Arena on December 29,they'll be joined by live acts Laurent Garnier and the Lionrock SoundSystem, and DJs Justin Robertson, Luke Slater, Andrew Weatherall and James Holroyd.

At London's 12,500-capacity Alexandra Palace on New Year's Eve, their guests are Underworld and Audioweb, plus Sasha, Judge Jules and Pete Tongin the Radio One Essential Mix room, and Monkey Mafia, The Chemical Brothers (DJing), Richard Fearless, Bronx Dogs and the Scratch Pervertsin the Heavenly Jukebox room. Both events run from 9pm to 6am, with tickets priced at £30 for the Manchester show and £39 for the London show.

Contact 0161-832-1111/0181-963-0940 for further details.

movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) September 19, 1998  
Reports from Antoine and  Happy Jack

New Order and James will play gig in Manchester (Sep 21) for the handover of the Commonwealth Games from Kuala Lumpur to Manchester. New Order have also recorded a new version of Temptation for this ceremony also.


movingMap.gif (21803 bytes) September 8, 1998  
Reports from NME:

NEW ORDER are to headline a New Year's Eve show at London's Alexandra Palace, have also lined up an all-nighter at Manchester G-Mex for December 29.The gigs come in the wake of the band's successful Reading Festival reunion. Both shows will run from 9pm to 6am and support acts are currently being confirmed. New Order are also promising a new album next year to coincide with a string of US dates. Bassist Peter Hook told Radio 1 in the UK: "We're doing a new album in the new year. We're getting on very well. It's the first time in years that we've actually enjoyed each other's company, and I'm very pleased about it indeed. I'm looking forward to it and it's not been very often I've been able to say that!" Singer Bernard Sumner, however, was more cautious: "We're kind of taking it one day at a time. If you think too far into the future, you get stressed out. The project at the moment is these gigs. We'll see how they go and then think about writing together in the future."

The first new release from the band will be their long-awaited box set, featuring a number of previously unreleased tracks. Called 'Recycle', it is set for release in January. Electronics' third LP, 'Twisted Tenderness', will also surface in January, and Hook is finishing off Monaco's second album. "I think the important thing with New Order this time is that we actually work together," Hook said. "Whereas with 'Republic' (New Order's 1993 album), we were working apart."

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