I'm not sure why the CD version of New Order's 1982 EP is not more readily available, although to any bonafide New Order fan, it is worth the $30 that is being asked when a used copy turns up for sale.
This CD contains the original and definitive version of New Order's hallowed classic Temptation. This is the only CD that contains this version. The version on Substance was re-recorded for that release. The versions on Singles are the Substance version and yet another re-recorded/remixed version.
This version is the true bridge between New Order's 1981 debut LP Movement -- which has been frequently characterized as being more like Joy Division's final LP -- and the 1983 release of New Order's second LP, Power, Corruption and Lies. It is here that Barney breaks free of his previous attempts to imitate Ian Curtis and sings in his goofily endearing higher register -- indeed, he does so emphatically at the beginning of the vocals, singing "Oh, you've got green eyes, oh you've got blue eyes, oh, you've got grey eyes" in his lower register and then immediately repeating the line an octave higher.
Morris's uptempo drum beat, the effervescent and percolating synth line, Hook's signature upper register lead bass, and the wonderfully jangling strum of Barney's guitar make this perhaps the quintessential New Order song, more so than Blue Monday, Bizarre Love Triangle, or any other contenders. It captures perfectly a moment in 1982 when New Order became New Order.
1981-1982 シングル, インポート
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