Total: From Joy Division to New Order

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Total: From Joy Division to New Order
Total Joy Division New Order.jpg
Compilation album by Joy Division and New Order
Released 6 June 2011 (2011-06-06)
Recorded 1978–2004
Genre Post-punk[1]
Length 77:12
Label Rhino
Joy Division compilations chronology
The Best of Joy Division
(2008)
Total: From Joy Division to New Order
(2011)
New Order albums chronology
iTunes Originals – New Order
(2007)
Total: From Joy Division to New Order
(2011)

Total: From Joy Division to New Order is a compilation album of material from Joy Division and New Order. It was released in the United Kingdom on 6 June 2011 and is the first album to feature songs from both Joy Division and New Order in one album. It features five Joy Division tracks, including "Love Will Tear Us Apart", and thirteen New Order tracks, including a previously unreleased track, "Hellbent".[2] An online "Deluxe version" also includes music videos.

As of September 2017 the album was certified Silver by British Phonographic Industry. [3] [4]

Creation

The record label were unhappy with calling the record a "Best Of", so after brainstorming with the band the title Total was eventually chosen by Bernard Sumner.

The album cover was created by Howard Wakefield who previously served as understudy to Peter Saville. Peter was involved in art direction and told The Guardian: "I realised this was a record that would be sold in supermarkets and advertised on television. So the cover has a 'pile it high, sell it cheap' aesthetic. As you open it out, it says Total, but folded up you just see the 'O's. It says, 'From Joy Division to New Order'. I couldn't bear the words 'Best of'. It's a long way from the independent record shop to Tesco, almost 33 years. At Factory, I had a freedom that was unprecedented in communications design. We lived out an ideal, without business calling the shots. It was a phenomenon."[5]

The A&R for the release was handled by the band, Andrew Robinson (co-manager) and Gary Lancaster of Warner Music. In a bid to offer fans something new compared to previous compilations the album included four never-before on CD versions of the bands' tracks, including the original 7" version of "True Faith" and Shep Pettibone's 7" remix of "Bizarre Love Triangle". It also includes the shorter 4:24 edit of "The Perfect Kiss". All tracks were mastered from original source tapes by Frank Arkwright

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Irish Independent (Negative)[6]

John Meagher, who wrote for the "Day & Night" section of The Irish Independent wrote that: "there's nothing here to attract existing fans of either bands. Instead, all Total does is to reinforce the idea that Joy Division/New Order was a hugely exciting source of music between 1978 and 1990 and New Order has been a pitiful shadow of their once-visionary selves ever since."[6]

Track listing

CD edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Transmission" Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner 3:38
2. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:26
3. "Isolation" Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner 2:54
4. "She's Lost Control" Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:46
5. "Atmosphere" Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:10
6. "Ceremony" Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:37
7. "Temptation" Gillian Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 5:24
8. "Blue Monday" Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 7:29
9. "Thieves Like Us" (7" Edit) Arthur Baker, Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:56
10. "The Perfect Kiss" (QWEST/US 7" Edit) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:26
11. "Bizarre Love Triangle" (Shep Pettibone 7" Remix) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:46
12. "True Faith" (7" Version) Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:12
13. "Fine Time" (7" Edit) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:10
14. "World in Motion" Keith Allen, Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:32
15. "Regret" Gilbert, Hague, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:10
16. "Crystal" (Radio Edit) Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:20
17. "Krafty" (Radio Edit) Phil Cunningham, Hook, Morris, Sumner 3:47
18. "Hellbent" Hook, Morris, Sumner 4:29
Download Deluxe Edition video
No. Title Length
1. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 3:39
2. "Atmosphere" 4:33
3. "Temptation" 7:01
4. "Blue Monday '88" 4:07
5. "The Perfect Kiss" 10:39
6. "Bizarre Love Triangle" 3:52
7. "True Faith" 4:21
8. "World in Motion" 4:04
9. "Fine Time" 3:23
10. "Regret" 3:58
11. "Crystal" 4:20
12. "Krafty" 3:48

References

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Previously-unreleased New Order song 'Hellbent' appears online - audio". New Musical Express. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.bpi.co.uk/bpi-awards/
  4. ^ https://i.imgur.com/wMxk6d3.png
  5. ^ Grundy, Gareth (29 May 2011). "Peter Saville on his album cover artwork". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  6. ^ a b Meagher, John (10 June 2011). "REVIEWS: 'Joy Division and New Order' by John Meagher". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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