INDIE DANCE: NEW ORDER / FARLEY AND HELLER

Indie stalwarts New Order, mixed by Junior Boys Own duo Terry Farley and Pete Heller.

 

“Regret” was the lead single from the 1993’s Republic album. With 1989’s Technique, New Order had created their most commercially successful work yet. Maybe success and the strain of it caused New Order to fragment slightly, for the recording of the follow-up was said to be quite difficult, laying the foundation for the band’s eventual 8-year hiatus.
If there was one good thing to come out of the tough sessions for Republic (which wound up being the highest charting album of their career), it was the song that would become New Order’s second top 40 hit (after “True Faith”): “Regret”. With “Regret”, New Order manages to create poetry out of simplicity, and while it is another entry in the “woe-is-me” category of music, Bernard Sumner just might be hinting at some sense of hope in his usual deadpan vocal delivery. Whatever, it was a damn catchy tune.

 

New Order – Regret (The Fire Island Mix) Farley & Heller

 

New Order – Regret (Junior Dub Mix)

 

~ by acidted on June 21, 2009.

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