New Order, Paradise Garage, New York City, photo by Kevin Cummins 1983

New Order, Paradise Garage, New York City, photo by Kevin Cummins 1983 Bernard Sumner

This assemblage of 12-inch singles and remixes charts New Order's tranformation from gloom rockers to electro-disco pioneers. Club hits like "Blue Monday" and "Bizarre Love Triangle" are full of bass melodies that beat-loving guitar bands are still trying to figure out.

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New Order - Substance 1987 (Disc One) Substance (also known as Substance is a 1987 compilation album by New Order, consisting of all of the band's sing.

Technique, New Order (Factory, 1989). I’d moved on from being interested in 80s consumer products and had begun going to Pimlico Road to look at antique shops. Which was where I saw the cherub statue we used on Technique. It was a garden ornament and we rented it for the shoot. It’s a very bacchanalian image, which fitted the moment just before the last financial crash and the new drug-fuelled hedonism involved in the music scene."

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

New Order - Technique. Cover design by Peter Saville, photography by Trevor Key

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