Retro – New Order – 2002



Album Retro by New Order
Album Retro by New Order

Retro is a four-disc compilation album by the English rock band New Order, released in 2002 by London Records. The album features a selection of songs from the band’s career, chosen by various celebrities and musicians who have been influenced by New Order. The album covers different aspects of the band’s sound, from their electronic dance music roots to their alternative rock experiments. Retro also includes rare and unreleased tracks, such as demos, remixes, and live recordings.

Retro was conceived as a celebration of New Order’s 25th anniversary, but it also coincided with the band’s temporary break-up in 2002. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s legacy but questioned the choice of some tracks and the lack of coherence among the discs. Retro was a moderate commercial success, reaching number 90 on the UK Albums Chart and number 163 on the US Billboard 200. It was also certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Retro is considered to be one of New Order’s most important albums. It is a definitive collection of the band’s greatest work and a must-have for any fan of electronic music.

The personnel of the album Retro by New Order in 2002 are as follows:

  • Bernard Sumner – vocals, guitars, synthesizers, programming
  • Peter Hook – bass, electronic percussion, vocals
  • Stephen Morris – drums, synthesizers, programming
  • Gillian Gilbert – synthesizers, programming, guitars, vocals (on discs 1 and 2)
  • Phil Cunningham – guitars, synthesizers (on discs 3 and 4)

Source: Wikipedia

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