DVD review

New Order—511

Why 511? Because, on June 2, 2002, New Order performed in front of 10,000 rain-lashed revellers at Finsbury Park, and their 16-song set list comprised five Joy Division tracks and 11 by the band they became following the suicide of Ian Curtis. Their trademark gloom-transcending pop, reflected by the sunlight-through-stormclouds sleeve art is fully represented, from "Atmosphere" to "Crystal", and although the recording studio is undoubtedly their ideal milieu, even at their most sloppy, Hooky, Bernard and the man-machine that is Stephen Morris are better than the rest.

(PL)

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd (warner music vision, full screen)


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