Get Ready (New Order album)

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Get Ready
Studio album by New Order
Released 27 August 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance, dance-rock, synthpop[1]
Length 50:58
Label London
Producer Steve Osborne, New Order, Flood, David Kahne
New Order chronology
Get Ready
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 2/5 stars link
NME 8/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10) link
Robert Christgau A− link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
PopMatters (A) link
Music Critic 3.5/5 stars link

Get Ready is the seventh studio album by the English rock band New Order. Released in August 2001 by London Records, this was the group's first album in eight years, following 1993's Republic.

Peter Hook said of the album's title, "The title of the album is 'Get Ready' so it could mean anything or nothing. I thought it was just nice, New Order, 'Get Ready', 'cos we are, we're getting ready for the next phase of our musical lives both physically and mentally so it's quite a simple thing but it's very pertinent."[2]

The album was dedicated to Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order, who died in 1999.[2]

The album features a cover art directed by Peter Saville and designed by Howard Wakefield who have also designed covers for New Order and Joy Division albums. The cover model is German actress Nicolette Krebitz.

Keith Strickland, guitarist for the New Wave band The B-52s, was inspired by Get Ready to write the B-52s album Funplex, feeling that if New Order could put out such a strong album at this stage of their career, The B-52s could too. Keith hired Steve Osborne, the producer of Get Ready, to produce Funplex, and it was eventually released in 2008.

The band The Killers took their name from the band playing in the "Crystal" video.

"Close Range" appears in the PlayStation 2 video game World Rally Championship.

"Someone Like You" appears in the 2003 independent film Haggard: The Movie.

"Slow Jam" was used in a Visa advertising campaign in 2009 as well as in Ford Australia's 2002 ad campaign for the new Ford BA model Falcon at the time.

This was the last New Order album featuring the classic lineup of Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert, and Stephen Morris.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gilbert/Hook/Morris/Sumner

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Crystal"   6:51
2. "60 Miles an Hour"   4:34
3. "Turn My Way" (Special guest vocals: Billy Corgan) 5:05
4. "Vicious Streak"   5:40
5. "Primitive Notion"   5:43
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Slow Jam"   4:53
7. "Rock the Shack" (Guest vocals: Bobby Gillespie and guitar: Andrew Innes) 4:12
8. "Someone Like You"   5:42
9. "Close Range"   4:13
10. "Run Wild"   3:57



  • Bernard Sumner – vocals, guitars, synthesisers and programming, melodica
  • Gillian Gilbert – synthesizers and programming, guitars, backing vocals
  • Peter Hook – 4 and 6-stringed bass, synthesisers and programming, backing vocals
  • Stephen Morris – drums, synthesisers and programming

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[3] 7
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 15
Canadian Albums Chart
Dutch Mega Album Top 100[5] 61
French SNEP Albums Chart[6] 21
German Media Control Albums Chart[7][8] 7
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[9] 17
Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Chart[10] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 24
UK Albums Chart[12] 6
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 41
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 13
Singles – Billboard (North America)
Single Territory/Chart (2001/2) Peak
"Crystal" Canadian Singles Chart 3
"Crystal" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
"Crystal" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3
"Someone Like You" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 34

Critical reception[edit]

Q listed Get Ready as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[14]


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  14. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65.