Get Ready (New Order album)

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Get Ready
A black-and-white photo of a woman taking a photo with a red line.
Studio album by
Released27 August 2001 (2001-08-27)
Recorded2000–2001
Studio
Genre
Length50:58
LabelLondon
Producer
New Order chronology
Republic
(1993)
Get Ready
(2001)
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
(2005)
Singles from Get Ready
  1. "Crystal"
    Released: 13 August 2001
  2. "60 Miles an Hour"
    Released: 19 November 2001
  3. "Someone Like You"
    Released: 6 December 2001

Get Ready is the seventh studio album by English rock band New Order. It was released on 27 August 2001 in the United Kingdom by London Records and on 16 October 2001 in the United States by Reprise Records. It was the band's first studio album in eight years, following 1993's Republic, and was their last to feature their classic lineup.

Background[edit]

Peter Hook stated that the album's title "could mean anything or nothing. I thought it was just nice; New Order, Get Ready; 'cause 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."[3]

The album was dedicated to Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order, who died in 1999.[4][5]

Artwork[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
Blender3/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[9]
The Guardian4/5 stars[10]
NME8/10[11]
Pitchfork7.6/10[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[14]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[15]
The Village VoiceA−[16]

Get Ready received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 72, based on 24 reviews.[6] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly opined that New Order have "never sounded stronger or more vigorous", calling the album "A stunning and confident return to form".[9] John Bush of AllMusic wrote "their first work in 15 years that's focused on songwriting and performance rather than grafted dance techniques".[7] Q wrote "New Order have made better records than this, but not many with such an emotional charge and the expansive noise to carry it off... [...] Get Ready is the sound of a great band breaking free of their past before your ears."[6]

The Village Voice's Michaelangelo Matos criticised the compositions, saying, "Calling the album Get Ready feels as if they're psyching themselves up for the task at hand—like they're raring to go but aren't exactly certain where they're going, or even necessarily why they're doing it. The songs carry this out—it's them, not the sonics, that make this the second disappointing New Order album in a row."[17] Mojo was unconvinced by the album, finding it to be "less a call to arms than the sound of an old man wheezing out of a creaky armchair".[18]

As of April 2006, the album had sold 153,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[19]

Accolades[edit]

Q listed Get Ready as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[20]

Legacy[edit]

The track 'Slow Jam' was used to promote the latest model (at the time), Ford Falcon automobile in Australia, receiving heavy rotation on national TV.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by New Order (Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner). All tracks are produced by Steve Osborne, except where noted.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Crystal" 6:51
2."60 Miles an Hour" 4:34
3."Turn My Way" (featuring Billy Corgan) 5:05
4."Vicious Streak" 5:40
5."Primitive Notion" 5:43
6."Slow Jam" 4:53
7."Rock the Shack" (featuring Bobby Gillespie)
4:12
8."Someone Like You" 5:42
9."Close Range" 4:13
10."Run Wild"3:57
Japanese edition bonus track[21]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
11."Behind Closed Doors"Arthur Baker5:27

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Get Ready.[5]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Pete Davis – programming (tracks 1–6, 8–10)
  • Simon Hale – string arrangements, conducting (track 10)
  • Dawn Zee – backing vocals (tracks 1, 9, 10)
  • Billy Corgan – special guest vocals (track 3)
  • Bobby Gillespie – guest vocals (track 7)
  • Andrew Innes – guitar (track 7)

Technical[edit]

  • Steve Osborne – production (tracks 1–6, 8–10); mixing (tracks 2–6, 8, 10)
  • New Order – production (track 7)
  • Bruno Ellingham – engineering (tracks 1–6, 8–10); studio assistance at Rockfield
  • Andrew Robinson – engineering (tracks 1–6, 8–10)
  • Mark 'Spike' Stent – mixing (tracks 1, 9)
  • Jan 'Stan' Kybert – engineering, Pro Tools (track 1); Pro Tools mix pre-production (track 9)
  • Matt Fields – engineering assistance (track 1); Pro Tools mix pre-production assistance (track 9)
  • David Treahearn – Pro Tools mix pre-production assistance (track 9)
  • Adrian Bushby – mix engineering (tracks 2–6, 8, 10)
  • Paul 'P-dub' Walton – mix engineering (track 9)
  • Flood – additional production, mix (track 7)
  • Rob Kirwan – engineering (tracks 7, 10)
  • Owen Mulcahy – engineering assistance (track 7)
  • Bernard Sumner – additional production, mix (track 10)
  • Marco Migliari – studio assistance at Real World
  • Tom Hannen – studio assistance at Sarm Hook End
  • Tim Young – mastering at Metropolis Mastering

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[47] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[48] Gold 100,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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