Get Ready (New Order album)

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Get Ready
Studio album by New Order
Released 27 August 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Length 50:58
Label London
Producer Steve Osborne, New Order, Flood, David Kahne
New Order chronology
Get Ready
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Singles from Get Ready
  1. "Crystal"
    Released: 31 August 2001
  2. "60 Miles an Hour"
    Released: 19 November 2001

Get Ready is the seventh studio album by English rock band New Order. Recorded between 2000 and 2001 and released in August 2001 by record label London, Get Ready was the group's first album in eight years, following 1993's Republic. This was the last New Order album featuring the classic lineup of Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris.


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; '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."[1]

The album was dedicated to Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order, who died in 1999.[1]

Album cover[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.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork 7.6/10[6]
PopMatters favourable[7]
Q 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]

Get Ready has been generally well-received by critics. 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". 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."[2]

The album currently holds an approval rating of 72/100 on review aggregator website Metacritic.[2]


Q listed Get Ready as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by New Order (Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner). 

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


New Order[edit]

Musician credits for New Order are not listed in the liner notes of the album's personnel. Below are the instruments that the group typically plays.

  • 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


The actual liner notes list the album's personnel as follows:

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[11] 7
Austrian Albums Chart[12] 15
Canadian Albums Chart
Dutch Mega Album Top 100[13] 61
French SNEP Albums Chart[14] 21
German Media Control Albums Chart[15][16] 7
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[17] 17
Swedish Sverigetopplistan Albums Chart[18] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 24
UK Albums Chart[20] 6
U.S. Billboard 200[21] 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


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  3. ^ Bush, John. "Get Ready – New Order | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: New Order". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Wirth, Jim (12 September 2005). "NME Reviews – New Order : Get Ready |". NME. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Tangari, Joe (18 November 2001). "New Order: Get Ready | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Schabe, Patrick (15 October 2001). "New Order: Get Ready | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Strauss, Neil (8 November 2001). "[Get Ready review]". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "[Get Ready review]". Entertainment Weekly. 19 October 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q: 60–65. December 2001. 
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  20. ^ "Chart Stats: New Order". Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  21. ^ "New Order > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

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