Lost Sirens

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Lost Sirens
New Order - Lost Sirens.png
Compilation album / Studio album by New Order
Released 11 January 2013 (2013-01-11)
Recorded 2003–04
Studio Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire
Genre
Length 38:21
Label Rhino
Producer
New Order chronology
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
(2005)Waiting for the Sirens' Call2005
Lost Sirens
(2013)
Music Complete
(2015)Music Complete2015

Lost Sirens is a compilation album and the ninth studio album by the English rock band New Order, released on 11 January 2013 by Rhino Entertainment. It is the final album featuring bassist Peter Hook, who left the band in 2007, and the only album by New Order ever produced from archival recordings currently. The tracks featured on the album were recorded during the production of 2005's Waiting for the Sirens' Call, but they never made it to the final release.

Lost Sirens drew mostly positive reviews, and it sold 4,678 copies in its first week.[3]

Production[edit]

As with Waiting for the Sirens' Call, Lost Sirens was written and performed by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham. The album was recorded at Real World Studios in 2003–04; the production costs totalled £700,000. The songs featured on Lost Sirens were originally intended for release shortly after the release of Waiting for the Sirens' Call, but were shelved when Hook left in 2007. "Hellbent" was previously released in 2011 as part of the compilation album, Total: From Joy Division to New Order. It is the second New Order album recorded without Gillian Gilbert who left the band in 2001 to look after her family.

Release[edit]

The album was originally scheduled for release in late 2012. In a Brazilian interview to promote the reunited band's appearance in São Paulo, Gillian Gilbert acknowledged issues with former member Peter Hook, and stated there was "a lot going on behind the scenes on the copyright" delaying the album.[4] The band announced in December 2012 that the album would be released on 14 January 2013. Prior to release, the album was streamed on the Rolling Stone official website from 11 January 2013.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
The A.V. Club C[8]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[9]
The Independent 3/5 stars[2]
Metro 3/5 stars[10]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[11]
NME 6/10[12]
Pitchfork Media 6.8/10[13]
PopMatters 7/10[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[14]

Lost Sirens received indecisive, yet generally favorable reviews, with it currently holding a 65 out of 100 on Metacritic.

The Independent's Andy Gill claimed that New Order's ninth outing "actually bests its parent album [Waiting for the Sirens' Call]". Gill particularly recommended "I Told You So", "Sugarcane" and "Hellbent" as the album's better tracks.[2] Metro stated the album "offers few classics but will still delight fans of the band with its feelgood sound".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Hook and Phil Cunningham.

No. Title Length
1. "I'll Stay with You" 4:22
2. "Sugarcane" 4:50
3. "Recoil" 5:09
4. "Californian Grass" 4:35
5. "Hellbent" 4:27
6. "Shake It Up" 5:23
7. "I've Got a Feeling" 4:29
8. "I Told You So" (Crazy World Mix) 5:06

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Lost Sirens.[15]

  • New Order – production
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Tore Johansson – production (2)
  • Gary Lancaster – project manager
  • Stuart Price – production (8)
  • Mac Quayle – production (6)
  • Jim Spencer – mixing (3, 8); production (3)
  • Stephen Street – mixing, production (1, 4, 5, 7)
  • Studio Parris Wakefield – art direction, design
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing (1, 2, 4–7)
  • Dawn Zee – vocals (8)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[16] 192
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[17] 155
French Albums Chart[18] 137
German Albums Chart[19] 68
Scottish Albums Chart[20] 27
Swiss Albums Chart[21] 74
UK Albums Chart[22] 23

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Netherlands[23] 11 January 2013 Warner Music
France[24] 14 January 2013
United Kingdom[25] Rhino Entertainment
Australia[26] 18 January 2013 Warner Music
Germany[27]
Italy[28] 29 January 2013
Japan[29] 6 March 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bergstrom, John (28 February 2013). "New Order: Lost Sirens". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Gill, Andy (12 January 2013). "Album review: New Order, The Lost Sirens (Rhino UK)". The Independent. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (21 January 2013). "Official Charts Analysis: Les Mis album tops 55k first week sales". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 16 November 2013.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ "New Order delays release of 'Lost Sirens' outtakes set, will play Australia in 2012". Slicing Up Eyeballs. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Order Unearth Rarities on 'Lost Sirens' – Album Premiere". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lost Sirens – New Order". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Bush, John. "Lost Sirens – New Order". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Modell, Josh (22 January 2013). "New Order: Lost Sirens". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Gorman, Howard (24 January 2013). "Album review: New Order − The Lost Sirens". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Haider, Arwa (11 January 2013). "New Order's The Lost Sirens feels like a time capsule of sounds". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Green, Laurence (14 January 2013). "New Order – Lost Sirens". musicOMH. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Mackay, Emily (18 January 2013). "New Order – 'Lost Sirens'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Wolk, Douglas (17 January 2013). "New Order: Lost Sirens". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Diehl, Matt (28 January 2013). "Lost Sirens". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Lost Sirens (CD liner notes). New Order. Rhino Entertainment. 2013. 2564653448. 
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  19. ^ "New Order, Lost Sirens" (in German). charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "2013 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "New Order – Lost Sirens". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
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  24. ^ "Lost sirens – New Order – CD album" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Lost Sirens". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Lost Sirens, The – New Order". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Lost Sirens" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  28. ^ "New Order – The Lost Sirens" (in Italian). Internet Bookshop Italia. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  29. ^ "Lost Sirens / ロスト・サイレンズ" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. Retrieved 16 November 2013.