Sunday, August 17, 2008
New Order - Mesh
New Order is about to re-release a number of their classic album as two disc "Special Edition" sets. I put special edition in quotes because those of us who have seen the projected track listing are more than a little disappointed. It's the same old rehash of tracks that have been released ad infinitum. Tracks like Dub Vulture, The Perfect Pit, Shellcock, and Beach Buggy (all which have been long sought after vinyl-only tracks) look as if they'll be overlooked again. Very disappointing indeed. I can only hope that the announced track listing will be updated before the discs actually go to press.
This week's track is a song called "Mesh". Those of you who have a CD copy of Substance probably think you've heard the song before since the song title appears on the track listing. However, due to a mis-print that has long irked New Order fans, you've actually been hearing the track "Cries And Whispers" which clocks in at 3:25. "Mesh" is only 3:02. It only appears on two CD releases, both of which are relatively hard to find and go for $50+ on eBay when they come up for sale. Those releases are both CD Singles... Everything's Gone Green and 1981-1982 New Order EP.
Now, the track listings for the new special edition sets claim that they will include "Mesh", but most of us believe that it will actually be the same old version of "Cries And Whispers" that we've dealt with release after release. If they actually get it right, this will no longer be a rarity. Let's hope they do.
Artist: New Order
From: Everything's Gone Green EP