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LTMCD 2377 Cool As Ice - The Be Music Productions; front cover detail
LTMCD 2377 Cool As Ice - The Be Music Productions; front cover detail

Tracklisting

52nd Street - Can't Afford (To Let You Go)  6.50
Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop  8.07
Marcel King - Reach For Love  5.25
Quando Quango - Love Tempo  6.58
52nd Street - Cool As Ice  7.25
Paul Haig - The Only Truth  7.02
Quando Quango - Atom Rock  6.42
Nyam Nyam - Fate/Hate  8.03
Life - Tell Me  3.04
Thick Pigeon - Babcock + Wilson  3.43
Section 25 - Beating Heart  5.02
Be Music - Theme  3.04

Credits

LTM are proud to present Cool As Ice, a compilation of stone classic old school 80's electro and dance cuts produced by Be Music, the tag used by all four members of New Order. The set will be available late August 2003 both on CD and as a limited DJ friendly double vinyl set. The album has been digitally remastered and runs for 74 minutes. The vinyl version will be limited to just 1000 copies.

More info on this release available from LTM

Update 19/08/03 from LTM: "The gorgeous (and strictly limited) double vinyl version of Cool As Ice will also be in stock at the end of the week, and will be promptly dispatched to those who have already ordered. Rest assured that it will be sent out in a strong cruciform type box mailer, so there should be no bending or creasing of the sleeve at all. Anyone who has not already ordered might want to do so now to avoid disappointment! Cost is 16.50 in the UK, 18.00 in Europe and 19.00 for rest of world, airmail postage included. Sorry about the all-in price but vinyl is now a very expensive format to produce, and we really are pushing out the boat on the safe post/packing."

Reviews

"Album of the fortnight! The tracks by 52nd Street and Section 25 are brilliant" (DJ Magazine, 8/03); "These are significant events in the British electronica timeline - Cool As Ice was effectively the first electro-funk single made in Britain. Four stars" (Uncut, 11/03); "Innovative electro and club curios. Marcel King should have had a major hit with Reach For Love" (Q Magazine, 10/03); "Essential - New Order's invisible history" (Les Inrockuptibles, 10/03); "Includes necessary club classics like Looking From A Hilltop, Love Tempo and Cool As Ice. A necesary compilation for those wishing to explore Manchester's very important contribution to dance music, and an amazing and often overlooked facet of one of the 80s most influential bands - New Order" (Other Music, 8/03); "A frankly magnificent compilation, at times this is new technology in search of itself. Reach for Love by Marcel King is pure Soul by any definition. Genius" (Glasgow Herald, 9/03); "Excellent. While we're familiar with the magic New Order frequently conjured when working on their own music, the majority of the 12 selections here leave you in little doubt of their capabilities on the other side of the studio glass. Crucial stuff abounds, especially 52nd Street (Can't Afford) and Quando Quango (Love Tempo). Rediscovery is essential." (Whisperin' & Hollerin', 8/03); "The familiar seal of quality is apparent all over this work, and the songs themselves still hold a lot of relevance" (Leonard' Lair, 10/03); "These tracks still sound fresh. Know why? Many of these songs have rhythms that have been sampled, borrowed or stolen, and these mixes prove that New Order were a significant force to be recknoned with in the underground dance world. This compilation certainly shows how ahead of the game they really were" (mundanesounds, 8/03)

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Nice one James. LTM pull the classics out of the bag including Marcel King, Quando Quango and Section 25. Essential listening for 2003 and beyond!