New Order Live In Glasgow

New Order Live In Glasgow
New Order will not go down as one of the greatest live bands that ever lived but they will go down as great completists who sure know how to compile their work without making it look like a cash-grab. Now that they’ve apparently called it quits, according to bassist Peter Hook, the vaults are quickly emptying, but this two-disc set of performances is a testament to their well-aged evolution. Filmed in 2006 at the Glasgow Academy, the set wraps up Waiting for the Sirens’ Call and essentially closes out their story with a career-spanning collection of songs such as "Regret,” "Temptation” and four Joy Division songs. Always keeping the aesthetic in mind, the band are featured in interspersed interviews, discussing performing live, which helps make this more than just a concert. Even better though is a second disc of various rare and unseen performances over the years, which includes three songs from a gig at Toronto’s International Centre in 1985. It’s worth it for the bonus disc alone but again, yet another essential DVD by one of the greatest bands of the last three decades. (Rhino/Warner)