New Order Item

Item is an extraordinary and comprehensive two-disc document of New Order's colourful history. "Collection" is a straightforward compilation of their entire video catalogue from "Ceremony" to "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" that finds its highlight in the rare and campy Baywatch version of "Regret," complete with the band playing on the beach and a cameo by Mitch himself: David Hasselhoff. "New Order Story" is a reissue of the delicious 1994 documentary on the "most curious and chaotic of rock stories" that is interspersed with candid band interviews and rare performance clips. Nicely packaged with their customary stylish flair, this is an indispensable anthology that no Joy Division or New Order fan should be without. (Warner)