Neworder* ‎– Technique

Factory ‎– Fact275
Vinyl, LP, Album, Lyntone Pressing


A1 Fine Time
A2 All The Way
A3 Love Less
A4 Round & Round
A5 Guilty Partner
B1 Run
B2 Mr. Disco
B3 Vanishing Point
B4 Dream Attack

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Recorded at Mediterranean Studios, Ibiza and Real World Studios, Box. Mixed at Real World Studios, Box.
A Factory Record
Published by Bemusic / Warner Brothers Music
℗ 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Comes with printed inner sleeve.

There are several marketing items along the album release, incl. an A5 sticker in NME ("Press Technique"), billboards ("Advertising Technique"), a TV ad, a set of four A4 paper sheets in green, white, red, yellow ("Campaign Technique"), and a set of two posters advertising the different media formats.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016839302753
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016839 302753
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FACT-275-A1 * ɑ (3) Δ 23378 L22369 1-1 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FACT-275-B * ɑ (3) Δ 23378-X L22370 1-1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): Fact275-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): Fact275-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - hand etched): WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN, PETER?
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - hand etched): ?RETEP ,NAEM UOY OD YLTCAXE TAHW

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Fact275 Neworder* Technique(LP, Album) Factory Fact275 UK 1989 Sell This Version
WPCR-75045 Neworder* Technique(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records WPCR-75045 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
25CY-3083, CY-3083 Neworder* Technique(CD, Album, Promo) Factory, Factory 25CY-3083, CY-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Fact275c Neworder* Technique(Cass, Album, Bla) Factory Fact275c UK 1989 Sell This Version
1-25845, 9 25845-1 Neworder* Technique(LP, Album, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 1-25845, 9 25845-1 US 1989 Sell This Version


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December 9, 2018

maybe their best album

a mix up of dance and alternative rock music

the opener is a dance acid song while the next song is alternative rock and more


December 23, 2015

One of those albums i listen to regularly since i first bought the cassette in the early 90's. My favourite and imho their best LP, every track is SUBLIME. People/Charts always prefer Low-life and i will never know why... New Order at their peak.


November 6, 2014
Reading all the reviews and comments [lol Crijevo - memento notebooks were then popular in my part of Europe, too] I come to think I was lucky I got to know that album as a 12-year-old. From a distance of 25 years I can see it as some milestone that made me open to electronic experiments in rock music [e.g. King Crimson after THRAK] and vice versa. And as a teenager you're so influential that most likely the albums you get to like/love then - you'll cherish for the rest of your life. I could go on and on about how great it seems for blending rock and electronic....but that's been done to death. It's a classic album, perfect album. It is looking back as far as Joy Division [you can hear that in each snare drum hit] and looking to the future with no fear. Few bands these days would risk as eclectic album as this one. As "Dream Attack" fades to end I'm always ready to hear late radio host Tomasz Beksinski say the line from my tape recording of Technique broadcasted on public radio back then: "well, ladies and gentlemen, simultaneous listening with you does wonders..." - meaning that even a classic rock fan like him could find something to enjoy in a cross-genre album like this.


June 6, 2010

It sure is a bitch getting the record back into the sleeve. That plastic is damn unruly!


September 4, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
Despite being produced only after the 'Substance''s blockbusters releases like "Ceremony" (1981), "Blue Monday" and "Confusion" (1983), "Thieves Like Us" (1984), "Perfect Kiss" (1985) or "Bizarre Love Triangle" (1986), the top-quality LP "Technique" was still considered one of New Order's greatests albums; made from 1988 to 1989, it also reflected the Summer of Love era and the European Electronic scene's explosion.
Rather Electronic than Rock & Roll influenced, "Technique" had great synthetic-acoustic arrangement combination, from of Stephen Morris’ drums to Gillian Gilbert's keyboards and most obviously by Peter Hook’s bass lines.
Chosen by a PR company to be New Order's first single from the album 'Technique', "Vanishing Point"'s choice got a veto from the band after they dismissed their Public Relations, and the first single released was "Fine Time", recorded in Ibiza and mixed at Peter Gabriel's Real Life Studios (the final mix was done by Alan Meyerson).
Acclaimed by a massive part of supporters, "Vanishing Point" became the theme for BBC1 TV series 'Making Out', which catapulted the song to even broader audiences. Another of "Technique"'s hits was "Round & Round" which got a 12 inch single release through several labels and became a club hit.
The ensemble of the album deserves your listening, I guarantee.