Monaco

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Monaco was a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook. Together with David Potts, the only remaining member of Revenge, the band was formed in 1995. The group found success with the 1997 single "What Do You Want From Me?" and the album it was pulled from, Music for Pleasure, sold over half a million copies; success largely attributed to the band's similar sound to New Order, and that group's absence in the mid 1990's.

In 1999, Polydor Records rejected Monaco's follow up album, the self-titled Monaco, due to the radically changing trends in music at the time. Papillon Records agreed to pick up the album, though the planned single release of "I've Got A Feeling" was recalled in the UK due to sample clearance issues. Despite favorable reviews, the album was released with almost no promotion at all. Tensions were mounting, and in 2000, following a "disastrous gig at the Eclipse Festival", Potts and Hook parted ways. Potts would go on to form RAM, and Hook would join a reunited New Order.

Despite the split of 2000, Hook and Potts have remained on good terms and since reformed Monaco more than once in support of one-off charity events. On 21 March 2007 they performed a selection of Monaco, New Order and Joy Division tracks in support of the Nordorff-Robbins charity at the Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester. Later that year and most recently, they played a similar set in support of Oxfam's "Oxjam" event at the The Ritz, Manchester on 28 October. On both occasions they were joined by Rowetta of Happy Mondays on vocals for the Joy Division track "Insight" and Hook's son Jack on additional bass.
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Albums

537 242-2 Monaco - Music For Pleasure diseño del album Monaco Music For Pleasure (Album) Polydor 537 242-2 Brazil 1997 Vender esta versión
IC 0743 Monaco - In Concert 743 diseño del album Space (4) / Monaco Space (4) / Monaco - In Concert 743(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International IC 0743 UK 1998 Vender esta versión
BT FLY PR5 Monaco - Monaco diseño del album Monaco Monaco (Album) Papillon Records BT FLY PR5 UK 2000 Vender esta versión

Singles & EPs

SHIN2 Monaco - Shine (Someone Who Needs Me) diseño del album Monaco Shine (Someone Who Needs Me) (Single) Polydor SHIN2 UK 1997 Vender esta versión
571 057-2 Monaco - Sweet Lips diseño del album Monaco Sweet Lips (Single) Polydor 571 057-2 UK 1997 Vender esta versión
POCP-7229 Monaco - What Do You Want From Me? diseño del album Monaco What Do You Want From Me? (Single) Polydor POCP-7229 Japan 1997 Vender esta versión
SHA1 Monaco - Shattered diseño del album Monaco Shattered(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Polydor SHA1 UK 1997 Vender esta versión
BTRAD04 Monaco - I've Got A Feeling diseño del album Monaco I've Got A Feeling (Single) Roadrunner Records, Papillon Records BTRAD04 UK 2000 Vender esta versión
DJFLY 151 Monaco - See  Saw diseño del album Monaco See Saw Papillon Records DJFLY 151 UK 2001 Vender esta versión

Compilations

AS 5001 035 Monaco - From Disco To: Disco / What Do You Want From Me? diseño del album Whirlpool Production* / Monaco Whirlpool Production* / Monaco - From Disco To: Disco / What Do You Want From Me?(7", Comp, Promo) Polygram AS 5001 035 Italy 1997 Vender esta versión

Miscellaneous

PRSAC 00543 Monaco - Dubstar / Monaco Sampler diseño del album Dubstar (2) / Monaco Dubstar (2) / Monaco - Dubstar / Monaco Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Polydor PRSAC 00543 US 1997 Vender esta versión