World [The Price Of Love]
01 World (The Radio Edit)
02 World (The Perfecto Mix)
03 Ruined In A Day (Reunited In A Day Remix)
04 World (Brothers In Rhythm Mix)
05 World (World In Action Mix)
06 Ruined In A Day (Bogle Mix)
07 World (The Perfecto Edit)
FACT > Had Factory Records not collapsed in 1992, “World” might have been the the first single from New Order’s then-untitled sixth album. A customary Factory catalog number (FAC 323) was assigned to the release; however, “World” would ultimately be the third single issued from “Republic” in 1993, via London Records. The US maxi-single combines mixes of both “World” and preceding single, “Ruined In A Day.”
LIVE > As much as I worship New Order, I’ve only seen them live on three occasions (they don’t get over here very frequently):
- 14 July 1989 – The Mann Center (Philadelphia, PA)
- 04 August 1993 – Brendan Byrne Arena (East Rutherford, NJ)
- 05 May 2005 – Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
24 years (almost to the day) since the band’s last visit to the City of Brotherly Love, New Order finally returns to Philadelphia tonight, and they’ll be playing the same venue—The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, an outdoor concert facility set in Fairmount Park.
To be honest, I have been less than impressed by the band’s past performances. On the 1989 tour, they were upstaged by openers Public Image Limited (although John Lydon is certainly a hard act to follow). At the 1993 show, fellow Mancunians 808 State generated a far more entertaining onstage energy. The 2005 NYC date was the best of the lot, but still far from memorable. Without erstwhile bassist Peter Hook, I maintain diminished expectations for this evening, but perhaps the old men will surprise me yet.