The band formed after the demise of Joy Division , following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis ; they were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. New Order's integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the s. While the band's early years were overshadowed by the legacy of Joy Division, their experience of the early s New York club scene saw them increasingly incorporate dance rhythms and electronic instrumentation into their work. Their hit " Blue Monday " became the best-selling inch single of all time and a popular club track. They disbanded in to work on individual projects before reuniting in In the years since, New Order has gone through various hiatuses and personnel changes, most prominently the departure of Hook in They released their tenth studio album, Music Complete , in The rest of the band decided soon after Curtis's death that they would carry on.
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New Order raided their vaults for a comprehensive reissue of 'Power, Corruption and Lies. New Order will release a comprehensive box set of their second album, Power, Corruption and Lies — which broke them into the U. Top 10 — this fall. In addition to a remastered version of the album, the group has dug deep into its vaults to provide a holistic look at the making of the album. The band also included previously unreleased writing sessions, Peel sessions and instrumentals, in addition to many of the odd sessions that have come out over the years. The book includes rare photos and liner notes collated by Warren Jackson. Released two years after their debut, Movement — after the band members who had played in Joy Division decided to move forward with a new group following the death of singer Ian Curtis — Power, Corruption and Lies made it to Number Four on the U. People just stood there. A lot of hardcore Joy Division fans wondered what we were up to.
M ay 19th, , was no ordinary Monday for the members of Joy Division. Bags were packed and goodbyes had been said. But Joy Division — such a weird name for a group known for gloomy music and the forlorn voice of its singer — never left England that blue Monday.