It starts with disappointment. People like to remember the gigantic "Live At Bestival" album by The Cure, which was released last year and featured two CDs full to bursting with band classics. New Order are going the reduced way here: Eleven songs, two encores, that's it - a bit thin for a live album, especially for such a big band. But what the English ultimately offer is fine, at least from a musical point of view. Even without the driving bass of Peter Hook, the band still sounds like one would imagine with New Order, so that the departure of the original member could rather become a problem in the studio. The setlist also provides few surprises: From "Blue Monday" to "True Faith" to "Bizarre Love Triangle" you will find everything you know and appreciate. As an encore there is even the Joy Division classic "Transmission" and the unavoidable "Love Will Tear Us Apart". And that's the fan pack. Unspectacular, but solid.
Top track: True Faith