FLLR 038 - New Order (side project) Tapes (part 17)
Well, some of the filler isn't from New Order, per se, but since it's still New Order related I won't alter the numbering scheme.
The first few tracks were from the heralded return of New Order, after a five year absence where all the members went onto their various side projects, with varying degrees of commercial and critical success.
I figure most of the members by then were running on fumes so it was not a moment too soon when they all got back together again. Unfortunately, Gillian's newly born daughter had health issues so going into the 21st century, she ended up being having to suspend her participation, at least until Grace's condition improved and/or was managed (I don't know any intimate details)
Regret 'TFI Friday' (27 Nov 1998)
Temptation - Commonwealth Games, Albert Square 21 Sep 1998...with full intro, which I haven't seen before. This was taped live from Malaysian TV. New Order introduced...or at least prefaced...by royalty. Coming on the heels of the World Cup theme. They had become a part of the musical landscape of the British nation, in a way neither Depeche Mode nor The Cure nor The Smiths/Morrissey have (to date) achieved....I credit Anthony Howard and his appropriation of "the People's" artwork by Henry Fantin-Latour...
I also need to pick this up at some point.
In a lovely confluence, Ride members played with Motorcycle Boy vocalist Alex Taylor in a project dubbed "Motorcycle Ride"
Next, the Pixies...again, the exact Futurama Festival performance isn't up on YouTube, but here's one that appears on their 'Death To The Pixies' compilation from the Netherlands...