Part of the Alan Cross guide to Alternative Rock, this audio guide to New Order is a comprehensive review of New Order's rise to fame and rocky history. Born from the ashes of Joy Division after Ian Curtis' suicide, New Order began playing together as a full band in October of 1980. Hitting the big time in the UK with the single Blue Monday, New Order then enjoyed over a decade of hits. Even though they've had a tumultuous history in the past two decades, New Order has earned a place in the rock canon. Cross' upbeat and intelligent guide is a great introduction to this enduring band.