5 Jan 2005
New Order guest star on Gwen Stefani album 
LAWeekly.com has a review of the new Gwen Stefani album 'Love Angel Music Baby' which features a contribution from New Order on the track "The Real Thing" which it claims is easily one of the album's best moments and is "a mercifully irony-free nod to the synth confections once sneered at by critics and fans of "real" rock music. The chilled outlines of those songs were warmed from the inside by chords of melancholy."

Elsewhere, the NME has its version of the inside story on how New Order came to hook up with Stefani in the first place: "Singer Bernard Sumner said: 'She asked us (to write a song) but we told her that because we were in the middle of writing our own album, we wanted to keep the good songs for ourselves'. Undeterred, Stefani went away and wrote the track 'The Real Thing' in the style of New Order, which the band then came and played on."

Artist: Gwen Stefani

Title: Love Angel Music Baby.

Label: Interscope

Catalogue number: 2103177

Out: Now

Thanks to Paul and OMNY.


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