- New Order: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris.
- Additional personnel: Andrew Robinson, Mac Quayle (programming).
- Producers: Arthur Baker, New Order, Martin Hannett, Stephen Hague.
- Engineers: Chris Nagle, Michael Johnson, Mike "Spike" Drake.
- Includes liner notes by Paul Morley.
- This compilation, originally released in 1994, collects the best of the legendary English band's singles and choice album cuts recorded since New Order formed out of the wreckage of Joy Division in 1980. Classic album tracks like "Love Vigilantes" and "Age of Consent" sit alongside smash singles like "True Faith" and a song from the soundtrack to the 1987 film SALVATION!, "Let's Go (Nothing For Me)." As an alternative to the thematically sequenced box set, RETRO, THE BEST OF NEW ORDER is an ideal starting point for initiates.
Entertainment Weekly (4/28/95, p.64) - "...New Order's best moments of the past decade also include some of pop's finest..." - Rating: B+
NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #6 in NME's list of the 10 best compilation albums of 1994.