Crystal (4:15)

Cover of Get Ready

From Get Ready and 48 other releases

“Crystal” was the first single to be released from the 2001 New Order album Get Ready, which entered the UK charts at number 8.

Backing vocals for the track are provided by Dawn Zee, who regularly tours with the band.

The song is tuned flat. Whenever New Order performs this song live, the song’s key is a semitone up.

Singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner originally gifted the song to German record label Mastermind for Success and it was recorded by label artist Corvin Dalek. However, DJ Pete Tong heard the song and declared it to be the best New Order single since “Blue Monday”, leading Sumner to reconsider the gift and have New Order record and release it.

A special version was also released that featured classic New Order and Joy Division songs from the Reading Festival, 30th August 2001. It also includes a brand new cover.

The single was B-sided by a variety of remixes, and an original song titled “Behind Closed Doors”.

At Moby’s 2001 Area One concert, Billy Corgan joined New Order and sang backup vocals on this song.


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We're like crystal, we break easy
I'm a poor man if you leave me
I'm applauded then forgotten
It was summer now it's autumn

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