- Summary: The 13-track live recording benefited the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
- Record Label: Sunday Best
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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MojoAug 13, 2013Played with authority and aplomb. [Sep 2013, p.96]
Q MagazineAug 20, 2013It features a clutch of terrific songs delivered with a sense of real elation. [Sep 2013, p.106]
Aug 13, 2013While it doesn’t rank as an essential live album concert disc by any stretch of the imagination, and even though it’s plagued by a slow start, New Order’s Live at Bestival 2012 will probably stand as their most solid live recording, celebrating their storied career with their best songs from 3 decades of albums.
Aug 13, 2013This is a charity album, released to aid the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, and as such it's a commendable venture. Still, its placing in the New Order discography is hardly likely to be significant, especially as the Live at the London Troxy album from 2011 already documented this incarnation of the group in a live setting.
Aug 13, 2013As a rule the lackadaisical New Order and the greatest hits-centric set they tour with aren’t the stuff of live album legend, and matters aren’t really helped by the fact large chunks of the set have been lopped out in order to make it into a single CD, with the likes of ‘Ceremony’ and ‘Crystal’ receiving the heave.
Classic Rock MagazineAug 21, 2013Perfection, though, remains unattainable thanks to Barney Sumner, whose enthusiasm is such that he adds an uncommon amount of whoops and yelps to songs that really do not need any. [Aug 2013, p.89]
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