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Joy Division 35th Anniversary Reissues Coming

by Music-News.com on May 27, 2015

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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Love Will Tear Us Apart on June 27th, Rhino will re-issue all four iconic Joy Division releases on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl.

The studio albums Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980) will be available on June 29th at retail outlets. They will be followed on July 24th by Still (1981) and an expanded version of Substance (1988), both available as a double-LP set.

Each design replicates the original in painstaking detail, including the gatefold covers used for Still and Substance. The music heard on the albums was remastered in 2007 when Rhino introduced expanded versions of the albums. The lone exception is Substance, which features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box and for the first time on vinyl, the expanded tracklist from the original CD release, plus two additional songs: As You Said and the Pennine version of Love Will Tear Us Apart. In addition to the vinyl format, Rhino will also release this expanded version of Substance as a 19-track CD, available on July 24th.

Joy Division recorded two albums before singer Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980. But what the Manchester quartet lacked in longevity, it more than made up for in quality. The band’s only two studio albums were groundbreaking and helped shape the sound and mood of the alternative music that followed in the band’s wake.

Ian Curtis (guitar/vocals), Bernard Sumner (keyboard), Peter Hook (bass), and Stephen Morris (drums) released their debut, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979. By the end of the year, the album’s atmospheric sound had won over fans and critics with tracks like She’s Lost Control and Day of the Lords. Closer, the group’s second album, arrived the following year and its dark and melancholy tones continued to earn rave reviews for songs like Isolation and Heart and Soul.

The compilations Still and Substance fill in the missing pieces of the band’s history with non-album singles (Transmission and Love Will Tear Us Apart), unreleased studio tracks (Something Must Break and Ice Age), and choice live recordings (Disorder and the only performance of Ceremony.)

The track lists:

Unknown Pleasures

Side A
Disorder
Day of the Lords
Candidate
Insight
New Dawn Fades
Side B
She’s Lost Control
Shadowplay
Wilderness
Interzone
I Remember Nothing

Closer

Side A
Atrocity Exhibition
Isolation
Passover
Colony
A Means to an End
Side B
Heart and Soul
Twenty Four Hours
The Eternal
Decades

Still (2LP)

Side A
Exercise One
Ice Age
The Sound of Music
Glass
The Only Mistake

Side B
Walked in Line
The Kill
Something Must Break
Dead Souls
Sister Ray

Side C
Ceremony
Shadowplay
Means to an End
Passover
New Dawn Fades
Twenty Four Hours

Side D
Transmission
Disorder
Isolation
Decades
Digital

Substance (1CD and 2LP Track Listing)
Warsaw
Leaders Of Men
Digital
Autosuggestion
Transmission
She’s Lost Control
Incubation
Dead Souls
Atmosphere
Love Will Tear Us Apart
No Love Lost
Failures
Glass
From Safety To Where
Novelty
Komakino
As You Said
These Days
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine Version)

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