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Joy Division Launch Official Website

by Music-News.com on June 27, 2015

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Joy Division has today launched a new website, the first time that the band has had an official site.

The site, www.joydivisionofficial.com, allows fans to explore the band’s history through a detailed discography, which features links to listen to every song, videos and a selection of Kevin Cummins’ iconic photos.

The launch comes ahead of the release of vinyl reissues of ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’ on Monday June 29th. Both albums are being released on heavyweight 180g vinyl and will be followed by ‘Still’ and an expanded version of ‘Substance’ – both available as double-LP sets ‘ 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.’)

Unknown Pleasures

Side A
1. ‘Disorder’
2. ‘Day of the Lords’
3. ‘Candidate’
4. ‘Insight’
5. ‘New Dawn Fades’

Side B
1. ‘She’s Lost Control’
2. ‘Shadowplay’
3. ‘Wilderness’
4. ‘Interzone’
5. ‘I Remember Nothing’

Closer

Side A
1. ‘Atrocity Exhibition’
2. ‘Isolation’
3. ‘Passover’
4. ‘Colony’
5. ‘A Means to an End’

Side B
1. ‘Heart and Soul’
2. ‘Twenty Four Hours’
3. ‘The Eternal’
4. ‘Decades’

Still (2LP)

Side A
1. ‘Exercise One’
2. ‘Ice Age’
3. ‘The Sound of Music’
4. ‘Glass’
5. ‘The Only Mistake’

Side B
1. ‘Walked in Line’
2. ‘The Kill’
3. ‘Something Must Break’
4. ‘Dead Souls’
5. ‘Sister Ray’

Side C
1. ‘Ceremony’
2. ‘Shadowplay’
3. ‘Means to an End’
4. ‘Passover’
5. ‘New Dawn Fades’
6. ‘Twenty Four Hours’

Side D
1. ‘Transmission’
2. ‘Disorder’
3. ‘Isolation’
4. ‘Decades’
5. ‘Digital’

Substance (1CD and 2LP Track Listing)

1. ‘Warsaw’
2. ‘Leaders Of Men’
3. ‘Digital’
4. ‘Autosuggestion’
5. ‘Transmission’
6. ‘She’s Lost Control’
7. ‘Incubation’
8. ‘Dead Souls’
9. ‘Atmosphere’
10. ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
11. ‘No Love Lost’
12. ‘Failures’
13. ‘Glass’
14. ‘From Safety To Where’
15. ‘Novelty’
16. ‘Komakino
17. ‘As You Said’
18. ‘These Days’
19. ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ (Pennine Version)

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