JOY DIVISION

Unknown Pleasures (Collector's Edition)

Model:
2564697789
SKU:
215435
PLU: 81227996017
Joy Division's 1979 debut UNKNOWN PLEASURES is a landmark album whose atmospheric soundscape and complex layers of emotion established the band as principal architects and ultimate icons of the post-punk movement and the U.K. Manchester scene of the late '70s. It remains one of the definitive LPs of its era.
Joy Division's 1979 debut UNKNOWN PLEASURES is a landmark album whose atmospheric soundscape and complex layers of emotion established the band as principal architects and ultimate icons of the post-punk movement and the U.K. Manchester scene of the late '70s. It remains one of the definitive LPs of its era.
Format - 2CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 30/10/07

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Joy Division's 1979 debut UNKNOWN PLEASURES is a landmark album whose atmospheric soundscape and complex layers of emotion established the band as principal architects and ultimate icons of the post-punk movement and the U.K. Manchester scene of the late '70s. It remains one of the definitive LPs of its era. UNKNOWN PLEASURES (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) is an expanded 2CD set featuring the original album plus a bonus disc presenting historic, previously unreleased live material. When the record was first released, Jon Savage - writing for Melody Maker - called it, "a brave bulletin, a danceable dream; brilliantly, a record of place. Of one particular city: Manchester. Your reviewer might very well be biased (after all, he lives there), but it is contended that UNKNOWN PLEASURES, in defining reaction and adjustment to place so accurately, makes the specific general, the particular a paradigm." The album's ten classic songs resonate with the rich textures and deep sonic spaces of Martin Hannett's production. Highlights include "Insight," "Disorder," "New Dawn Fades" and "She's Lost Control." The second disc features a previously unreleased concert recorded live at the Factory in the band's hometown of Manchester on July 13, 1979. It features thirteen songs including "Candidate," "She's Lost Control," "Insight" and their smash single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (which did not appear on either of their original albums). Joy Division formed in Manchester, England in 1977, and had an immense and profound impact on contemporary music in a very brief time together. They recorded only two full-length studio albums, UNKNOWN PLEASURES and CLOSER, prior to lead singer Ian Curtis' 1980 suicide, just before the single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" became their breakthrough hit. The remaining members - guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris - disbanded Joy Division after Curtis' death, and re-formed as New Order.
Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistJOY DIVISION
LabelWarner
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative

2007 Re-mastered Album Version

  • 1. Disorder
  • 2. Day Of The Lords
  • 3. Candidate
  • 4. Insight
  • 5. New Dawn Fades
  • 6. She's Lost Control
  • 7. Shadowplay
  • 8. Wilderness
  • 9. Interzone
  • 10. I Remember Nothing

The Factory, Manchester Live 11 April 1980

  • 1. Dead Souls
  • 2. The Only Mistake
  • 3. Insight
  • 4. Candidate
  • 5. Wilderness
  • 6. She's Lost Control
  • 7. Shadowplay
  • 8. Disorder
  • 9. Interzone
  • 10. Atrocity Exhibition
  • 11. Novelty
  • 12. Transmission
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