JOY DIVISION - CLOSER[40TH ANNIVERSARY CRYSTAL CLEAR VINYL]
oy Division recorded only two albums before singer Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980. But what the Manchester quartet lacked in longevity, they more than made up for in quality. The two albums were pioneering and helped shape the sound and mood of the alternative music that followed in the bands 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 albums atmospheric sound had won over fans and critics with tracks like Shes Lost Control, and Day Of The Lords.
Closer, the groups 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 bands 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.
A Means To An End
Heart And Soul
Twenty Four Hours
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