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1981
New Order - Ceremony Ceremony listen to soundbites
New Order
originally written by Joy Division, the single and its B-side 'In A Lonely Place' is released by New Order in January 1981. It reaches no.34 in the UK charts on its re-release in Mar 1981
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Joy Division - Still Still listen to soundbites
this posthumous release of 20 live recordings and rare studio material reached No.5 in the UK charts, March 1981. Featuring a cover version of The Velvet Underground's 'Sister Ray' it was re-issued in 2000 for the film '24 Hour Party People' and again remastered and re-issued in September 2007 with the extra CD, 'Live At High Wycombe Town Hall' (20th Feb 1980)
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1981
Joy Division - Here Are The Young Men Here Are The Young Men listen to soundbites
VHS video release of rare live footage of Joy Division performing 13 tracks. The 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' video is also included (released Aug 1982)
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1984
Joy Division - An Ideal For LIving An Ideal For Living - A History Of Joy Division
Mark Johnson, David Lees, Paul Morley & Jon Wozencroft
An excellent history of Joy Division with some great photographs (published May 1984)
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Joy Division - Pleasures and Wayward Distractions Joy Division + New Order - Pleasures & Wayward Distractions
Brian Edge
a good history of Joy Division and early New Order, later revised in 1988 (published Nov 1984)
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1988
Joy Division - Atmosphere Atmosphere listen to soundbites
Factory re-issued the 'Atmosphere' single for a third time to promote the 'Substance' album. B-sides 'The Only Mistake', 'The Sound Of Music', and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. Reached no.32 (Jun'88)
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Joy Division - Substance 1977-1980 Substance listen to soundbites
Factory released this compilation album in July 1988. The LP featured 10 tracks, 'Warsaw', 'Leaders Of Men', 'Digital', 'Autosuggestion', 'Transmission', 'She's Lost Control', 'Incubation', 'Dead Souls', 'Atmosphere' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' whilst the CD had 7 extra tracks, 'No Love Lost', 'Failures', 'Glass', 'From Safety To Where?', 'Novelty', 'Komakino' and 'These Days'. Reached UK no.7
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Joy Division - Form and Substance Joy Division - Form (and Substance)
Clinton Heylin and Craig Wood
a history of the band with rare photos, gig details with their track listings and more (May 1988)
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Joy Division - Pleasures and Wayward Distractions New Order + Joy Division - Pleasures & Wayward Distractions
Brian Edge
the 1984 book revised and slightly renamed with an updated New Order history (Spe 1988)
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1995
Joy Division - An Ideal For LIving New Order + Joy Division - Dreams Never End
Claude Flowers
128 page biography of Joy Division and New Order, interestingly very similar to 'Pleasures and Wayward Distractions', from the same publisher but different author (published May 1995)
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Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 1995 Love Will Tear Us Apart 1995 listen to soundbites
Don Graham & Arthur Baker remixes of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', released as a single ahead of the 'Permanent' release. B-side 'Atmosphere', 'These Days' and 'Transmission'. UK no. 19 (Jun 1995)
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Joy Division - Permanent Permanent listen to soundbites
This 16 track compilation album, featured 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', 'Transmission', 'She's Lost Control', 'Shadowplay', 'Day of the Lords', 'Isolation', 'Passover', 'Heart and Soul', 'Twenty Four Hours', 'These Days', 'Novelty', 'Dead Souls', 'Only Mistake', 'Something Must Break', 'Atmosphere', and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart re-mix'. released in July 1995, reaching UK no.16
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Touching From A Distance Touching From A Distance - Ian Curtis & Joy Division
Deborah Curtis
The superb biography of Ian Curtis by his widow, from his early teenage years to his death by suicide on the eve of the group's first American tour. It includes frank details about his affair together with discography, gig list and lyrics. It's later turned into a cinema biopic in 2007 by Anton Corbijn (originally released Sep 1995).
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1996
From Joy Division to New Order From Joy Division To New Order - A Factory Story
Mick Middles
the inside story of Factory, containing interviews with New Order and Tony Wilson. Re-published ase 'From Joy Division To New Order - The True Story of Anthony H.Wilson and Factory Records', to co-incide with the release of 24 Hour Party People (Aug 1996 & Mar 2002)
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1997
Joy Division - Heart and Soul Heart and Soul listen to soundbites
This 4 CD box set is a moreorless complete studio back catalogue, comprising 80 tracks including the Warsaw tracks, 'Ideal for Living EP', the 'Factory Sampler', 'Unknown Pleasures', 'Earcom 2', 'Licht und Blindheit' and 'Closer' plus previously unreleased live material recorded at the Factory, Manchester, the Bournemouth Winter Gardens, YMCA Conference Centre and Lyceum Ballroom together with previously unreleased sessions for RCA, Piccadilly Radio and Genetic Records. With a few exceptions, everything Joy Division recorded and released is contained here. Released 1997. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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2002
The multi award-winning Michael Winterbottom movie, '24 Hour Party People', tells the story of Tony Wilson, Factory Records, The Hacienda, Joy Division and The Happy Mondays amongst others.
Joy Division - 24 Hour Party People 24 Hour Party People listen to soundbites
Sean Harris plays a very convincing Ian Curtis with the rest of the band being represented by John Simm (Bernard Sumner), Ralf Little (Peter Hook) and Tim Horrocks (Steven Morris). An all star cast sees Paddy Considine play Rob Gretton, Andy Serkis as Martin Hannett and Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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2005
True Faith True Faith - An Armchair Guide to New Order, Joy Division, Electronic, Revenge, Monaco and The Other Two
Dave Thompson and David Sultan
chronological history of Joy Division, New Order and all the side projects (Mar 2005)
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Joy Division - Let The Movie Begin Let The Movie Begin
An unofficial CD release that mixes studio and live recordings, of Joy Division songs (many edited down) with various interviews from Ian Curtis, Steven Morris, Martin Hannett and Bernard Sumner. It features much of the 1979 Ian Curtis interview at The Castle Hotel, Manchester. (Nov 2005)
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2006
Torn Apart Torn Apart - The Life Of Ian Curtis
Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade
comprehensive Ian Curtis bio with accounts from family, friends, and Annik Honore (Apr 2006)
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Joy Division - Shadowplayers Shadowplayers - Factory Records & Manchester Post Punk 1978-1981 listen to soundbites
James Nice's feature-length documentary tracing the early history of Factory Records,
between 1978 and 1981. There are new interviews with Peter Hook, Annik Honoré, Anthony H. Wilson, Peter Saville and many others, whilst the DVD takes an in depth look at the riot at the Joy Division concert at Bury in April 1980s and Ian Curtis's suicide (Aug'06).
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Joy Division - Under Review Under Review
Unofficial documentary featuring rare footage and the 1979 Ian Curtis Castle Hotel interview. Mike Middles, Barney Hoskyns, Pat Gilbert, John Robb, Lindsay Reade and David Stubbs contribute
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2007
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Martin Hannett's Personal Mixes listen to soundbites
Unofficial CD release, criticised by the remaining band members, who take legal action. It includes sound effects of the group and Martin Hannett in the studio, plus some previously unreleased mixes of Joy Division material - although there's not much difference from the originals. (May 2007)
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Bernard Sumner - Confusion Bernard Sumner: Confusion - Joy Division, Electronic and New Order Versus the World
David Nolan
An excellent biography of the Joy Division guitarist with many great interviews (Aug 2007)
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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Unknown Pleasures + Live at The Factory listen to soundbites
The re-issue of the 1979 debut album , Joy Division's debut album coincides with the release of 'Control', Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis. Remastered and re-issued on 17th September 2007 it features the the extra CD, 'Live at The Factory, Manchester'
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Joy Division - Closer Closer + Live at The University of London listen to soundbites
The re-issue of the 1980 album, Joy Division's debut album coincides with the release of 'Control', Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis. Remastered and re-issued on 17th September 2007 it features the the extra CD, 'Live at The University of London, 8th Feb 1980'.
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Joy Division - Still Still + Live at High Wycombe Town Hall listen to soundbites
The re-issue of the 1981 Joy Division collection, coincides with the release of 'Control', Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis. Remastered and re-issued on 17th September 2007 it features the the extra CD, 'Live At High Wycombe Town Hall'
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Joy Division - Vinyl Collection Unknown Pleasures / Closer / Still Vinyl Box Set listen to soundbites
This special Peter Saville designed three-vinyl box set features all 3 Joy Division albums, 'Unknown Pleasures', 'Closer' and 'Still'. Limited to just 500, the re-issue coincides with the release of Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis. Released 17th September 2007
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Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 1995 Love Will Tear Us Apart listen to soundbites
Yet another re-issue of the band's most famous hit. This time to coincide with the Ian Curtis biopic, includes a remix and b-side 'Atmosphere'. Released 24th Sep 2007
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Control Control listen to soundbites
Anton Corbijn's Cannes Film Festival Award-winning cinema biopic of Ian Curtis. Adapted from Deborah Curtis's biography, 'Touching From A Distance', the movie is set for national cinema release on October 5th 2007, with it's premier at Manchester's Cornerhouse Cinema the night before. (Oct 2007).
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Joy Division - Closer To Control Closer To Control
Anton Corbijn
The photographic account of the Ian Curtis biopic (Nov 2007)
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Joy Division - Piece By Piece Joy Division - Piece By Piece - Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007
Paul Morley
A superb collection of all Paul Morley's journalistic writings on the band throughout his career, including his Ian Curtis obituary. It also includes a new extensive essay about the band (Nov 2007)
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