JOY DIVISION – ” Closer ” 40th Anniversary Edition

Posted: May 14, 2020 in Classic Albums, LEICESTER CITY VENUES, MUSIC
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Joy Division – Closer

40th Anniversary Edition 180gm Crystal Clear Vinyl LP, Deluxe 12″ Singles

Joy Division recorded only two albums before singer Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980, 40 years ago next week. 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 band’s wake.

Joy Division will be reissuing a 40th Anniversary Edition of their sophomore album “Closer”, pressed on 180gm Crystal Clear Vinyl LP, alongside Deluxe 12″ Singles of Atmosphere, Transmission and Love Will Tear Us Apart. Joy Division are reissuing their sophomore alongside some essential 12″ singles. thought you ought to know.

There were no singles from Closer The same day will also see the reissue of three non-album singles, “Transmission”, “Atmosphere” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” on 180g 12-inch vinyl with remastered audio. These singles have never been repressed or reissued since Factory Records closed. Closer was of course the band’s last album. It was issued two months after Ian Curtis’ suicide (he died on 18th May 1980).  The Closer album isn’t remastered and uses the same mastering as on the 2015 vinyl reissues (which is from 2007).

Check out the new Closer packaging and watch a teaser video – and be sure to pick up the next issue of Uncut Magazine, out next week, which features the surviving members of Joy Division looking back at the making of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.

Joy Division: Closer: 40th Anniversary Vinyl Bundle

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