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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

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Rhino has re-issued four iconic Joy Division albums on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. Each design replicates the original in painstaking detail, including the gatefold covers used for Still and Substance. The music heard on the albums was remastered in 2007 when Rhino introduced expanded versions of the albums.

Joy Division recorded two albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, 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.

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.”)

Christmassy version of ‘Stay Another Day’ Rae and her band and performed in the Radio One Live Lounge a few weeks ago. Rae said “We jumped straight into the studio and recorded a version just for you guys. Thank you for your amazing reaction to it and i hope you enjoy!On another very festive note, i feel so lucky to have been part of a special Christmas album put together at the end of this year in aid of the wonderful charity CoppaFeel. check out the album It’s Coming On Christmas features so many of my talented peers and friends putting their own creative spin on some Christmas classics.  January is just a stones throw away now and Rae Morris’s debut album should be available in a year that hass passed even quicker than the ones before it and thought of my debut album release being so imminent makes the hairs on my neck stand high and proud!.

November 4, 2014 – Singer–songwriter, Nathaniel Rateliff, performed live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA. “Something Beautiful” is among the new tracks found on “Closer” — Rateliff’s new EP set to drop January 27, 2015. Rateliff captivated the audience at Brighton Music Hall with his intimate, authentic sound and uninhibited lyrics. This is a musician comfortable in his own skin and writing songs from life experience.

Rateliff was born in rural Missouri where he first began playing music in Church. He relocated to Denver at the age of 19 where he’s built a loyal and passionate following. He’s toured across the world including alongside such acts as Mumford & Sons, Deer Tick and The Lumineers.


Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris will be at the Bodega Social in Nottingham Wednesday 24th September, This is the new video to match the new single “Closer” Rae Morris is one of the most talented of the crop of female singer songwriter, incredible vocal and super lyrics. Hopefully the album should be released in February 2015 on Atlantic Records


Incredible Singer Songwriter Rae Morris, so looking forward to her debut album to be released on Atlantic Records in February 2015 Rae has just finished a small UK tour


Rae Morris and the video for “Cold” featuring Fryars so just waiting for the album she has so many great songs to choose



With still no album release but an amazing collection of EP’s to date, Rae Morris has had another superb few months with appearances with Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean bandit  at Glastonbury added to her portfolio, such a wonderful and lovely talented singer songwriter from Blackpool in the north of England. Now signed to Atlantic Records and with a superb band I am so waiting for the album in February.


34 years ago this weekend the Joy Division vocalist and lyricist Ian Curtis, tragically took his own life but the legacy that the post punk pioneer and his songs, have left behind is unmistakable, despite only releasing two full length albums “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” his influence is evident in their sound produced by countless bands who continue to be inspired, his baritone vocal, dance style amd minimilistic sound, the tone of Curtis’s voice and the lyrics were huge,

here is a cover of the song “Transmission” slowed down and recorded around the time of LOW’s second album,
next up is the Band PINK MOUNTAINTOPS and their version of “Atomosphere” sounding very much like the Velvet Underground would if they had covered this song

and a version from the seminal goth,punk band THE CURE with “Love Will Tear Us Apart”