June 15th marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Joy Division’s debut studio album, and to celebrate the occasion, Rhino has released a limited-edition version of the album on 180-gram ruby red vinyl, housed in an alternative white sleeve. How goregeous it this? They sent us this specacular vinyl to share with you.
From Rhino's website:
"When rock journalists throw around the term “post-punk,” there’s a good chance they’re utilizing it because they’re talking about Joy Division. The band emerged from Manchester, England in the late ‘70s, brandishing a sound which was dark, powerful, and nearly impossible to ignore. Their career was all too short-lived, however, due to the depression that gripped lead singer Ian Curtis, who took his own life just as the band was about to embark on their first U.S. tour, and while the other members of the band soldiered on – perhaps you’ve heard of New Order? – the work Curtis did whilst in Joy Division remains some of the most acclaimed of its time."
And now that you understand why UNKNOWN PLEASURES is all that, here’s the track listing for the LP, which is in stores now and is a limited-edition release, so don’t delay, buy your copy today! (click on amazon music)
1. Disorder (2007 Remaster)
2. Day of the Lords (2007 Remaster)
3. Candidate (2007 Remaster)
4. Insight (2007 Remaster)
5. New Dawn Fades (2007 Remaster)
1. She's Lost Control (2007 Remaster)
2. Shadowplay (2007 Remaster)
3. Wilderness (2007 Remaster)
4. Interzone (2007 Remaster)
5. I Remember Nothing (2007 Remaster)
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