180 Gram Vinyl Record
40th Anniversary limited edition on ruby red 180-gram vinyl
Joy Division's seminal debut album Unknown Pleasures will receive a special edition re-release to celebrate the record's 40th anniversary.
The 180-gram release on ruby red vinyl comes in an "alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea." The celebrated album includes such tracks as "She's Lost Control," "Shadowplay" and "New Dawn Fades."
Unknown Pleasures, was released in 1979 on Manchster TV personality Tony Wilson's independent record label Factory Records, and drew critical acclaim from the British press. Despite the band's growing success, vocalist Ian Curtis was beset with depression and personal difficulties, including a dissolving marriage and his diagnosis ofepilepsy. Curtis found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, and often had seizures during performances.
On the eve of the band's first American tour in May 1980, Curtis committed suicide. Joy Division's posthumously released second album, Closer (1980), and the single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" became the band's highest charting releases. After the death of Curtis, the remaining members continued as New Order, achieving critical and commercial success.
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|She's Lost Control (2007 Remaster)|
|Shadowplay (2007 Remaster)|
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