CLOSER (LP) JD-10006-A/JD-10006-B 1985

Brazilian pirate issue of Closer with Love Will Tear Us Apart as an extra track, see below for more info. The sleeve is the same as the legitimate version but the labels are different.


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Label scan - featuring LWTUA

Atrocity Exhibition Heart And Soul
Isolation Twenty-Four Hours
Passover The Eternal
Colony Decades
A Means To An End Love Will Tear us Apart

Joy Division albums weren't available in Brazil in the early 80s, so someone issued this pirate copy of Closer with LWTUA as a bonus track. This album apparently sold really well, and when a Brazilian record company finally got around to issuing the JD albums they decided to include LWTUA on the official version too.

Footnote: Official Brazilian pressings are normally licenced to the Stiletto label (if our Portuguese is correct) and issued by Estúdio Eldorado LTDA. or BMG Ariola.


CLOSER (LP) Fact 25 2005

European pirate edition of Closer released December 2005.
No matrix numbers

 

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    

The back cover is different to legitimate editions - with song titles in large text.

 


CLOSER (LP) Fact 25-P 2006

Pirate picture disc edition of Closer released April 2006.
Matrix numbers: Fact 25-P A1 (side A), and Fact 25-P B1 (side B).

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    

This LP was later included in The Early Years Box


CLOSER (LP) Fact XXV 2006

Pirate edition of Closer released winter 2006
Red vinyl and salmon pink vinyl
No matrix numbers
The catalogue number on the label - 19L0094 is thesame as the official Spanish issue
10 tracks including Love Will Tear Us Apart as a bonus

 

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End 10  Love Will Tear Us Apart

The next listing appears to be a pic disc version of this ....

CLOSER (LP) Factory Fact XXV 2006

Pirate picture disc edition of Closer released winter 2006.
Known as the US edition
No matrix numbers
Came in a picture sleeve
10 tracks including Love Will Tear Us Apart as a bonus
This appears to be a pic disc version of the version above

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End 10 Love Will Tear Us Apart 


CLOSER (LP) Fact 25 2006

Pirate edition of Closer released 2006
On salmon pink vinyl and red vinyl (two red vinyl versions; one has white labels with the cat.no 19L0094 printed on them, limited edition colour vinyl notice on the front cover; the other has tan labels with the cat.no FACT 25 printed on them, and no limited edition colour vinyl notice on the front cover (the latter version turned up in 2008).
Also released on yellow vinyl (two versions; the first is on solid slightly marbled yellow vinyl, white labels with the cat.no. FACT 25 printed on them, limited edition colour vinyl notice on the front cover, released 2007; the second is on semi-transparent yellow (greenish-yellow) vinyl, tan labels with the cat.no FACT 25 printed on them, and no limited edition colour vinyl notice on the front cover, released 2008. Even a green vinyl pressing turned up in 2008; tan labels with the cat.no FACT 25 printed on them, and no limited edition colour vinyl notice on the front cover.
Matrix numbers: F 25 A and F 25 B

 
Text top right of front cover reads "Limited edition coloured vinyl"

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    

The back cover is different to legitimate editions - with song titles in large text.

The next two listings appear to be versions of this (ie the US and Brazillian mispress picture discs) ...

CLOSER (LP) Factory Fact XXV 2006

Pirate picture disc edition of Closer released winter 2006.
Matrix numbers: F 25 A/B (very faint!)
Known as the US mispress
Came in a clear plastic sleeve
Lists 10 tracks including "Love Will Tear Us Apart" but only 9 songs on disc.
Appears to be a pic disc version of the coloured vinyl pirate above

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    

The next listing appears to be another vesrion of this ...

CLOSER (LP) Factory Fact XXV 2006

Pirate picture disc edition of Closer released winter 2006.
Matrix numbers: F 25 A/B (very faint!)
Known as the Brazillian mispress (even though there doesn't appear to be a corresponding Brazillian version that wasn't mispressed)
Came in a clear plastic sleeve
Lists 10 tracks including "Love Will Tear Us Apart" but only 9 songs on disc.
Appears to be a pic disc version of the coloured vinyl pirate above

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    


CLOSER (LP) Fact 25 2009

Pirate version of Closer released 2009.
The sleeve looks the same as the official 1980 Factory UK vinyl release; "A Factory Records Product" and "FACT XXV" etc, there are no additional or different catalogue numbers or markings on the cover. Same 9 songs as the original.
Matrix: JDC 02 SIDE-A- and JDC 02 SIDE-B-
Single sheet insert with printing on both sides, one side has the song lyrics. It's easy to tell this fake from any official pressings or other fake "Closer" LP issues as none of them have a lyric insert.
Available on black vinyl and marbled grey vinyl.
Country of origin is probably Germany

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    


CLOSER (LP) Fact 25 2012

2012 reissue of the above in pink tinged sleeve.
Matrix: JDC 02 SIDE-A- and JDC 02 SIDE-B-
Limited to 100 copies
Single sheet insert with printing on both sides, one side has the song lyrics.
Marbled greenish / grey vinyl
Country of origin is probably Germany

   

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End    


CLOSER (LP) FACT 25 2011

Pirate edition of Closer released in 2011
Green vinyl and mustard yellow vinyl
Matrix numbers FACLP 25-A-1 and FACLP 25-B-1
White labels with black text, song titles listed on labels
10 tracks including Love Will Tear Us Apart as a bonus

 

1 Atrocity Exhibition 6 Heart & Soul
2 Isolation 7 Twenty Four Hours
3 Passover 8 The Eternal
4 Colony 9 Decades
5 A Means To An End 10  Love Will Tear Us Apart

The sleeve looks like it's been copied from or at least based on the original Brazilian pressing and it has "Stiletto/Estúdio Eldorado Ltda." along the bottom on the rear like the original Brazil pressing, but with the added band name on the front and song titles listed on the back



See also Unknown Pleasures 2009 pirate