A History In Cuttings

Unknown publisher - Out of print.

 
 
No copyright details provided, this is not an official or approved issue. Many editions of this stapled collection of photocopied music paper and magazine cuttings from different countries appeared in the early 1980s. It possibly originated from The Netherlands. 

It started out as a slim lyrics collection, but more and more pages were added with each subsequent edition, also covering New Order.
One early version came with a cassette and a pirate Ideal For living 7" single. The later editions also include gig guides and pictorial bootleg discographies of both bands, and a staggering number of reviews, interviews, features, retrospectives etc from 1977-1984. 

Later still, probably when the volume got too big for the staples that held it together A History In Cuttings Part 2 came out.

As this "book" is not printed but consists of photocopies the quality leaves something to be desired, but it is a mine of useful information.
   
 

 

Known editions:
Please note we don't intend to research this list further so don't email us!
 

 

Joy Division/New Order Songbook (Pre-A History In Cuttings)

A4 size booklet. 42 pages. Includes discography, pictures, press cuttings etc. The most common versions has a red cover with black & white text, white border. Front cover has live picture of Ian Curtis (with Steve in the background) from Paris, Les Bains Douches 18/12/79. 1983(?)

   
Joy Division/New Order Songbook (Pre-A History In Cuttings)

Black cover version of the above. 42 pages

   
Joy Division/New Order Songbook (Pre-A History In Cuttings)

Yellow cover version of the above 46 pages

   
Joy Division/New Order Songbook (A History In Cuttings)

Including pictures, reviews, discographies, gig guides. 1st (untitled) A History In Cuttings issue(?), 66 pages. Light grey cover with dark grey & white text. Band picture on front cover from Stockport 28/07/79 (Bernard/Peter/Steve), and Ian from TJ Davidson's '79 (same picture as on the front cover of the 1st edition of Touching From A Distance). Early/mid 1980s.

   
Joy Division/New Order Songbook (A History In Cuttings)

As above - a small number of the 66 page
edition came with a cassette and a pirate
Ideal For Living 7" single.


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A History In Cuttings

2nd edition(?), 92 pages. Grey, black & white cover with orange text and thick black border along the left side. Cover has band picture from Stockport 28/07/79 (Bernard/Peter/Steve), and Ian from TJ Davidson's '79 (same picture as on the front cover of the 1st edition of Touching From A Distance). Limited numbered edition of 250. "1st Edition 4.83".

   
A History In Cuttings

3rd(?) edition, 120 pages. Green/yellow & black on grey cover. Band picture on front from Stockport 28/07/79 (Bernard/Peter/Steve), + Ian live picture. Early/mid 1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

3rd(?) edition, 120 pages. Light grey cover with black & dark green print. Band picture on front from Stockport 28/07/79 (Bernard/Peter/Steve), + Ian live picture. No separate "updates…" section. Early/mid 1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

3rd(?) edition, 120 pages. Black text on "dark peach"-colour cover. Band picture on front from Stockport 28/07/79 (Bernard/Peter/Steve), + Ian live picture. Blue divider sheet for "38 pages of updates and additions" section. Early/mid 1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

4th(?) edition, 140 pages, blue print on cover. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

4th(?) edition, 140 pages, dark orange/red print on cover. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

5th(?) edition, 160 pages, white cover with yellow/orange letters, posed band picture from 04/80 by Harry Goodwin. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

5th(?) edition, 160 pages, white cover with green letters, posed band picture from 04/80 by Harry Goodwin). Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

5th(?) edition, 160 pages, light grey cover with yellow/orange letters, Ian Curtis & Peter Hook live picture from London, YMCA 02/08/79, small insert pictures of Bernard, Steve & Gillian. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

5th(?) edition, 160 pages, grey cover with red background and posed band picture from 04/80 by Harry Goodwin. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings

5th(?) edition, 160 pages, blue-grey card cover with red/maroon print, posed band picture from 04/80 by Harry Goodwin, different design/layout than above issue with the same front cover picture. Some pages don't seem to be in the same order as the other versions; the New Order cuttings appear mainly in the middle rather than at the end and there are a few full-page pictures of Ian Curtis not present in the other versions. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings – Part 2, Updates & Additions

6th(?) edition, 160 pages. Includes cassette file pages. Mid-1980s.

   
A History In Cuttings – Part 2, Updates & Additions

6th(?) edition, 160 pages.

Second version of the above with drummer boy in top left corner.