Joy Division promo videos:
Note: Video compilations etc that were released on VHS and DVD are listed in the discography

Promo Videos


Love Will Tear Us Apart

(Original promo video with live sound and double-tracked vocals, recorded 28-4-1980 or possibly 18-4-1980) (released on Substance)
The soundtrack to this appears on the House Of DollsHere Are The Young Men, and Alternate Still bootleg LPs

Love Will Tear Us Apart

(Often called the Australian Version) (released on HATYM)

Factory (UK) sent this promo video out to Factory (Australia) when the single was in the top 20 out there. However, it wasn't good enough for TV broadcast so they had to re-edit, stripping the sound off and making the visuals fit.
The soundtrack to this appears on the Here Are The Young Men bootleg LP

Love Will Tear Us Apart '95 version

Same footage as the above two videos with the '95 Permanent/Don Gehman mix soundtrack  


(B&W promo video directed by Anton Corbijn, 1988) (released on Substance)

Filmed in Spain and features a number of hooded dwarves wandering around.

Available on the following DVDs: Control, Director's Series Vol. 6 - Work of Director Anton Corbijn (2005), and the New Order Story DVD.

Transmission promo Factory 400 1991

Black and white version of the "Something Else" BBC2 TV appearance from 15th September 1979 This promo video was seemingly put out by Factory in limited quantities to promote the Palatine box-set, it's got the same Factory catalogue number (Fact 400), and the same release date (Nov. 1991) as the box set.

There's a birf glimpse of an elevator at the start. This is actually the end of John Cooper Clarke's spoken word performance on the same TV programme.

She's Lost Control promo ikon& 2005

Produced by Malcolm Whitehead. This 7 minute promo features archive footage enhanced with special effects

Where to find them

This is a list of official releases containing Joy Division footage. Please note: we do not intend to update this list with every single compilation that contains a Joy Division video.

Here Are The Young Men Ikon Fact 37 VHS (deleted)

Palatine Factory Fact 400v VHS (compilation including JD's Atmosphere promo video) promo only(?) 1991 (deleted)

Punk WEA/Warner 4 509 91011-3 VHS (compilation, including JD performing Shadowplay live on Granada TV '78) 1992 (deleted)

The Work Of Director Anton Corbijn, Directors Label Vol. 6 DVD (compilation, includes JD's Atmosphere promo video) Palm Pictures/Mute Records DIRDVD6 0094631018190 2005

Under Review - An Independent Critical Analysis DVD Sexy Intellectual/Chrome Dreams SIDVD510 2006 (music journalists discussing JD, short live footage & promo video excerpts)

Control (Ian Curtis biopic) DVD Momentum Pictures MP640D 2008 (includes the Atmosphere promo video)

Chartbusting 80s - Volume 4 2DVD Shock Records KAL1110, compilation which includes Joy Division-Love Will Tear Us Apart promo video, Australia 2007

Joy Division (Their Own Story In Their Own Words) - directed by Grant Gee DVD Universal 825 683 1, 2008

Vox Pops 1980s CD+DVD (compilation, DVD includes JD's "Love Will Tear us Apart" promo video) Warner Music Entertainment 2009