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This page lists, in date order, Joy Division's officially released albums in the UK and the US. A separate page lists Joy Division's singles and EPs. Most of Joy Division's official releases can be purchased from the Amazon.co.uk web site.

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CoverUNKNOWN PLEASURES

Factory UK: FACT 10 (LP) 1979, FACT 10C (MC) 1981
Factory UK: FACD 10 (CD) 1986
Factory US: FACTUS 1 (LP) 1980, FACTUS 1C (MC) 1987
Qwest: 25840-2 (CD) 1989, 25840-4 (MC) 1989
London: 520 016-2 (CD) 1994, 520 016-4 (MC) 1994
London: 3984 28223-2 (CD) 2000
Warner: 2564 640151 (LP) 2007, 2564 697789 (CD) 2007
Rhino: 331260 (CD) 2007

  1. Disorder
  2. Day of the Lords
  3. Candidate
  4. Insight
  5. New Dawn Fades
  6. She's Lost Control
  7. Shadowplay
  8. Wilderness
  9. Interzone
  10. I Remember Nothing

Recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.

The famous sleeve design was done by Peter Saville, but it was Bernard who found the picture used on the front: "100 consecutive pulses from the pulsar CP 1919". Released in June 1979 in Europe and July 1980 in the US.

The album has been re-released several times. The 2007 CD release includes a bonus disc with live tracks recorded at the Factory on July 13th 1979.


CoverCLOSER

Factory UK: FACT 25 (LP) 1980, FACT 25C (MC) 1980
Factory UK: FACD 25 (CD) 1986
Factory US: FACTUS 6 (LP) 1980, FACTUS 6C (MC) 1987
Qwest: 25841-2 (CD) 1989, 25841-4 (MC) 1989
London: 520 015-2 (CD) 1994, 520 015-4 (MC) 1994
London: 3984 28219-2 (CD) 1999
Warner: 2564 640141 (LP) 2007, 2564 697791 (CD) 2007
Rhino: 330876 (CD) 2007

  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means to an End
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades

Recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, London.

Planned for UK release in May 1980 but was delayed until July. Released in December 1980 in the US. The cover artwork comes from the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy.

The album has been re-released several times. The 2007 CD release includes a bonus disc with live tracks recorded at the University of London Union on February 8th 1980.


CoverSTILL

Factory UK: FACT 40 (2 LPs) 1981, FACT 40 (2 MCs) 1985
Factory UK: FACD 40 (CD) 1990
Qwest: 26495-2 (CD) 1989, 26495-4 (MC) 1989
London: 520 017-2 (CD) 1994, 520 017-4 (MC) 1994
London: 3984 28222-2 (CD) 2000
Warner: 2564 640321 (LP) 2007, 2564 697790 (CD) 2007
Rhino: 330940 (CD) 2007

  1. Exercise One
  2. Ice Age
  3. Sound of Music
  4. Glass
  5. The Only Mistake
  6. They Walked in Line
  7. The Kill
  8. Something Must Break
  9. Dead Souls
  10. Sister Ray
  11. Ceremony
  12. Shadowplay
  13. A Means to an End
  14. Passover
  15. New Dawn Fades
  16. Transmission
  17. Disorder
  18. Isolation
  19. Decades
  20. Digital

Tracks 1, 5, 6 and 7 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 2 and 9 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Track 3 recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Track 4 recorded in October 1978 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Track 8 recorded in July/August 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Track 10 recorded live at the Moonlight Club, London on April 3rd 1980.
Tracks 11 to 20 recorded live at Birmingham University on May 2nd 1980.
Some LP pressings contain an additional live track: Twenty Four Hours.

Still features previously unused studio material and a live recording of Joy Division's last concert. Originally planned for release in August, it was eventually released on October 8th 1981. The CD version was released in March 1990. A number of the studio recordings have "added post production", including over-dubs by the surviving members of the band.

The album has been re-released several times. The 2007 CD release includes a bonus disc with live tracks recorded at the Town Hall, High Wycombe on February 20th 1980.


CoverSUBSTANCE

Factory UK: FACT 250 (LP) 1988, FACT 250C (MC) 1988
Factory UK: FACD 250 (CD) 1988, FACT 250D (DAT) 1991
Qwest: 25747-2 (CD) 1988, 25747-4 (MC) 1988
London: 520 014-2 (CD) 1994, 520 014-4 (MC) 1994
London: 3984 28224-2 (CD) 1999

  1. Warsaw
  2. Leaders of Men
  3. Digital
  4. Autosuggestion
  5. Transmission
  6. She's Lost Control
  7. Incubation
  8. Dead Souls
  9. Atmosphere
  10. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  11. No Love Lost
  12. Failures
  13. Glass
  14. From Safety to Where...?
  15. Novelty
  16. Komakino
  17. These Days

Tracks 1, 2, 11 and 12 recorded in December 1977 at Pennine Sound Studios.
Tracks 3 and 13 recorded in October 1978 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 4 and 14 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 5 and 15 recorded in July/August 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 6 and 10 recorded in March 1980 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 7 and 16 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington.
Tracks 8 and 9 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Track 17 recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 11 to 17 (described as an appendix) are not included on the vinyl version.

An official compilation album from Factory, intended to complement Unknown Pleasures and Closer. Released in June 1988.


CoverTHE PEEL SESSIONS

Strange Fruit: SFRLP 111 (LP) 1990, SFRMC 111 (MC) 1990
Strange Fruit: SFRCD 111 (CD) 1990

  1. Exercise One
  2. Insight
  3. She's Lost Control
  4. Transmission
  5. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  6. Twenty Four Hours
  7. Colony
  8. Sound of Music

Tracks 1 to 4 recorded in January 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.
Tracks 5 to 8 recorded in November 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.

This is a collection of the two Peel Sessions, released in September 1990. The cover has the famous "Tube" photo by Anton Corbijn. There is also a French release which has a different cover.


CoverPERMANENT: JOY DIVISION 1995

London: 828 624-1 (LP), 828 624-2 (CD), 828 624-4 (MC) 1995
Qwest: 45979-2 (CD) 1995, 45979-4 (MC) 1995
London: 3984 28221-2 (CD) 1999

  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. Transmission
  3. She's Lost Control
  4. Shadowplay
  5. Day of the Lords
  6. Isolation
  7. Passover
  8. Heart and Soul
  9. Twenty Four Hours
  10. These Days
  11. Novelty
  12. Dead Souls
  13. The Only Mistake
  14. Something Must Break
  15. Atmosphere
  16. Love Will Tear Us Apart (re-mix)

Tracks 3, 4, 5 and 13 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 2, 11 and 14 recorded in July/August 1979 at Strawberry Studios.
Tracks 12 and 15 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 1 and 10 recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 6, 7, 8 and 9 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington.
Track 16 was re-mixed by Don Gehman (this mix was also released on singles).

A Joy Division retrospective compiled by London Records after the demise of Factory Records, released June 12th 1995. The front cover shows a "diffuse interference pattern". The background to this web site was inspired by the cover design by Howard Wakefield.


CoverWARSAW

Intermusic: Movieplay Gold MPG 74034 (CD) 1994, 1999

  1. The Drawback
  2. Leaders Of Men
  3. They Walked In Line
  4. Failures
  5. Novelty
  6. No Love Lost
  7. Transmission
  8. (Living in the) Ice Age
  9. Interzone
  10. Warsaw
  11. Shadowplay
  12. As You Said
  13. Inside The Line
  14. Gutz
  15. At A Later Date
  16. The Kill
  17. You're No Good For Me

Tracks 1 to 11 recorded in May 1978 at Arrow Studios, Manchester.
Track 12 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, London.
Tracks 13 to 17 recorded in July 1977 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.

This album contains the previously unreleased first album, with the Warsaw Demo as "bonus tracks". It is credited to Warsaw, although tracks 1 to 12 were recorded after the band became Joy Division. Originally released in Portugal in 1994, it became generally available in the UK in early 1997.


CoverHEART AND SOUL

London: 828 968-2 (4-CD boxed set) 1997
London: 3984 29040-2 (4-CD boxed set) 1999
Rhino: 78406 (4-CD boxed set) 2001
London/Rhino: 5186504565 (4-CD boxed set) 2008

Disc one (the Unknown Pleasures album and other earlier material):

  1. Digital
  2. Glass
  3. Disorder
  4. Day of the Lords
  5. Candidate
  6. Insight
  7. New Dawn Fades
  8. She's Lost Control
  9. Shadowplay
  10. Wilderness
  11. Interzone
  12. I Remember Nothing
  13. Ice Age
  14. Exercise One
  15. Transmission
  16. Novelty
  17. The Kill
  18. The Only Mistake
  19. Something Must Break
  20. Autosuggestion
  21. From Safety to Where...?

Tracks 1 and 2 recorded in October 1978 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 3 to 12 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Track 13 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 14, 17, 18, 20 and 21 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios.
Tracks 15, 16 and 19 recorded in July/August 1979 at Strawberry Studios.

Disc two (the Closer album and other later material):

  1. She's Lost Control
  2. Sound of Music
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Dead Souls
  5. Komakino
  6. Incubation
  7. Atrocity Exhibition
  8. Isolation
  9. Passover
  10. Colony
  11. A Means to an End
  12. Heart and Soul
  13. Twenty Four Hours
  14. The Eternal
  15. Decades
  16. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  17. These Days

Tracks 1 and 16 recorded in March 1980 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 2 and 17 recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 3 and 4 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 5 to 15 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington.

Disc three (rare and previously unreleased studio tracks):

  1. Warsaw
  2. No Love Lost
  3. Leaders of Men
  4. Failures
  5. The Drawback
  6. Interzone
  7. Shadowplay
  8. Exercise One
  9. Insight
  10. Glass
  11. Transmission
  12. Dead Souls
  13. Something Must Break
  14. Ice Age
  15. They Walked in Line
  16. These Days
  17. Candidate
  18. The Only Mistake
  19. Chance
  20. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  21. Colony
  22. As You Said
  23. Ceremony
  24. In a Lonely Place

Tracks 1 to 4 recorded in December 1977 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 5 to 7 recorded in May 1978 at Arrow Studios for the unreleased album.
Track 8 recorded in January 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.
Tracks 9, 10, 11 and 14 recorded in March 1979 at Eden Studios, London.
Tracks 12 and 13 recorded in July 1979 at Central Sound Studios, Manchester.
Track 15 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Tracks 16 to 19 recorded in June 1979 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 20 and 21 recorded in November 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale.
Track 22 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington.
Tracks 23 and 24 come from a rehearsal tape salvaged by Peter Hook.

Disc four (previously unreleased live material):

  1. Dead Souls
  2. The Only Mistake
  3. Insight
  4. Candidate
  5. Wilderness
  6. She's Lost Control
  7. Disorder
  8. Interzone
  9. Atrocity Exhibition
  10. Novelty
  11. Autosuggestion
  12. I Remember Nothing
  13. Colony
  14. These Days
  15. Incubation
  16. The Eternal
  17. Heart and Soul
  18. Isolation
  19. She's Lost Control

Tracks 1 to 10 recorded on July 13th 1979 at the Factory, Manchester.
Track 11 recorded on August 2nd 1979 at the YMCA, London.
Tracks 12 to 14 recorded on Nov 2nd 1979 at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
Tracks 15 to 19 recorded on February 29th 1980 at the Lyceum, London.

A 4-CD boxed set with an accompanying booklet which includes essays by Paul Morley, by Jean-Pierre Turmel (from Licht und Blindheit) and by Jon Savage, also the lyrics from the Deborah Curtis book and a discography. Released in the UK in December 1997. Released in the US in August 2001.


CoverPRESTON 28 FEBRUARY 1980
The Fractured Music Archive Volume One

NMC: FACD 2.60 (CD) 1999
Alchemy: FACD 2.60 (CD) 2003

  1. Incubation
  2. Wilderness
  3. Twenty Four Hours
  4. The Eternal
  5. Heart and Soul
  6. Shadowplay
  7. Transmission
  8. Disorder
  9. Warsaw
  10. Colony
  11. Interzone
  12. She's Lost Control

Recorded live on February 28th 1980 at The Warehouse, Preston.

Released in the UK on May 24th 1999 and in the US on July 13th 1999. It was also released in 2001 in a boxed set, packaged with the Les Bains Douches live album.


CoverTHE COMPLETE BBC RECORDINGS

Strange Fruit: SFRSCD 094 (CD) 2000, SFRSLP 094 (LP) 2001
Fuel 2000: 61084 (CD) 2000

  1. Exercise One
  2. Insight
  3. She's Lost Control
  4. Transmission
  5. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  6. Twenty Four Hours
  7. Colony
  8. Sound of Music
  9. Transmission
  10. She's Lost Control

Tracks 1 to 4 recorded in January 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.
Tracks 5 to 8 recorded in November 1979 at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.
Tracks 9 and 10 recorded in September 1979 at the BBC TV Studios.

This brings together the two Peel Sessions for BBC radio and the BBC TV appearance on Something Else. The album also contains an interview with Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris for BBC Radio's Rock On programme. It was released in the UK in August 2000, in the US in October 2000, and on vinyl in April 2001. In July 2002 the CD was packaged with a New Order BBC concert under the title Before and After. In 2008 it was packaged with the UK release of The Best Of Joy Division.


CoverLES BAINS DOUCHES 18 DECEMBER 1979
The Fractured Music Archive Volume Two

NMC: FACD 2.61 (CD) 2001
Factory: 261 (CD) 2001
Alchemy: FACD 2.61 (CD) 2003

  1. Disorder
  2. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  3. Insight
  4. Shadowplay
  5. Transmission
  6. Day of the Lords
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. These Days
  9. A Means to an End
  10. Passover
  11. New Dawn Fades
  12. Atrocity Exhibition
  13. Digital
  14. Dead Souls
  15. Autosuggestion
  16. Atmosphere

Tracks 1 to 9 recorded live on December 18th 1979 at Les Bains Douches, Paris.
Tracks 10 to 12 recorded live on January 11th 1980 at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Tracks 13 to 16 recorded live on January 18th 1980 at De Effenaar, Eindhoven.

Released in the UK on April 23rd 2001 and in the US on April 24th 2001. It was also released in 2001 in a boxed set, packaged with the Preston live album. Two versions were released in 2003: the original album and a 2-CD version with the full concert from the Paradiso.


CoverTHE BEST OF JOY DIVISION

Rhino: 474236 2008
London: 5144273022 2008

  1. Digital
  2. Disorder
  3. Shadowplay
  4. New Dawn Fades
  5. Transmission
  6. Atmosphere
  7. Dead Souls
  8. She's Lost Control
  9. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  10. These Days
  11. Twenty Four Hours
  12. Heart and Soul
  13. Incubation
  14. Isolation

Track 1 recorded in October 1978 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 2 to 4 recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Track 5 recorded in July/August 1979 at Strawberry Studios.
Tracks 6 and 7 recorded in October/November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.
Tracks 8 and 9 recorded in March 1980 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
Track 10 recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.
Tracks 11 to 14 recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington.

Released in the UK on March 24th 2008 and in the US on April 29th 2008. The US release of this compilation album contains the above 14 tracks on a single CD. The UK and other releases also include a second CD containing the Complete BBC Recordings.


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