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Permanent: Joy Division 1995 [Import]

Joy Division Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (2 Jun 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: London Records
  • ASIN: B0000259C3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,294 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Box bit worn, CD and booklet perfect.

Customer Reviews

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Not a bad collection of tracks, but as best-ofs go it's not exactly life-changing. Perhaps a good buy if you're new to Joy Division, or only want to buy one album and just have to have Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Most of the popular classics are on here, but personally I'm disappointed New Dawn Fades, Warsaw and The Eternal/Decades weren't included over, say, The Only Mistake or Something Must Break. However, the obvious Atmosphere, Transmission, She's Lost Control, Shadowplay and the ubiquitous aforementioned LWTUA are always nice to hear.
Personally, this is the last JD CD I've bought to complete my collection and it's almost entirely superfluous. The "Permanent Mix" of Love Will Tear Us Apart isn't great.
If You're interested in starting a JD collection, you'd do better starting with Unknown Pleasures, then getting Closer, Substance, Still and the Warsaw album, then all the other bits and bobs. That's my preferred order.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joy Division in a nutshell. 9 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
A well selected "best of". Fans will obviously dispute this or that track, but that just tells you how consistently brilliant JD were. This is the best introduction to the band, and makes up for the patchy "Substance". Yes it is often disturbing in its emotional intensity. Yes he did die by his own hand. But that does not change the quality of the music, or the lyrics many of which are good enough to stand up as highly literate poety. A bit like Sisters of Mercy, but even more powerful. JD fans are obsessive. Listen to this and you will find out why.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate self-loathing in an album 4 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This HAS to be the ultimate Joy Division album. Compiled of the best tracks off both studio albums and the live "Still", plus the addition of their 3 hit singals (including the B-sides from both "Transmission" and "Atmosphere") this album is essential. Packed full of the dark, machine-like, minamalistic wonders of pain and suffering. This album should be owned by all who appreciate what has to be one of the most infulencial artists of all time and don't really fancy buying the complete back-catelouge. Essential in every meaning of the word.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars abandoned too soon 28 Jan 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you can't appreciate this album then sell your hearing to the deaf. Real music is passion music. There is more feeling in any one of the tracks on Permanent than can be found in the entirety of "these days" charts. Listening to this album leaves one with a disprited view of humanity. Joy Division's music haunts the imagination for a very good reason: the capacity for humans to inflict emotional suffering on each other appears almost limitless. The result of this fact, internalised and immortalised by Ian Curtis, is Love will tear us apart, Isolation, or Atmosphere. Yet understanding human pain is the most necessary lesson of all; a universal lesson which requires individual reflection. "There's a taste in my mouth, as desperation takes hold". Only when you have seen the abyss stare back at you can there be the foundations for a life of truly human sentiment. Otherwise existence is just chimerical.
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid 16 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
The record company most probably believed that with this compilation, they would appeal to the casual record buyer and enticed new fans with a remix of "Love Will Tear Us Apart". It features selections from their two studio albums "Unknown Pleasures" and "Closer" as well as their most famous song, but Joy Division are a band more than most that does not appeal to the casual buyer. They are a band that stand out and command a fanatical fan base that over scrutinize every Ian Curtis lyric to the most extreme point. The compilation isn't as useful as the singles collection "Substance", nor is it as mesmerizing as the band's two original studio albums. This means that is should not appeal either to the dedicated fan and is a misleading introduction for casual fans, even though it contains a wealth of brilliant music. Buy the bands two studio albums and "Substance" as they are the records that the Joy Division legend was born from. Not this half baked attempt to cash in on them. AVOID!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Permanent 6 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Classic bit of Joy Division...the beats get you going and before long you are jumping around your living room. Love it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Joy of an ironic sort 15 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The grey rainy hard-bitten gloom of pre-punk industrial Manchester and one of its most famous sons, The death of Ian Curtis makes for a great story that supplies more interest and mystery than the sum of its parts. I wouldn't suggest many of these tracks for the first dance at your wedding, but if you're in the dank soul-rending doldrums and need a reason to keep yourself there, load up on Joy Division and wallow away.
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