If I were to buy this it would be the 3rd purchase of an album that I first bought in 1989, on double cassette in a neat purple cardboard box and later the CD about 10 years ago. The cassette version luckily has 24 Hours on it, as would the vinyl versions.
It seems strange that they've added another live disc which effectively makes this a triple album, as the original CD was also a double album.
Surely 24 Hours could've been included just by applying a bit of digital compression to make it fit? This would've had almost no impact on sound quality but never mind...OK, that's enough said about 24 hours now.
Still is a useful collection of songs, with tracks like Dead Souls, The Only Mistake, Sound Of Music and Insight being amongst the standouts. The(original) live disc is patchy, though it does include one of only 2 known versions of Ceremony which was of course later rerecorded by New Order along with In a Lonely Place. Shadowplay also packs a punch live as does Passover, but as the disc wears on the performance quality seems to diminish, with tracks like Transmission and the closing Digital sounding quite weak. To be fair though, that's to be expected given the issues Ian Curtis was facing at the time, plus of course it turned out to be their last ever live performance. Still can certainly be recommended to any Joy Division fan, perhaps as a 3rd purchase after getting the 1st 2 albums if you're new to them.