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The Best Of Joy Division [Limited Edition]

Joy Division Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: London Records 90 Ltd.
  • ASIN: B0013LP87A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,258 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Digital
2. Disorder
3. Shadowplay
4. New Dawn Fades
5. Transmission
6. Atmosphere
7. Dead Souls
8. She's Lost Control [12-Inch Version]
9. Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. These Days
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Disc: 2
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. The Sound Of Music
9. Transmission
10. She's Lost Control
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band.....Good Selection For The Beginner 5 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I am a convert from 'Closer'....so decided to buy the album of the same name, great songs lead me to buy this album, after some research went for 'substance'...now i cannot stop playing them.
After looking on Amazon for more JD cd's saw the new release of 'Heart and soul'...a 4 cd boxed set for less than £18.00 with 81 tracks on could not be turned down.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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I think that best offs are really ideal for people who either kind of like a band or for someone that wants to try them out. The thing is, Joy Division are one of the best bands of all time. I could have the best of David Bowie, but I don't - I have all his albums and have enjoyed the music much more for it. There is no substitute for an album.

There is also a very natural flow to albums like Unknown Pleasures which you will simply miss out on with a best of. The inclusion of the Peel sessions is good, but realistically that's only for a true Joy Division fan and they will probably already have them.

My advice is to get Unknown Pleasures first if you're new to Joy Division - it is one of the most startlingly accomplished albums I have ever heard. From there, get Closer and if you're loving what you're hearing seek out such amazing tracks as Transmission, Atmosphere, Love Will Tear Us Apart and Dead Souls. Joy Division have an incredibly strong catalogue of songs. The fact that they kept some of these tracks/singles off their albums might hint that they weren't good enough, but the truth is that this band was so good that these singles matched if not superseced some of the album tracks!

I'll finish by adding that if you do love Joy Division and want to hear some bands that have similar styles, try out Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen (particularly Heaven Up Here) and early The Cure.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The peel sessions make it great 22 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
If your new to Joy Division then this is a good intro, and with the peel sessions (alone cost double this 2cd comp) chucked in its good value for anyone who hasnt got them already. Thats why I got it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a whole Joy division package with songs which blow your mind away. Also with John Peel Sessions and Interviews it's quality. Ian Curtis was a talented individual indeed. Watch Control 'Film' to understand his songs better. "
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So-so recordings of a few great songs recycled 2 Nov 2010
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Despite loving Joy Division's material, I was a little disappointed with this album.
Although the style of the band has a lot to do with its' 'ragged edge genius', several of the tracks here were quite poor recordings, with the music badly balanced (far too heavy on the bass), and several songs repeated.
Sad fact is that this band weren't around long enough to generate a double album's worth of 'best of' music.
Brilliance still shines through on tracks like 'Shadowplay'.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Song remains the same. 25 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
There was an inevitability that London Records would milk the current media frenzy surrounding all things Joy Division. This release is a manifestation of that. And it will be of no surprize that similar releases will appear in the future. But lets get it straight from the start, Why else would have London bought the rights in the first place? Joy Division re-releases are no different from re-releases by the Clash, Boyzone, Led Zepplin or Britney for that matter. Thats the way the business works. The packaging may be different, but the song remains the same.

So what are we to make of this latest compilation? It is feasible to own all these tracks already or at least have the MP3 files. The tracks selected have included many of the quintessential Joy Division songs, but that not difficult considering the band only recorded two studio albums.

Digital represents an early example of the meshing of Hooks and Morris's style that was to concrete the Joy Division sound. Pulsating bass and off-beat drumming: the Joy Division trademark. Disorder Unknown Pleasure's opener, a song which caught my attention instantly when hearing it many years ago is a welcome track, Albrecht-Sumner's shearing guitar creates the mood of the sound resulting in the hypnotic-trance sound dynamics allowing that "Dance" to mature.

Both Shadowplay and New Dawn Fades have both been covered by The Killers and Moby respectively. Both these tracks will be perpetually associated with UP and that period of the bands development. New Dawn Fades in my view, still remains the greatest Joy Division song, so any record without this song would be futile.
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4.0 out of 5 stars deep joy 6 July 2014
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great cd of the best of joy division .
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3.0 out of 5 stars New to joy division! 15 Mar 2014
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New to joy division thought I'd give it a go! Still listening to it. Glad I started with the best of.
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