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5.0 out of 5 stars
4 CD Collection of Almost all Joy Division's Work, 18 Dec. 1999
This 4 CD wonderfully packaged collection includes nearly everything that Joy Divsion ever recorded.
Joy Divisions music was often bleak but always atmospheric and moving - the best and the worst of JD are here. Everything from poor early live recordings to the best single ever recorded by any group - "Love Will Tear Us Apart". A song that 20 years on still raises the hair on the back of my neck. A song that Ian Curtis wrote during the breakup of his marriage and remains the greatest love song ever written. Sadly Ian Curtis did not live to enjoy its success - he took his own life shortly after its release.
Heart & Soul contains both the proper JD albums - Unknown Pleasures & Closer.
Joy Divisions music is not to everyones taste but anyone who takes their music seriously will not regret adding Heart & Soul to their collection. Not every track listed here is indispensible but the overall quality is enough to make it a "must have".