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The Complete BBC Recordings CD-ROM

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  • Audio CD (7 Aug. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Label: Strange Fruit
  • ASIN: B00004TRDL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,762 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Exercise one
  2. Insight
  3. She's lost control
  4. Transmission
  5. Love will tear us apart
  6. 24 hours
  7. Colony
  8. Sound of music
  9. Transmission
  10. She's lost control
  11. Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris interviewed by Richard Skinner

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Catalogue number SFRSCD094 on the Strange Fruit label with the following tracks: 1> Exercise One [2:32], 2> Insight [3:53], 3> She's Lost Control [4:11], 4> Transmission [3:58], 5> Love Will Tear Us Apart [3:25], 6> 24 Hours [4:10], 7> Colony [4:05], 8> Sound Of Music [4:27], 9> Transmission [3:18], 10> She's Lost Control [3:44], 11> Ian Curtis & Stephen Morris Interviewed By Richard Skinner [3:32].

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Here are the young men with weights on their shoulders, the grandmasters of irretrievable loss. Steve Morris and Ian Curtis were interviewed by Richard Skinner for BBC Radio One upon the release of the Unknown Pleasures album in 1979, which is officially available here for the first time. Joy Division's drummer and mausoleum-voiced singer come across as relaxed, personable, satisfied, ambitious and flushed with youthful optimism. "Joy Division started as a fun thing" says Curtis, as if a member of The Monkees. Yeah right. He committed suicide less than a year later and the myth was born. Joy Divisions' two black-of-heart and dark-of-soul John Peel Sessions (the first of which was broadcast, with unintentional irony, on Valentines' Day 1979) still sound magnificently urgent. They include the jerky and early-U2 influencing "Transmission", the rigidly de-personalised rock of "Colony", the twangy ode to epilepsy of "She's Lost Control" (to which Curtis would dance like a man trapped in a spin-dryer) and a song called "Sound Of Music" which owed absolutely nothing to Julie Andrews, or for that matter, anyone else. --Kevin Maidment

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Format: Audio CD
Joy Division were, more than anything, a sum of many parts. A blessed coming-together of many little details that contributed to forming a truly unique texture, and a hugely influencial band. Forming out of the post-punk movement, their musicianship was characteristicly not brilliant - but they placed that behind a wall of other-worldy originality that is especially prevailant on this record. It could be argued that Martin Hannett's production was as important, if not more so, than Curtis's robotic vocals and tortured lyrics, Morris's tribal drumming, Hook's melodic basslines, and Sumners' demonic guitar work. Indeed, the almost dub-like depth and electronic bizzareness that gave the two studio albums there edge, certainly owed alot to the producers dexterity. However, the BBC sessions is proof that Joy Division were very much a sensational rock band on their own. Some tracks, such as 'Colony', 'Insight' and '24 Hours', even sound arguably better than their studio equivolents. Although this isn't the first Joy Division album I would recommend to a newbie - it certainly goes to show that much (if not most) of the bands best music isn't available on the two studio albums. This is a seminal peice of work. Not for everyones taste, but undeniably very very special indeed.
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This is JD's finest live recording. It contains their more well known songs like Transmission and LWTUA as well some lesser known songs like Sound Of Music and Exercise One which are outstanding recordings. The version of LWTUA is reason enough to buy this album. It's punchy drum riffs and different style vocals show the song in a completely different light to the studio version on Substance. An early version of Colony also appears but is much slower with different lyrics to the one on Closer. Although my favourite track is(the second one on the album)She's Lost Control. It is played at a much quicker pace than the original and the distortion on the bass gives the song an extra dimension. This album shows the complete and utter brilliance of Joy Division. The interview is a bit short but well worth a listen. So if you are in any way interested in JD you need this album.
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The BBC has come up trumps with this collection. This is a band at its greatest (and bleakest) moment. The 2 versions of She's Lost Control and Transmission show the evolution of the band, and give an insight into Curtis's deeper and deeper sadness. The interview material is a bit of a let down - but it does provide a bit of humour....
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This album is extremly good showing of joy division live because it shows the band at their tighest when playing live and some of the songs are played in different versions, for example shes lost control and LWTUA these versions are just simply mind blowing as are the rest of the songs on this album and the interview at the end is also worth a listen to any hardcore joy division fan out there. Ignore this album at your peril!!!!! TOP NOTCH
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With the exception of ''love will tear us apart'' and ''she's lost control'', the songs on this album sound distinctly unremarkeable in their officially released forms.However, the versions of ''24 hours'' and ''insight'' are some of their greatest recordings. This album is the perfect halfway point between the majesty of their studio albums and the energy of their live releases.
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