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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.
It's strange how you can have two unrelated bands separated by thousands of miles, developing in isolation of each other yet they end up sharing common sonic ground. Joy Division and Pere Ubu are an example of this but where Ubu came over as pissed off there is a beautiful melancholy to Joy Division which is made 100 times more poignant by the loss of Ian Curtis. Urgent drumming, lead bass guitar with Hooky's trademark roar and Barney's guitar adding texture and simple melodic leads make up the sound but the vital element is Ian Curtis. It goes beyond his poetry which together with his delivery prove without doubt the man was a visionary, a seer, add all this to his shamanic live performance and you have what I believe was the most unique performer in the rock arena. The claims made about Jim Morrison seem far more appropriate applied to Curtis, a man without pretention, can we say the same about Jim? I always thought Curtis sounded like a traveller relaying strange tales of the things he saw and felt although a song like 'Heart And Soul' reveals a more tender delivery.Read more ›
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Classic bit of Joy Division...the beats get you going and before long you are jumping around your living room. Love it!Published on 6 April 2014 by Lynette Hall
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... Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2013 by Scott Baker
got this for a friend
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Words can't say how much I love this album (but that does go for all Joy Division). There will never be another so sit back, shut up n take in what was ment to be heardPublished on 19 May 2012 by bright hair lover!
1995 collection of joy division, some songs essential there isn't but this is a good introduction to the post punk groupPublished on 17 April 2012 by Barnabas
For any Joy Division fan this album puts it all in one place.
God Love Ian XX
This has to be joy divisions best.Ian curtis songs are enough to touch anyones soul.his music is realy dark and expresses diffrent emotions.My favourite tracks are 1,7 and 8.Published on 21 Feb. 2005 by Dan