Joy Division Discography Part 1

- singles, albums, videos and the most important compilation appearances-

Created by Ger Potze - January 1998
last modified: August 8, 2003
Compiled from various sources.

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  • Short Circuit - various artists 10" (June 1978)

    10" Virgin VCL5003
    12" Virgin VG50100 (Greek reissue 1984)
    CD Virgin CDVCL5003 (1991)

    1. Stepping Out - The Fall (2.36)
    2. (You Never See A Nipple In The) Daily Express - John Cooper Clarke (1.03)
    3. At A Later Date - Joy Division (3.00)
    4. Persecution Complex - The Drones (2.50)
    5. Makka Splaff (The Colly Man) - Steel Pulse (5.45)
    6. I Married A Monster From Outer Space - John Cooper Clarke (1.30)
    7. Last Orders - The Fall (3.08)
    8. Time's Up - The Buzzcocks (3.58)

    Note: All tracks recorded live at The Electric Circus, Manchester, October 1 & 2, 1977 (the nights before the club was closed). Joy Division performed "At A Later Date" as Warsaw on the 2nd night, but is listed as Joy Division on the sleeve because they changed their name in January 1978.
    Virgin released the 10" in June 1978 (VCL5003). The first 5000 copies came in clear blue vinyl, but also existing in yellow, orange and black vinyl. It was rereleased as a 12" single in Greece in 1984, and as a CD in 1991.


  • An Ideal For Living 7" (June 1978)

    7" Enigma PSS139

    1. Warsaw
    2. No love lost
    3. Leaders of men
    4. Failures

    Note: Recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, December 1977.
    Released as a 7" single (1,000 copies) in a 14"x14" foldout sleeve, on Joy Division's own Enigma label in June 1978 (Enigma PSS139), after they discovered that another label already was called Enigma, they changed it to Anonymous Records, and released "An Ideal For Living" as a 12" single (1,200 copies) in September or October 1978 (Anonymous ANON1).


  • An Ideal For Living 12" (September or October 1978)

    12" Anonymous Records ANON1

    1. Warsaw
    2. No love lost
    3. Leaders of men
    4. Failures

    Note: See above. Any 12" without scaffolds on the cover is a bootleg.


  • A Factory Sample - various artists double 7" (January 1979)

    2x7" Factory FAC 2
    12" Factory FAC 2/L 31596 (Greek reissue mid-80's)

    1. Digital - Joy Division
    2. Glass - Joy Division
    3. No Communication - The Durutti Column
    4. Thin Ice (Detail) - The Durutti Column
    5. Acne - John Dowie
    6. Idiot - John Dowie
    7. Hitler's Liver - John Dowie
    8. Bader Meinhof - Cabaret Voltaire
    9. Sex In Secret - Cabaret Voltaire

    Note: Joy Division tracks recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, October 1978.

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  • Unknown Pleasures album (June 1979)

    LP Factory UK FACT 10 (June 1979)
    LP Factory US FACTUS 1 (July 1980)
    MC Factory UK FACT 10C (1981)
    CD Factory UK FACD 10 (April 1986)
    MC Factory US/Rough Trade FACTUS 1C (1987)
    CD London 520016 (1994 reissue)
    CD London/CentreDate/Factory Too 3984 28223-2 (early 2000 reissue)

    1. Disorder (3.36)
    2. Day Of The Lords (4.43)
    3. Candidate (3.00)
    4. Insight (4.00)
    5. New Dawn Fades (4.47)
    6. She's Lost Control (3.40)
    7. Shadowplay (3.50)
    8. Wilderness (2.35)
    9. Interzone (2.10)
    10. I Remember Nothing (6.00)

    Note: Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.


  • The Factory Flick 8mm film (September 1979)

    8mm film Factory FAC 9

    1. Joy Division - a film by Malcolm Whitehead
    2. All Night Party - A Certain Ratio (inclusive soundtrack)
    3. Red Dress - Ludus (inclusive soundtrack)

    4. No City Fun - filmed by Charles Salem, based on Liz Naylor's article in City Fun magazine, featuring music from "Unknown Pleasures"

    Note: The Factory Flick was a film exhibition held at Scala Cinema, London, September 13, 1979. This event was given the FAC 9 number. The booklet with the "Heart And Soul" boxed set reads on "tracks" 1-3: "... a 17 minute Super 8 film - to be completed in 1998 - ...", well I'm curious!

    "Track" 1 includes "Unknown Pleasures" rehearsals at T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Studios, Manchester (March-April 1979), an interview with Joy Division's manager (Rob Gretton) recorded March 23, 1979, were he talks about Warsaw, and 3 songs by Joy Division filmed at their Bowdon Vale Youth Club concert on March 14, 1979.

    Extra note: Some sources include "track" 4 as a separate 8mm film.


  • Transmission 7" (October 1979)

    7" Factory FAC 13

    1. Transmission
    2. Novelty

    Note: Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, July 1979.
    Originally released on 7" only, rereleased December 1980 as a 12" single with a new cover (FAC 13.12), see separate format for more details.


  • Earcom 2: Contradiction - various artists 12" (October 1979)

    12" Fast Product FAST9B (thanks to Jan Erik for the colour scan!)

    1. Autosuggestion - Joy Division
    2. From Safety To Where...? - Joy Division
    3. Perfection - Thursdays
    4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Thursdays
    5. Karleearn Photography - Bascax
    6. Celluloid Love - Bascax

    Note: Joy Division tracks recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.


  • Licht Und Blindheit 7" (March 1980)

    7" Sordide Sentimental SS33022

    1. Atmosphere (4.09)
    2. Dead Souls (4.53)

    Note: Recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Released on the French label Sordide Sentimental in a limited edition of 1,578 copies, which came inside a 3 page, colour gatefold, translation booklet with a text written by Jean-Pierre Turmel, a painting by Jean-Francois Jamoul and a photograph by Anton Corbijn.


  • Komakino flexi 7" (April 1980)

    7" Factory FAC 28

    1. Komakino
    2. Incubation
    3. As You Said

    Note: Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, March 1980.
    Released on flexi 7" single only, initial pressing of 10,000 copies, and given away free.
    Track 3 was actually untitled, but is called "As You Said", and is also known as "Incubation 2", or as "And Then Again".

    "Komakino" was also released in an US edition, which is a different pressing than the UK one, it's made by Evatone Soundsheets. A US fanzine called The Other Sound gave this flexi away in 1980(?) with one of their issues, including a black & white picture cover as you can see on the scans, front and back (thanks to Jan Erik & Sebastian).


  • Love Will Tear Us Apart 7" (April 1980)

    7" Factory UK FAC 23 (April 1980)
    7" Gap Records Australia SFA 406 (February 1981) - without track 3
    7" Factory US FACUS 23 (June 1981)

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.18)
    2. These Days (3.21)
    3. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.06)

    Note: Tracks 2-3 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, January 8, 1980.
    Track 1 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, early March 1980 (vocals mixed at Brittania Row Studios).

    The recording date for tracks 2-3 is unconfirmed. Record Collector No. 221 (January 1998) is the only source giving this exact date, while most other sources say the session took place in March 1980, as the 2nd "Love Will Tear Us Apart" session and the "Closer" session did.

    Except for the Australian 2-track release on Gap Records, the US release, and later UK releases are sometimes said to be issued without track 3 as well. This is not true! Although only "These Days" is mentioned on the b-side label of these releases, it also contains "Love Will Tear Us Apart". There is a USA jukebox promo 7" though, which has only 2 tracks (indeed missing track 3). It comes in a plain white sleeve with a pink sticker announcing the band/song titles, and it has the cat.no. Facus 23. But there's also a 3-track US 7" single release with cat.no. Fac 23 like the UK version.

    "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was also released as a 7" single in Poland in 1989 (Tonpress S-590), with "She's Lost Control" from the "Unknown Pleasures" album on the b-side, and an unique sleeve. And also as a 7" (promo) single in Spain (Edigsa 19P0095) in 1981, with a stickered (12") sleeve, and a small paper sheet. The songtitles are translated in Spanish "El Amor Nos Separata" and "Estos Dias (This days)", including the mistake in the english translation. Actually, they did not only make a mistake in the English translation, but also in the Spanish titles, since it should read: "El Amor Nos Separar" and "Estos Das"! The latter might just be "a small accent", but the first one is said to be terrible! (Thanks to Eric Carmes, Jan Erik, and Carmen Llorente.)


  • Love Will Tear Us Apart 12" (June 1980)

    12" Factory UK FAC 23.12 (June 1980)
    12" Gap Records Australia SFA 406 (February 1981)
    12" Factory US FACUS 23 (June 1981)

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.18)
    2. These Days (3.21)
    3. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.06)

    Note: Tracks 2-3 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, January 8, 1980.
    Track 1 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, early March 1980 (vocals mixed at Brittania Row Studios).

    The recording date for tracks 2-3 is unconfirmed. Record Collector No. 221 (January 1998) is the only source giving this exact date, while most other sources say the session took place in March 1980, as the 2nd "Love Will Tear Us Apart" session and the "Closer" session did.

    US release, and later UK releases are supposed to be issued without track 3 (see above).


  • Closer album (July 1980)

    LP Factory UK FACT 25
    MC Factory UK FACT 25C
    LP Factory US FACTUS 6 (July 1981)
    CD Factory UK FACD 25 (April 1986)
    MC Factory US/Rough Trade FACTUS 6C (1987)
    CD Factory US/Rough Trade FACTUS 6CD (1988)
    CD London 520015 (1994 reissue)
    CD London/CentreDate 3984 28219-2 (1999 reissue)

    1. Atrocity Exhibition
    2. Isolation
    3. Passover
    4. Colony
    5. A Means To An End
    6. Heart And Soul
    7. Twenty-Four Hours
    8. The Eternal
    9. Decades

    Note: Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, March 1980.
    Originally scheduled for release in May 1980, but delayed until July 1980.

    Extra note: The Brazilian Stiletto/Polygram LP-release of "Closer" has "Love Will Tear Us Apart" as 10th track.


  • Atmosphere / She's Lost Control 12" (August / September 1980)

    12" Factory US FACUS 2 (August 1980)
    12" Factory UK FACUS 2/UK (September 1980)

    1. Atmosphere
    2. She's Lost Control

    Note: Track 1 recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Track 2 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, March 1980.
    Released in the US with track 2 on the a-side.
    Track 2 is a different recording than the version on the album "Unknown Pleasures".


  • Transmission 12" (December 1980)

    12" Factory FAC 13.12 (thanks to Jan Erik for the scan!)

    1. Transmission
    2. Novelty

    Note: Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, July 1979.
    Rerelease of the original 7" single (FAC 13) from October 1979 with a new cover.
    Said to have been released in the US in September 1980 (does anyone know for sure?).


  • Still double album (October 1981)

    2LP Factory FACT 40
    2MC Factory FACT 40 (1985)
    2CD Factory/Columbia Japan CY-4205-6 (1989) (click for scans)
    CD Factory FACD 40 (March 1990)
    CD London 520017 (1994 reissue)
    CD London/CentreDate/Factory Too 3984 28222-2 (early 2000 reissue)

    1. Exercise One (3.04)
    2. Ice Age (2.19)
    3. The Sound Of Music (3.49)
    4. Glass (3.52)
    5. The Only Mistake (4.15)
    6. Walked In Line (2.44)
    7. The Kill (2.10)
    8. Something Must Break (2.40)
    9. Dead Souls (4.50)
    10. Sister Ray (7.33)
    11. Ceremony (3.48)
    12. Shadowplay (3.44)
    13. Means To An End (4.04)
    14. Passover (4.56)
    15. New Dawn Fades (3.55)
    16. Twenty Four Hours (2LP versions only)
    17. Transmission (3.19)
    18. Disorder (3.12)
    19. Isolation (2.57)
    20. Decades (5.12)
    21. Digital (3.14)



    Notes:
    The 2LP-release was also available in an alternate cover (white with blue lettering) (thanks to ěyvind for the info & the scan!)

    Tracks 1, 5, 6, and 7 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.
    Tracks 2, and 9 recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Track 3 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, March 1980.
    Track 4 recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, October 1978.
    Track 8 recorded at Central Sound Studios, Manchester, July 1979.
    Track 10 recorded live at The Moonlight Club, London, April 2, 1980.
    Tracks 11-20 recorded live at the High Hall, Birmingham University, May 2, 1980, Joy Division's last concert!

    Track 16 was not listed on the 2LP-set track-listing, and is excluded from all CD-releases!
    Not even the Japanese 2CD-set includes this track, although there's enough space on the discs!

    The first Italian 2LP pressing includes a slightly different mix, it's really a mis-pressing. Not much difference from the regular version, but there are slightly longer intros/fades than on the approved mix. All later Italian editions have the approved mix (same as the UK version) (info with thanks to Jan Erik!)

    The Japanese 2CD-set does include a lyric booklet, hilarious about this is they get so many of the lyrics wrong, sometimes they've got no idea what Ian is singing so it just says ".......". Pretty funny! (info thanks to Jan Erik!)


  • Here Are The Young Men video (August 1982)

    VHS Factory FACT 37V (PAL/NTSC)
    BETA Factory FACT 37B
    VHS IKON IKON 2 (1988)

    1. rehearsals
    2. Decades (from "Closer")
    3. Dead Souls
    4. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    5. Shadowplay
    6. Day Of The Lords
    7. Digital
    8. Colony
    9. New Dawn Fades
    10. Autosuggestion
    11. Transmission
    12. Sound Of Music
    13. She's Lost Control
    14. They Walked In Line
    15. I Remember Nothing
    16. Love Will Tear Us Apart (promo)

    Note: 1 hour half inch tape from Ikon FCL.
    All tracks recorded live, except when indicated.

    Track 1 shot at the Plan K, Brussels, Belgium, October 16, 1979.
    Tracks 3-5, 13 shot at the Apollo, Manchester, October 27, 1979.
    Tracks 6, 11-12, 14-15 shot at the Apollo, Manchester, October 28, 1979.
    Tracks 7-10 shot at De Effenaar in Eindhoven (January 18, 1980).
    Track 16 is the official promo video (Australian version).


  • "Joy Division" cassette compilation (198?)

    MC 747 New Wave 7865
    (thanks to Jan Erik for all info & the scan - click for a larger version!)

    1. Disorder
    2. Day Of The Lords
    3. Insight
    4. New Dawn Fades
    5. Wilderness
    6. Ice Age
    7. The Kill
    8. The Eternal
    9. Atmosphere
    10. Candidate
    11. Shadowplay
    12. Interzone
    13. I Remember Nothing
    14. She's Lost Control

    Note: Most probably an Italian tape issue with an unique track listing: the "Unknown Pleasures" songs as well as a few other ones. This could be an official release, but this is not sure. If you check the larger version of the image you will notice a few other tapes were issued by this label (more details unknown).


  • The Peel Sessions 12" (November 1986)

    12" UK Strange Fruit SFPS 013 (thanks to Jan Erik for the scan!)
    MC Canada Strange Fruit SFPSC 013 (manufactured by Polygram, 1986?)
    (go here to see a scan of this MC-sleeve)

    CD UK Strange Fruit SFPSCD 013 (July 1988)
    MC UK Strange Fruit SFPSC 013 (1989) (go here to see a scan of this MC-sleeve)

    MC Holland Castle SFPS 013 4 (1989) (go here to see a scan of this MC-sleeve)
    CD Holland Castle SFPS 013 (1989) (thanks to ěyvind for the scan!)

    1. Exercise One (2.30)
    2. Insight (3.55)
    3. She's Lost Control (4.10)
    4. Transmission (3.55)

    Note: Joy Division's first of 2 Peel Sessions, recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, January 31, 1979. First transmission: February 14, 1979.

    Rereleased in 1990 on 1 CD together with the second Peel Session, and in 2000 as "The Complete BBC Recordings" together with the second Peel Session, the two tracks from the "Something Else" TV session from September 15, 1979, plus a rare interview from "Rock On" (September 1979), between BBC Radio One DJ Richard Skinner, Ian Curtis, and Stephen Morris (see separate formats for more details).


  • The Peel Sessions 12" (September 1987)

    12" Strange Fruit SFPS 033 (thanks to Jan Erik for the scan!)
    MC Canada Strange Fruit SFPSC 033 (manufactured by Polygram, 1987?)
    (go here to see a scan of the MC-sleeve)

    CD Strange Fruit SFPSCD 033 (July 1988)
    MC Strange Fruit SFPSC 033 (1989) (go here to see a scan of the MC-sleeve)

    CD Holland Castle SFPS 033 (1989) (thanks to ěyvind for the scan!)

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.20)
    2. 24 Hours (4.05)
    3. Colony (4.08)
    4. Sound Of Music (4.20)

    Note: Joy Division's second of 2 Peel Sessions, recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, November 26, 1979. First transmission: December 10, 1979.

    Rereleased in 1990 on 1 CD together with the first Peel Session, and in 2000 as "The Complete BBC Recordings" together with the first Peel Session, the two tracks from the "Something Else" TV session from September 15, 1979, plus a rare interview from "Rock On" (September 1979), between BBC Radio One DJ Richard Skinner, Ian Curtis, and Stephen Morris (see separate formats for more details).


  • Atmosphere single rerelease (June 1988)

    7" Factory FAC 213/7

    1. Atmosphere
    2. The Only Mistake

    12" Factory FAC 213

    1. Atmosphere
    2. The Only Mistake
    3. Sound Of Music

    CD Factory FACD 213

    1. Atmosphere
    2. Transmission (live)
    3. Love Will Tear Us Apart

    MC Factory FACC 213 (Australasia)

    1. Atmosphere
    2. The Only Mistake
    3. Transmission (live)

    CD Polygram 870 578-2 (Canada)

    1. Atmosphere
    2. The Only Mistake
    3. Sound Of Music
    4. Transmission (live)

    Video VHS Factory FACV 213 (promo)
    (thanks to Jan Erik for the scan of the videolabel!)

    1. Atmosphere (promo video directed by Anton Corbijn)

    CDV Factory FACDV 213 (promo)
    (blank -no artwork- CDV with no info on it)
    (probably only a few copies made, never released commercially)

    1. Atmosphere (promo video directed by Anton Corbijn)
    2. unknown audio track content

    Notes:
    Track 1 on all formats recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Track 2 on the 7", 12", MC, and Canadian CD recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.
    Track 3 on the 12", and Canadian CD recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, March 1980.
    Track 2 on the CD recorded live at The Factory, Hulme, Manchester, July 13, 1979.
    Track 3 on the CD recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, March 1980.
    Track 3 on the MC recorded live at The Factory, Hulme, Manchester, July 13, 1979.
    Track 4 on the Canadian CD recorded live at The Factory, Hulme, Manchester, July 13, 1979.


  • Substance : Joy Division 1977-1980 compilation (June 1988)

    LP Factory FACT 250 (1st scan) (thanks to ěyvind for this scan!)
    CD Factory FACD 250 (2nd scan)
    MC Factory FACT 250C
    DAT Factory FACT 250D (1991)
    CD London 520014 (1994 reissue)
    CD London/CentreDate 3984 28224-2 (1999 reissue)

    1. Warsaw
    2. Leaders Of Men
    3. Digital
    4. Autosuggestion
    5. Transmission
    6. She's Lost Control
    7. Incubation
    8. Dead Souls
    9. Atmosphere
    10. Love Will Tear Us Apart
      APPENDIX
    11. No Love Lost
    12. Failures
    13. Glass
    14. From Safety To Where?
    15. Novelty
    16. Komakino
    17. These Days

    LP

    CD

    Notes: The LP-sleeve is also used for the US & Canadian CD-releases.
    The "APPENDIX" is not included on the LP-release.

    Tracks 1, 2, 11, and 12 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, December 1977.
    Tracks 3, and 13 recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, October 1978.
    Tracks 4, and 14 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.
    Tracks 5, and 15 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, July 1979.
    Tracks 6, and 10 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, March 1980.
    Tracks 7, and 16 recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, March 1980.
    Tracks 8, and 9 recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Track 17 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, March 1980.


  • Wired Joy Division Feature promo video (July 1988)

    VHS Factory FAC 211 (promo only)

    1. interviews

    Note: An 18-minute Channel 4 TV documentary on the release of the "Substance" compilation (FACT 250), broadcast July 1, 1988. Includes interviews with Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Alan Erasmus, Paul Morley and New Order.
    Later issued in a slightly edited form for promotional purposes, and also found on the "Substance 1978-1988" video compilation (FAC 277) which was never publically available.


  • Substance 1978-1988 unreleased video compilation (1988)

    VHS Factory/Qwest US FAC 277

    1. Shadowplay (live)
    2. She's Lost Control (live)
    3. Shadowplay (live)
    4. Leaders Of Men (live cut)
    5. Transmission (live)
    6. TV interview
    7. She's Lost Control (live)
    8. Dead Souls (live)
    9. Wilderness (live)
    10. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    11. Atmosphere
    12. "Wired" (TV Special)

    Note: This video was never officially released, but apparently Qwest US released some promo editions (which were subsequently recalled).

    The credits of the original video (when watching it) list this release with cat.no. FACT 207. According to various official sources it should be FAC 277, and the FAC(T) 207 number is given to a different release.

    Track 1 is from the Granada TV appearance, September 20, 1978.
    Tracks 2-4 are from the Bowdon Vale Youth Club concert, March 14, 1979, and shot in Super 8 by Malcom Whitehead, from the "A Factory Flick" 8mm film.
    Tracks 5-7 from the "Something Else" TV appearance, recorded in BBC2 Studios, broadcast live on September 15, 1979.
    Track 8 recorded live at the Apollo, Manchester, October 27, 1979, also available on the "Here Are The Young Men" video.
    Track 9 recorded live at the Apollo, Manchester, October 27, 1979, unavailable on the "Here Are The Young Men" video.
    Track 10 is the promo video, apparently with the original soundtrack as recorded in the clip.
    Track 11 is the promo video directed by Anton Corbijn.
    Track 12 is the slightly edited Channel 4 TV documentary - see the "Wired Joy Division Feature" promo video (FAC 211).


  • The Peel Sessions album (1990)

    LP Strange Fruit SFRLP 111
    CD Strange Fruit SFRCD 111
    MC Strange Fruit SFRMC 111

    1. Exercise One (2.30)
    2. Insight (3.55)
    3. She's Lost Control (4.10)
    4. Transmission (3.55)
    5. Love Will Tear Us Apart (3.20)
    6. 24 Hours (4.05)
    7. Colony (4.00)
    8. Sound Of Music (4.20)

    Note: This release is a combination of the two Peel Sessions Joy Division did.
    On CD released in a black and red cover, as well as a completely different French one in 1991 (see the various scans, thanks to ěyvind for them!)

    Tracks 1-4 recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, January 31, 1979.
    First transmission: February 14, 1979.

    Tracks 5-8 recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, November 26, 1979.
    First transmission: December 10, 1979.

    Originally released on 12" (SFPS 013 and SFPS 033) in 1986-1987.
    Rereleased in 2000 as "The Complete BBC Recordings" together with the two tracks from the "Something Else" TV session from September 15, 1979, plus a rare interview from "Rock On" (September 1979), between BBC Radio One DJ Richard Skinner, Ian Curtis, and Stephen Morris (see separate formats for more details).


  • Joy Division 1977-1980 boxed set (1991)

    5CD Factory/Columbia Japan COCY-9324-32
    (thanks to Jan Erik for all info & the scan!)

    Note: A Japan only 5CD box-set, containing "Unknown Pleasures" (COCY-9329), "Closer" (COCY-9330), "Still" (COCY-9331), "Substance" (COCY-9332), and an exclusive two-track CD-single of "Atmosphere" and "She's Lost Control" (12" version) (TCD-7). All CD's are Japanese pressings. Also included is a 48 page booklet with lyrics in English and Japanese, and a brief history in Japanese.


  • Transmission promo video (November 1991)

    VHS Factory FAC 400 (promo)
    (thanks to Jan Erik for all info & the scan!)

    1. Transmission (promo video)

    Note: This promo is in fact the live TV footage from "Something Else", BBC 2, September 9, 1979, but in black and white. It was apparently considered as a promo video for the "Palatine" boxset as it's got the same cat.no. (400).


  • Love Will Tear Us Apart single rerelease (May 1995)

    CD London/PolyGram Canada 422 850 129-2

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (radio version) (3.38)
    2. Love will Tear Us Apart ('original version') (3.25)
    3. Love will Tear Us Apart (Arthur Baker remix) (4.12)
    4. Atmosphere (4.08)
    5. These Days (3.25)
    6. Transmission (live) (3.44)

    Note: This Canadian release contains all tracks involved in all the rerelease formats for "Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995". Several other formats containing several of the listed tracks have been released as well:

    CD London UK YOJCD1
    CD London worldwide 850025.2

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (radio version)
    2. Love will Tear Us Apart ('original version')
    3. These Days
    4. Transmission (live)

    12" London UK YOJX 1

    1. Love will Tear Us Apart ('original version')
    2. Love Will Tear Us Apart (radio version)
    3. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Arthur Baker remix)
    4. Atmosphere

    MC London/Polydor 850024.4 (Australia)
    (thanks to Jan Erik for the info & the scan!)

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart (radio version)
    2. Love will Tear Us Apart ('original version')

    Notes:
    Track 1 on each format was remixed by Don Gehman for this reissue (based on the original 7"/12" single a-side version from 1980).

    The 'original version' of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on some of the formats above has been recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, early March 1980 (vocals mixed at Brittania Row Studios), and is the original 7"/12" a-side from 1980.

    The "Transmission" live version on some of the above formats is the same as on the "Atmosphere" rerelease from 1988, recorded live at The Factory, Hulme, Manchester, July 13, 1979.


  • Permanent: Joy Division 1995 compilation (June 1995)

    LP London 828 624-1
    CD London 828 624-2
    MC London 828 624-4

    1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    2. Transmission
    3. She's Lost Control
    4. Shadowplay
    5. Day Of The Lords
    6. Isolation
    7. Passover
    8. Heart And Soul
    9. Twenty Four Hours
    10. These Days
    11. Novelty
    12. Dead Souls
    13. The Only Mistake
    14. Something Must Break
    15. Atmosphere
    16. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Permanent mix)

    Note: Track 1 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, January 8, 1980.
    Tracks 2, and 11 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, July 1979.
    Tracks 3, 4, 5, and 13 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, April 1979.
    Tracks 6, 7, 8, and 9 recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, March 1980.
    Track 10 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, March 1980.
    Track 12 recorded at Cargo Studios, Manchester, October-November 1979.
    Track 14 recorded at Central Sound Studios, Manchester, July 1979.
    Track 15 recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, March 1980.
    Additional production and remix on track 16 by Don Gehman (based on the original 7"/12" single a-side version from 1980).


  • New Order - Video 5/8/6 12" (1997)

    12" Touch Touch Tone 7.1
    (thanks to Jan Erik for all info & the scans - click image for a larger version!)


    Note: This New Order 12" single was released with Joy Division's "As You Said" as a "hidden" track on side B! The CD release for this single does NOT include the "hidden" track.

    The 12" single also came with a postcard insert with a picture of Ian Curtis, which would have been a better one to use for the sleeve of the "Heart And Soul" boxed set (just my humble opinion)!


  • Heart And Soul boxed set (December 1997)

    4CD London 828 968-2
    4CD Japan (label??) POCD 951821
    4CD London 3984290402 (1999 reissue)
    4CD US Rhino/Warner Archives (August 28, 2001) - see below

      CD1 "Unknown Pleasures Plus" (77.35)
    1. Digital
    2. Glass
    3. Disorder
    4. Day Of The Lords
    5. Candidate
    6. Insight
    7. New Dawn Fades
    8. She's Lost Control
    9. Shadowplay
    10. Wilderness
    11. Interzone
    12. I Remember Nothing
    13. Ice Age
    14. Exercise One
    15. Transmission
    16. Novelty
    17. The Kill
    18. The Only Mistake
    19. Something Must Break
    20. Autosuggestion
    21. From Safety To Where...?

      CD2 "Closer Plus" (76.10)

    22. She's Lost Control
    23. Sound Of Music
    24. Atmosphere
    25. Dead Souls
    26. Komakino
    27. Incubation
    28. Atrocity Exhibition
    29. Isolation
    30. Passover
    31. Colony
    32. Means To An End
    33. Heart And Soul
    34. Twenty Four Hours
    35. The Eternal
    36. Decades
    37. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    38. These Days

      CD3 "Studio Rarities & Unreleased" (78.04)

    39. Warsaw
    40. No Love Lost
    41. Leaders Of Men
    42. Failures
    43. The Drawback
    44. Interzone
    45. Shadowplay
    46. Exercise One
    47. Insight
    48. Glass
    49. Transmission
    50. Dead Souls
    51. Something Must Break
    52. Ice Age
    53. Walked In Line
    54. These Days
    55. Candidate
    56. The Only Mistake
    57. Chance (Atmosphere)
    58. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    59. Colony
    60. As You Said
    61. Ceremony
    62. In A Lonely Place (detail)

      CD4 "Live" (76.51)

    63. Dead Souls
    64. The Only Mistake
    65. Insight
    66. Candidate
    67. Wilderness
    68. She's Lost Control
    69. Disorder
    70. Interzone
    71. Atrocity Exhibition
    72. Novelty
    73. Autosuggestion
    74. I Remember Nothing
    75. Colony
    76. These Days
    77. Incubation
    78. The Eternal
    79. Heart And Soul
    80. Isolation
    81. She's Lost Control

    To avoid a far too extensive list on all recording dates of the included tracks on this box, I will only list those recordings which have been previously unreleased on a legal basis:

    Tracks 43-45 recorded at Arrow Studios, Manchester, May 1978.
    Tracks 47-49, and 52 recorded at Eden Studios, London, March 1979.
    Tracks 50-51 recorded at Central Sound Studios, Manchester, July 1979.
    Tracks 54-57 recorded at Piccadilly Radio, Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, June 1979.
    Tracks 61-62 recorded at Graveyard Studios, Prestwich, April 1980.
    Tracks 63-72 recorded live at The Factory, Hulme, Manchester, July 13, 1979.
    Track 73 recorded live at the Prince of Wales Conference Centre, YMCA, London, August 2, 1979.
    Tracks 74-76 recorded live at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, November 2, 1979.
    Tracks 77-81 recorded live at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, February 29, 1980.
    Tracks 13-14, and 17-19 with added post production.

    Liner notes from the back of the box: "A complete studio back catalogue that comprises 80 tracks and 4 CD'S including the Ideal for Living EP, the Factory Sampler, Unknown Pleasures, Earcom 2: Contradiction, Licht und Blindheit and Closer; previously unreleased live material at the Factory, Manchester; the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth; the YMCA Conference Centre and Lyceum Ballroom, London; plus previously unreleased sessions for RCA, Piccadilly Radio and Genetic Records. With a few exceptions, everything Joy Division recorded and released is contained here. Joy Division: 1977 to 1980."

    It's much more than just a few, and not only recordings available on other official releases, or made available after the release of "Heart And Soul". Check out my page of "Heart And Soul Exclusions", containing a list of all tracks & recordings not available on "Heart And Soul". Also included are the most important, or only formats where to find them otherwise. Any live recordings ever released officially in any way before or after the release of the boxed set have also been included on this list of exclusions. It can therefore been used as a reference guide to what to collect besides "Heart And Soul".

    Although being readily available through import, after almost 4 years this boxed set is finally released domestically in the US on August 28, 2001 through Rhino Entertainment in their Warner Archives series!
    Also read the Rhino News page, the Rhino 'Track Notes', and a review from Virginmega.com.


  • Preston 28 February 1980 (April 1999)

    CD NMC FACD2.60 (thanks to ěyvind for the scan!)
    LP NMC/Get Back GET 69 (ltd. ed. pink/purple vinyl, gatefold sleeve, made in Italy) (2000)
    2CD NMC "Fractured Box" Facd2.61z (ltd. ed. of 1,000 numbered copies) (September 2001)

    1. Incubation
    2. Wilderness
    3. Twenty Four Hours
    4. The Eternal
    5. Heart and Soul
    6. Shadowplay
    7. Transmission
    8. Disorder
    9. Warsaw
    10. Colony
    11. Interzone
    12. She's Lost Control

    The Fractured Music Archive Volume One

    Liner notes from the booklet: "This is not a memento, this is a gig. This is not a souvenir or shifty "not the best of", this is a gig. This is not bootleg chic, this is just a gig. Just a gig by one of the greatest bands that ever lived and wrote and played."

    Note: Recorded live at The Warehouse, Preston, February 28, 1980 (the title says it all, doesn't it!?).

    The review for this album in the NME from June 1, 1999 had an unseen picture of Ian.

    Released in the UK on May 24, 1999, and in the US on July 13, 1999. The exact date of release in Europe, and the rest of the world is unknown to me, but I purchased my copy on April 29, 1999!
    Exact release date for the LP version not known either, I came across a copy on December 4, 2000, and the sleeve lists 2000 as year of release. Amazon.co.uk lists October 30, 2000 as date of release.

    Scheduled to be available on August 6, 2001 as part of a Dutch only 1,000 numbered copies limited edition 2CD reissue of both NMC live CD's ("Preston 28 February 1980" + "Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979") in a special slipcase called "Fractured Box" (Facd2.61z). After being postponed for an unknown time, it is available since September 26, 2001!


  • The Complete BBC Recordings (August 7, 2000)

    CD Strange Fruit SFRSCD094 (thanks to Jan Erik for the scan!)
    CD Fuel 2000 Records (US release October 24, 2000)
    LP Strange Fruit SFRSLP094 (April 30, 2001) (ltd. ed. of 1,000 copies)
    2CD Fuel 2000 Records "Before & After" (US re-release July 16, 2002)

    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 & Stephen Morris interviewed by Richard Skinner

    A compilation of the two Joy Division Peel Sessions (see above), the two tracks from the "Something Else" TV session from September 15, 1979, plus a rare interview from "Rock On" (September 1979), between BBC Radio One DJ Richard Skinner, Ian Curtis, and Stephen Morris.

    The tracks from "Something Else", as well as the interview are officially previously unreleased recordings. Unfortunately an interview with producer Martin Hannett from the same radio show has not been included on the CD.

    Supposed to be released July 31, 2000, but delayed until August 7, 2000.

    Tracks 1-4 recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, January 31, 1979. First transmission: February 14, 1979.
    Tracks 5-8 recorded at BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, November 26, 1979. First transmission: December 10, 1979.
    Tracks 9-10 recorded for a session for "Something Else", BBC TV Studios, September 15, 1979.
    Track 11 recorded for "Rock On", BBC Radio 1, September 1979.

    On July 16, 2002 re-released in the US by Fuel 2000 Records as part of the New Order & Joy Division "Before & After - The BBC Sessions" 2CD-set (302 061 213 2), which is just a cardboard slipcase with two previously released CD's inside it (similar to the NMC Fractured box-set). Except for Joy Division's "The Complete BBC Recordings", this 2CD-set also contains New Order's "BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert" disc. Both were previously released separately in the US by Fuel 2000 Records.


  • Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 (April 2001)

    CD NMC FACD2.61
    2LP NMC/Get Back GET 79 (ltd. ed. blue vinyl, gatefold stickered sleeve, made in Italy) (June/July 2001)
    2CD NMC "Fractured Box" Facd2.61z (ltd. ed. of 1,000 numbered copies) (September 2001)

    1. Disorder
    2. Love Will Tear Us Apart
    3. Insight
    4. Shadowplay
    5. Transmission
    6. Day Of The Lords
    7. 24 Hours
    8. These Days
    9. A Means To An End
    10. Passover
    11. New Dawn Fades
    12. Atrocity Exhibition
    13. Digital
    14. Dead Souls
    15. Autosuggestion
    16. Atmosphere

    The Fractured Music Archive Volume Two

    Recorded live in Paris, December 18, 1979, except tracks 10-12 at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, January 11, 1980,
    and tracks 13-16 at the Effenaar, Eindhoven, January 18, 1980.

    "Second in the series from the Factory vaults released in conjunction with Factory supremo, Tony Wilson and the band. "Les Bain Douches" features 13 tracks mainly recorded at the December 18th show in 1979 at the now, legendary and extremely fashionably Parisian venue. The bonus material comes from shows recorded in Holland in January 1980.

    Artwork by Factory inhouse designer Peter Saville.
    The booklet also includes the original poster art for the "Les Bains Douches" show.
    Liner notes by Anthony H. Wilson." (source NMC site)

    Supposed to be released late August/early September 2000. Then postponed until February/March 2001.
    Finally the official release date was set to April 23 (UK), and April 24 (US), 2001.
    Available in the shops on April 20, 2001 (at least in Holland, because that's when I purchased my copy).

    Originally also planned to be released as a 2,000 copies limited edition 2CD-set in a super-deluxe tin packaging, which was supposed to include the standard music CD plus a CD-ROM of the same concert.

    Scheduled to be available on August 6, 2001 as part of a Dutch only 1,000 numbered copies limited edition 2CD reissue of both NMC live CD's ("Preston 28 February 1980" + "Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979") in a special slipcase called "Fractured Box" (Facd2.61z). After being postponed for an unknown time, it is available since September 26, 2001!



  • This discography contains only the most important Joy Division various artists sampler appearances.
    All other appearances can be found in part 2 of this discography.

    For more information on all Joy Division recordings, I have a full chronological list to check out. I also made a list of tracks excluded from the "Heart And Soul" boxed set, and where to find those tracks otherwise.

    And well, a Joy Division discography isn't complete without a list of bootlegs. Joy Division was (is?) one of the most booted bands around, and even with the release of the "Heart And Soul" boxed set still worth checkin' out
    (see also the mentioned excluded list).


    The above list of Joy Division releases are the major known, and different ones.
    Many of them were issued through the years in the following territories:
    Sweden (NCB), Australia (Gap/EMI), France (Virgin), New Zealand (Factory + RTC), Spain (Edigsa), Portugal (Vimusica), Poland (Tonpress), Germany (Metronome + Rough Trade), Holland (Factory + CBS), Italy (Base Records), Canada (Polygram), Japan (Columbia), Greece (Virgin), Brazil (Stiletto) (from "Heart And Soul", 1997), and Lithuania (Zona Records) (from Bernt Rostad's "Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition").
    I didn't list all various releases in all the different countries. First of all I just don't know about all of them, and secondly most releases are the same as the above ones, and only the labels and catalogue numbers are different. For example the Dutch CD-releases of "Unknown Pleasures", "Closer", and "Substance" just add a 2 after the catalogue numbers (FACD 102, FACD 252, and FACD 2502).
    Still, if anyone can come up with a (detailed) list of various releases in various countries, don't hesitate to send me a message.


    Created: January 15, 1998
    Last updated: August 8, 2003 by Ger Potze.