Album - new. Release date: 17/07/20 Crystal clear vinyl
A 40th anniversary edition of sophomore album Closer pressed on crystal clear vinyl.
Closer, the group's second and final album arrived the year after their debut in July 1980 on Factory Records, following Ian Curtis' death two months earlier. Its dark and melancholy tones earned rave reviews for songs like Isolation and Heart and Soul. Closer, like 'Unknown Pleasures' was produced by Martin Hannett.
Joy Division recorded only two albums before singer Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980. But what the Manchester quartet lacked in longevity, they more than made up for in quality. The two albums were pioneering and helped shape the sound and mood of the alternative music that followed in the band's wake.
On the same day as the Closer 40th re-release, these three non-album singles 'Transmission,' 'Atmosphere' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' will be reissued with 2020 remastered audio. Since the demise of Factory records, these singles have never been repressed or reissued before and are cut on 180g vinyl, featuring the original artwork on heavyweight board. 'Transmission' will feature an embossed sleeve.