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Unknown Pleasures (Coll.ed.) Collector's Edition


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 30 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000WGWW7G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,953 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Disorder
2. Day of the Lords
3. Candidate
4. Insight
5. New Dawn Fades
6. She's Lost Control
7. Shadowplay
8. Wilderness
9. Interzone
10. I Remember Nothing
Disc: 2
1. Dead Souls [Live]
2. The Only Mistake [Live]
3. Insight [Live]
4. Candidate [Live]
5. Wilderness [Live]
6. She's Lost Control [Live]
7. Shadowplay [Live]
8. Disorder [Live]
9. Interzone [Live]
10. Atrocity Exhibition [Live]
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2007 digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the influential Manchester quartet's 1979 debut album. Joy Division's influence on modern music is not only based around the band's unique sound, but also their vision, their personalities and their intense and troubled vocalist, Ian Curtis who committed suicide on the eve of their first tour of the U.S. Disc One features the original album containing 10 tracks including 'Disorder', 'She's Lost Control' and 'Interzone'. Disc Two features 12 tracks recorded live at The Factory in Manchester, April of 1980. Rhino.

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Deux ans après leurs débuts et faisant suite à une tentative avortée en 1978, Unknown Pleasures (1979) constitue le premier véritable album de Joy Division. Une œuvre de l'ère glacière qui fait honneur au nom initialement choisi par le groupe (Warsaw) d'après le "Warszawa" de David Bowie sur Low, le premier volume de sa trilogie berlinoise. Les origines punk et les guitares aux angles aigus sont maintenant amorties dans des climats obsessionnels à base de rythmiques en apesanteur, d'électronique minimaliste et des lignes de basse monumentales de Peter Hook. Tous ces éléments, dont l'agencement et le fort particularisme doivent beaucoup au producteur Martin Hannett, semblent ne servir qu'un but : offrir la résonance nécessaire aux psaumes désespérés de Ian Curtis, qui achèvent de donner son intensité extrême à ce disque remarquable en tous points. À la fois désincarnée et pourtant incroyablement habitée, la musique de Joy Division avance ici des arguments parmi ses plus pertinents, comme le trio médian composé de "New Dawn Fades", "She's Lost Control" et "Shadowplay". Incontournable, comme le reste de leur discographie… --Fabrice Privé --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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I have doubts that any band will ever match the emotion of Ian Curtis and The Joy Division. The display of anger, confusion, intensity, and overall sadness embraces all of Joy Division's short list of studio albums. While the follow up to this 1979 debut, the album "Closer" probably takes the cake for the most depressing peice of work they (or nearly anyone really) ever did, This album "Unknown Pleasures" mostly reads like a suicide note by itself (sans RIP Ian).
This album has a few lighteer slightly more upbeat songs most noteably the openor "Disorder" which shows why this band obviously paved the way for bands that would popularize JD's post-punk and other mixed sounds like U2. Despite this the next song "Day Of The Lords" is mostly all pure doom and gloom with a chanted corus of "Where Will it End", making it sound like Ian's suicide wasn't much of a shock, though it was a tragedy. The next few songs are equally gloomy and dark and also have a creepy atmosphere that adds to the feel of this album.
What makes this a little lighter than "Closer" (which NEEDS to be purchased if you already don't have a copy) mostly because after "She's Lost Control" (which is an excellent song) the seventh and most famous track "Shadow Play" which is a definate highligh, comes in with a different sound the atmosphere gets a little lighter and the songs have a more guitar driven and slightly rocking feeling to them with less depresion and darkness than the previous five songs while the closer "I remeber Nothing" returns to the sound of the first half of the album (excluding "Disorder").
I'm not sure where a JD begginers should start. They may seem a bit difficult to handle at first.
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By Kurt Lennon on Nov. 5 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album was an impulse buy for me after hearing endless good work on this band, and comparisons to Interpol, whose "Turn on the Bright Lights" was a favorite of mine from last year. I am extremely glad I bought this album: although it is very unlike "Love Will Tear Us Apart" which until now has been my only taste of the band, I love this album. It is dark, funereal, but there is a certain beauty in the songs, especially considering Ian Curtis' suicide a few years later. His voice is one of wonder, Peter Hook's bass is instantly identifiable, and the drumming is crisp. Don't want to seem uncool, but there's a similiarity that Van Halen has with the drum sound on "All Fired Up" on the OU812 album, very crisp, yet somehow dull? It's hard to describe, you have to hear it. Don't listen to people who call this album depressing! I was an advocate of that view for a while, without even hearing properly their full sound: I was wrong. This is a magnificent album, and truly one of the greatest of the past quarter century.
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...with the late, sadly lamented Ian Curtis droning "We were
strangers" over and over again to the backdrop of breaking
glass. Quite possibly the MOST influential disc (see ZEN
ARCADE) ever recorded by the most revered band of all time.
Let's face it kids...Joy Division meant it. Period. If you
can take just one album/CD/cassette to the "afterlife"...well...
I know you've heard it before. This is THE band that would
be blowing up arenas/stadiums if Old Ian didn't hold his own
private necktie party. One of the most manic, possessed frontmen this planet has ever seen with a singing voice that
can be both lustrous and harrowing at the same time, who gave
it all up when he got dumped. IAN!!! As Mr. Costello so aptly
put it in "Accidents can Happen"-"There are so many fish in the
sea..." God! There had to be a better way.
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Seriously these guys were so good it is just silly. Hooky's basslines are too good for words, Bernard's riffs are simplistic yet very effective, Stephen Morris's drumming was tribal and brilliant and that Ian fellow wasn't too bad either. In all seriousness I doubt that anyone with the lyrical talent of Ian Curtis is gonna come along any time soon, more than likely never. Add to that his voice and well I think Bono said it right, "His voice was holy."
There really isn't anything I can say that hasn't been said before about this album or the band. Joy Division were simply the greatest band ever and this is where it started, enjoy it and listen to the sound of 4 young kids from Manchester who wanted to be the biggest band in the world, didn't quite make it but became something much more, the best band to ever walk the earth.
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"Unknown Pleasures" has proven to be something of a milestone in the world of rock music (much like it's successor, "Closer"). This album first introduced me to Joy Division some several many years ago, and I still distinctly remember my reaction to it. I had heard other bands who had been influenced by Joy Division, but I had never heard the real thing. The band has an incredible rythmic flow and togetherness, no matter what they're playing, and Curtis's voice is unlike any other, full and rich, urgent. The social commentary in the lyrics proves to be the lesser aspects of the album, but does give it even more substance, making that much more important. "Unknown Pleasures" is recommended to fans of post-punk, but anyone is welcome to listen.
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