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Kevin Cummins

Joy Division : Juvenes

    A new, expanded edition of the legendary book published more than a decade ago, now with added interviews and unpublished photographs.

    The definitive collection of the Joy Division photographs of Kevin Cummins, including new interviews with Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris.

    Originally published in 2007 in an ultra-limited run of just 226 copies, Juvenes is a book with legendary status among Joy Division devotees. The book consists of Kevin's selection of pictures from his Joy Division archive accompanied by short personal essays and memories from the band's family, contemporaries and fans and from several writers including Ian Rankin, David Peace and Natalie Curtis. The foreword is by Ian Rankin. Now comprehensively updated with new material and images that have never been published in a book before, this new edition will allow the band's many die-hard fans to own it for the first time.

    Peter Hook

    Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

      'Genuinely funny; indeed, the story will keep you entertained for a very long time' - Sunday Times

      Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the enduring alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a sound - dark, hypnotic, intense - that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and many others. This is the rollercoaster story of Joy Division - the friendships, fights, fall-outs; the rehearsals and recording sessions; the larger than life characters - told by the band's legendary bassist, Peter Hook.

      'Hook has restored a flesh-and-blood rawness to what was becoming a standard tale. Few pop music books manage that' - Guardian

      Jon Savage

      This Searing Light, The Sun And Everything Else - Joy Division: The Oral History

        Jon Savage's magisterial oral history is the last word on Joy Division and a must-read for any fan.

        Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised. It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a phase of huge social and physical change, and something of this spirit made its way into the DNA of the band. Over the course of two albums, a handful of other seminal releases, and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band of their generation. Then, on the brink of a tour to America, Ian Curtis took his own life.

        In This searing light, the sun and everything else, Jon Savage has assembled three decades worth of interviews with the principle players in the Joy Division story: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Deborah Curtis, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson, Paul Morley, Alan Hempsall, Lesley Gilbert, Terry Mason, Anik Honore, and many more. It is the story of how a band resurrected a city, how they came together in circumstances that are both accidental and extraordinary, and how their music galvanised a generation of fans, artists and musicians. It is a classic story of how young men armed with electric guitars and good taste in literature can change the world with four chords and three-and-a-half minutes of music. And it is the story of how illness and demons can rob the world of a shamanic lead singer and visionary lyricist.

        This searing light, the sun and everything else presents the history of Joy Division in an intimate and candid way, as orchestrated by the lodestar of British music writing, Jon Savage.

        Joy Division

        Substance - 2010 Remaster Edition

          Joy Division compilation ‘Substance’, first released in 1988 fills in the missing pieces of the band’s history with four non-album singles (‘Transmission’, ‘Komakino’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Atmosphere’), plus their B-sides.

          LP Edition
          This new heavyweight double vinyl edition features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box and for the first time on vinyl, the expanded tracklist from the original CD release, plus two additional songs: “As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” 

          CD Edition
          This new CD edition features audio remastered in 2010 for the +- singles box. The tracklist matches the expanded original CD release, plus two additional songs: “As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” 


          TRACK LISTING

          A1 Warsaw
          A2 Leaders Of Men
          A3 Digital
          A4 Autosuggestion
          A5 Transmission
          B1 She’s Lost Control
          B2 Incubation
          B3 Dead Souls
          B4 Atmosphere
          B5 Love Will Tear Us Apart
          C1 No Love Lost
          C2 Failures
          C3 Glass
          C4 From Safety To Where
          D1 Novelty
          D2 Komakino
          D4 As You Said
          D3 These Days
          D5 Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine Version)

          Joy Division

          Closer - 2007 Remaster Vinyl Edition

            Joy Division's second album came out a year after their debut, and many consider it an even greater achievement. Whilst still messed-up, depressed and turbulent, there's a less violent and more resigned vibe here. A majestic gloom prevails and whilst the old side one would feature their trademark, twisted, scariness, a glacial, detached beauty sees the last four songs take Joy Division into the realm of the gods. These are brooding soundscapes with keyboards to the fore (the whole album has less guitars) and heartbreaking melodies. In this seamless run of four unbelievable tracks, the sorrow and emptiness is so real, so powerful, that nothing in popular music has since surpassed it. They were growing as writers and their sound had evolved. Two of the most stunning albums in the history of pop and only a year apart. A whole slew of imitators were waiting in the wings, and Joy Division were set to take on the world. We all know what happened next.

            TRACK LISTING

            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 

            Joy Division

            Unknown Pleasures - 2007 Remaster Edition

              It's difficult to describe the jaw-dropping astonishment that came with the release of this, Joy Division's debut album, in 1979. That four Mancunian punks could create a work of such power, splendour and originality that would change pop music forever, well, a whole new genre had to be invented for them. This had the honesty and passion of punk, but this was arty, angular, literary and unique; this was definitely post-punk, but the massive impact of this record saw Joy Division quickly transcend any pigeon-holing. With singer Ian Curtis documenting fear and alienation, and the band conjuring powerful, brooding rock that featured bass as a lead instrument, dischordant guitar and churning drums and percussion, an emotive group was turned into one of the greatest of all time by Martin Hannett's beautiful production. This is bleak, heavy music, but it's also incredibly exhilarating. In Curtis's words and monotone vocals there's doom and drama, but you could never say this was an act; this is pure, naked emotion captured on tape. There's an intensity here that still shocks.

              TRACK LISTING

              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

              Joy Division / New Order

              Total: From Joy Division To New Order

                Despite an incredibly short recording career Joy Division remarkably have stood the test of time in terms of influential British bands. Their dark, brooding sound has inspired more artists than could be listed and their continued adoration today is testament to the forward thinking yet inward projected music and lyricism of a young band on the brink of success yet unsure of how to deal with it. With the sad passing of Ian Curtis, from the ashes rose New Order; the same core band but with a new fresh approach to their chosen career path. Loud, colourful and full of life.

                ‘Total’ is a chronological look at the two bands most important tracks, covering Joy Division staples such as 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', and the resonating 'Atmosphere'. New Order bring to the table 'Blue Monday', 'Bizarre Love Triangle' and 'True Faith'. Also included is a brand new never released New Order track ‘Hellbent’.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side One
                Transmission
                Love Will Tear Us Apart
                Isolation
                She’s Lost Control
                Atmosphere

                Side Two
                Ceremony
                Temptation
                Blue Monday

                Side Three
                Thieves Like Us
                The Perfect Kiss
                Bizarre Love Triangle
                True Faith
                Fine Time

                Side Four
                World In Motion
                Regret
                Crystal
                Krafty
                Hellbent

                Joy Division

                The Best Of

                  A collection of 14 tracks highlighting the band's career on disc one, while disc two, "The Peel Sessions" is a collection of the two John Peel sessions recorded by Joy Division in 1979, along with the Something Else versions of "Transmission" and "She's Lost Control" and an interview by Richard Skinner with Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris. Music doesn't get any better than this!!!

                  Joy Division

                  Unknown Pleasures - 2007 Remastered Edition

                    It's difficult to describe the jaw-dropping astonishment that came with the release of this, Joy Division's debut album, in 1979. That four Mancunian punks could create a work of such power, splendour and originality that would change pop music forever, well, a whole new genre had to be invented for them. This had the honesty and passion of punk, but this was arty, angular, literary and unique; this was definitely post-punk, but the massive impact of this record saw Joy Division quickly transcend any pigeon-holing. With singer Ian Curtis documenting fear and alienation, and the band conjuring powerful, brooding rock that featured bass as a lead instrument, dischordant guitar and churning drums and percussion, an emotive group was turned into one of the greatest of all time by Martin Hannett's beautiful production. This is bleak, heavy music, but it's also incredibly exhilarating. In Curtis's words and monotone vocals there's doom and drama, but you could never say this was an act; this is pure, naked emotion captured on tape. There's an intensity here that still shocks.

                    Joy Division

                    Still (Remastered)

                      This album is a compilation released after Ian Curtis's death and it's an odds'n'sods affair featuring outtakes, live tracks and b-sides. The unreleased songs are of their early, punkish variety: edgy, fractured and intense. But it's the live album which makes this special. This is the band's last ever gig at Birmingham University and whilst there's some punkish mistakes and wonky sound, Joy Division's power is undeniable. This is the only place you can hear their version of what would become New Order's debut (and greatest?) single, too: "Ceremony", though hindered by a dozy soundman, proves that this band were going to mix awesome rock songs with the more refined splendour of "Closer's" new, calm, keyboard-ghostliness. Their scope was breathtaking. But two weeks later, Ian Curtis was dead.


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