25 Songs, 1 Hour 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 2010 anthology features a tracklist almost identical to that of the better-known Substance, but with the songs rearranged in the order in which they appeared. Moving from their raw debut EP through subsequent 45s, you get a sense for how quickly Joy Division's sound evolved—from the smoldering blues of "No Love Lost" to the icy electronics of "As You Said" and the atmospheric triumph that is "Love Will Tear Us Apart." You may know the songs inside out, but here you can live them anew.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 2010 anthology features a tracklist almost identical to that of the better-known Substance, but with the songs rearranged in the order in which they appeared. Moving from their raw debut EP through subsequent 45s, you get a sense for how quickly Joy Division's sound evolved—from the smoldering blues of "No Love Lost" to the icy electronics of "As You Said" and the atmospheric triumph that is "Love Will Tear Us Apart." You may know the songs inside out, but here you can live them anew.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
LuMiNoSo- ,

Breathtaking

...mind blowing

Florace's Keeper ,

Harrowing

I still can't think of any music more starkly chilling than "No Love Lost" - like the song said, [I, not a she] shuddered instinctively. In a different way, "Leaders of Men" is similarly astounding. Both use big crimes of the State, or crimes of Humanity in the former case, to stand in for one's personal black feelings. I'm still at a loss to understand how brave this band was to write so openly and explicitly about so dark and forbidden a topic as the horrors of the Concentration camps - specifically the medical "experiments". That can't be easy. And, giving absolutely NO acknowledgement or endorsement to those dreadful undertakings - other than knowing about and mourning for their existence - Curtis' brilliance, at least by my reading, was to turn such an awful story into an even MORE awful metaphor for one's personal torments and misery is astounding. Who knows if he was writing about 'imself. Who cares, right? Could be anyone. Could be any deeply saddened and troubled bloke wandering under those grey Mancunian skies in a peacoat, smoking Silk Cuts and with the words "Glare At Others" written on each day of their calendar....This music must ONLY BE LISTENED TO IN WINTER. MAKE NO EXCEPTION.

Sebastian Leon ,

question

I love this package, I did not know Joy Division had so many b-sides, buying this collection turned me from a fan into a huge fan lol. Anyway, I read somewhere that with itunes LP, there was supposed to be an exclusive interview with Stephen Morris? I cant find it, can anybody help me with this

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