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.

TITLE TIME
22
23
24
25

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
B to the B ,

dance, dance, dance, dance to the radio

If you start with the Beatles, or Muddy Waters, or Buddy Holly, and you end with Radiohead, or Tame Impala, or [insert latest and greatest], you realize that this music we call "rock and roll" is truly--verily, I say unto you--all about the journey. And your journey at some point will take you to Joy Division. The beginning of the Manchester scene--the cusp of New Wave, the precursor to New Order--etc. But at the end, like any bit of music that passes the test--you just turn it up to eleven, and dance, dance, dance, dance to the radio.

Alexander-Supertramp ,

"When Figures From The Past Stand Tall"

I'll start by saying that I usually don't by albums from itunes, but this is truly a great deal. It is designed to replicate the 7" vinyl box set of this album. By them including "itunes LP" you get all of the original 7" artwork(front/back cover & record labels), lyrics, liner notes(explaining the release of each single). Also, a band member interview video explaining the remastering process. And of course 4 great music videos. Excellent value with a great set of B side tracks.

Amedeo29 ,

Finally!

"Warsaw" finally makes its debut on iTunes. I am so happy.

That said, Joy Divisions best tracks are "Isolation", "She's lost control", "Transmission" and "Love WIll Tear Us Apart" (Of course)

Missing from here are "Twenty Four Hours" and "Day of the Lords", two more great Joy Division songs.

See the film Control and get to know this amazing band whose career was cut short with the suicide of Ian Curtis.

More By Joy Division