Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Unknown Pleasures (Collector's Edition) by Joy Division, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Unknown Pleasures (Collector's Edition)

Joy Division

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Editors’ Notes

Both in its previous incarnation as Warsaw and its earliest days as Joy Division, this seminal British band used the raw edge of ‘70s punk as a launching pad. Yet by the time of its first studio album, the quartet had taken a daring turn and embraced both open space and the reviled synthesizer as key tools. That the band and Unknown Pleasures are inarguably two of the most important events in the timeline of modern pop/rock music speaks to the “success” of those changes. Stripped down, brutal, and brooding, the music made by the late Ian Curtis and his cohorts was unlike anything that had come before, breathing a new kind of aggression into the still-young punk scene with tunes like the bruising “Interzone” and the unsettling “Disorder” and “She’s Lost Control." They presaged industrial music with the bleak “I Remember Nothing” and goth with the gloom-laden “Day of the Lords” and “Candidate.” Unknown Pleasures stands as a stunning masterpiece, a vivid snapshot in time and a sad reminder of Curtis' talent and genius. (This collection features no fewer than a dozen live tracks from a 1979 show at The Factory in Manchester.)

Customer Reviews

Track 7 Fixed

Track 7 has been fixed and is now the correct studio version of the song, Shadowplay. For everyones' reference, posting problems about the track in the review section doesn't get the problem fixed. If there's a problem with one of the tracks, users need to go to customer service and send an email complaint/question. Then iTunes gets back to you and a human investigates the problem and takes care of it. Cheers.

Shadowplay (Live)???

I think there is a mistake. Track 7 "Shadowplay" should be the studio version that originally appeared on the LP, but the download is the live version that appeared on "Still." Was this deliberate on the part of the artist or is this a mistake by ITunes or the record label?


I was distirbed to see Joy Division classified in the genre "pop." Anyone who is at all familar with Joy Division knows that the ingenious band is served injustice by being classified as such. It's lyrics are deep and though provoking not fabricated by the industry. But on to the actual review, "She's Lost Control" is hands-down one of the best songs on the album. Rumored to be referencing Ian Curtis' epilepsy it offers insight into the troubled muscians psyche. Offering live versions of the songs allows fans who, like myself, never saw Joy Division live, to catch a glimpse of talent of the band. Ian Curtis, Rest in Peace. the world had a true genius in you.


Formed: 1977 in Manchester, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Formed in the wake of the punk explosion in England, Joy Division became the first band in the post-punk movement by later emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s. Though the group's raw initial sides fit the bill for any punk band, Joy Division later incorporated synthesizers (taboo in the low-tech world of '70s punk) and more haunting melodies, emphasized by the isolated, tortured lyrics of its lead vocalist,...
Full Bio