Joy Division's Closer reissued in 40th anniversary edition

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Alongside 12″ singles ‘She’s Lost Control’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and ‘Transmission’.

Joy Division are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1980 album Closer with a new reissue this July.

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Released a year after the group’s debut – Unknown Pleasures – on Factory Records in 1980, Closer marked Joy Division’s final LP before Ian Curtis’ suicide in 1980.

In addition to the 40th anniversary edition reissue of Closer, non-album singles ‘Transmission’, ‘Atmosphere’ and ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ are also being reissued on separate 12″s with their original B-sides, the first re-release since Factory Records closed in 1992.

Head here to pre-order a copy of Closer, here for Transmission, here for Atmosphere, and here for Love Will Tear Us Apart in advance of their 17th July release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Closer

Side A

1. Atrocity Exhibition
2. Isolation
3. Passover
4. Colony
5. A Means To An End

Side B

1. Heart And Soul
2. Twenty Four Hours
3. The Eternal
4. Decades

Transmission

Side A

1. Transmission

Side B

1. Novelty

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Side A

1. Love Will Tear Us Apart

Side B

1. These Days

Atmosphere

Side A

1. Atmosphere

Side B

1. She’s Lost Control

Photo: Pierre René-Worms