Joy Division live recording will make you lose control again
Joy Division have once more been brought back from the dead in the form of a live bootleg currently available for free download to help all you young people complete the teenage right of passage that is, uh, listening to Joy Division a bunch.
The gig in question took place at the University of London Union on February 8, 1980. The band used the gig as a launching pad for many of the tracks that would eventually appear on their classic swan song, Closer. Mastering Engineer Drew Crumbaugh originally cleaned up the recording for a previous 2007 reissue series, but decided recently to have another go at it, explaining that, "with where I've advanced to today my 2006 work sounds amateur to these ears." Obviously, as people with no formal audio training who hide behind the cozy anonymity of the interwebs, we'll be the final judge of that.
In other Joy Division news, Peter Hook looks like this now, in case you needed proof that karma definitely exists.
|Joy Division - Transmission (Peel Sessions 1979)|