Joy Division 2-LP Bundle – Unknown Pleasures & Closer
Save over 25% when you buy these landmark albums together with this vinyl bundle offer!*
Joy Division were formed in Salford in 1976. While the band’s first recordings were heavily influenced by early punk, they soon developed a sparse sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.
Here, Joy Division’s two studio albums are presented as a vinyl bundle offer – Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). Both of these iconic albums have been pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl.
Unknown Pleasures (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by Joy Division, released on 15 June 1979. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Love Will Tear Us Apart, Rhino re-released Unknown Pleasures on 180g heavyweight vinyl – a must for Joy Division fans!
The album was recorded and mixed over three successive weekends at Stockport’s Strawberry Studios in April 1979, and was produced by Martin Hannett, who incorporated a number of unconventional production techniques into the group’s sound. The cover artwork was designed by artist Peter Saville, using a data plot of signals from a radio pulsar.
Unknown Pleasures has since received sustained critical acclaim as an influential post-punk album, and has been named as one of the best albums of all time by publications such as NME, AllMusic, Select, Rolling Stone, and Spin. Stuart Maconie of Select deemed Unknown Pleasures ‘music without a past or a future but with the muscularity of all great rock’ and ‘one of the greatest first albums ever.’
- Day of the Lords
- New Dawn Fades
- She's Lost Control
- Remember Nothing
Closer (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
‘Hauntingly beautiful, Joy Division’s Closer isn’t just a landmark record, it’s a simply timeless work of art.’ – Alan York, Dig!
Closer is the second and final studio album by Joy Division, released on 18 July 1980 by Factory Records. Produced by Martin Hannett, it was released two months after the tragic suicide of the band’s lead singer and lyricist Ian Curtis. The album reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart and peaked at No. 3 in New Zealand in September 1981. It was remastered and re-released in 2007. Today, Closer is widely recognised as a seminal release of the post-punk era.
- Atrocity Exhibition
- A Means to An End
- Heart and Soul
- Twenty Four Hours
- The Eternal
* Please note:
– Discount does not apply if titles are bought individually.
– This time limited offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
– This special bundle offer is not available retrospectively.