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U.K. Joy Division Box Collects Singles (and More) on Vinyl (UPDATED 11/17/2011: and CD)

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UPDATE: More than a year after this set came out, a U.K. CD counterpart has been noticed on Amazon with a December 27 street date. Like the original post, this was also first noticed by our friends at Slicing Up Eyeballs.

Original post: As reported by Slicing Up Eyeballs, Rhino’s U.K. branch is releasing a special collector’s box of Joy Division singles in December, to commemorate the 30 years since iconic frontman Ian Curtis died.

The vinyl box, +- (Plus Minus), will feature ten 7″ records containing all the Joy Division singles. Now, of course, that math may seem a bit off to you if you know that Joy Division didn’t have ten singles to their name. Instead, curator/journalist Jon Savage combined the singles with some other notable tracks on their own unique singles for this compilation. The tunes were all remastered by Frank Arkwright (of Metropolis Studios) and original drummer Stephen Morris, with Factory Records co-founder Peter Saville designing the box it came in.

The set will also feature free digital downloads of all the tracks therein; the first 500 copies will include an art piece as well as all the music on two CDs. Order it here; it’s expected December 6.

Joy Division, +- (plus minus) (Rhino (U.K.), 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Warsaw
  2. Leaders of Men

Disc 2

  1. No Love Lost
  2. Failures

Disc 3

  1. Digital
  2. Glass

Disc 4

  1. Autosuggestion
  2. From Safety to Where

Disc 5

  1. Transmission
  2. Novelty

Disc 6

  1. Atmosphere
  2. Dead Souls

Disc 7

  1. Komakino
  2. Incubation
  3. As You Said

Disc 8

  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. These Days

Disc 9

  1. She’s Lost Control
  2. Love Will Tear Us Apart 2 (Pennine Version)

Disc 10

  1. Isolation
  2. Heart and Soul

Discs 1-2 released as An Ideal for Living EP (Enigma, 1978)
Disc  3 released on A Factory Sample double 7″ (Factory, 1979)
Disc 4 released on Earcom 2: Contradiction (Fast Product, 1979)
Disc 5 released as 7″ single (Factory, 1979)
Disc 6 released as Licht Und Blindheit (Sordide Sentimental, 1980)
Disc 7 released as 7″ flexi single (Factory, 1980)
Disc 8 released as 7″ single (Factory, 1980)
Disc 9, Track 1 from 12″ single (Factory, 1980)
Disc 9, Track 2 was the B-side to “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Factory, 1980)
Disc 10 from Closer (Factory, 1980)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 17, 2011 at 16:38

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  1. Just wondering how many configurations they can come up to sell exactly the same material again and again – what about a boxset of cassingles next time?
    Best is the self consctructed 10th single + splitting the An Ideal For Living EP and sell it as 2 singles… what another lame cash-in try!


    November 3, 2010 at 04:47

  2. I want to defend this set because it’s a physical product rather than some lame download package. But this is really a stretch… packaging songs as 7″ singles that were never really released as singles in the first place is totally random and lame.


    November 3, 2010 at 12:00

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