Some tracks from the last known Joy Division studio recording. The tracks are mastered by the Analog Loyalist and available in lossless FLAC. Tracks included are Ceremony and In A Lonely place that were later recorded and published by New Order with vocals provided by Bernard Sumner. According to the Recycle Project the Analog Loyalist originally mastered the material for the band. The Recycle Project aims to restore the Joy Division and New Order recordings. I wrote about this project in an earlier post.
The sleeve design for Joy Division’s Licht und Blindheit single issued by the label Sordide Sentimental. This scarce single is part of the Joy Division - New Order - Recycle Project that attempts to restore all Joy Division and New Order singles.
The people behind this site attempt to carefully restore and reissue every single by both Joy Division and New Order because they are all out of print. The singles are available for download in AAC format and include metadata and cover images. This is an incredible project executed by a ‘devoted circle of fans’. The project started in August 2009.
Passover is my favorite Joy Division track. It appeared on their second album Closer, an album I like much better than the fluffy and unfocused Unknown Pleasures. It is a very simple song, but with great details. Peter Hook typically combines bass and rhythm guitar roles and you can even hear arpeggios. I am not sure if the referenced file is a recording from a live performance in Le Bains Douche in Paris or Paradiso in Amsterdam [via, sources used are here].