Joy Division ‎– The Best Of Joy Division

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The Best Of Joy Division
Digital 2:52
Disorder 3:30
Shadowplay 3:52
New Dawn Fades 4:47
Transmission 3:37
Atmosphere 4:10
Dead Souls 4:56
She's Lost Control 4:56
Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:27
These Days 3:28
Twenty Four Hours 4:28
Heart And Soul 5:50
Incubation 2:53
Isolation 2:53
The John Peel Sessions
Exercise One 2:31
Insight 3:51
She's Lost Control 4:09
Transmission 3:53
Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:23
Twenty Four Hours 4:08
Colony 4:04
Sound Of Music 4:22
Something Else
Transmission 3:17
She's Lost Control 3:40
Interview
Interview 3:33

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5051442-7302-2-7 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + RM, Sup) Rhino Records (2), London Records 5051442-7302-2-7 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
R2 474236 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), London Records R2 474236 US 2008 Sell This Version
R2 474236 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), London Records R2 474236 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
5144273022, 514427302-2 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + , RM, Sup) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Warner Music Taiwan 5144273022, 514427302-2 Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
5144273022 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + , RM, Sup) London Records, Rhino Records (2) 5144273022 UK 2008 Sell This Version
5144-27302-2 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + Promo, RM, Sup) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Warner Music Argentina 5144-27302-2 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
5144273022 Joy Division The Best Of Joy Division(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + RM) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Warner Music Australia 5144273022 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
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allymonaco

allymonaco

April 17, 2012
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Best Of Joy Division, CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + , RM, Sup, 5144273022

Unfortunately, the mastering on the first CD is pretty brick-walled and dynamically compressed. It's easily on par with the notorious New Order "Singles" compilation from 2005 which collectors may remember also sports a similarly harsh sound. To sum up, you can find many of these songs on better sounding CDs elsewhere such as the Heart & Soul box-set or the 2007 deluxe reissues.

In fairness, as far as the running order goes it's a decent introduction to the band for someone new and made sense to tie in with the publicity surrounding the "Control" film at the time. The second CD with The John Peel Sessions plus Something Else performances is a basic reissue of "The Complete BBC Recordings" from 2000.

The actual music contained on both discs here is obviously fantastic (5/5) but this compilation is perhaps a bit superfluous considering the various other JD compilations on the market; notably Substance (Factory) and Permanent 1995 (London Records). You can find the book-shaped Heart & Soul reissue for next to nothing (£20) these days which has four times the amount of material here.
LeKillier

LeKillier

May 25, 2008
referencing The Best Of Joy Division, CD, Comp + CD, Comp, RE + , RM, Sup, 5144273022

Yet another Joy Division / New Order compilation album...Yet another album with minimalist packaging with 'copy from a famous person on why we are important' as Throbbing Gristle put it...

Guessing this was released to be a long-term catalogue 'primer' for newcomers.

Yet, that's the only criticism you can conceivably make of this. Of course, the music is outstanding, the tracklisting is very effective and the liner notes by Paul Morley are actually a very good read.

Both completists and newcomers will be happy with this.

Note that the 2nd bonus disc is the exact same release as 'The complete BBC Sessions'.