Joy Division ‎– Closer

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The second and final album by Joy Division, released on July 18, 1980 on Factory, two months after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.

The album was recorded from 18 to 30 March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, London.

The cover photo is a detail of the Appiani family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy. The sculpture was made by Demetrio Paernio.

The 1980 and 1981 UK pressings have A1 / B-1 matrices with ‘OLD BLUE?’ inscribed on side A.
They come in three different vinyl variants:
– opaque black
– translucent dark red
– translucent dark green.
This can only be differentiated when held against a strong light source. The translucency was a hallmark of Tranco / PRT.

Additionally, they are differentiated by having:
– either rough or smooth card outer sleeves
– either rough or smooth card inner sleeves
– either rounded or square-cornered inner sleeves

Among Tranco / PRT pressings, there is no correlation between vinyl colour and paper part variants.
These pressings have an elevated outer stamper ring.

The CBS pressings have smooth outer and inner sleeves, and are on black vinyl only.
These pressings have a broad stamper ring of 6.5 cm diameter.

145,091 copies were pressed in total up to 17 July 1981.
260,000 copies were pressed by the end of 1982.

UK re-releases and re-pressings:
1983: A2 / B2 matrix (Townhouse cuts, pressed by Carlton Productions (some brown translucent) or MVS).
1984: LP repress (A3 / B3 Rc matrix).
June 1985: Cassettes (cat# FACT 25c) - boxed and plastic cases.
April 1986: CD (cat# FACD 25)
July 1993: LP, MC, CD (cat# 520 015-1 / 2 / 4), with repressings in 1994, 1996 and 1998.
September 1999: CD (cat# 39842 8219-2), with repressings in 2005.
September 2007: LP (cat# 25646 4014 1) - 180 gram remaster in original artwork.
September 2007: CD (cat# 25646 9779 1) - Collector's Edition.
June 2015: LP (FACT 25R / 25646 1839 1) - Vinyl Collector Edition.

US releases:
March 1981: LP (cat# FACTUS 6).
November 1981: MC (cat# FACTUS 6C).
1987: CD (cat# FACTUS 6 CD), with repressings in 1988.
March 1989: LP, MC (cat# 9 25840-1 / 4).
June 1989: CD (cat# 9 25840-2), with CD repressings in 1997, 2002, 2005.
September 2007: LP (cat# RHI1 73394) - 180 gram remaster in original artwork.
September 2007: CD (cat# R2 330876) - Collector's Edition.
June 2015: LP (cat# R1-56282) - Vinyl Collector Edition.

Japanese releases:
July 1984: LP (cat# YX-7338-AX).
February 1989: CD (cat# 25CY-3101).
November 1993: CD (cat# POCD-1880).
March 2000: CD (cat# AMCE-6109).
June 2005: CD (cat# WPCR-75048).
March 2008: CD (cat# WPCR-12840/41) - Collector's Edition.

Tracklist

Atrocity Exhibition 6:03
Isolation 2:53
Passover 4:44
Colony 3:52
A Means To An End 4:04
Heart And Soul 5:48
Twenty Four Hours 4:26
The Eternal 6:01
Decades 6:08

Versions (211)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Rou) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACD 401 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory FACD 401 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
FACT XXV MC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Ora) Factory FACT XXV MC Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT XXV MC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Ora) Factory FACT XXV MC Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT XXV MC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Ora) Factory FACT XXV MC Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT. 25, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT. 25, FACT XXV Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
FACT. 25, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, M/Print) Factory, Factory FACT. 25, FACT XXV Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Str) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACT·XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Str) Factory, Factory FACT·XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACTUS VI C Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory (US) FACTUS VI C US 1981 Sell This Version
FACTC25, FACTC 25 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory FACTC25, FACTC 25 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
19C0094 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Edigsa, Factory 19C0094 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
TC-FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory TC-FACOZ 1001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 25, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT 25, FACT XXV New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory Benelux FACT XXV, FACT. 25 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory FACOZ 1001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, FACT.25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT XXV, FACT.25 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
FACTUS VI, FACTUS 6 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory (US), Factory (US) FACTUS VI, FACTUS 6 US 1981 Sell This Version
0060.361, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory 0060.361, FACT XXV Germany 1981 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, FACT.25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT XXV, FACT.25 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, 201882 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT XXV, 201882 France 1981 Sell This Version
FACD OI, FACD. 01 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACD OI, FACD. 01 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
19L0094, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Edigsa, Factory 19L0094, FACT XXV Spain 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Pre) Factory FACOZ 1001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP, CBS) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP, Lyn) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
VFACT 112-2 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory, Vimúsica VFACT 112-2 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-2 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory VFACT 111-2 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-2 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory VFACT 111-2 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
VR 22495, FACT 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory VR 22495, FACT 25 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, Ged) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, MVS) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VR 22495, FAC 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, TP) Factory, Factory VR 22495, FAC 25 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP, Car) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK & Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP, MVS) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1983 Sell This Version
262 VG 50086 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory 262 VG 50086 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
50162 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory 50162 France 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50086, 062-VG 50086, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory, Factory VG 50086, 062-VG 50086, FACT XXV Greece 1984 Sell This Version
EMC 225, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) EMI, Factory EMC 225, FACT XXV New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
YX-7338-AX, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory YX-7338-AX, FACT XXV Japan 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 25, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, MP) Factory, Factory FACT 25, FACT XXV UK 1984 Sell This Version
YX-7338-AX, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Promo) Factory, Factory YX-7338-AX, FACT XXV Japan 1984 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, 70162 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT XXV, 70162 France 1984 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, 70162 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT XXV, 70162 France 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 25, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 25, FACT XXV Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1984 Sell This Version
19L0094, 19L0094 5, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP) Edigsa, Edigsa, Factory 19L0094, 19L0094 5, FACT XXV Spain 1984 Sell This Version
FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP) Factory, Factory FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV UK & Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RP, PRS) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Fact 25c, FACT XXVC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE + Box) Factory, Factory Fact 25c, FACT XXVC UK 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 25c Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE + Box) Factory Fact 25c Canada 1985 Sell This Version
FACT XXVC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE, Glo) Factory FACT XXVC UK 1985 Sell This Version
FACT XXVC Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE, Mat) Factory FACT XXVC UK 1985 Sell This Version
359 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Lt Record (2) 359 Indonesia 1985 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, 33 134 L Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Nuevos Medios FACT XXV, 33 134 L Spain 1985 Sell This Version
JD-10006 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2) JD-10006 1985 Sell This Version
FACD XXV, Facd 25 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACD XXV, Facd 25 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FACD XXV, Facd 25 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, Car) Factory, Factory FACD XXV, Facd 25 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FACTUS VI CD Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory (US) FACTUS VI CD US 1987 Sell This Version
830 685-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory 830 685-2 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
50162 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory 50162 France 1987 Sell This Version
830 685-4 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory 830 685-4 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
830 685-4, Fact 25c Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory, Factory 830 685-4, Fact 25c Canada 1987 Sell This Version
INDIGO 801 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Indigo Tapes Limited INDIGO 801 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, FACT.25, 992 527-1 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory, Factory FACT XXV, FACT.25, 992 527-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
1-25841 Joy Division Closer(2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1-25841 US 1988 Sell This Version
RTDCD 68, 110.0217.2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade, Factory, Rough Trade, Factory RTDCD 68, 110.0217.2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
RTDCD 68 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade, Factory RTDCD 68 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FACD 252, FACD XXV, FAC 252 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory, Factory FACD 252, FACD XXV, FAC 252 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
FACTC XXV, FACTC 25 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACTC XXV, FACTC 25 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1001, FACT.25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACOZ 1001, FACT.25 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 68, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory RTD 68, FACT XXV Germany 1988 Sell This Version
SX-T 108, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Tonpress, Factory SX-T 108, FACT XXV Poland 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 68 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RTD 68 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
25CY-3102 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory 25CY-3102 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 25841-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Qwest Records 9 25841-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
30216 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory 30216 France 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3102, CY-3102 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory 25CY-3102, CY-3102 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 25841-4, 4-25841 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25841-4, 4-25841 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 25841-1, 1-25841 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25841-1, 1-25841 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 25841-1, 1-25841 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25841-1, 1-25841 US 1989 Sell This Version
D 30408, D30408, FACD 25, FACD XXV Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Festival Records, Festival Records, Factory, Factory D 30408, D30408, FACD 25, FACD XXV Australia 1991 Sell This Version
SON 11, FACD XXV, Facd 25 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Sonic Records (2), Factory, Factory SON 11, FACD XXV, Facd 25 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
C 30408, FACTC XXV Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Festival Records, Factory C 30408, FACTC XXV Australia 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0732 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0732 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
1184 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1184 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0732 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0732 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
FACT·XXV, ZN 007, ZN VII Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Zona Records, Zona Records FACT·XXV, ZN 007, ZN VII Lithuania 1991 Sell This Version
FACD XXV, ZNCD 007, ZNCD VII Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Zona Records, Zona Records FACD XXV, ZNCD 007, ZNCD VII Lithuania 1992 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RP, UK ) London Records 520 015-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records 520 015-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
POCD-1880 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records POCD-1880 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
POCD-1880 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records POCD-1880 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-4 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-4 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE, Pap) London Records 520 015-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-1, 520015-1 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, London Records, Factory, London Records 520 015-1, 520015-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
520 015-4 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) London Records 520 015-4 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
520 015-4 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RP, Fre) London Records 520 015-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RP, Ger) London Records 520 015-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
9 25841-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Qwest Records 9 25841-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
520 015-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RP, UK ) London Records 520 015-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
2 28219 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) Factory 2 28219 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28219 2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records 3984 28219 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28219 2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, Dis) London Records 3984 28219 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28219 2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, WME) London Records 3984 28219 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28219 2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, WMM) London Records 3984 28219 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
AMCE-6109 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records AMCE-6109 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
9 25841-2 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RP) Qwest Records 9 25841-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-75048 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records WPCR-75048 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-75048 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE) London Records WPCR-75048 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, FACT 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT XXV, FACT 25 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, M/Print, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT XXV US 2006 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT XXV Europe 2006 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT XXV 2006 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT XXV US 2006 Sell This Version
FACT-XXV-P Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT-XXV-P UK 2006 Sell This Version
FACT XXV, 19L0094 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT XXV, 19L0094 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
2564 69779 1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album) London Records 2564 69779 1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
2564 69779 1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Cin) London Records 2564 69779 1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
2564 69779 1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) London Records 2564 69779 1 South Korea 2007 Sell This Version
R2 330876 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) Rhino Records (2), London Records R2 330876 US 2007 Sell This Version
2564-69779-1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) London Records, Warner Music Taiwan 2564-69779-1 Taiwan 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Closer(CDr, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Closer(CDr, Album, RE + CDr, Album + Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 2007 Sell This Version
25646 4014 1 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) London Records 25646 4014 1 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RHI1 73394, FACT XXV, FACT.25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, RM, Bla) Rhino Records (2), Factory, Factory RHI1 73394, FACT XXV, FACT.25 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHI1 73394, FACT XXV, FACT.25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, RM, Sil) Rhino Records (2), Factory, Factory RHI1 73394, FACT XXV, FACT.25 US 2007 Sell This Version
73394, FACT 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Rhino Records (2), Factory 73394, FACT 25 US 2007 Sell This Version
FACT-25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, TP) Not On Label (Joy Division) FACT-25 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) London Records none UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
R2 330876 Joy Division Closer(21xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 256) Rhino Records (2), London Records R2 330876 US 2008
UPJOYD001 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Upfront, Rhino Records (2), The Times UPJOYD001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) London Records, London Records WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE + Unofficial, Ga) London Records (3), London Records (3) WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE + Unofficial, Je) London Records (3), London Records (3) WPCR-12840~1, WPCR-12840/1 2008 Sell This Version
4607173158208 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RM) Никитин 4607173158208 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT 25, F 25 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SON 11, FACD XXV, Facd 25 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RP) Sonic Records (2), Factory, Factory SON 11, FACD XXV, Facd 25 Poland 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bro) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pur) Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25, JDC 02 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2630033507665 Joy Division Joy Division(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Box) fnac.com 2630033507665 France 2009 Sell This Version
2564680682, 2564 69779 1 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Box, RM, Met) London Records, London Records 2564680682, 2564 69779 1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Lem) Stiletto (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25 2011 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Mus) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 2011 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pow) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 2011 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Sal) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, FACLP 25 2011 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI 2012 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI 2012 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI 2012 Sell This Version
992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pas) Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Factory (2), Factory (2) 992 527-1, FACT. 25, FACT∙XXV, CLSR OI 2012 Sell This Version
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Madison-chan

Madison-chan

June 4, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, FACT. 25, FACT XXV

Yesterday, my Mum got on my case for not listening enough to black music. This album is a good example of why modern-day identity politics is BS. The songs on this LP, especially Isolation, resonate with me, and many other people, regardless of race, sexuality, or whatever. Isolation is a track that perfectly conveys a lot of the angst I often feel, particularity the line "I'm ashamed of the things I've been put though, I'm ashamed of the person I am". The fact that I'm black & Ian wasn't is irrelevant. Who cares if Ian wasn't black, gay, etc...? Identity politics get in the way of empathizing with your fellow man.
maxal

maxal

May 9, 2020
referencing Closer, CD, Album, RE, 830 685-2
Interesting what wire100 writes about Ian Curtis below.

Having watched live performances of Joy Division on TV and the documentaries / movies showing Ian Curtis manically dancing - and considering his medication - you could plainly see Ian was in another world; certainly to the audience, but also to his band 'mates'.

Bearing this in mind it can be distressing to watch some of the performances. He is screaming his songs out, his eyes are wild, he is salivating, his movements are jolted, stiff and expressly PENT UP.

You sort of think: it is soooooo odd he is performing his ailments this way so publicly on stage and everybody else is dancing the night away (kind of unaware?) It's extraordinary - I thought: This guy clearly needs (better) help.

Ian Curtis' artistic legacy is undeniable, a true testament that through pain, great art can result, but the price is unthinkable. It's very sad.
jason.power

jason.power

May 6, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 25646 4014 1
A good repress to my ears. Good package all round.
tjmoser

tjmoser

April 2, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, Str, FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25
My version of this pressing sounds absolutely remarkable. Zero need for remastering. I would love to have a Tranco to compare.
MortGarconne

MortGarconne

March 21, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25R
Have bought and returned this edition at least twice (brand new). Every single time, both first 2 tracks of each sides have an astronomical amount of skipping to the point that it is not even possible to listen to it. I have tried many different turntables, absolutely no chance. Same issue with the 2015 textured sleeve Unknown Pleasures.
Eraserhead_Nosferatu

Eraserhead_Nosferatu

February 23, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Closer, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, R1-56282, FACT∙XXV
Is this just for my copy, or is sound quality on the track Decades sound pitchy and harsh?
DenverDude

DenverDude

February 8, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, R1-56282, FACT∙XXV
Great pressing. No pops or clicks, very flat. Also the mastering does a great job of expanding the soundstage and instrument/vocal separation. Agreed with previous reviewer that the drums have an amazing depth and echo that I haven't heard on other versions. Recommended, especially at this price point.
Musikland

Musikland

February 6, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, Str, FACT·XXV, FACT. 25
My Own copy has the same matrix / runout (Etched) but the vinyl is Black?
domskilamonski

domskilamonski

February 5, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, M/Print, Pic, Unofficial, FACT XXV
This issue,like all pic.discs,comes in a pvc sleeve which cause bag rash....it will destroy the sound and picture,so best swap to a good paper sleeve to avoid this!!!
domskilamonski

domskilamonski

February 5, 2020
referencing Closer, LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial, FACT XXV
This issue,like all pic.discs,comes in a pvc sleeve which cause bag rash....it will destroy the sound and picture,so best swap to a good paper sleeve to avoid this!!!