Joy Division ‎– Closer

Label:
Factory ‎– FACT∙XXV, Factory ‎– FACT. 25
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Rounded Corners
Country:
Released:
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Tracklist

A1 Atrocity Exhibition 6:03
A2 Isolation 2:53
A3 Passover 4:44
A4 Colony 3:52
A5 A Means To An End 4:04
B1 Heart And Soul 5:48
B2 Twenty Four Hours 4:26
B3 The Eternal 6:01
B4 Decades 6:08

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Outer cover: thick and rough / textured cardboard sleeve.
Inner sleeve: rough / textured with rounded corners.

On dark red translucent or black / opaque vinyl.

Reverse:
A Factory Records Product

Inner sleeve:
Produced at Brittania Row.
Printed by Garrod And Lofthouse Limited

Labels:
A Fractured Music · A Factory Record
9/5/80

Cat#:
FACT·XXV on cover
FACT. 25 on labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 1): FACT 25 A1 OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 1): FACT 25 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 2): FACT 25 A1 AT OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 2): FACT 25 B-1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 3): FACT 25 A1 1 OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 3): FACT 25 B-1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 4): FACT 25 A1 BG OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 4): FACT 25 B-1 BJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 5): FACT 25 A1 I BE OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 5): FACT 25 B-1 AW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 6): FACT 25 A1 I OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 6): FACT 25 B-1 2 AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 7): FACT 25 A1 BH OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 7): FACT 25 B-1 BI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 8): FACT 25 A1 I 1 OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 8): FACT 25 B-1 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 9): FACT 25 A1 I X OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 9): FACT 25 B-1 2 AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 10): FACT 25 A1 I AB OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 10): FACT 25 B-1 2 AC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 11): FACT 25 A1 AT OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 11): FACT 25 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - variation 12): FACT 25 A1 I N OLD BLUE?
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - variation 12): FACT 25 B-1 2 F

Other Versions (5 of 215) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE, MVS) Factory, Factory FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25 UK 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
FACD XXV, Facd 25 Joy Division Closer(CD, Album, RE, Car) Factory, Factory FACD XXV, Facd 25 UK 1986 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
RTD 68, FACT XXV Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory RTD 68, FACT XXV Germany 1988 Sell This Version

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domskilamonski

domskilamonski

August 6, 2020
the moderator of joy-division-central has found out that the colour of translucency depends on which sort of lightbulb is used.please check here for yourself (scroll to the bottom):
http://lwtua.websitetoolbox.com/post/help-concerning-first-pressings-2960657?&trail=200
M1chaelMcG

M1chaelMcG

August 2, 2020
The advance promo pics of this implied there would be a clear (presumably plastic of some sort) insert included, when it is just white embossed card. It still looks very cool though.
steinomite

steinomite

July 17, 2020
Happy 40th birthday to FACT XXV - still (no pun intended) the best Joy Division album!
Martingod

Martingod

July 17, 2020
edited 23 days ago
It arrived today and I played it. Perfect. High and Lo ends are precise and there is nothing on the record except a perfect album. As was already posted, they didn't put the record or sleeve into the inner printed cardboard sleeve. So they looked after collectors by doing so. The vinyl on the turntable is mesmerising. They did everything right. For 26 sterling, this album brought me back to my youth when I first bought it on Vinyl. Worth every penny. I have the original somewhere in the house, but can't find it to compare the sound
mrlimbo

mrlimbo

April 19, 2018
How is this getting determined from the normal red translucency ?
stickybunmusic

stickybunmusic

July 24, 2017
The Eternal is a masterpiece of songwriting and helped me through dark times
tarmstrong

tarmstrong

December 20, 2016

One of my all time favorite albums from this break through band.
interrobang918

interrobang918

August 7, 2014
I have a Japanese copy with OBI
wiffels

wiffels

March 10, 2014
I remember having several copies of Closer at the time it was released and it was a bit of a hotch potch in that the only thing I can say with any certainty was that the 1st issues came in the old rough/matt type sleeves-both outer and inner sleeve.And some had cut corners on the inner sleeve and some hadn't-I can tell that by 2 I kept-given when released but with that variation between the 2.Matrix is the same A1B1.Well even Joy Division is 30 years plus ago now and I can remember them as little boys basically!
wiffels

wiffels

March 10, 2014
The thing about the translucent vinyl was I think simply the fact that it was pressed at a time when the pressing plant ended up with this effect more by chance than anything else.This was at a time when colour vinyl/picture disc pressings were the new 'in vogue' thing and it was probably basically to do with that-I had several pressings like this at the time.I can remember Yes-Going For The One and National Health-1st LP, I think, amongst others and there were more. As people have said unless you knew about this you may have had an album for many years without knowing!