Joy Division ‎– Transmission

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Released in mid October 1979 as 7".

The initial run of 10,000 pressings came in a textured sleeve. The subsequent run of another 20,000 pressings came in textured or smooth sleeves (until 17 July 1981, 38.245 7" records were pressed in total).

Other differentiation criteria:
The cutout on the rear is either bevelled or rounded or there is none.
The glue flaps are either all straight or rounded at the bottom.
The G+L is either white or purple.
First editions (A1 / B1) were cut by Graeme Durham at the Sound Clinic, while later editions (A2 / B1) were cut by George "Porky" Peckham.
Editions were either pressed by WEA (S-x) or Lyntone (LYN-xxxx).

Issued as 12" in late 1980, according to Tony Wilson "due to continuing unhappiness with cut on 'Novelty'".

Despite high expectations, the single never charted.

Tracklist

Transmission 3:35
Novelty 3:59

Versions (49)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, Glo) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, Glo) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, Glo) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, RP, Glo) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, RP, Glo) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, RP, Tex) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, Tex) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, W/Lbl) Factory FAC 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13, FAC 13.12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 13, FAC 13.12 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 1312, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, Ltd) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 1312, FAC 13 X 12 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
‎FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, Lyn) Factory, Factory ‎FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, M/Print) Factory, Factory FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, M/Print) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Factory FAC 13 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, 600209, 600 209 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, 600209, 600 209 France 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Fac 13, FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 13, FAC 13 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
101 576, 101576, FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory 101 576, 101576, FAC 13 France 1981 Sell This Version
SFA 490 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single) Factory SFA 490 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, RP, Lyn) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 13/12, FAC 13.12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, Promo) Factory, Factory FAC 13/12, FAC 13.12 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
80043, FAC 13.12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory 80043, FAC 13.12 France 1984 Sell This Version
GOOD 40 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) EMI GOOD 40 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 13/12, FAC 13.12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory FAC 13/12, FAC 13.12 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RP, MVS) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 UK 1984 Sell This Version
X 14829, FAC 13/12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) Festival Records, Factory X 14829, FAC 13/12 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
FAC 313, FAC 400 Joy Division Transmission(VHS, Promo, PAL) Factory, Factory FAC 313, FAC 400 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Blu) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Unofficial, Gre) Factory (2) FAC 13 US 2008 Sell This Version
FAC 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Unofficial, Red) Factory (2) FAC 13 US 2008 Sell This Version
Д60 3795 Joy Division Transmission (Arrow Studios)(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Blu) буд кон Д60 3795 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 3795 Joy Division Transmission (Arrow Studios)(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Cle) буд кон Д60 3795 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 3795 Joy Division Transmission (Arrow Studios)(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Red) буд кон Д60 3795 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 5961 Joy Division Transmission (Live In Paris)(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Yel) буд кон Д60 5961 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, M/Print, RE) Factory, Factory FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, M/Print, RE) Factory, Factory FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Joy Division Transmission(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Mat) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 13, Fac 13 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single, RP, Tex) Factory, Factory FAC 13, Fac 13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Cle) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Cle) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Gre) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Red) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 4888 Joy Division Transmission(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Yel) буд кон Д60 4888 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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punkka

punkka

December 4, 2018
referencing Transmission, 7", Single, RP, Glo, FAC 13, Fac 13

bought this from a charity shop has the a side label on both sides is this rare thx
iblackmovement

iblackmovement

March 30, 2018
referencing Transmission, 12", Single, M/Print, FAC13.12, FAC 13 X 12
I have an Italian Base pressing with original Joy Division labels but it isn’t Joy Division at all, seems to be a weird mispress with two songs by another band! Can’t find info anywhere.
www-the-shop-fr

www-the-shop-fr

January 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Transmission, 12", Single, FAC 13.12, 600209, 600 209
Another version with smaller rings on labels also exists. This version can't be sold here because there's no page to sell it, contact me if you're interested in this copy.
SpitRecords

SpitRecords

July 19, 2016
referencing Transmission, 7", Single, Glo, FAC 13, Fac 13
My copy has Label Misprint - Novelty on both sides.
Dekadrachm

Dekadrachm

February 20, 2015
referencing Transmission, 12", Single, RE, X 14829, FAC 13/12

On a sansui FR-4060 turntable that i put the disc ...the one side plays Transmission and the other side plays Novelty...hope that this will be helpfull.
lootnshoot

lootnshoot

June 18, 2011
referencing Transmission, 7", Single, W/Lbl, FAC 13
Also Factory Records, FAC13A. Fractured Music 1979.