Joy Division ‎– Unknown Pleasures

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Joy Division's debut album. Released on 15 June 1979.

Initial run of 10.000 copies was housed in a textured cover, pressed by the WEA pressing plant in West Drayton and sold until October 1979. Another 10.000 copies were sold until Mid 1980. Reissued / repressed again in July 1980. The Townhouse edition is from late 1980. Later confirmed represses from 1981 and 1983.

Peaked at # 71 in the UK Album Charts in August 1980.

Recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport. Also recorded during these sessions were the tracks "Autosuggestion" and "From Safety To Where...?" (both released on Earcom 2) as well as "Exercise One", "The Only Mistake", "Walked In Line" and "The Kill" (all later released on Still).

Outside is side A and Inside is side B. This however got mixed up by the pressing plant, assigning Outside = B and Inside = A in the runouts.

The centre sleeve depicts "100 consecutive pulses from the pulsar CP 1919", taken from an image that Bernard Sumner found in 'The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy' (page 111, 1977 edition), which was a reproduction of a visualization created by Harold D. Craft, Jr., for his dissertation “Radio Observations of the Pulse Profiles and Dispersion Measures of Twelve Pulsars,” (September 1970).

UK re-releases and re-pressings:
June 1985: Cassettes (cat# FACT 10c) - boxed and plastic cases.
April 1986: CD (cat# FACD 10).
July 1993: LP, MC, CD (cat# 520 016-1 / 2 / 4), with repressings in 1994, 1996 and 1998.
January 2000: CD (cat# 39842 8223-2), with repressings in 2005.
September 2007: LP (cat# 25646 4015 1) - 180 gram remaster in original artwork.
September 2007: CD (cat# 25646 9778 9) - Collector's Edition.
June 2015: LP (FACT 10R / 25646 1839 0) - Vinyl Collector Edition.

US releases:
October 1980: LP, MC (cat# FACTUS 1 / FACTUS 1C), with LP repressings in 1987.
March 1989: LP, MC (cat# 9 25840-1 / 4).
June 1989: CD (cat# 9 25840-2) with CD repressings in 1994, 1997, 2005.
September 2007: LP (cat# RHI1 73395) - 180 gram remaster in original artwork.
September 2007: CD (cat# R2 331260) - Collector's Edition.
June 2015: LP (cat# R1-465628) - Vinyl Collector Edition.

Japanese releases:
July 1984: LP (cat# YX-7337-AX).
February 1989: CD (cat# 25CY-3101).
November 1993: CD (cat# POCD-1879).
March 2000: CD (cat# AMCE-6108).
June 2005: CD (cat# WPCR-75047).
March 2008: CD (cat# WPCR-12838/9) - Collector's Edition.

International licensing for Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany was done in 1980.

Tracklist

Versions (195)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACT 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACT 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACT 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACT 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FACTUS 1C Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory (US) FACTUS 1C US 1980 Sell This Version
FACTC10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory FACTC10 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 MC Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Ora) Factory FACT 10 MC Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 MC Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Whi) Factory FACT 10 MC Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory FACT 10 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
0060.362, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Factory 0060.362, FACT 10 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, M/Print) Factory, Factory FACT 10, FACT. 10 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RP, PRS) Factory FACT 10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACTUS 1 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Smo) Factory (US) FACTUS 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory, Factory FACT 10, FACT. 10 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FACTUS 1 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory (US) FACTUS 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACT 10 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
TCFACOZ 1003, TC-FACOZ-1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory TCFACOZ 1003, TC-FACOZ-1003 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
19C0106 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Edigsa, Factory 19C0106 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
19C0106 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Edigsa, Factory 19C0106 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10, 19L0106 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Edigsa FACT 10, 19L0106 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10, 19L0106 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Edigsa FACT 10, 19L0106 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory FACT 10 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 10 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory FACT 10 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RP, Lyn) Factory FACT 10 UK 1981 Sell This Version
201883, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory, Factory 201883, FACT 10 France 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 10 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Tex) Factory FACOZ 1003 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1003 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
VR 22497, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Factory VR 22497, FACT 10 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Gap Records FACOZ 1003 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
VR 22497, FAC 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, TP) Factory, Factory VR 22497, FAC 10 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
TCFACOZ1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) EMI TCFACOZ1003 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 10, YX-7337-AX Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACT 10, YX-7337-AX Japan 1984 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) EMI FACOZ 1003 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50102, 062-VG 50102, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Factory, Factory VG 50102, 062-VG 50102, FACT 10 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 10, YX-7337-AX Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Promo) Factory, Factory FACT 10, YX-7337-AX Japan 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 10, 19L0106 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Edigsa FACT 10, 19L0106 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
70 163, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RP, Tex) Factory, Factory 70 163, FACT 10 France 1984 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50102, 262 VG 50102 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory TC-VG 50102, 262 VG 50102 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50102, 262 VG 50102 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory TC-VG 50102, 262 VG 50102 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
50163 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) Factory 50163 France 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 10c Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) Factory FACT 10c UK 1985 Sell This Version
50163 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) Factory 50163 France 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 10c Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE + Box) Factory Fact 10c Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 10c, FACT 10c Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE + Box) Factory, Factory Fact 10c, FACT 10c UK 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 10, 33 133 L Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Nuevos Medios FACT 10, 33 133 L Spain 1985 Sell This Version
33 133, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, Tex) Nuevos Medios, Factory 33 133, FACT 10 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
70 163, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, Tex) Factory, Factory 70 163, FACT 10 France 1985 Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACD 10, Facd 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FACD 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory FACD 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, Car) Factory, Factory FACD 10, Facd 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
830 812-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, PolyGram 830 812-2 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
30217 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, Tex) Factory 30217 France 1987 Sell This Version
830 812-4 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Factory (US) 830 812-4 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
830 812-1 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory 830 812-1 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FACTUS 1 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RP) Factory (US) FACTUS 1 US 1987 Sell This Version
RTDCD 67 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Rough Trade RTDCD 67 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FACTC 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia FACTC 10 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 10, LP.3028, 3028 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory, Factory FACT 10, LP.3028, 3028 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
LP 3028 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Estúdio Eldorado LP 3028 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 67 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Rough Trade RTD 67 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 10, LP.3028, LP-3.028 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Estúdio Eldorado, Estúdio Eldorado FACT 10, LP.3028, LP-3.028 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, Tex) Factory FACT 10 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 67 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RTD 67 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
W2 25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Club, RE) Qwest Records W2 25840 US 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3101 , CY-3101 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory 25CY-3101 , CY-3101 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Qwest Records 9 25840-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
FRC-89-3006, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Alpha Records (3), Factory FRC-89-3006, FACT 10 Philippines 1989 Sell This Version
9 25840-4, 4-25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE, AR) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25840-4, 4-25840 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 25840-4, 4-25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE, SR) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25840-4, 4-25840 US 1989 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Tonpress, Factory SX-T 107, FACT 10 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
9 25840-1, 1-25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25840-1, 1-25840 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 25840-1, 1-25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 25840-1, 1-25840 US 1989 Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album) Factory, Factory, Sonic Records (2) FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
D 30404, FACD 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Festival Records, Factory D 30404, FACD 10 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0684 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0684 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0684 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0684 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0684 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Blu) MG Records (2) MG 0684 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0684 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Gre) MG Records (2) MG 0684 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
FACT10, ZN 006 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory, Zona Records FACT10, ZN 006 Lithuania 1992 Sell This Version
POCD-1879 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records POCD-1879 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records, Factory 520 016-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520 016-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
POCD-1879 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records POCD-1879 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, PDO) London Records, Factory 520 016-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, PRS) London Records, Factory 520 016-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-4 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 520 016-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP, Fra) London Records, Factory 520 016-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP, Ger) London Records 520 016-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
520 016-4 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) London Records 520 016-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520 016-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP) London Records 520 016-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album) Factory, Factory, Sonic Records (2) FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
AMCE-6108 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records AMCE-6108 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
AMCE-6108 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records AMCE-6108 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
3984282232 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records 3984282232 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
AMCE-6108 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records AMCE-6108 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DA0009 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album) CentreDate DA0009 China 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-75047, WPCR 75047 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Promo, RE) London Records, London Records WPCR-75047, WPCR 75047 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-75047, WPCR 75047 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records, London Records WPCR-75047, WPCR 75047 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RP, Del) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RP, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FACT 10-P Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Pic, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10-P Europe 2006 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Joy Division) FACT 10 2006 Sell This Version
R2 331260 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) Rhino Records (2), London Records R2 331260 US 2007 Sell This Version
2564 69778 9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) London Records 2564 69778 9 UK 2007 Sell This Version
2564 69778 9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig + CD, Album) London Records 2564 69778 9 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CDr, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CDr, Album, RE + CDr, Album + Promo, RM) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CDr, Album, TP) London Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
RHI1 73395, Fact 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2), London Records, Factory RHI1 73395, Fact 10 US 2007 Sell This Version
25646 4015 1 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) London Records 25646 4015 1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
73395, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Rhino Records (2), Factory 73395, FACT 10 US 2007 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Factory FACT 10 US 2007 Sell This Version
4607173158208 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album) Никитин 4607173158208 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Col) London Records, London Records WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album + Unofficial, Gat) London Records (3), London Records (3) WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album + Unofficial, Jew) London Records (3), London Records (3) WPCR-12838~9, WPCR-12838/9 2008 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CDr, Album, RE + CDr, Album + Promo, RM) London Records none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2009 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2009 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2010 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bro) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2010 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Lig) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2010 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pin) Stiletto (2), Factory (2) FACT 10 2010 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pur) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2010 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2011 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2012 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Oli) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pin) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2012 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24- + 12xFile, FLAC, 16- + R) Rhino Records (2) none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24- + 12xFile, FLAC, 16- + R) Rhino Records (2) none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Keep Tapes Alive none US 2013 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2013 Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10, FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10, FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Lig) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pur) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Factory (2), Stiletto (2), Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT10, FACT. 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Unofficial) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 2014 Sell This Version
FACT 10R Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Factory FACT 10R UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FACT 10R, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Factory, Factory FACT 10R, FACT 10 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FACT 10, R1-465628 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Factory, Rhino Records (2) FACT 10, R1-465628 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) London Records none Italy 2016 Sell This Version
FACT 10, 0060.362 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2) FACT 10, 0060.362 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2) FACT 10 2016 Sell This Version
RC007 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rose Clouds RC007 Poland 2017 Sell This Version
5SVN022 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(8-Trk, Unofficial) 5SEVEN Records 5SVN022 US 2018 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, RE) Factory FACT 10 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album) Factory, Factory, Sonic Records (2) FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Club, RE) Qwest Records 9 25840-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W2 25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Club, RE) Qwest Records W2 25840 US Unknown Sell This Version
FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory, Sonic Records (2) FACD 10, Facd 10, SON 10 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 102, FACD 102 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 102, FACD 102 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, Cin) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, Dis) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP) Qwest Records 9 25840-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP) Qwest Records 9 25840-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP) Qwest Records 9 25840-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RP, EDC) London Records 3984 28223-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28223-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, Son) London Records 3984 28223-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
GP0000350 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, Unofficial) Factory (2) GP0000350 Unknown Sell This Version
9 25840-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Qwest Records (2), M.A.D. Records (4) 9 25840-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Fact C10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory, Crystal (6) Fact C10 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10, 3028, 3.028 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Estúdio Eldorado, Estúdio Eldorado, Estúdio Eldorado FACT 10, 3028, 3.028 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
TC-FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory TC-FACT 10 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
EF 006-9, TC-FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory EF 006-9, TC-FACT 10 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
4-25840, W4 25840 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Club) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 4-25840, W4 25840 US Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10 MC Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE, Gre) Factory FACT 10 MC Italy Unknown Sell This Version
R 6305 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Aquarius (3), A Private Collection R 6305 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
J-002 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Joy (6) J-002 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
0238 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Delta (5) 0238 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
A-0102 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Amor A-0102 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory FACOZ 1003 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT 10, FACT. 10 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT 10, FACT. 10 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, Glo) Factory FACT 10 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT. 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RE, Tex) Factory, Factory FACT 10, FACT. 10 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RP) Factory FACT 10 UK & Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
SX-T 107, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Tonpress (2), Factory (2) SX-T 107, FACT 10 Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 10, FACT 10 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, Unofficial, Lig) Factory (2), Stiletto (2) FACT 10, FACT 10 Unknown Sell This Version
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fishboybilly

fishboybilly

November 12, 2018
edited 5 days ago
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, W/Lbl, FACOZ 1003
If there are 6 copies why have 14 people plus own it??
AnarkaAkaza

AnarkaAkaza

October 26, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, Tex, FACT 10
Too damn good to not own. Fusion of Art Rock, Noise and Punk with Ian's voice is just magical.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 3, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, Tex, FACT 10

I could have chosen to write about Unknown Pleasures or Closer both brilliant releases by Joy Division, and instead will mention aspects of both releases here ... but more, I would like to speak to the nature of the albums themselves and the effects they had on me.

As a veteran, one who has seen more then my share of combat, combat related issues, and was probably dealing with Post Traumatic Stress, the rise and discovery of Joy Division was as if a window had been opened in the back of my head for the first time ... the darkness of the music [as found on “She’s Lost Control”] not only flowed in, but it flowed out. No longer was I compartmentalizing, storing, hoarding, turning all of my feelings and experiences inward ... I had finally heard the music that I had been straining to hear since I had gotten back from Vietnam ... and here it was, with all of its splendid darkly haunting verse and notes. I felt that I had found a kindred spirit in Ian Curtis, and when I shared or discussed this music with other service men and women, they too felt the connection with the alienation ... yet all was counterbalanced with a sense of place and belonging.

Both “Closer” released in 1980 and “Unknown Pleasures” released in 1979, probably contributed to saving my life. I woke up with these albums and I went to bed with them, their essence seemed to float like smoke all around me, effected my outlook and attitude ... it was only from allowing Joy Division to draw me so deeply into the dark waters, that I was able to make the decision that I wanted to breath, swam to the surface gasping for air, and allowed myself to sink again, this time knowing that I could make this plunge at will ... no longer was there a driving force compelling me to venture so far from shore. Of course, just because I could see the beach did not mean that I was not drowning ... but there did come a day when I found that I was sitting on the beach looking out at the black waters, uncomfortably covered with sand, wet and cold.

I have not played these albums for years, and opening both of them for this review is actually the first time I have touched them in just as long ... perhaps one day I will have the strength or courage to again let the music contained on these discs wrap around my soul ... but not today.

The music of Joy Division exists in and of itself, it relies on nothing, seemly arriving on this planet fully formed, with no need for development or refinement ... it was perfect just the way it was. I doubt that I could list more then six other albums that exist in that realm ... they burned so brightly, that it is no wonder that Ian and his band burned out as Joy Division so quickly ... leaving us a remarkable body of work to be pondered over for years. It is said that Michelangelo received his commission to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by drawing a perfect circle, while his counterparts labored over detailed renditions of their abilities ... Joy Division drew the perfect circle ... and I lived there for quite some time.

After all, music like this is all about the emotion, “Joy Division” lets me touch the wound ... truth is often a difficult thing to face, especially when in doing so, the mask I’ve been wearing is essentially stripped away, exposing for all the world to see ... the hurt child, the angry adult, the emotionally shattered, taped together and chemically fortified tower of strength who can hold the dying at 4 P.M. and be sharing dinner conversation at 6 o’clock with a smile on my face, happy to see the company, all while knowing they can’t be leaving soon enough.

Review by Jenell Kesler
HandsomeZacksRecords

HandsomeZacksRecords

September 23, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, Tex, FACT 10
THERE IS NO RED VINYL PRESSING OF THIS RECORD!!! First press, second press, 10th press whatever! It is simply a cheaper black vinyl that appears "red" when held up to a light source like a high wattage bulb etc... This is otherwise known as a scam as this record was NEVER pressed on any color vinyl other than traditional black. You can look at any Factory Records information from this time and see there is no mention whatsoever of any color vinyl pressings. If you buy this after reading the information I just posted you deserve to be ripped off and will be very disappointed when you get your "red" vinyl only to discover its black.
headphoneezrider

headphoneezrider

July 15, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, Tex, FACT 10
This translucent red version ("A PORKY PRIME CUT"/Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.) is not a bootleg. This is the real deal and I've spoken to other collectors that have stories about picking it up in 1979. I've owned clean copies of the original U.K., original US, and the Rhino remaster, and this is the best sounding copy I own. It's obvious it's an AAA pressing with very light master buss compression. The artwork is the original textured sleeve with inner. I will never sell mine.
jtm1967

jtm1967

June 29, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, Tex, FACT 10

After comparing several 1st presses and represses from the US, U.K., Germany and New Zealand I can say without a doubt that this press wins.
DamnVanLennon

DamnVanLennon

May 3, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, RE, 830 812-1

I got mine from a local radio station that was getting rid of it's vinyl stock. It was never played! this pressing is amazing, near mint on every aspect you can imagine except for the fact that they (the radio station) punched a hole through the bottom right corner so that no one could steal it from the radio station. Listening to it right now, sounds so clean!
blueyez

blueyez

March 10, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FACT 10R, FACT 10
Lovely packaging and good sounding record, however my record has an imperfection between A4 and A5 (photo here https://i.imgur.com/Qw9QJfp.png) which is very notable on listening. Causes a repetitive clicking/pop. Have emailed This Is Vinyl Collector to get their comments to see if it's a known issue.
Eno_Fan

Eno_Fan

March 6, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FACT 10R, FACT 10
Digital (from the 2007 remasters). 'Nuff said for this album, surely.
grigorat

grigorat

January 26, 2018
referencing Unknown Pleasures, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FACT 10R, FACT 10
Excellent version! More than value for money! Minor scratches (how is that possible for a sealed vinyl?) do not affect the sound at all.