Joy Division ‎– Unknown Pleasures

Factory ‎– FACT 10 40
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Red Ruby, 180g


A1 Disorder 3:36
A2 Day Of The Lords 4:43
A3 Candidate 3:00
A4 Insight 4:00
A5 New Dawn Fades 4:47
B1 She’s Lost Control 3:40
B2 Shadowplay 3:50
B3 Wilderness 2:35
B4 Interzone 2:10
B5 I Remember Nothing 6:00

Companies, etc.



This reissue ℗ 2015 & © 2019 Warner Records UK Ltd.

30,000 copies released worldwide in textured sleeve with pulsar symbol in black on white background. Pulsar in black on white on side A (Outside) and white on black on side B (Inside). The vinyl is transparent.

Sticker on shrink-wrap states: "Joy Division Unknown Pleasures. 40th anniversary limited edition of the classic debut album. Pressed on ruby red 180g heavyweight vinyl."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, text): 0 190295 443238
  • Barcode (Sticker, scanned): 190295443238
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side A): BE77559-01 A2 0825646183906 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side B): BE77559-01 B1 0825646183906

Other Versions (5 of 220) View All

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
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) Factory (2) FACT 10 2016 Sell This Version
2564 69778 9 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album) London Records 2564 69778 9 UK 2007 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) EMI FACOZ 1003 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version


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September 6, 2020
edited 19 days ago

30,000 pressings world wide.
****3 0 , 0 0 0****
This record is NOT rare, and has absolutely no reason to be selling for 77 dollars. As cool as it is, nobody should ever have to pay over 25 dollars for this. While this was selling on discogs well above 50 dollars record stores still had copies in shrink selling for MSRP


May 26, 2020
Skipped quite a bit once I first popped it on, but after a detailed cleaning of the record it plays totally normal, and yes its clearly a digital pressing but it sounds pretty damn crisp. If you bought this and it's skipping a bunch just give it a good cleaning


May 24, 2020

If your copy of this album is skipping, you need a better balanced tonearm. I was initially listening on a cheap Crosley player, and it skipped all up the disc. Put it on a hundred-dollar Audio Technica and it sounds amazing. These Mute presses & reissues are finicky - if you're not on a good player, it WILL skip, and it will skip badly. This pressing is an investment, but it's worth it.


May 14, 2020

I received a very good pressing, whisper-quiet, and sounds great.


May 6, 2020
Very good pressing. My only complaint is that it's sourced from hi-res digital. I wouldn't know the difference with my ears and my mind, it's the fact that I know - the placebo effect, if you will...


March 25, 2020

A true classic album at the start of electronic music. I have no problem at all with the pressing, for me it sounds perfectly fine.


March 4, 2020
I compared (on twin decks) this new red pressing with my original 'Porky', cut by the master George Peckham. The 2019 Red version sounds like the 2008 remaster. Very compressed top end and vocals, too much reverb and lacks the depth and 'space' of the original. The further we get from it's inception, the further we get from Hannett and Peckhams original vision. If you really want to hear it find yourself a 'Porky Prime Cut'.


January 15, 2020
edited 8 months ago

Great music and sleeve, but the vinyl is loaded in dents, and skips a ton.


November 22, 2019
As i'm writing, i'm listening this red vinyl for the first time since its purchase this summer, with my new ortofon 2M Bronze cartrige.
WOW. I can hear nuisance and details i couldn't even imagine.
So no, i don't agree at all with fellow collectors who say that the pressing quality is crap.


November 13, 2019
This is the release that officially renders the term 'Limited Edition' meaningless. Or perhaps it was Moby's 2016 reissue of Play.