Warsaw (3) ‎– Warsaw

Vinyl Passion ‎– VP 80000
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release


A1 The Drawback 1:44
A2 Leaders Of Men 2:22
A3 They Walked In Line 2:41
A4 Failures 2:30
A5 Novelty 3:50
A6 No Love Lost 4:51
A7 Transmission 4:16
A8 Living In The Ice Age 2:27
B1 Interzone 2:10
B2 Warsaw 2:13
B3 Shadowplay 4:02
B4 As You Said 1:55
Bonus Tracks
B5 Inside The Line 2:45
B6 Gutz 2:00
B7 At A Later Date 3:15
B8 The Kill 3:10
B9 You're No Good For Me 2:02

Companies, etc.



Limited edition of 1000 copies on 180gm vinyl.

Tracks A1 to B3 recorded at Arrow Studios, Manchester, England, May 1978.
Track B4 recorded at Britannia Row, March 1980.
Tracks B5 to B9 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Manchester, England, July 18, 1977.

All of side A + side B tracks 1-3: RCA album sessions 05/1978;
Side B track 4: Komakino flexi uncredited 3rd track "As You Said";
Side B tracks 5-9 Warsaw demos 18 July 1977

© 2007 BCD.B.V.
Issued Under License from Intermusic S.A.
Made in The Netherlands

DMM Cutting

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 712177 053179
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8712177053179
  • Rights Society: BUMA
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1): 69654 1A VP 80000
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): 69654 2B VP 80000
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 2): 69654 2A VP 80000
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): 69654 3B VP 80000

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RZM -200, RZM - 100 J.D.* Warsaw(LP, Unofficial + 7", EP, Unofficial) RZM Productions, RZM Productions RZM -200, RZM - 100 UK 1981 Sell This Version
RZM 200 J.D.* Warsaw(LP, Unofficial, Blu) RZM Productions RZM 200 Unknown Sell This Version
WARSAW Joy Division Warsaw(LP, RP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Joy Division) WARSAW Unknown Sell This Version
DOL981H Warsaw (3) Warsaw(LP, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) DOL DOL981H Europe 2018 Sell This Version
WARSAW Warsaw (3) Warsaw(LP, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Warsaw (3)) WARSAW UK 2012 Sell This Version


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April 4, 2019
Found a copy of VP80000 at Biit.me (available also online) record shop in Tallinn and they seem to have some copies more over there… Great find for quite a good price!


May 11, 2018
The issue with all these versions of the RCA demos is that there has never been an official release from a first generation analogue recording so the sound is always going to be a bit ragged, some people love the raw thin feel of these early versions, hi-fidelity they are not, but until there is a definitive stand alone release with the permission of the copyright holders/musicians the bootleggers will keep on churning them out and ultimately fans and collectors will buy them.


December 29, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Its a Compilation of the Warsaw Studio Demos from 1978-1979. The best Joy Division Album IMO.
I love the raw and aggressive sound of them in this one. The later Versions of those songs (on Still for example), sound really boring and lame in comparision. They had so much energy. Of course the soundquality is bad but it makes this record sound even more raw and aggresiv.

But the cover is ugly AF. :D


August 4, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

"I'm living in the ishhhhh age." This is a bootleg of a bootleg of a bootleg. At some point there was a needle-drop of a bootleg vinyl version, with a really worn out needle, and this is mastered from a CD bootleg version of that!


April 14, 2017

Incredible sound for this kind of a record. Also, even if it's not limited (at least not 1,000) ,it's a real must have for JD fans. Highly recommended


February 23, 2017

It would be interesting to know the "truth" with regard to this. Clearly there are issues with the listing. Under Barcode and Other Identifiers there are two variants listed. This would explain the other anomaly regarding the listing's stated limited release of 1000 when it is apparent that there are currently 1967 people claiming to own it. This figure will only increase because it is still available to purchase new/sealed in retailers. The one I bought yesterday is "Variant 2" which suggests to me that if there ever was a genuine limited release, then it would be "Variant 1". Whoever listed this originally probably didn't list two variants and a second variant has been edited in by another contributor. I suspect that the second variant is a reissue and needs clarification, particularly in current markets where a genuine ltd edition copy from 2007 would command a significantly higher value than one which can still be bought new today!


February 14, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

There's some heavy sibilance/distortion on the "ssss" sounds, which to my knowledge only occurs with vinyl, either because it was mastered poorly or is played back with a worn needle. And it is definitely not coming from my stylus, so there had to be a needle-drop somewhere in the provenance of this recording. Also the bass is so overblown on some tracks that I need to turn it down a bit. Those issues aside, it still sounds pretty good for a bootleg. A must for Joy Division fans.


December 31, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

This is a fantastic pressing in terms of sound quality, especially for a bootleg. "The Drawback" is a little quiet, but other than that, the rest of the tracks are in phenomenal shape. I love how crisp "They Walked In Line" is, as I never have heard a digital version of the song that sounds remotely close in terms of sound quality to the version on this album. This Warsaw bootleg is a must for Joy Division fans, complete with early demos of several hit tracks in beautiful audio quality, as well as tracks from the "The Warsaw Demo" on the second side.

I am quite curious to know the actual number of albums released under this pressing. Vinyl Passion states 1000 were pressed on 180-gram vinyl, but I doubt this as nearly 1300 Discogs users claim to have it and it's a very readily-available album sold online for a low price.


August 9, 2015
Funny that it says above that there were 1000 pressed yet 1102 Discoggers claim to have this!


April 25, 2014

Really impressive sound quality on this pressing.

I don't usually buy bootlegs or demo recordings (to be honest you may as well just download the files), but this vinyl really sounds fantastic.

Not just that, but of course the music contained within is absolutely essential. Incredibly powerful, raw performances.

Highly recommended, at least on this pressing.