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Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures

Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Post-Punk
Year:

Tracklist

Outside
Disorder3:36
Day Of The Lords4:43
Candidate3:00
Insight4:00
New Dawn Fades4:47
Inside
She's Lost Control3:40
Shadowplay3:50
Wilderness2:35
Interzone2:10
I Remember Nothing6:00

Credits (7)

Notes

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 pressed at the Pye pressing plant Tranco and sold until Mid 1980. Some of the Tranco pressings were pressed using vinyl that was translucent red when held up to the light. Reissued / repressed again in July 1980 (so that until July 1981, 77.523 copies were pressed in total). Later confirmed represses from 1981 and 1984. The third and final mastered edition on Factory was done at Townhouse somewhere early 80s.

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:
November 1985: Cassettes (cat# FACT 10c) - plastic cases.
December 1985: Cassettes (cat# FACT 10c) - boxed.
April 1986: CD (cat# FACD 10).
July 1993: MC, CD (cat# 520 016-2 / 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.
June 2019: LP (FACT 10 40) - White sleeve/Red vinyl edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of release

US releases:
October 1980: LP (cat# FACTUS 1), with repressings in 1987.
November 1981: MC (cat# FACTUS 1C).
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.

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Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1979-06-00, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10UK1979UK1979
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1979, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Tranco Pressing
Factory – FACT 10UK1979UK1979
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1979, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – FACT 10UK1979UK1979
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1979, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – FACT 10UK1979UK1979
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980-10-00, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Smooth Cover
Factory (US) – FACTUS 1US1980US1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Orange paper labels
Factory – FACT 10 MCItaly1980Italy1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Tranco Pressing
Factory – FACT 10UK1980UK1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980-10-00, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory (US) – FACTUS 1US1980US1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10, Factory – FACT. 10Italy1980Italy1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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White paper labels
Factory – FACT 10 MCItaly1980Italy1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10, Factory – FACT. 10Italy1980Italy1980
Cover of The Art Of Walking / Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylThe Art Of Walking / Unknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10, Factory – FACT. 10Italy1980Italy1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – FACT 10, Factory – FACT. 10Italy1980Italy1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1980, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10UK1980UK1980
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981-06-00, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – FACOZ 1003Australia1981Australia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – 0060.362, Factory – FACT 10Germany1981Germany1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – TCFACOZ 1003, Factory – TC-FACOZ-1003Australia1981Australia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981-11-00, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Factory (US) – FACTUS 1CUS1981US1981
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Factory – FACT 10, Edigsa – 19L0106Spain1981Spain1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981-06-00, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACTC10New Zealand1981New Zealand1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – 201883, Factory – FACT 10France1981France1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory Benelux – FACT 10, Factory – FACT 10Belgium1981Belgium1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981-06-00, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10New Zealand1981New Zealand1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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GAP Records – FACOZ 1003Australia1981Australia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Edigsa – 19C0106, Factory – 19C0106Spain1981Spain1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10, Edigsa – 19L0106Spain1981Spain1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10New Zealand1981New Zealand1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Lyntone Pressing
Factory – FACT 10UK1981UK1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, CassetteUnknown Pleasures
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Edigsa – 19C0106, Factory – 19C0106Spain1981Spain1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – FACT 10, Factory – FACT. 10Italy1981Italy1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1981, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – FACT 10Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1983, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Textured Sleeve
Factory – VR 22497, Factory – FACT 10Netherlands1983Netherlands1983
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1983, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Rough Trade – FACOZ 1003, Gap Records – FACOZ 1003New Zealand1983New Zealand1983
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1983, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Factory – VR 22497, Factory – FAC 10Netherlands1983Netherlands1983
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1983, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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MVS Press, Single Dip
Factory – FACT 10UK1983UK1983
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1983, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Lyntone Pressing
Factory – FACT 10UK1983UK1983
Cover of Unknown Pleasures, 1984, VinylUnknown Pleasures
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Virgin – VG 50102, Virgin – 062-VG 50102, Factory – FACT 10
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