Joy Division ‎– Love Will Tear Us Apart

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The 7" was commercially released in June 1980, the 12" followed in August 1980. The 12" was reissued in the UK 1983, 1984 and 1995.
The 12" cover photo is a detail of the Ribaudo family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy. The sculpture was made by Onaroto Toso.
Side A version was recorded in March 1980 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport;
Side B version and These Days were recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.

Please note that Cleopatra versions must not be added to this master release, and should be added to this specific master of Love Will Tear Us Apart instead.

Tracklist

Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:22
These Days 3:23
Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:09

Versions (81)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory FAC 23 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Italy 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Lyn) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, M/Print) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1980 Sell This Version
0030.337, FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory, Factory 0030.337, FAC 23 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory FAC 23 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23, SFA-406 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23, SFA-406 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory FAC 23 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory FAC 23 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
VFACT 110-3, FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory, Factory VFACT 110-3, FAC 23 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23, SFA 406 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23, SFA 406 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
VFACT 110-3 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, Promo) Factory VFACT 110-3 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, W/Lbl) Factory FAC 23 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, Whi) Factory FAC 23 UK 1980 Sell This Version
19M0095, 19M0095 3, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory, Factory 19M0095, 19M0095 3, FAC•XXIII•XII Spain 1981 Sell This Version
600208, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory 600208, FAC•XXIII•XII France 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory (US) FAC 23 US 1981 Sell This Version
101579 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Factory 101579 France 1981 Sell This Version
FACUS 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, Jukebox) Factory (US) FACUS 23 US 1981 Sell This Version
19P0095 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, Promo) Edigsa 19P0095 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, TP) Factory (US) FAC 23 US 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 23C Joy Division These Days(7", TP) Factory (US) FAC 23C US 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 2312 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Ltd, Num) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 2312 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", RE, Single) Factory, Rough Trade, GAP Records FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23/12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23/12 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACX 02, FACX•II•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FACX 02, FACX•II•XII Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23/12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Promo) Factory, Factory FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC 23/12 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RE, Car) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK & Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, RP) Factory FAC 23 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 23, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", RE, Single) Factory, Factory, EMI FAC 23, FAC•XXIII•XII New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", RP, MP, Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1984 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, YW-7421-AX Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC•XXIII•XII, YW-7421-AX Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VG 2024Z, 062-VG 2024Z, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory VG 2024Z, 062-VG 2024Z, FAC•XXIII•XII Greece 1984 Sell This Version
062-VG 2024Z, FAC-23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Promo) Factory, Factory 062-VG 2024Z, FAC-23-12 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, YW-7421-AX Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Promo) Factory, Factory FAC•XXIII•XII, YW-7421-AX Japan 1984 Sell This Version
80042, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory 80042, FAC•XXIII•XII France 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RP, MVS) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII UK 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23, SFA 406 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", RE, Single) Factory, Factory FAC 23, SFA 406 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, Promo, RE) Factory FAC 23 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
31 156 M, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12") Factory, Factory, Nuevos Medios 31 156 M, FAC•XXIII•XII Spain 1985 Sell This Version
S-590 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Tonpress S-590 Poland 1985 Sell This Version
X 14828, FAC·XXIII·XII, FAC 23/12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory X 14828, FAC·XXIII·XII, FAC 23/12 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
YOJX 1 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (12", Single, TP) London Records YOJX 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
YOJX 1, 850027.1 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(12", Single) London Records, London Records YOJX 1, 850027.1 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850025.2, YOJCD 1 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single) London Records, London Records 850025.2, YOJCD 1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
POCD-1173 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single) London Records POCD-1173 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
422 850 129-2 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single) London Records 422 850 129-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
850 025-2, 850025.2 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single, Car) Polydor, London Records 850 025-2, 850025.2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
YOJCD 1, 850025.2 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single, Sil) London Records, London Records YOJCD 1, 850025.2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
YOJCD 1, 850025.2 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(CD, Single, Yel) London Records, London Records YOJCD 1, 850025.2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
YOJMC 1, 850025-4 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995(Cass, Single) London Records, London Records YOJMC 1, 850025-4 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
YOJXDJ1 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Promo) London Records YOJXDJ1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
8500244, 850 024-4 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(Cass, Single) Polydor, London Records 8500244, 850 024-4 Australasia 1995 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (Radio Edit)(CDr, Single, Promo, Pla) Warner Bros. Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
FAC23, FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, RE) London Records, London Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records FAC23, FAC 23 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
FAC23CD Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(CD, Single) London Records, Warner Bros. Records FAC23CD UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
PR017003 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(CD, Single, Promo) London Records, Warner Bros. Records PR017003 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(CDr, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 US 2008 Sell This Version
FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Gre) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 US 2008 Sell This Version
FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Red) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 US 2009 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Pur) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC•XXIII•XII, FAC23-12 US 2010 Sell This Version
FLASH001 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (12", Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (Joy Division) FLASH001 UK 2013 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial) Stiletto (2), Stiletto (2) FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 2013 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Whi) Stiletto (2), Stiletto (2) FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 2013 Sell This Version
FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", RE, Unofficial, Pur) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 US 2014 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Blu) Stiletto (2), Stiletto (2) FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 2014 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Unofficial, Cle) Stiletto (2), Stiletto (2) FAC•XXIII•XII, FACT 23-12 2014 Sell This Version
FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", RP, Unofficial, Cam) Factory (2), Factory (2) FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12 US 2016 Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 23-12, FAC·XXIII·XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, RE) Factory, Factory FAC 23-12, FAC·XXIII·XII Italy Unknown Sell This Version
19P0095 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Promo, Unofficial) Edigsa 19P0095 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(7", Single, CBS) Factory FAC 23 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(CDr) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) none Unknown Sell This Version

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alberto1957

alberto1957

December 14, 2017
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart : Joy Division 1995, CD, Single, POCD-1173
i have a Japanese copy with the word "sample" in the center of the disc, and with a red promotional sticker, numbered on the inside cover the rest is identical to the normal edition
zentao1

zentao1

June 2, 2017
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 12", Single, FACX 02, FACX•II•XII

Amazing songs and incredible pressing. The best that I have ever heard and I've owned it since it was released...
maxal

maxal

April 28, 2017
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 7", Single, FAC 23
I much prefer Atmosphere. Why do I have to write ten words?
Kittysafe

Kittysafe

December 13, 2016
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 12", Unofficial, Red, FAC-XXIII-XII, FAC 23-12

I have a Pink marbled version with the same Matrix Runouts on both sides.
robspanjersberg

robspanjersberg

April 18, 2016
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 12", Single, RP, FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII

The release date isn't right, I bought this repress on 5 december 1981 in the Netherlands.
It has a laminated sleeve with matrixes FAC 23 A2 DONT DISILLUSION ME TOWNHOUSE EG
FAC-23-12 B PURE SPIRIT MAX LYN 8536-1U A PORKY PRIME CUT.
postblueink

postblueink

January 30, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 12", Single, FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII
what is the difference between this and this:
http://www.discogs.com/Joy-Division-Love-Will-Tear-Us-Apart/release/1900262

i don`t `know what is "Lyntone pressing" and why that is not so popular press when it was made for a month earlier?
mdagnew

mdagnew

March 11, 2015
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 12", Single, RP, MVS, FAC 23-12, FAC•XXIII•XII
I have a version of this 12" which has the following Matrix / Runout -
Side A - FAC 23 T A3 TOWN HOUSE
Side B - FAC 23 T B3 TOWN HOUSE
Is this just another variation of this version ?
jmendesign

jmendesign

January 17, 2015
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 7", Single, Promo, VFACT 110-3

The cover is similar to the original 12'' (with a detail of the Ribaudo family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy) but in white background. In the back it has a Vimúsica logo in it, also says "PROIBIDA A VENDA" "PROMOÇÃO" ("SALE FORBIDDEN" "PROMOTION"), because this was a edition for the radio stations to promote the record.

Also in the back "Printed by Tózé - Artes Gráficas - Camarate" (the same as the comercial version but whit location - Camarate - added).
Lastmanlaughing

Lastmanlaughing

August 10, 2014
referencing Love Will Tear Us Apart, 7", Single, FAC 23
I have a white vinyl with Leaders of Men as the B1 and a rough cut of Love Will Tear Us Apart on the other... Is there a way to request some be added to the site?