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Joy DivisionLove Will Tear Us Apart

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

Love Will Tear Us Apart3:22
These Days3:23
Love Will Tear Us Apart3:09

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Notes

The 7" was commercially released on 27 June 1980, the 12" followed in August 1980.
Until 17 July 1981, ca. 150,000 copies of the 7", and 25,075 of the 12" were pressed in total.

All side A versions were recorded in March 1980 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport;
All side B versions and These Days were recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham.

The 7" cover comes in 4 sleeve variants:
- Glossy sleeve with squared cut-out and curved glue-flaps;
- Matte sleeve with squared cut-out and straight glue-flaps;
- Semi-glossy sleeve without cut-out and straight glue-flaps;
- Glossy sleeve without cut-out and straight glue-flaps.

The 12" cover photo is a detail of the Ribaudo family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy. The sculpture was made by Onorato Toso.

The 12" comes in 6 pressing variants (with approximative timelines):
1st pressing (1980-1981), cut at Portland Studios, pressed by Lyntone: FAC-23-12-A // FAC-23-12-B.
2nd pressing (1982), cut at the Townhouse, pressed by MVS: FAC 23 A2 // FAC 23 B-2.
3rd pressing (1983 - 1984), cut at the Townhouse, plated by Gedmal Galvanics, pressed by MVS: FAC 23 T A3 // FAC 23 T B3.
4th pressing (1985 - 1987), pressed by Linguaphone or Adrenalin (25mm rings): FAC 23 A4 // FAC 23 B4
5th pressing (1987 - 1988), scribes, pressed by Immediate Sound Solutions (32mm rings): FAC 23 A4 // FAC 23 B4
6th pressing (1989 - 1992), no scribes, pressed by Audio Services Ltd. (32mm rings): FAC 23 A4 // FAC 23 B4

Note: several hybrid versions (e.g. A2 / B3 or A3 / B2) exist.

Chart trivia:
UK Indie Singles Charts: Stayed for 195 weeks (the longest ever chart run), peaking at #1 for a total of 10 weeks.
UK Singles Charts: Stayed for 9 weeks between June and July 1980, peaking at #13. Re-entered in October 1983 for another 9 weeks, peaking at #19.
New Zealand charts: Peaked at #1 in June 1981.

In 1995, a 12" was reissued by London Records with new versions.

This MR contains all official and unofficial non-album releases, regardless of the track differences.
Exception: the Cleopatra and derived versions have a specific MR: Love Will Tear Us Apart.

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    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Tranco Pressing
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-08-00, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Lyntone Pressing
    Factory – FAC∙XXIII∙XII, Factory – FAC 23-12UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint, Lyntone Pressing
    Factory – FAC∙XXIII∙XII, Factory – FAC 23-12UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Carlton Pressing
    Factory – FAC∙XXIII∙XII, Factory – FAC 23-12Ireland1980Ireland1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single
    Factory – FAC∙XXIII∙XII, Factory – FAC 23-12Italy1980Italy1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, White Sleeve
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, CBS Aston Clinton Pressing
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, White Label
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, White Label
    Factory – FAC 23-12UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Tranco Pressing; Semi-glossy Sleeve
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Matte Sleeve, Tranco Press
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1980-06-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Factory – FAC 23UK1980UK1980
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, Promo, 45 RPM
    Edigsa – 19P0095Spain1981Spain1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single
    Factory – 600208, Factory – FAC•XXIII•XIIFrance1981France1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981-02-00, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    GAP Records – SFA 406, Factory – FAC 23Australia1981Australia1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981-04-18, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Factory (US) – FAC 23US1981US1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, Jukebox
    Factory (US) – FACUS 23US1981US1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981-06-00, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Factory – FAC 23New Zealand1981New Zealand1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Factory – 0030.337, Factory – FAC 23Germany1981Germany1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
    Edigsa – 19M0095, Edigsa – 19M0095 3, Factory – FAC•XXIII•XII
    +1 more label...
    Spain1981Spain1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    GAP Records – SFA-406, Factory – FAC 23Australia1981Australia1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981-06-00, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Numbered
    Factory – FAC 23-12, Factory – FAC•XXIII•XII, Factory – FAC 2312
    +1 more label...
    New Zealand1981New Zealand1981
    Cover of These Days, 1981-05-27, VinylThese Days
    7", Test Pressing
    Factory (US) – FAC 23CUS1981US1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    Factory – 101579France1981France1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981-05-27, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Test Pressing
    Factory (US) – FAC 23US1981US1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, AcetateLove Will Tear Us Apart
    Acetate, 10", 45 RPM, Single Sided
    Factory (US) – FACUS 23US1981US1981
    Cover of These Days, 1981, AcetateThese Days
    Acetate, 10", 45 RPM, Single Sided
    Factory (US) – FACUS 23US1981US1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint, Promo, Stereo
    Edigsa – 19P0095Spain1981Spain1981
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 45 RPM, Single, White Label
    GAP Records – SFA 406Australia1981Australia1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1981, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mispress, Stereo
    Factory – 0030.337Germany1981Germany1981
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1982, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", Single, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Factory – VFACT 110-3, Factory – FAC 23Portugal1982Portugal1982
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1982, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo, A2/B2
    Factory – FAC 23-12, Factory – FAC•XXIII•XIIUK1982UK1982
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1982, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", Single, 45 RPM
    Factory – FAC∙XXIII∙XII, Factory – FAC 23-12New Zealand1982New Zealand1982
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1982, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Repress, Hybrid A2/B
    Factory – FAC 23-12, Factory – FAC•XXIII•XIIUK1982UK1982
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1982, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    7", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
    Vimúsica – VFACT 110-3, Factory – VFACT 110-3Portugal1982Portugal1982
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1983-01-20, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Factory – FACX 02, Factory – FACX•II•XIICanada1983Canada1983
    Cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1983-10-00, VinylLove Will Tear Us Apart
    12", 45 RPM, Single
    Factory – FAC•XXIII•XII, Factory – FAC 23/12Australia1983Australia1983

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