Joy DivisionAtmosphere

Label:Factory – FACUS 2/UK, Factory (US) – Facus 2
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Black Print
Style:New Wave, Post-Punk


BShe's Lost Control4:41

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A Factory Records (U.S.) Inc. Product
re-released in the United Kingdom

First UK Pressing - Rear sleeve has (UK) printed at bottom.

This edition features black print text on white labels
Some copies were pressed on dark red translucent vinyl.

A mispress bearing the correct A and B-side paper labels but featuring She's Lost Control pressed on both sides can be found here: Joy Division - Atmosphere.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): FACUS 2 A ̶B̶ 2 A PORKY PRIME CUT. HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): FACUS 2B A̶ 2 A PORKY PRIME CUT. BUT WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): FACUS 2 AB̶ 2 A PORKY PRIME CUT HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): FACUS 2 A̶2 B2 A PORKY PRIME CUT BUT WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on A side label): FACUS 2/UK A
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on B side label): FACUS 2/UK B
  • Other (Printed on both labels): 2/9/80

Other Versions (5 of 34)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
She's Lost Control / Atmosphere (12", 45 RPM, Single)Factory (US), Factory (US)Facus 2, FACUS 2US1980
Atmosphere (12", 45 RPM, Single, Repress)Factory, Factory (US)FACUS 2/UK, Facus 2UK1980
Atmosphere (12", 45 RPM, Single, Red, Dark Translucent)Factory, Factory (US)FACUS 2/UK, Facus 2UK1980
Atmosphere (12", Single, 45 RPM)FactoryFACUS 2/UKItaly1980
Atmosphere (12", 45 RPM, Single, Red, Dark Translucent)Factory, Factory (US)FACUS 2/UK, Facus 2UK1980


  • miss.erica's avatar
    the best cut JD record. (no need for more words)
    • Tony386932's avatar
      I've got variant 1 with the reddish translucent vinyl, but it has the Atmosphere label stuck on both sides
      • Tony386932's avatar
        The flexi disk was a separate giveaway in record stores at the time. Some extra tracks which wouldn't fit on the album.
        • sajelaelse's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          Purchased my copy in 1980. There is included a free flex plastic 7" with on one side "Incubation" and other side "Komakino" Does anyone know about this?
          • DogBouy's avatar
            Just added my mispress of this. I remember how pissed I was when I bought it. I had to go down and buy another copy because the store wouldn’t return it - lol.
            • maxal's avatar
              I love this record, playing it countless times. For me, Atmosphere is more rarified than Love Will Tear Us Apart. Atmosphere is closest to the sense of loss and LWTUA is about loss from a safer distance. The snowscene cover art is also pitched perfectly - a cold, still beauty.
              • Ianzombie's avatar
                My vinyl seems to be green when held up to a bright light, no red. Everything else matches however.
                • Omind's avatar
                  Great version of "She's Lost Control" ~ different than the one on Unknown Pleasures.
                  • dj_unknown23's avatar
                    Edited 16 years ago
                    Although not exactly rare or hard to find, this 12'' is one of the most cherished in my collection simply for the fact that when I first purchased this record ( i still own the copy i purchased in 1987 )it was the beginning for me as an avid collector and DJ.

                    For those of us whom are fortunate enough to be able to play records such as this out in clubs and bars effectivley, it's great to be able to have on 12'' as opposed to any other format, for reasons relative to both sound and mixing.



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