Joy Division ‎– Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979

NMC Music ‎– FACD 2.61
CD, Album


1 Disorder 3:21
2 Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:17
3 Insight 3:25
4 Shadowplay 3:46
5 Transmission 3:19
6 Day Of The Lords 4:39
7 24 Hours 4:12
8 These Days 3:42
9 A Means To An End 4:17
10 Passover 2:18
11 New Dawn Fades 4:40
12 Atrocity Exhibition 6:56
13 Digital 3:39
14 Dead Souls 4:46
15 Autosuggestion 4:13
16 Atmosphere 4:47

Companies, etc.



Tracks 1 to 9 recorded live in Paris, 18 December 1979.
Tracks 10 to 12 recorded live in Amsterdam, 11 January 1980.
Tracks 13 to 16 recorded live in Eindhoven, 18 January 1980.

"A band that was more real than most of us can still cope with"
Live in Paris '79
Bonus tracks from Holland 1980.
Notes by Anthony Wilson

This is the second in a series of two. Paris, an unlikely twin for "Preston 28 February 1980". This cd is, of course, of it's time; not just late 1979 when it was recorded, as Joy Division beat up on their sound and vision to move implacably on, from "Unknown Pleasures" to "Closer", but also Spring 2001, the date of the release, reminding us, in the dog days of another culture, traumatised by synthetic rock and an increasingly aimless dance culture, reminding us what pop culture is and can be. Thank you Mr Mathers and you limp biscuit boys. But we can do it too. We can be real. And this band was more real than most of us can still cope with. Enjoy.

This compilation ℗ & © 2001 NMC Music

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Packaged in clear jewel case with 2 sided back tray, 8-page booklet & front sticker on first copies.
There is a mastering error/stutter on track 3 at 1.08.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 00945 90022 5
  • Matrix / Runout: maf 1804-FACD.2.61-4914
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8JAF

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GET79-2 P Joy Division Les Bains Douches Vol. 2(LP, Pic) Get Back GET79-2 P Italy 2005 Sell This Version
FACD 2.61 Joy Division Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979(CD, Album, RE) Alchemy Entertainment FACD 2.61 UK 2003 Sell This Version
GET79-1 P Joy Division Les Bains Douches Vol. 1(LP, Pic) Get Back GET79-1 P Italy 2005 Sell This Version
get 79, get79 Joy Division Les Bains Douches(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Get Back, Get Back get 79, get79 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
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