Joy Division ‎– An Ideal For Living

Enigma ‎– PSS 139
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP


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Original 7" EP edition. 1000 copies, released on the band's own label. The sleeve was printed on a 14" x 14" piece of thin cardstock and then folded into four squares.

Recorded at Pennine Sound Studio, Dec. 77
This is not a concept E.P. it's an enigma
All complaints:- Terry Mason

Numerous counterfeit editions of this release exist. Only the original vinyl has serrated vinyl around the label and different contours on the label.

While the band was known as Warsaw (3) during the recording sessions for this release, they changed their name to Joy Division before the release took place, and that is the name that appears on the record.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): PSS-139-EP-A-1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): PSS-139-EP-B-1 EG

Other Versions (5 of 43) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PSS139 Joy Division An Ideal For Living(7", EP, Unofficial) Culturesound Records PSS139 UK 2008 Sell This Version
IDEAL 1 Joy Division An Ideal For Living(12", EP, Unofficial) Anonymous Records (6) IDEAL 1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ANON 1 Joy Division An Ideal For Living(12", EP, Ltd, Unofficial, Whi) Anonymous Records (6) ANON 1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
8201 Joy Division An Ideal For Living(7", EP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Joy Division) 8201 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PSS 139 Joy Division An Ideal For Living(7", EP, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Enigma (2) PSS 139 US 2008 Sell This Version


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October 16, 2018
hi I have a original copy of an ideal world ep fold out sleeve record is ex condition sleeve is vg what sort of money are you looking at thanks


April 4, 2018
I would easily kill for this 7" If anybody is willing to sell at a REASONABLE price please message me and we can talk about further details. Thanks!!


December 29, 2017
I finally put my hands on it ... since my 16 years old I listen to JD & NO, since I am collecting the bands ... I am seeking for JD Lp bootlegs, & complete my collections all the time ... I put my hands on Sordide Sentimental 7" original 8 years ago, & 2 years ago finally put my hand on AIFL ep originals 12" & 7" .... JD & me, a never ending story ;) For the little story, I had the AIFL 7" dedicated in person by Peter Hook on last september in Paris :)


July 23, 2017
I picked this record up in 1977 at local record shop then put it back down . I was 12 I think it was 75 pence. If only!😱


October 17, 2016
I have an Enigma PSS 138 1977 ideal for living ep - excellent condition- is this of similar value or...?


December 31, 2015
How do these sound? Documentaries on JD say that the initial run of 7" was horrendous but the problem was fixed on the 12" pressing.


April 29, 2014
Interested to know what the original disc might be worth, with only a plain white cover ? Thanks.........


March 17, 2014
I have a diff.copy off this disc. Its the drummer boysleeve,but on top its printed Warzaw with big letters and Joy Division,
first recordings,limited edition,collectors item with smaller letters.Side one/Gutz.Side two/At a later date/The kill.
No record company on sleeve or label.Only says LP 663.A E P I