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Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures

Label:Factory – FACT 10R, Factory – FACT 10
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, Textured Sleeve
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Post-Punk

Tracklist

Outside
A1Disorder3:36
A2Day Of The Lords4:43
A3Candidate3:00
A4Insight4:00
A5New Dawn Fades4:47
Inside
B1She’s Lost Control3:40
B2Shadowplay3:50
B3Wilderness2:35
B4Interzone2:10
B5I Remember Nothing6:00
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Notes

Replicating the original album artwork and includes download code for MP3 version of the album.

On shrink-wrap you can find one or two stickers.

Sticker 1:
"Vinyl Collector
Includes
download
code for
mp3 version
of the album
www.thisisvinylcollector.com"

Sticker 2:
"Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division's classic debut album
on 180gm heavyweight vinyl
Replicating original album artwork,
cut from the 2007 remasters
[barcode]
8 25646 18390 6"

Later editions may only have sticker 2.

Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.
A Factory Records Product.

℗ & © 2015 Warner Records 90 Ltd.

Runouts: Geometric marks at the end the matrices are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on sticker): 8 25646 18390 6
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned): 0825646183906
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 1): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 3+ F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 1): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 2): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. T=3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 2): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 V+T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 3): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 3=x F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 3): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 V∧≺
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 4): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 4): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 +V∧
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 5): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. 3=-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 5): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 VV=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 6): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. 3=∧
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 6): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 V+T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 7): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. Xd
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 7): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 T3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 8): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 8): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 9): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. IF
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 9): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 3X.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 10): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 A2 F.A. 1I I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 10): 0825646183906 BE77559-01 B1 7+

Other Versions (5 of 253)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, Textured Sleeve)FactoryFACT 10UK1979
Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, Tranco Pressing)FactoryFACT 10UK1979
Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, Textured Sleeve)FactoryFACT 10UK1979
Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, Textured Sleeve)FactoryFACT 10UK1979
Unknown Pleasures (LP, Album, Textured Sleeve)FactoryFACT 10UK1979

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Reviews

  • vinylbladerunner's avatar
    This reissue is ok but it totally sucks all the life out of the sound. I have a first pressing with Porky Prime Cut in the run out. This remaster makes it sound like a modern band release. Compressed and lifeless.
    • Lyo7's avatar
      Lyo7
      I think everybody needs to chill out a bit being this harsh to this reissue...

      After a clean it is very very silent. It is flat and plays reasonably well. I do not have an original or an early reissue to compare it to, but this is ok for what it is.

      Everybody saying this is compressed to death has obviously never heard a really compressed record. Yes, it is not the most dynamic record and I agree with some comments saying this is quite heavy on the bass. Also, it sounds a bit anemic. In my mind, the beauty of Joy Division is this mechanical, cold sounding music which is at the same extremely human and moving on the emotional level. This does not translate fully here.

      Nevertheless, it is not as bad as people make it. If one bares in mind what a disgrace some reissues of other famous albums are, this comes out as "above average" sounding for me (average in terms of reissues sound in general).

      Hopefully, in the future there will be a release from the original tapes, but as it stands right now this is an ok release if you are not willing to spend 70+€ on an early copy.
      • Puluche's avatar
        Puluche
        My copy Side A in between songs has a lot of static noise. Really incredible. Side B sounds fine. Will have to return.
        • Dzubox's avatar
          Dzubox
          Here we have a nice but "bass heavy" sounding Europian reissue from 2015. This is probabley digital transfer and nothing wrong with it, but it sounds like it was mastered for smal loudspeakers only? If you can not find a original or very early 80's reissue, this will be OK becouse there is enough top end and crispnes to enjoy the music.
          • Tlayuda's avatar
            Tlayuda
            Sounds a little compressed for my taste. Cool looking record, but I rather listen to the '91 CD (COCY-9329).
            • ralva83712's avatar
              ralva83712
              My new copy was very dirty from the pressing, all kinds of issues, fine hair brush did nothing to help the situation. Once I cleaned it with a lot of cleaning fluid it was fine and the sound is more than acceptable.
              • dirick's avatar
                dirick
                Крутейший релиз, хоть я и не слышал оригинала и не могу сравнить с ним по звучанию, но, то что я услышал в этом релизе - мне понравилось.
                • Biliken's avatar
                  Biliken
                  Anyone know who was responsible for the remastering? word word
                  • OliverTom80's avatar
                    OliverTom80
                    This pressing is rather bright, to the point Curtis’ vocals distort causing sibilance and what sounds like feedback. Turning treble down works slightly. Maybe they should have mastered this from the original tapes (if they exist). I have a 1984 pressing which is far superior.

                    Equipment used: Technics SL-1400 MK2, audio technica AT-VM95SH cartridge, Sony TA-FB940H, Klipsch Speakers
                    • Jyaw.925's avatar
                      Jyaw.925
                      Edited 11 months ago
                      Did a long overdue comparison between this 2015 copy cut with the remaster versus a copy from the mid 80s. There is quite a noticable difference in how the two records were mastered. In the 80s copy, the guitars have more texture in the high end, and Ian's vocals were more present. There was more atmosphere and "air" in the mix. In the 2007 remaster, the bass was much heavier, and despite the instrumentation being smoother, it came at the cost of texture. Ian's vocals are also at times overwhelmed with the bass, so I suggest turning it down a little on the 2007 remaster. Overall, I don't think that this reedition is as bad as some may say. The pressing sounds good, and despite the mastering being a bit flat, I still think its a good copy for the price. That being said, I would still save up for an original copy, or even a copy from the 80s that isn't too pricey.

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