Thursday, March 20, 2014

Joy Division Reissuing Debut EP

Just after they changed their name from Warsaw to Joy Division in 1978, the soon-to-be iconic band released their debut EP, An Ideal For Living. The EP, which featured a terrible initial production and pressing became demoed and traded among JD fans around Europe and then, North America. After it's initial pressing and run, the EP was never reissued, thanks in part to its original Hitler Youth influenced cover. 

Now, on Record Store Day, for the first time ever, An Ideal For Living will be reissued and remastered as a 7" and will feature a brand new cover. Take a look at the new cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, as well as listen to that original pressing thanks to a YouTube video which features that controversial cover.

01 Warsaw
02 No Love Lost
03 Leaders of Men
04 Failures