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Joy Division - Decades

Updated on February 8, 2013

here are the young men - in transmission



Joy Division formed during 1976 in Salford, greater Manchester area in the UK by four young men: Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris. Originally the band was called Warsaw.

Warsaw became also the name of the first planned album of Joy Division. Recorded in May 1978, Warsaw nonetheless circulated as a bootleg until the first commercial release in 1994.

Warsaw, the album, contained some of the remarkable tracks, that would make Joy Division immortal: Leaders of Men, They Walked in Line, Novelty and Transmission.


image ©Anton Corbijn

She's lost control & Transmission - live on BBC 1979

Unknown Pleasures 1979 - the first album release by Joy Division

- collectors edition, beautifully remastered

Love will tear us apart - the original video

Love will tear us apart

When routine bites hard

And ambitions are low

And resentment rides high

But emotions won't grow

And we're changing our ways, taking different roads

Then love, love will tears us apart again

Love, love will tears us apart again

Why is the bedroom so cold

You've turned away on your side

Is my timing that flawed?

Our respect run so dry

Yet there's still this appeal that we've kept through our lives

But love, love will tears us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

You cry out in your sleep

All my failings exposed

And there's a taste in my mouth

As desperation takes hold

Just that something so good just can't function no more

But love, love will tear us apart again

Love, love will tear us apart again

Closer - by Joy Division

Joy Division documentary 2007 - trailer

Joy Division documentary on IMDB

Control - a film by Anton Corbijn - official trailer

Control on IMDB

Control - the film

Sam Riley stars as Ian Curtis

also featuring: Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson

director: Anton Corbijn

length: 122 min.

aspect: Widescreen (Enhanced)

soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1

French Dolby Digital 5.1

subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish

extras: audio commentary, "making of" featurette,

concert footage, music videos, theatrical trailers

find Control on DVD here

In Control - a diary

by Anton Corbijn



In Control is an illustrated diary containing photographs, hand-written notes and drawings detailing the creative process around this film through the stages of pre-production and filming to the post-production and the first screenings.

find In Control, a diary by Corbijn here

Anton Corbijn

in black & white



Anton Corbijn started his career as a photographer in the 70's with portraits of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel and Joy Division.



Read more at Anton Corbijn - in black & white

Star Trak - by Anton Corbijn

"I feel protective of my father, that boy who is younger than me.

I have to remember that it's not a documentary, it's just a story -

even if it is a different story to the one I've grown up hearing from

se who were there at the time. However the film is received, those

songs remind me that the most important thing is

and always will be the music."


Natalie Curtis, daughter of Ian Curtis, reflects on Control




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      artillery lm 5 years ago

      need i say anything on this band... they were so good. there is only one Joy Division. thanks for doing this...

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      singlemaltdram 6 years ago

      Thank you for making this lens. Joy Division are one of my all time favourites. That particular Corbijn Picture you've chosen in the intro is fantastic!

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      snails07 8 years ago

      Nice lens you've got here.

      I saw New Order in concert a while back. Those two are looking a bit different now :)