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Joy Division - An Ideal For Living Album

Joy Division - An Ideal For Living Album
Performer: Joy Division
Genre: Rock
Title: An Ideal For Living
MP3 album size: 1365 mb
FLAC album size: 2681 mb
Style: Punk
Country: Greece
Released: 1988
Catalog number: LP 664
Label: Anonymous Records


2No Love Lost
4Leaders Of Men


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PSS 139Joy Division An Ideal For Living ‎(7", EP)EnigmaPSS 139UK1978
PSS139Joy Division An Ideal For Living ‎(7", EP, Unofficial)Culturesound RecordsPSS139UK2008
IDEAL 1Joy Division An Ideal For Living ‎(12", EP, Unofficial)Anonymous Records IDEAL 1UK2010
ANON 1Joy Division An Ideal For Living ‎(12", EP, Ltd, Unofficial, Whi)Anonymous Records ANON 1UK2006
8201Joy Division An Ideal For Living ‎(7", EP, Unofficial)Not On Label (Joy Division)8201UK1982


  • Engineer [Uncredited]Paul Adshead
  • Written-ByJoy Division


An Anonymous Records 12" e.p.
Bootleg of the original 12".

The sleeve was printed with the sides reversed; front art on rear, rear on front, resulting in the sleeve opening to the left.



An Ideal for Living is the first EP by the English post-punk band Joy Division. It was released in 1978 by the band's own label, Enigma, shortly after the group changed its name from Warsaw. All tracks were recorded at Pennine Sound Studios in Oldham on 14 December 1977. The recording sessions were self-financed by the band, on a budget of 400. The release reflects the band's early punk influences, as opposed to the post-punk style they later developed. Joy Division's first release showcases clearly the group's punk roots. Warsaw is classic rushed hardcore complete with shouted vocals, while Failures simply slows the tempo a bit to become a punk-influenced hard-rock number. No Love Lost is almost an instrumental selection, with very late-entering vocals that seem like an afterthought. Most indicative of the group's later releases is the slower-tempo Leaders of Men, which allows Ian Curtis' bleak lyrics to come to the fore. An Ideal For Living is Joy Divisions first EP. The record was made shortly after they renamed the bands name from Warsaw to Joy Division. Released in 1978 by the bands own label, Enigma, this record cost 400. The cover was originally a black-and-white picture of a Hitler-Jugend member drawn by Bernard Sumner referred to as Bernard Albrecht at the time with the band name of Joy Division printed in a blackletter font. When the EP was reissued on 12-inch vinyl, the original cover was replaced by artwork showing scaffolding, making the original 7 a notable rarity for collectors. An Ideal. An Ideal for Living is the debut EP released by Joy Division in 1978, shortly after changing their name from Warsaw. All tracks were recorded at the Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, on 14 December 1977. A 7 version was released in June on the band's own Enigma Records label not to be confused with the American record label of the same name, followed by a 12 version in October on the band's own Anonymous Records label. All tracks were re-released on the band's 1988 singles compilation Substance. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest cata. In fact, 1978's An Ideal for Living was most likely the most raw as well as the most punk that JD had even been before transitioning to their now famous dirge-punk sound accompanied by the notoriously depressing voice of the late great Ian Curtis. However, here even Ian's vocals seem to be in a slightly different tone than on Unknown Pleasures, which is strange seeing as Pleasures was released barely over a year after An Ideal for Living. While I said this EP does not give a listener a significant or insightful listen on Joy Division's signature eerie sound, it does still have dark lyrical themes as well as an abrasive and fast-paced oldschool punk sound. Joy Division - An Ideal For Living 1978. Visualizza riconoscimenti, recensioni, tracks e compra questa la 1978 Vinylpubblicazione di An Ideal For Living su Name Joy Division. Album Name An Ideal for Living. Type EP. 发布日期 六月 1978. Other productions from Joy Division. Unknown Pleasures. Music World Lyrics J Joy Division Albums An Ideal for Living. Joy Division Album. An Ideal for Living. Well I concede all the faith tests, Just to stick in your throats. 31G, 31G, 31G. I can see through your eyes. All this talk made no contact
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