27 September 2018

Shadowplay - 40th Anniversary Remaster

Hi there! 

In connection with the anniversary of the first performance of Joy Division on TV we want to please you our rework of famous recording.

We planned to post it on the 20th of September but didn't have time due to the complexity of some works.

Let me introduce ... 
Color-corrected, upscaled to Full HD, coming from the best possible sources, and... for the first time with full intro and outro!


We hope you'll enjoy unseen previously videos and the best possible quality.

Credits:
Reamstering of video & audio, mixing & synced by Fage
Colour-correction, opening & titles by Fadedge (aka Sin Nerv)

Enjoy!

18 May 2018

Rehearsals

Joy Division - Rehearsals (2018 Upgrade [New sources])

1977-1980 

In Memory of Ian K. Curtis. R.I.P.
15/07/1956 - 18/05/1980
Thanks to Sin Nerv for album art
2018 Upgrade [New sources]

Track list:

Tentatively August/September 1977 rehearsal (Most likely 14th of September 1977)
[Supposedly @ Rock Garden, Middlesborough]:
01. Reaction
02. Inside the Line
03. Leaders of Men
04. Novelty (take 1)
05. The Kill (I)
06. Novelty (take 2)

Tentatively October/November 1977 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester]:
07. At a Later Date
08. Ice Age
09. Inside the Line
10. Warsaw
11. Failures
12. No Love Lost (Instrumental)

Tentatively January 1978 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester]:
13. Pictures In My Mind (take 1)
14. Pictures In My Mind (take 2)
15. Shadowplay (instrumental)

Tentatively March 1979 rehearsal
[Tape called "Eric's or Band on the Wall" but go figure]:
16. No Love Lost
17. The Kill (II) (cuts out)

Tentatively November/December 1979 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester]:
18. Untitled (instrumental jam)
19. A Means to an End (take 1, aka 'From Night to Day')
20. A Means to an End (take 2)
21. A Means to an End (take 3)

Tentatively March/April 1980 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford]:
22. Ceremony

Tentatively March 1980 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ Britannia Row Studio, London]:
23. In a Lonely Place (take 1) / aka 'Misplaced (take 1)'

Tentatively April 1980 rehearsal
[Supposedly @ Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford]:
24. In a Lonely Place (take 2) / aka 'Misplaced (take 2)'

Tentatively May 1980 rehearsal (Most likely 14th of May 1980)
[Supposedly @ Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford]:
25. In a Lonely Place (take 3)
26. In a Lonely Place (take 4)
27. In a Lonely Place (take 5)
28. In a Lonely Place (snippet 1)
29. In a Lonely Place (snippet 2)

Duration: 01:54:46
Taper: Supposedly "Joy Division" (for most)
Equipment: Unknown - Cassette tapes and 1/4 reel to reel

Sources:
Tracks 01 to 06 - Direct transfer from master cassette tape
Tracks 07 to 12 - Sourced from low gen. or master cassette tape that appeared on the "Misplaced" CD bootleg, 2015
Tracks 13 to 15 - Direct transfer from low gen. or master cassette tape
Tracks 16 to 17 - Direct transfer from original "Bedge" cassette tape
Tracks 18 to 21 - Direct transfer from master cassette tape
Track 22 - Sourced from 'The Power of Independent Trucking' blog. This is most likely originally sourced from a 1st gen tape that was in Peter Hook's tape collection at the time the 'Heat and Soul' box-set was sourced. It’s apparent that this recording of “Ceremony” was originally recorded on cassette tape, contrary to certain opinions
Tracks 23 to 29 - Direct transfer from low gen. or master 1/4" reel-to-reel

More info about rehearsals: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~640 Mb)
WeTransfer (~640 Mb / Will be deleted on 25 May, 2018)

Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format.
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!)

PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.

Cheers.

23 April 2018

Futurama (2018 restored master)

Joy Division live @ Futurama One Festival, Queen's Hall, Leeds, UK

8th September 1979

Spring 2018 remastered

Track list:

01. I Remember Nothing
02. Wilderness
03. Transmission
04. Colony
05. Disorder
06. Insight
07. Shadowplay
08. She's Lost Control
09. Atrocity Exhibition
10. Dead Souls

Duration: 00:45:21
Quality: 8+/10
Source: Duncan's master tape

Duncan's comment:
"A month or so after Ian's death when I first meet Rob Gretton at Rough Trade in London, with six of my Joy Division master tapes, it was the Futurama tape that he wanterd to hear first. He put on I Remember Nothing and I said he should fast forward to Wilderness as he'd be able to assess the tape better. He just smiled and said "I can tell fine with this track". He handed me a copy of Licht Und Blindheit -Sordide Sentimental and about 6 of those flexi freebies. Rob was a really nice bloke."

"Here’s my master of Joy Division's performance at the Futurama Festival. 

This was digitised at the same time as the remasters were done with the High Wycombe and London University recordings.
I think this should be the definitive version of the recording. 

I was asked to up this and I don’t think this version has been on here before so hope everyone agrees that it’s the best there is of this gig. 
It also has a bit more of the tape than has been shared before. 

Listening back to this today I’m really surprised at how good it sounds 

Thanks to all those that worked on this. 

Here’s some words from a man that knows all about this stuff 

For the first time, you can hear a more complete intro to "I Remember Nothing", as all previous versions cut out the first 10-15 seconds due to a couple of dropouts. 

Tiny dropout 0:53 into Colony...otherwise, absolutely earth-scorching in its intensity. 

Disorder's intro gets a while to get going... it takes a while for whoever was manning the desk to get it sounding right. 

Insight has a bit of level drop at the 2:37 point, for about 15 seconds...may have been somebody standing in front of Duncan and blocking the mics for that bit. 

The opening bass riff on Shadowplay is simply awe-inspiring. The A/B flip point occurs after this song. 

She's Lost Control provides a bit of a break before the happy divvies pummel the sci-fi goers with the song named after the JG Ballard novel. A bit of crackling due to the condition of the tape (really only audible listening through headphones), but not too detracting. 

The band step off...you can hear how desperately the crowd wanted an encore, which after another tape stoppage and some music played over the PA (15 seconds of which was taped, about 10 seconds more than what made it to the bootleg)...the band come back on and do one, performing Dead Souls...in quite an unusual place in the set. 

From the same musicians who 25 years later would bring you Jetstream...how the fuck did that happen?"

More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~270 Mb)
WeTransfer (~270 Mb / Will be deleted on 30 April, 2018)

Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!)

PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.

Cheers

15 March 2018

Imperial Hotel, Blackpool

Joy Division live @ Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, UK

27th July 1979

March 2018 remastered

Track list:
01. Dead Souls (cuts in)
02. Glass
03. Disorder
04. Auto-Suggestion
05. Transmission
06. She's Lost Control
07. Shadowplay
08. Atrocity Exhibition

Duration: 00:30:00
Quality: 8/10
Source: "All Gods Angels Beware" CD bootleg, 2004 / AUD#2

More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~173 Mb)
WeTransfer (~173 Mb / Will be deleted on 22 March, 2018)

Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!)

PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.

Cheers