In Memory of Ian Curtis. R.I.P.
Photo from Paradiso. By vinz.
Post by Darkman:
When May 18th rolls around every year, it’s impossible not to think about how tragic this day is in Joy Division’s short but brilliant history. Few others have achieved as much in such a short amount of time.
Today thousands of Joy Division fans will take to their blogs, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and post personalized massages honoring Ian. With that said, Fage wanted to do something special today for all the fans who follow his blog, to make sure he did his part in celebrating Ian’s memory. A few years ago, some fans were able to get copies of Joy Division’s performance at the Paradiso directly from the Dutch Radio. I was able to get a copy (all those years ago), and provided it for this post. As the Analog Loyalist pointed out in the Joy Division Recycle, this is the finest live JD recording when it comes to sonics. Fage has put a lot of hard work in mastering the raw radio station recording, and the result is staggering.
Interestingly, there was about 35 people at the gig. The performance was also broken up into 2 sets. As Joy Division unleashed their fury on the Dutch fans, the concert was recorded by Omroepvereniging VARA for broadcast on Dutch public radio.
R.I.P Ian Curtis……don’t walk away, in silence…..
The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Jan 11, 1980. VARA Radio Station Master (Remastered by Fage).
04. Day Of The Lords
06. New Dawn Fades
09. Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. These Days
11. A Means To An End
12. Twenty-Four Hours
14. She's Lost Control
15. Atrocity Exhibition
Duration: 70 mins. Sound quality: 10/10
Info about concert: [Joy Division Central]