Joy Division’s Closer to be reissued for 40th anniversary
Joy Division have announced the re-release of sophomore album Closer on 17 July to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LP.
Joy Division will be re-releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their sophomore album Closer, on 17 July 2020. The release follows last year’s reissue of the ground-breaking debut album Unknown Pleasures, and will be pressed on clear vinyl.
As well as the LP release, non-album singles Transmission, Atmosphere and Love Will Tear Us Apart will be reissued on the same day with 2020 remastered audio. Since the demise of Factory records, these singles have never been repressed or reissued before and are cut on 180g vinyl, featuring the original artwork on heavyweight board. ‘Transmission’ will feature an embossed sleeve.
18th May 2020 also marks the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ passing.