Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979

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Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979
Les Bains Douches.jpg
Live album by Joy Division
Released April 2001
Recorded 18 December 1979
Genre Post-punk[1]
Length 65:27
Label NMC
Joy Division chronology
The Complete BBC Recordings
(2000)
Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979
(2001)
Martin Hannett's Personal Mixes
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 is a live album by English post-punk band Joy Division, partly-recorded on 18th December 1979 at Les Bains Douches, Paris, and released in 2001 by record label NMC. Additional tracks are drawn from two other concerts.

Content[edit]

Album artwork[edit]

The artwork was done by Peter Saville. The CD booklet contained a reprint of the original poster for the show.[2]

Reception[edit]

Pitchfork, commenting on Joy Division's live output, wrote: "Les Bains Douches, by itself, is flawless; of the available recordings there are none better".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Joy Division (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner).

  1. "Disorder" – 3:21
  2. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" – 3:17
  3. "Insight" – 3:25
  4. "Shadowplay" – 3:46
  5. "Transmission" – 3:19
  6. "Day of the Lords" – 4:39
  7. "Twenty Four Hours" – 4:12
  8. "These Days" – 3:42
  9. "A Means to an End" – 4:17
  10. "Passover" – 2:18
  11. "New Dawn Fades" – 4:40
  12. "Atrocity Exhibition" – 6:56
  13. "Digital" – 3:39
  14. "Dead Souls" – 4:46
  15. "Autosuggestion" – 4:13
  16. "Atmosphere" – 4:47
Note: Tracks 1–9 recorded at Les Bains Douches, Paris, 18 December 1979; tracks 10–12 recorded at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 January 1980; and tracks 13–16 recorded at Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 18 January 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 – Joy Division | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Joy Division Discography Part 1". gerpotze.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Carr, Eric (January 22, 2004). "Joy Division: Refractured Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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