Preston 28 February 1980

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Preston 28 February 1980
JoyDivision Preston.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMay 1999
Recorded28 February 1980 at The Warehouse, Preston, Lancashire, England
GenrePost-punk[1]
Length49:22
LabelNMC Music
ProducerBeccy Ryan
Joy Division chronology
Heart and Soul
(1997)
Preston 28 February 1980
(1999)
The Complete BBC Recordings
(2000)

Preston 28 February 1980 is a live album by English post-punk band Joy Division featuring a performance on 28 February 1980 at The Warehouse, Preston. The album was released on 24 May 1999 in the UK by record label NMC Music and in the US on 13 July 1999.

Content[edit]

The image on the cover is a scrambled photo of the venue.[2]

Release[edit]

Preston 28 February 1980 was released on 24 May 1999 in the UK by record label NMC Music and 13 July 1999 in the US. It was also released in a "boxed set", packaged with the Les Bains Douches album.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

CMJ Music Monthly called it "an exceptionally intense gig that goes much further toward demonstrating the importance of the short-lived band".[3] Pitchfork described the recording as "bafflingly low-quality", and the gig has supposedly been described by members of the band as "the worst fucking show we ever did".[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
1."Incubation"3:06
2."Wilderness"3:02
3."Twenty Four Hours"4:39
4."The Eternal"8:39
5."Heart and Soul"4:46
6."Shadowplay"3:50
7."Transmission"3:23
8."Disorder"3:23
9."Warsaw"2:48
10."Colony"4:16
11."Interzone"2:28
12."She's Lost Control"5:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Preston 28 February 1980 – Joy Division | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Preston". joydiv.org. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ Ashare, Matt (January 2000). "Got Live if You Want It". CMJ Music Monthly. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ Carr, Eric (22 January 2004). "Joy Division: Refractured Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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