The Best of Joy Division

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The Best of Joy Division
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Greatest hits album by
Released24 March 2008
Recorded1978–1980
Length55:13
LabelLondon (UK)
Rhino (U.S.)
ProducerMartin Hannett
Joy Division compilations chronology
Martin Hannett's Personal Mixes
(2007)
The Best of Joy Division
(2008)
Total: From Joy Division to New Order
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
musicOMH[2]
Pitchfork6.0/10[3]
PopMatters[4]

The Best of Joy Division is a compilation album of material from Joy Division. It was released March 24, 2008 (2008-03-24) and the UK version includes The Complete BBC Recordings as a bonus disc. The US release is a single disc. The Best of Joy Division reached #97 in April 2008 in Australia, which marks only their second appearance on the ARIA Charts after Substance reached #53 in 1988.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Joy Division.

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Digital"A Factory Sample (1979)2:51
2."Disorder"Unknown Pleasures (1979)3:27
3."Shadowplay"Unknown Pleasures3:50
4."New Dawn Fades"Unknown Pleasures4:44
5."Transmission""Transmission" (1979)3:36
6."Atmosphere""Atmosphere" (1980)4:10
7."Dead Souls""Atmosphere" (1980)4:56
8."She's Lost Control" (12" single version)"She's Lost Control" (1980)4:46
9."Love Will Tear Us Apart""Love Will Tear Us Apart" (1980)3:27
10."These Days""Love Will Tear Us Apart"3:25
11."Twenty Four Hours"Closer (1980)4:26
12."Heart and Soul"Closer5:51
13."Incubation""Komakino" (1980)2:52
14."Isolation"Closer2:53
Bonus CD – The Complete BBC Recordings
  1. "Exercise One" (Peel Session) – 2:32
  2. "Insight" (Peel Session) – 3:53
  3. "She's Lost Control" (Peel Session) – 4:11
  4. "Transmission" (Peel Session) – 3:58
  5. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Peel Session) – 3:25
  6. "Twenty Four Hours" (Peel Session) – 4:10
  7. "Colony" (Peel Session) – 4:05
  8. "Sound of Music" (Peel Session) – 4:27
  9. "Transmission" (live) – 3:18
  10. "She's Lost Control" (live) – 3:44
  11. "Ian Curtis & Stephen Morris interviewed by Richard Skinner" – 3:3
Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 97

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of Joy Division at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Joy Division - The Best Of - Albums". MusicOMH.com. 23 March 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Joy Division: The Best of Joy Division Album Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Joy Division: The Best of Joy Division". Popmatter.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 149.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Joy Division – The Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 July 2022.

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