The Best of Joy Division

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The Best of Joy Division
Best of Joy Division.jpg
Greatest hits album by Joy Division
Released 24 March 2008
Recorded 1978–1980
Length 55:13
Label London (UK)
Rhino (U.S.)
Producer Martin 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork 6.0/10[3]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[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 written by Joy Division.

CD
  1. "Digital" – 2:51
  2. "Disorder" – 3:27
  3. "Shadowplay" – 3:50
  4. "New Dawn Fades" – 4:44
  5. "Transmission" – 3:36
  6. "Atmosphere" – 4:10
  7. "Dead Souls" – 4:56
  8. "She's Lost Control" – 4:46
  9. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" – 3:26
  10. "These Days" – 3:25
  11. "Twenty Four Hours" – 4:26
  12. "Heart and Soul" – 5:51
  13. "Incubation" – 2:52
  14. "Isolation" – 2:53
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" – 3:32

Notes[edit]

CD
  • Track 1 first released on the A Factory Sample EP in 1979.
  • Tracks 2 to 4 first released on the Unknown Pleasures album in 1979.
  • Track 5 first released on the "Transmission" single in 1979.
  • Tracks 6 and 7 first released on the Licht und Blindheit single in 1980.
  • Track 8 first released on the "Atmosphere" single in 1980.
  • Tracks 9 and 10 first released on the "Love Will Tear Us Apart" single in 1980.
  • Tracks 11, 12 and 14 first released on the Closer album in 1980.
  • Track 13 first released on the "Komakino" single in 1980.
Bonus CD

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. 

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