Warsaw (album)

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Warsaw
Joy division warsaw.jpg
Compilation album by Warsaw (Joy Division)
Released 1994
Recorded 1977; 1978; 1980
Genre Punk rock[1]
Label MPG
Producer
  • Bob Auger
  • John Anderson
  • Joy Division
Joy Division compilations chronology
The Peel Sessions
(1990)
Warsaw
(1994)
Permanent
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Warsaw was the planned debut album by the English post-punk band Joy Division. Recorded in May 1978 it consisted of eleven tracks, however, the band was disappointed by the post-production done by RCA producers and the album was scrapped. The album circulated on bootlegs bearing the same title until it was commercially released in 1994 (along with a number of other tracks). The original track listing included all four tracks from An Ideal for Living EP. The commercial release included the original Warsaw album plus "As You Said" which was recorded and released in 1980 on the "Komakino" single, as well as the band's first recorded music, "The Warsaw Demo", songs from which were noted as 'bonus tracks'. Incidentally, Bernard Sumner sings the chorus in this album's version of "They Walked in Line".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Warsaw/Joy Division.

  1. "The Drawback" – 1:42
  2. "Leaders of Men" – 2:28 later released on An Ideal for Living
  3. "They Walked in Line" – 2:50 later released on Still
  4. "Failures" – 2:22 later released on An Ideal for Living
  5. "Novelty" – 3:36 later released on the Transmission single
  6. "No Love Lost" – 4:34 later released on An Ideal for Living
  7. "Transmission" – 4:20 later released on as a single
  8. "Living in the Ice Age" – 2:19 later released on Still
  9. "Interzone" – 2:02 later released on Unknown Pleasures
  10. "Warsaw" – 2:06 later released on An Ideal for Living
  11. "Shadowplay" – 3:53 later released on Unknown Pleasures
  12. "As You Said" (Instrumental) – 2:01 later released on the Komakino single
  13. "Inside the Line" – 2:43
  14. "Gutz" – 1:59
  15. "At a Later Date" – 3:14
  16. "The Kill" – 2:08 later released on Still
  17. "You're No Good for Me" – 2:03

Notes[edit]

  • Tracks 1–11 recorded at Arrow Studios, Manchester, 3–4 May 1978
  • Track 12 recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Fulham, London, March 1980
  • Tracks 13–17 recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Manchester, 18 July 1977

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