Track C6 is not listed on the sleeve nor label. Add Review alberto April 24, Report. Reply Notify me Helpful. Shouldn't the mis-print get its own separate entry? Also where is the mention of the flattened "M" in the matrix run-out of the mis-print edition? Reply Notify me 4 Helpful. Initially, sales of Unknown Pleasures were slow until the release of the non-album single, " Transmission ", and unsold copies occupied the Factory Records office in the flat of label co-founder Alan Erasmus.
Following the release of "Transmission", Unknown Pleasures sold out of its initial pressing, with this prompting further pressings. However, following Curtis's suicide in May and the release of their second album, Closer , in July, it was reissued and reached No. In , remastered versions of both Unknown Pleasures and the posthumous studio album Closer —plus the compilation album Still —were re-released, with the remastered version of Unknown Pleasures including a bonus disc of a live recording of the band playing at The Factory in Manchester on 13 July Melody Maker called Unknown Pleasures an "opaque manifesto" and musically described it as " Gary Glitter meets the Velvet Underground ".
Reviewer Jon Savage declared "[leaving] the twentieth century is difficult; most people prefer to go back and nostalgise, Oh boy. Joy Division at least set a course in the present with contrails for the future—perhaps you can't ask for much more. Other writers were less enthusiastic. Red Starr, writing for Smash Hits , gave the album a generally positive review, describing it as a "bleak nightmare soundtrack".
However, Starr tempered his review by saying not to "expect too much" as the album was "still pretty raw". Retrospective critical writing on the album has been virtually unanimous in its praise. In , Jon Savage described the music as "a definitive Northern Gothic statement: guilt-ridden, romantic, claustrophobic". Ned Raggett, reviewing the album for AllMusic, described Unknown Pleasures as "All visceral, all emotional, all theatrical, all perfect—one of the best albums ever.
Peter Hook and the Light have played the Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety on several of their concert tours, and have recorded and released live albums of some of their gigs.
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Log in. An error has occured - see below:. You have been subscribed to Amoeba newsletter. Users Also Bought. The first two discs contain almost their entire studio output, including the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer , along with singles and compilation appearances. Discs three and four collect rare demos and live recordings, many of which were previously unreleased. All tracks are digitally remastered. It reached 70 in the UK. The following recordings were not included on Heart and Soul : .
Ice Age. The Sound Of Music. The Only Mistake. Walked In Line. The Kill. Something Must Break.Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by English rock band Joy Division, released on 15 June by Factory Records. The album was recorded and mixed over three successive weekends at Stockport's Strawberry Studios in April , and was produced by Martin Hannett, who incorporated a number of unconventional production techniques into the group's sound.