Joy Division’s iconic single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” turned 35 last month and, to honor the special occasion, both of the band’s studio albums — 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer — and two compilation albums — 1981’s Still and 1988’s Substance — are getting re-released on vinyl. The latter two are being put out on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl and will both be 2xLPs in gatefold sleeves. The records will contain the most recent 2007 remasters, except for Substance, which features audio that was remastered in 2010. Substance also contains two songs not on the original release: the Pennine studio version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “As You Said.”
We’re giving one lucky fan a package containing all four of the new reissues for free.
To enter this sweepstakes, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment below on this very post with your favorite Joy Division song using Facebook login. (Do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends.) Winner will be chosen randomly. The sweepstakes ends on 8/7 at 6PM EST. Good luck!
The reissues are out now via Rhino Records. You can purchase them here.
Check out our list of 10 best Joy Division songs.