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Joy Division : Closer CD £2.00 instore @ HMV
Joy Division : Closer CD £2.00 instore @ HMV

Joy Division : Closer CD £2.00 instore @ HMV

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Spotted instore at the Norwich Chapelfield store today.

The news of singer Ian Curtis's suicide still hung in the air when this album was released. Given the deep introspective nature of Joy Division's music, his death invested CLOSER with an even greater pessimism. Yet there is a fragile beauty in its content and if Curtis's voice seems more distant, it complements the sparse textures created by mesmerising synthesizer lines and occasional, highly effective, piano. Slow, hypnotic tempos increase the sense of brooding mystery and if the few faster songs provide musical relief, their lyrics prove equally tortured. Eerie, yet compulsive, CLOSER confirmed Joy Divison's pre-eminent place in rock's pantheon.

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mod

Superb - will have to check this out
Is it the remastered edition, d'ya know?

Everyone should own this album! 10\10

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andywedge

Superb - will have to check this outIs it the remastered editihon, d'ya … Superb - will have to check this outIs it the remastered editihon, d'ya know?

no, it wasn't the remastered version. Still, most remastered cds are meant to sound worse than the originals.

I would pay £1000 for this album if I had to...

This is a must own album, if ever there was one! absolutely spellbinding.

Beauty and despair in equal measure. This was one of the albums that defined my youth. An absoute bargain a £2.

im just waiting for the Joy Division bashers to join the fun....
great album - in my all time top 5

The news of singer Ian Curtis's suicide still hung in the air when this album was released.
EERRR !!!

A brilliant album! Just don't listen to it if you're feeling a bit depressed though.

muzhaque

im just waiting for the Joy Division bashers to join the fun....great … im just waiting for the Joy Division bashers to join the fun....great album - in my all time top 5



are there such folk? if so, they're utter buffoons.

Isolation! Isolationnn!

AJ09 - you will find very strange people online - some people will tell you the recent natural disasters around the world were instigated by the US government and their fancy machinery whilst others will say Joy Division are crap

ive pickup up loads of cheap CDs at HMV recently but didnt see this one. but i got the Joy Division Substance g'hits for £3 at tesco online, my first JD album.

Joy Division - Greatest Hits? What a strange concept.

muzhaque

AJ09 - you will find very strange people online - some people will tell … AJ09 - you will find very strange people online - some people will tell you the recent natural disasters around the world were instigated by the US government and their fancy machinery whilst others will say Joy Division are crap



oh yeah, i'm well aware of those type of people - but saying joy division are rubbish? what planet are those select few on?

jimguru

Joy Division - Greatest Hits? What a strange concept.



still is not a greatest hits release as northerngeek incorrectly stated - still comprises of (at the time) unused studio, and a live concert held at birmingham university. it was released in october of 1981, with the cd version following in 1990.

however, those morons at london records released a two-disc best of joy division in 2008, which should be avoided.

But if you could just see the beauty,
These things I could never describe

My favourite lyric ever

up, down, turn around,
please dont let me hit the ground!

My favourite lyric ever

Procession moves on, the shouting is over,Praise to the glory of loved … Procession moves on, the shouting is over,Praise to the glory of loved ones now gone.Talking aloud as they sit round their tables,Scattering flowers washed down by the rain.Stood by the gate at the foot of the garden,Watching them pass like clouds in the sky,Try to cry out in the heat of the moment,Possessed by a fury that burns from inside.Cry like a child, though these years make me older,With children my time is so wastefully spent,A burden to keep, though their inner communion,Accept like a curse an unlucky deal.Played by the gate at the foot of the garden,My view stretches out from the fence to the wall,No words could explain, no actions determine,Just watching the trees and the leaves as they fall.



You don't get that from plastic pop.

I think Kylie has done a couple of songs like the above.
I'm spinning around...

Strangely I like jd and Kylie. Am I mad?

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Sold out in both Norwich stores today.

Procession moves on, the shouting is over,Praise to the glory of loved … Procession moves on, the shouting is over,Praise to the glory of loved ones now gone.Talking aloud as they sit round their tables,Scattering flowers washed down by the rain.Stood by the gate at the foot of the garden,Watching them pass like clouds in the sky,Try to cry out in the heat of the moment,Possessed by a fury that burns from inside.Cry like a child, though these years make me older,With children my time is so wastefully spent,A burden to keep, though their inner communion,Accept like a curse an unlucky deal.Played by the gate at the foot of the garden,My view stretches out from the fence to the wall,No words could explain, no actions determine,Just watching the trees and the leaves as they fall.



Jedward

mekon

Jedward



Those Jedward guys are so talented. (or did I mean talentless?)

nice spot, a classic - time to replace the worn out cassette I have... £4.49 on the their website

Superb album - great find!

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JamesSmith

The heart and soul box set is worth … The heart and soul box set is worth getting..[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_and_Soul_%28Joy_Division_album%29]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_and_Soul_%28Joy_Division_album%29[/url]



It was in the HMV instore sale for £10. I was too slow and missed out though
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