“Still” by Joy Division - album review

TJR says

As I'm led to believe, this October, 1981, release was designed to combat bootleggers, which seems fair enough. It's made up of 9 studio cuts and 11 live recordings. At the end of side C, the live version of “Twenty Four Hours” is unlisted and therefore treated as a hidden track and ignored in the stats. All bar 2 tracks are previously unreleased. “Glass” was first released on the 2 x 7" EP “A Factory Sample” (Factory FAC-2) in December, 1978, whilst “Dead Souls” appeared as the b-side to the French issue of “Atmosphere” in March, 1980. Peel session versions of “Exercise One” and “The Sound Of Music” had been heard in 1979, but these studio versions mark the physical release debuts for the songs. The first 9 tracks would have constituted a bona-fide new studio album (rated 7.33), but the 11 live versions of back catalogue material scupper that notion. For me, the live stuff is a waste of time, who needs weedy thin recordings like this? As far as I'm concerned, live music's to be enjoyed there and then, in person, in the moment.

The Jukebox Rebel
28-Apr-2007

A1 [03:06] 6.0.png Joy Division - Exercise One [studio outtake] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
A2 [02:24] 8.9.png Joy Division - Ice Age (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
A3 [03:55] 6.4.png Joy Division - The Sound Of Music [studio outtake] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
A4 [03:56] 7.8.png Joy Division - Glass (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
A5 [04:17] 6.8.png Joy Division - The Only Mistake (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
B1 [02:47] 7.7.png Joy Division - They Walked In Line (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
B2 [02:15] 6.6.png Joy Division - The Kill (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
B3 [02:48] 6.4.png Joy Division - Something Must Break (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
B4 [04:53] 9.4.png Joy Division - Dead Souls (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
B5 [07:36] 6.0.png Joy Division - Sister Ray [live ’80] (Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale, Maureen Tucker) Proto-Punk
C1 [03:50] 6.2.png Joy Division - Ceremony [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) New Wave
C2 [03:57] 5.7.png Joy Division - Shadowplay [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
C3 [04:01] 6.2.png Joy Division - Means To An End [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
C4 [05:10] 5.8.png Joy Division - Passover [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
C5 [04:01] 5.7.png Joy Division - New Dawn Fades [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
D1 [03:40] 6.3.png Joy Division - Transmission [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
D2 [03:24] 6.2.png Joy Division - Disorder [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk
D3 [03:05] 7.0.png Joy Division - Isolation [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) New Wave
D4 [05:47] 4.8.png Joy Division - Decades [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) New Wave
D5 [03:52] 5.1.png Joy Division - Digital [live ’80] (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) Post-Punk




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