28 May 2016

Joy Division on TV

Joy Division live @ TV


Hi everyone!

If anybody doesn't know - I also have a channel on YouTube.
Here is it: https://www.youtube.com/FageOner

And recently I updated two JD's TV shows:

1st - Shadowplay @ "Granada Reports", Granada TV - 20 Sep 1978




2nd - Transmission, Interview (full now) & She's Lost Control @ "Something Else", BBC 2 TV, 15 Sep 1979




All video & audio remastered, of course.

NOTE: This is not a real HD - it's just an upscaled to HD from the best available sources.

Enjoy!

Yep, my English still sucks.

PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.

Cheers.

18 May 2016

Night in Lyceum

Joy Division live @ The Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK
29th February 1980

This is a group at its live apotheosis
Photo by Chris Mills

May 2016 remastered


In memory of Ian Curtis. 15th July 1956 - 18 May 1980

This is a direct copy of Duncan's master tape. This was carefully transferred when live material was being sourced for the 2007 reissues. Here it is for the first time, the best live source for Joy Divisions performance at The Lyceum Ballroom on 29 Feb 1980.

This recording was sourced by Darkman

Track list:

Soundcheck:
01. Komakino (take 1)
02. Heart and Soul
03. Incubation
04. Komakino (take 2)
05. Isolation (take 1)
06. Isolation (take 2, instrumental)
07. Isolation (take 3)

Gig:
08. Intro
09. Incubation
10. Wilderness
11. Twenty Four Hours
12. The Eternal
13. Heart and Soul
14. Love Will Tear Us Apart
15. Isolation
16. Komakino
17. She's Lost Control
18. These Days
19. Atrocity Exhibition

Duration: 01:08:29
Quality: 8+/10
Source: Duncan's master tape

Duncan's comment:
"Ian's dancing had changed somewhat from 1979. It was perhaps more wild than ever and included spinning, it was more like revolving while maintaining the same style, dancing round and round in circles. I can't say for sure but over the months he did get more and more wild. His dancing use to speed up and slow down with the music - sometimes just moving his arms. 

This was mainly, but not only, during Atrocity Exhibition. I think the encore here was the best ten minutes of Joy Division live I ever saw with the spinning, the clear sound, Ian's performance in Atrocity Exhibition was so close to the edge. He was hanging on to he mic when he was singing as if it was a life line beckoning the crowd in as he sang "you want to see some more., step inside", "go in all the way" he was again helped off the stage by the roadie leaving the band to play out. These Days has always been Joy Division's hidden masterpiece. I'm 99% certain Barney and Hooky swapped on Atrocity Exhibition. Barney told me a story about the Lyceum once. About ten mins before they were due on stage they were in the changing room having a "joke" bottle fight which resulted in Barney getting some serious lacerations to his hands which were so bad it was touch and go as to whether he'd be able to play. It kind of puts pay to the notion that they were a sombre bunch. When I knew them they never stopped pissing about."


More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~400 Mb)

Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format.
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!).


PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.

Cheers.

15 July 2015

"From Night to Day..."

Joy Division - Complete Rehearsals Archive (2015 Upgrade)
1977-1980
 

Temporary post.

In Memory of Ian K. Curtis. R.I.P.
15/07/1956 - 18/05/1980
Photo by Kevin Cummins
"Ian Curtis passed away on May 18, 1980. He was 23-years-old. If he had survived, he would be 59 today.

There's no doubt in my mind that Bernard, Peter, and Stephen all made what we know as the Joy Division sound and should and always be lauded for it, but even the members themselves stated that a large part of Joy Division came down to Ian's direction. He wrote the lyrics of isolation and lost control and he could hear a bass or guitar riff and ask his band mates to play it again. It was he who told Peter it sounded better when he played high, a style that even today is revolutionary and hard to come by.

No one will pretend Ian was perfect. He was manipulative, he cheated on his wife, and he didn't really take care of his daughter. Factoring in personal attributes, I can never say that Ian was a good man. However, his lyrics and the music he helped create got me, Dmitry (Fage), and everyone else through some awful times, perhaps even saved some lives. Ian understood depression, loneliness, and epilepsy. During performances, it was clear he'd destroy a part of himself onstage just to let himself out, free himself to lose control HIS way. All I can say is that I empathize with him every time I listen to him sing. I think about him and what we went through everyday.

When I saw Peter Hook and the Light live, I had never felt as close to Joy Division, Bernard, Peter, Stephen, or Ian, as I did right then, screaming every single of Ian's lyrics to every single song.

He helped make damn fine music, and hey, that's fine by me. I wouldn't be where or who I am today without all four of them. 'I am a believer in Joy Division, fuckin' hallelujah.'"

-Kiefer, July 15, 2015

July 2015 remastered.

Track list:

Tentatively August/September 1977 rehearsal (Most likely 14th of September 1977)
(Unknown rehearsal room, Manchester(?)):
01. Reaction
02. Inside the Line
03. Leaders of Men
04. Novelty (take 1)
05. The Kill (I)
06. Novelty (take 2)

Tentatively October/November 1977 rehearsal
(Supposedly at T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester):
07. At a Later Date
08. Ice Age
09. Inside the Line
10. Warsaw
11. Failures
12. No Love Lost (Instrumental)

Tentatively January 1978 rehearsal
(At T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester):
13. Pictures In My Mind (take 1)
14. Pictures In My Mind (take 2)
15. Shadowplay (instrumental)

Tentatively March 1979 rehearsal
(Tape called "Eric's or Band on the Wall" but go figure...):
16. No Love Lost
17. The Kill (II) (cuts out)

Tentatively November/December 1979 rehearsal
(At T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester):
18. Untitled (instrumental jam)
19. A Means to an End (take 1, aka 'From Night to Day')
20. A Means to an End (take 2)
21. A Means to an End (take 3)

Tentatively March/April 1980 rehearsal
(Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford):
22. Ceremony

Tentatively March 1980 rehearsal
(Supposedly at Britannia Row Studio, London):
23. In a Lonely Place (take 1) / aka 'Misplaced (take 1)'

Tentatively April 1980 rehearsal
(Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford):
24. In a Lonely Place (take 2) / aka 'Misplaced (take 2)'

Tentatively May 1980 rehearsal (Most likely 14th of May 1980)
(Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford):
25. In a Lonely Place (take 3)
26. In a Lonely Place (take 4)
27. In a Lonely Place (take 5)
28. In a Lonely Place (snippets)

Duration: 01:55:11
Taper: Supposedly "Joy Division" (for most)
Equipment: Unknown - Cassette tapes and 1/4 reel to reel

Sources:
Tracks 01 to 06 - Direct transfer from master cassette tape (thanks to Darkman)
Tracks 07 to 12 - Sourced from low gen. or master cassette tape that appeared on the "Misplaced" CD bootleg, 2015 (thanks to FracturedMusic)
Tracks 13 to 15 - Direct transfer from low gen. or master cassette tape
Tracks 16 to 17 - Direct transfer from original "Bedge" cassette tape (thanks to Wallflower)
Tracks 18 to 21 - Direct transfer from master cassette tape (thanks to Darkman)
Track 22 - Sourced from 'The Power of Independent Trucking' blog. This is most likely originally sourced from a 1st gen tape that was in Peter Hook's tape collection at the time the 'Heat and Soul' box-set was sourced. It’s apparent that this recording of “Ceremony” was originally recorded on cassette tape, contrary to certain opinions 
*Track 27 - Sourced from 'The Power of Independent Trucking' blog
*Tracks 23 to 26, 28 - Sourced from the "Misplaced" CD bootleg, 2015 (thanks to FracturedMusic)

* These tracks are the only ones originally sourced from a ¼ inch reel-to-reel

More info about rehearsalsJoy Division Central

Download:
MediaFire / Mega (650 Mb)


Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format.
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!).


PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.
Cheers.

12 October 2014

"I think everything's falling apart!"

Joy Division live @ The Warehouse, Preston, UK
28th February 1980

Unfortunately, the bootleg is subject to disc rot.

Autumn 2014 remastered.

Track list:

01. Incubation
02. Wilderness
03. Twenty Four Hours
04. The Eternal
05. Heart and Soul
06. Shadowplay
07. Transmission
08. Disorder
09. Warsaw
10. Colony
11. Interzone
12. She's Lost Control

Duration: 00:50:41
Quality: 10-/10
Sources: Master tape or 1st copy of SBD recording.

Wallflower's comment:
Joy Division's equipment infamously failed them during this show. It's evident during "Twenty-Four Hours" that the bass amp is shorting out. It then goes completely dead during "The Eternal". Distracted, Ian only sings the first verse of the song before it crawls to a slow stop. Bernard suggests to the band that they play "Heart and Soul," since they can do it without the bass. The band play a sloppy, guitar-less version of the song before the momentum of the gig stops completely dead for like two whole minutes as the band can attempt to fix their equipment. You can hear a lot of talking in the background. Rob Gretton and several of the venue hands sound like headless chickens running around. Apparently they were trying to play everything through the bass amp, but the band eventually get the other amps back on, so there's no need. Hilariously, a woman announces through Ian's microphone: "Anyone from Burnley, the coach is going in five minutes." What a fiasco. FINALLY, when the equipment turns back on, Ian, in a rare moment of interaction with the audience, asks for any requests. The resounding answer is "Shadowplay". From then on, the gig continues as normal.

Ignoring the aspects of the gig that make it infamous, the performance itself is all over the place. The setlist is very nice, combining the punkier songs of old and the synth songs of new. "Incubation" is debuted at this gig - one of only three live versions! We get unique versions of "The Eternal" and "Heart and Soul". After the equipment fails, the band clearly becomes frazzled - there are many mistakes on "Disorder," "Transmission," and "Interzone" especially. The ironic thing is that this recording comes from the soundboard and is definitely one of the best sound quality live recordings Joy Division ever had.

Great show, overall...the songs are still there, which is the most important thing.

Here's a decoding of what happened after "Heart and Soul" here:

Ian: I think everything's falling apart.
Someone #1: …if you don't put my book!
Bernard Sumner: Alright, lads! So Hooky's absent through the bass amp. It's not working. Hey, 'Arry! Everything's fucking bust so we're playing everything through the bass amp. Hooky!
Audience member #1: Yay!
Someone #2: Bass. Bass amp. Bass amp. Fucking...fucking have it.
Bernard Sumner: Hang on a minute, we've got it back on again...
Audience member #2: For fuck's sake...
Someone #2: Yeah.
Audience member #2: What a fucking prick!
Woman: Anyone from Burnley, the coach is going in five minutes.
Ian: Q.
Rob Gretton: What's going on? Fucking Christ, what's going on?
Peter: Hold on!
Ian: Hold on!
Rob Gretton: Yeah, but what's going on?
Someone #3: Shadowplay.
Ian: Any requests?
General Audience: SHADOWPLAY! Disorder, Colony!
Ian: Shadowplay.
General Audience: Disorder!
Someone #4: There's no way to fix it!
Rob Gretton: Hooky, Hooky, Hooky! What's happening?
Peter Hook: We don't know!
Rob Gretton: Come to your mic.

*Bass to Shadowplay comes in, audience cheers


Enjoy!

More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mediafire / Mega (~265 Mb)

Do not redistribute in MP3 or any other lossy format.
Never sell for monetary gain (and do not redistribute to people who might!).


PS
Dear guest, if you have any of JD's master-tapes or rare bootlegs - please(!) write a comment.
Cheers.