18 April 2017

The Warsaw Demo

"The Warsaw Demo". Recorded @ Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham, UK - 18th of July 1977

Photo by Kevin Cummins

Spring 2017 remastered

Track list:

01. Inside the Line
02. Gutz
03. At a Later Date
04. The Kill
05. You're No Good For Me

Duration: 13:07

Notes:
- the band was still known as "Warsaw"
- Steve Brotherdale on drums
- "At A Later Date" will evolve into "She's Lost Control" in a few months

More info about session: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~76 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,
Fage.

14 March 2017

Then Love... Love Will Tear Us Apart... Again...

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

18th or 28th of April 1980 / Promo Video


Hi there! 

How we know... all JD collectors have problems with sources, I think. Some of the better versions of recordings are guarded as if they were not concert tapes or just videos but state secrets! 
That's why I did this post..........


Photo by Anton Corbijn @ LWTUA Video Session

The idea to rework the "Love Will Tear Us Apart" video came to me in August 2013, when the channel "Joy Division" first came onto YouTube. Initially, I was shocked by how badly Rhino hadhandled the video. Seriously, it looks like they only had a VHS of HATYM just uploaded it onto YouTube without any reworking, you know. Just look at this:



What could they do? 
As we know (correct me if I'm wrong), the clip was shot on 16mm film. In today's "digital" format, it's resolution exceeds the 2K video format (yep, it's actually slightly better than Full HD). For comparison: VHS is equivalent to about half of a DVD (360i instead of 576i). So, if they could scan it frame-by-frame in the 'restoring' liquid, they could have achieved incredible results! Take a look at this restored film:



And that's only 8mm! Just imagine what the 16mm would look like. 

What did I do? 
Not so much, to be honest. If in 2013 I thought that the problem was an imperfect software, I now realize that the problem is in the source. All official releases are poor. When I got, in my opinion, the best DVD source (2009, "Rage: In Love"), I realized that I couldn't improve the quality too much, but I could try to fix the colors. So I focused on this; I tried to add more details to it. I worked on audio too, of course, trying to synchronize audio with video. 

I planned to post it on the 28th of April or, maybe, on the 18th of May, but couldn't wait that long. 

Let me introduce ... 
Color-corrected, upscaled to Full HD, coming from the best possible DVD source, the most famous song of Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart." 
Enjoy! 



Note: I could not upload the video onto YouTube, because it violates their copyright rules, so I used another video hosting site. I hope that you will not have any problems with this. 

04 March 2017

26th October 1979: Electric Ballroom, London

Joy Division live @ Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, UK
26th October 1979

On a break from the Buzzcocks tour. Supported by A Certain Ratio.
Photo by Paul Slattery

Mar 2017 remastered

Track list:

01. I Remember Nothing
02. Love Will Tear Us Apart
03. Wilderness
04. Colony
05. Insight
06. Day Of The Lords
07. Shadowplay
08. She's Lost Control
09. Transmission (cuts out)
10. Disorder
11. Atrocity Exhibition
12. Interzone

Duration: 00:58:25
Quality: 8/10

Master-tape was lost in Rob Gretton's personal collection. Two other AUDs are known to exist but have not surfaced.

Duncan's comment:

They had all had short haircuts since the last gig I'd seen. Storming rendition of Interzone for the encore If you listen to the tape Ian's microphone isn't up for the first verse or two but comes back in with "but I had no time too lose" half way. Possibly the first time they played Love Will Tear Us Apart. This gig was one of the few times that Ian made it back on after his exertions during Atrocity Exhibition'


More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~270 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.

20 February 2017

"One, two, three, four - kick them right out the door!" [Update]

Joy Division live @ Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL
18th January 1980

On the European tour
Photo by Dani Guth (RIP) & Mona Stein

Feb 2017 remastered [New source, M2]

Track list:

01. Love Will Tear Us Apart
02. Digital
03. New Dawn Fades
04. Colony
05. These Days
06. Ice Age
07. Dead Souls
08. Disorder
09. Day of the Lords
10. Autosuggestion
11. Shadowplay
12. She's Lost Control
13. Transmission
14. Interzone
15. Atmosphere
16. Warsaw

Duration: 00:58:25
Quality: 8+/10
Source: 2nd gen. tape

More info about concert: Joy Division Central

Download:
Mega (~370 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.