Joy Division discography

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Joy Division discography
Studio albums 2
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 12
Video albums 1
EPs 3
Singles 5

The discography of English rock band Joy Division consists of two studio albums, four live albums, twelve compilation albums, three extended plays, and five singles. The list does not include material performed by former members of Joy Division that was recorded as New Order (formed by the surviving members of the band after the death of singer Ian Curtis) or related side projects.

Joy Division was formed in 1976 by guitarist Bernard Sumner and bassist Peter Hook, later recruiting singer Ian Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris. The band released its debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 on independent label Factory. On 18 May 1980, the eve of the band's first American tour, Curtis was found dead in his home. Unable to continue as Joy Division, the remaining members disbanded the group. The band's second album, Closer, was released two months later to critical acclaim. Since then, several posthumous releases have been issued from the band.

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
UK Indie
[2]
AUS
[3]
NZ
[4]
Unknown Pleasures 71 1 82 1
Closer
  • Released: 18 July 1980
  • Label: Factory
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 1 23 3

Live albums

Title Details
Preston 28 February 1980
  • Released: 22 June 1999
  • Label: NMC
  • Formats: LP, CD
Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979
  • Released: April 2001
  • Label: NMC
  • Formats: LP, CD
Fractured Box
  • Released: August 2001
  • Label: NMC
  • Format: 2-CD set
Re-fractured Box
  • Released: January 2004
  • Label: NMC
  • Format: 3-CD set

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
UK Indie
[2]
AUS
[3]
BEL (FL)
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[8]
US
[9]
Still
  • Released: 8 October 1981
  • Label: Factory
  • Formats: Double LP, cassette, CD
5 1 73 3 33
Substance
  • Released: 11 July 1988
  • Label: Factory
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD, DAT
7 1 53 25 15 146
The Peel Sessions 96
Warsaw
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Movieplay Gold
  • Formats: LP, CD
Permanent
  • Released: 8 May 1995
  • Label: London
  • Formats: CD, cassette, Double LP
16
Heart and Soul
  • Released: December 1997
  • Label: London
  • Format: 4-CD set
70
The Complete BBC Recordings
  • Released: August 2000
  • Label: Strange Fruit
  • Format: CD
188
Martin Hannett's Personal Mixes
  • Released: June 2007
  • Labels: Interstate
  • Format: CD, double LP
Let the Movie Begin
  • Released: July 2007
  • Labels: Interstate
  • Format: CD, double LP
The Best of Joy Division
  • Released: 24 March 2008
  • Labels: London, Rhino
  • Format: 2-CD, CD
63 97 45 100
+− Singles 1978–80
  • Released: 6 December 2010
  • Labels: London, Rhino
  • Format: 10× 7", 10× 7" + 2× CD, digital download
Total: From Joy Division to New Order
  • Released: 6 June 2011
  • Labels: WEA UK, Rhino
  • Format: CD
51
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Joy Division

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
UK Indie
[2]
An Ideal for Living
  • Released: 3 June 1978
  • Label: Enigma
  • Formats: 7", 12" vinyl
The Peel Sessions
  • Released: November 1986
  • Label: Strange Fruit
  • Format: 12" vinyl
96 4
The Peel Sessions
  • Released: September 1987
  • Label: Strange Fruit
  • Format: 12" vinyl
98 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Various artists compilations

During their career Joy Division released a number of songs exclusively on Various Artists EPs:

Title Details
Short Circuit
  • Released: June 1978
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: 10" vinyl
A Factory Sample
  • Released: December 1978
  • Label: Factory
  • Format: 2× 7" vinyl
Earcom 2: Contradiction
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: Fast Product
  • Format: 12" vinyl

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
UK Indie
[2]
IRE
[10]
NZ
[4]
US Dance
[11]
"Transmission" 1979 4 2 Non-album singles
"Licht und Blindheit" 1980
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" 13 1 1 42
"Komakino"
"Atmosphere"/"She's Lost Control" 1 1
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" (first re-release) 1983 19 19 3
"Atmosphere" 1988 34 2 27 5 Substance
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" (second re-release) 1995 19 Permanent
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums

Title Details
Here Are the Young Men
  • Released: August 1982
  • Label: Factory
  • Format: VHS

References

  1. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions in the United Kingdom:
    • All except The Complete BBC Recordings: "Joy Division". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
    • The Complete BBC Recordings: "Chart Log UK: 1994–2010: Jessie J – JX". Zobbel. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Indie Hits "J"". Cherry Red Records. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ a b c "Discography Joy Division". charts.nz. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "British certifications – Joy Division". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 October 2018. Type Joy Division in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  6. ^ "Discografie Joy Division" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Discografie Joy Division" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Discography Joy Division". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  9. ^ "Joy Division Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Search the charts". The Irish Charts. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Joy Division | Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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