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Closer (Collector's Edition)

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Download links and information about Closer (Collector's Edition) by JOY DIVISION. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:36:05 minutes.

Artist: JOY DIVISION
Release date: 1980
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:36:05
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Atrocity Exhibition 6:04
2. Isolation 2:55
3. Passover 4:45
4. Colony 3:55
5. A Means to an End 4:09
6. Heart and Soul 5:53
7. Twenty Four Hours 4:28
8. The Eternal 6:04
9. Decades 6:14
10. Dead Souls (Live) 4:58
11. Glass (Live) 3:42
12. A Means to an End (Live) 4:00
13. Twenty Four Hours (Live) 4:05
14. Passover (Live) 4:53
15. Insight (Live) 4:01
16. Colony (Live) 4:04
17. These Days (Live) 4:17
18. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Live) 3:13
19. Isolation (Live) 4:41
20. The Eternal (Live) [Encore] 6:30
21. Digital (Live) [Encore] 3:14

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Released just months after singer Ian Curtis’ suicide, Closer is the second studio album by the groundbreaking band Joy Division. As if signaling the group's importance to the rest of the world, the English charts had the good sense to host Closer in the Top 10 for several months in 1980. It would take years for the band (and the aforementioned song, its most famous) to be recognized stateside by more than the most devoted underground music fans. As revelatory as their first LP, Unknown Pleasures, was, Closer colored the post-punk world in shockingly deep hues of black and gray, hitherto unseen: echoing and hollow bass lines, chilly and crystalline synths that stabbed like knives, and brittle, crackling snares suspended in rifts of open space were the order of the day. Guitars scrape and saw; funereal piano notes plod. Never before had gloom and despair sounded so bleakly beautiful. Curtis’ performance is gloriously dramatic, yet utterly honest and ungilded. Closer is a necessary companion LP for anyone who owns Unknown Pleasures, and this 2007 edition is accompanied by 12 tracks recorded live at the University of London in 1980.