Courtesy of Factory Records, ‘Closer’ is the second and final studio album release by legendary post-punk, gothic rock band, Joy Division.
Recorded over 12 days in Islington’s Britannia Row Studios in 1980, ‘Closer’ was released in July of that year, shortly after the tragic suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. The album takes a darker and more austere tone to the band’s debut, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, and is widely thought of as Joy Division’s finest work.
The album was hailed by Pitchfork as ‘more inventive, more beautiful and more haunting than its predecessor.’ ‘Closer’ has a permanent place in the history of British rock and is an essential addition for any music collector.
1. Atrocity Exhibition
5. A Means to an End
6. Heart and Soul
7. Twenty Four Hours
8. The Eternal