Joy Division – Closer (1980)

Closer is the second and final proper album by Mancunian mood rockers Joy Division, released in July 1980 on Factory Records. The release was foreshadowed by the death of frontman Ian Curtis, who committed suicide in May of that year.

A1. “Atrocity Exhibition” (6:04)
A2. “Isolation” (2:53)
A3. “Passover” (4:46)
A4. “Colony” (3:55)
A5. “A Means to an End” (4:05)
B1. “Heart and Soul” (5:50)
B2. “Twenty Four Hours” (4:26)
B3. “The Eternal” (6:06)
B4. “Decades” (6:09)

1980 shortplayer sides:
A. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (3:25) / B1. “These Days” (3:25)
A. “Atmosphere” (4:05)

Ian Curtis — vocals, guitar, melodica
Bernard Sumner — guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar
Peter Hook — bass, backing vocals, guitar
Stephen Morris — drums, electronic drums, percussion
Martin Hannett — producer, engineer
Jon Caffery — engineer
Michael Johnson — assistant engineer
Peter Saville — design
Martyn Atkins — design
Bernard Pierre Wolff — photography

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