JOY DIVISION - LEEDS 1979

April 28, 2020 – 5:43 am

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JOY DIVISION
Leeds 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Futurama Festival. Live at the Queen’s Hall, Leeds, UK; September 8, 1979. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper Duncan; and to Nighttwat for sharing the show at Dime.

Nighttwat noted:

Here’s my master of Joy Division’s performance at the Futurama Festival. This was digitised at the same time as the remasters were done with the High Wycombe and London University recordings. I think this should be the definitive version of the recording. I was asked to up this and I don’t think this version has been on here before so hope everyone agrees that it’s the best there is of this gig. It also has a bit more of the tape than has been shared before.

Listening back to this today I’m really surprised at how good it sounds. Thanks to all those that worked on this. Here’re some words from a man that knows all about this stuff.

For the first time, you can hear a more complete intro to “I Remember Nothing”, as all previous versions cut out the first 10-15 seconds due to a couple of dropouts. Tiny dropout 0:53 into Colony… otherwise, absolutely earth-scorching in its intensity.

Disorder’s intro gets a while to get going… it takes a while for whoever was manning the desk to get it sounding right. Insight has a bit of level drop at the 2:37 point, for about 15 seconds… may have been somebody standing in front of Duncan and blocking the mics for that bit.

The opening bass riff on Shadowplay is simply awe-inspiring. The A/B flip point occurs after this song. She’s Lost Control provides a bit of a break before the happy divvies pummel the sci-fi goers with the song named after the JG Ballard novel. A bit of crackling due to the condition of the tape (really only audible listening through headphones),
but not too detracting.

The band step off… you can hear how desperately the crowd wanted an encore, which after another tape stoppage and some music played over the PA (15 seconds of which was taped, about 10 seconds more than what made it to the bootleg)… the band come back on and do one, performing Dead Souls… in quite an unusual place in the set.

From the same musicians who 25 years later would bring you Jetstream… how the fuck did that happen?

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Track 01. I Remember Nothing 5:46
Track 02. Wilderness 2:50
Track 03. Transmission 3:31
Track 04. Colony 4:09
Track 05. Disorder 4:09
Track 06. Insight 3:54
Track 07. Shadowplay 3:48
Track 08. She’s Lost Control 4:20
Track 09. Atrocity Exhibition 7:58
Track 10. music over PA 0:14
Track 11. Dead Souls 5:03
46 mins

Lineup:
Ian Curtis - vocals
Bernard Sumner - guitar
Peter Hook - bass
Stephen Morris - drums

Click here to order Joy Division’s Heart And Soul box set.

  1. 72 Responses to “JOY DIVISION - LEEDS 1979”

  2. Durrrr

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  3. Rumor has it that Frank Sinatra jr. used to pay me so that he could take a shit on my face.

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  4. Neither comment was me . More fakes

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  5. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  6. I wish Mark would leave this website and stop his girly whining

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  7. Last one not me nuther fake . Don’t know no mark

    By U L E on Apr 28, 2020

  8. Hey Anti , goin to try and watch parts 3 and 4 of that bulls documentary

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  9. Back then teams hated each other , none of that love fest shit that goes on today . Bulls vs pistons was wars back then

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  10. The Pistons used to maul Jordan and Pippen. Bill Laimbeer , Rick Mahorn , Dennis Rodman when he was with the Pistons and Isaiah Thomas would best the crap out of Jordan . Elbows in the face , knees in the groin

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  11. I doubt Lebron James could have survived back then the way the game was played . He’d be cryin to his mama

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  12. Anti , remember when the bulls finally beat the pistons In 91 . Isaiah and the pistons walked right past Jordan and the bulls and refused to shake hands . Jordan was an still is pissed off bout that

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  13. Cause of that Jordan kept Isaiah off the 92 Olympic dream team . To this day they hate each other . Bill Laimbeer also takes shots at Jordan In interviews

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  14. Imagine Lebron havin to deal with somebody like Laimbeer and the pistons . He’d be crying to his mama

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  15. A couple of Laimbeer elbows to the face and a knee the the groin and Lebron would be screaming
    Help get me outta here

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  16. Anti , where you at boy ?

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  17. An amazing document of an amazing band. The flac version at Dime sounds just a bit fuller but these mp3s are very good. Thanks Big O.

    By Billy on Apr 28, 2020

  18. Shut up Derrick. You’re getting on my nerves. The old heart cant take it

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  19. Hey Anti, I know that aint you

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  20. Or maybe it could be

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  21. I blow donkeys.

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  22. I ate out a goat’s ass once. Fucker barely stood still. Mmmm I just shit my pants.

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  23. Derrick did you see rodman flew to vegas and jordan had to bring him back. u gotta watch episodes 3 and 4

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  24. lebron cant even hold jordans jock.look how many times in the finals lebum disappeared. remeber with the heat and they lost to the mavericks. where was lebron

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  25. Anti, I’ll talk with you later when you are feeling more sociable. For now I’m going to watch a couple of videos from my Arab man-boy collection.

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  26. stephen a shithead said jordan with the cav team that beat the warriors with lebron would never had come back 3 games to 1 and win. after the bulls beat the pistons and phil implemented the triangle, jordan made everyone better

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  27. jordan is a cold blooded assassin. today lebron carmelo, durant hardin all blow each other at center court. jordan hated the opponents. he even was screaming at his own players. i still believe people think lebum is better. the greatest all time of course is kareem. no one can block that sky hook and had over 38,000 points. he also won 6 rings

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  28. i see the dicheads are up already derrick. talk later buddy

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  29. i’m eating a pig’s ass out talk later yum. She looks like your mom derrick ha ha ha you asshole!

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  30. somebody fart in my face now!!

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  31. can i marry a goat? would that be recognized in court? I’m wondering about my will, I want to be sure that my goat wife would get my collection of shit stained shorts n pants.

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  32. fuck i shit myself again. its not as much fun when it’s solid.

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 28, 2020

  33. You’re a giant douche, Anti but I enjoy knowing that you’re a bigger douche than me.

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  34. You’re a fag too, right Anti? You sure come off like one. I know lots of fags i suck them off constantly so I know one when i see one.

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  35. Anti you’re right Kareem / Lew Alcindor was the best , college and pro . I remember him early on with the Bucks . He was unstoppable in his prime . He won a title in Milwaukee and 5 with the lakers and he wasn’t even in his prime then

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  36. He won finals MVP in his second year with the bucks in 71 and again in 85 with the lakers at 38 . 14 years apart . Lew was the man

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  37. Cant believe all this Lebron Goat talk

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  38. Good day (dysfuntional) Bigo family. How about we agree on a one day moratorium on racist comments and fakes pretending to be the racists?

    By Mark on Apr 28, 2020

  39. Anti you’re right Kareem / Lew Alcindor has a huge one , college boys and pro . I remember him early on with the Fucks . He was unstoppable with his 9″ pecker . He won a title in Milwaukee and one with the l
    Fakers and he wasn’t even in his prime than . Anti I get moist just thinking about it

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  40. There is only one troll. She is boring and old, and unlike this recording which IS A GREAT SHOW WITH AMAZING SOUND! This is a band that changed everything. Punk tore up the classic rock manual and Joy Division was one of the bands that started pasting it back together in a way that inspired lots of great music. THANK YOU BIG O, and everyone who made this available. I am playing it LOUD this morning, no EQ fiddling necessary, and I am grateful.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Apr 28, 2020

  41. Anti are you seein this ? We cant let this shit go unpunished

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  42. Players back then wanted to kick ass . Not make friends with fuckin opponents These days it’s a motherfuckin touchy feeley love fest . Laimbeer would have had Labron clutchin his groin in pain , so would Karl Malone the mailman

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2020

  43. Players back then wanted to lick ass . Not make friends , just fuckin opponents in the butt . These days it’s a motherfuckin touchy feeley love fest . Laimbeer would have had Labron suckin his groin , so would Karl Malone the male man

    By Derrick on Apr 29, 2020

  44. Hey Anti, you not talking to me again. Sometimes I feel like im talkin to myself.
    C’mon Anti talk to me

    By Derrick on Apr 29, 2020

  45. Fuck off Derrick you pathetic lonely asshole!!! Can’t I take a shit in my pants without you interrupting me??? Go suck off one of your black bball heroes!

    By THE ANTISOCIALCHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  46. Derrick, back in the day, jordan earned every point. he was guarded, elbowed, hacked, punched when he drove to the paint. Wasnt a cakewalk like today

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  47. Today, all curry and lebron do is dribble to the top of the key and toss 3 point shot. Paxson and Kerr were great 3 point shooter but Jordan always had the midrange fade away jump. I laughed when they called the 84 bulls a cocaine traveling circus. Cant believe rodman tapped carmen electra. shes 48 man and still hot

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  48. Don’t be cruel to me Anti. I’ll tell my mom all about you

    By Derrick on Apr 29, 2020

  49. Mark, we stop the racist ranting and tell your buddies knock off the toilet humor

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  50. By todays standards Bill Russell would be considered a small forward at best and hi stats are considered mediocre. He won 11 rings but I think there were only 10 teams. Not as much travel. The only big men back then was Wilt and Bob Petit. Russell was only 6′10″ 215 lbs. Barkley, Olajawon, Doctor J, Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing, Dwight Howard and Zion.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  51. Today, all curry and lebron do is dribble semen on my face. Paxson and Kerr were great 3 point shooter but Jordan always had the midrange fade away jump. I jizzed in my pants when they called the 84 bulls a queer traveling circus. Cant believe rodman isn’t a woman. he’s 48 man and still hot. I know I would blow him. By todays standards Bill Russell would be considered a small forward at best and hi stats are considered mediocre. He won 11 rings but I think there were only 10 teams. Not as much travel. The only big penis men back then was Wilt and Bob Petit. Russell was only 6″ 215 lbs. Barkley, Olajawon, Doctor J, Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing, Dwight Howard and Zion all had bigger weiners.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  52. The fakers are not my buddies-nor are they me using another name. I’m not asking everyone to totally change their personalities, but I am suggesting we prove our mettle by going 24 hours without the racism and toilet humour.

    By Mark on Apr 29, 2020

  53. Looks to me as though “Twenty Identities” Mark is winning…you gotta admire his psycho determination, tho.

    Will Anti, HHH and Derrick make a last stand or will “ECT Mark” be the only poster left here? What a great day for sociopathic insanity that would be.

    By Brian Griffin on Apr 29, 2020

  54. Mark that will happen the same time the slopes at bigo start moderating this shithole.

    By Derrick on Apr 29, 2020

  55. Brian Griffin, I appreciate your ass-kissing. It shows us that you’re loyal to us. Thanks buddy.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  56. Anti I appreciate your ass eating! It’s not great but my jerkoff husband won’t do it and you do it for free and I’d have to pay somebody else to do it if you didn’t.

    By HHH's Fat Black Wife on Apr 29, 2020

  57. Hey Anti, you not playing me again. Sometimes I feel like im playing with myself.
    C’mon Anti play with me

    By Derrick on Apr 29, 2020

  58. That’s why I cant read the comments anymore. I enjoy chatting gay stuff with you. There is just too much nonsense going on. You have an idiotic memory my friend. This fuckin virus is making everybody viral. It has to be an italian or canadian backed conspiracy. The media now is saying frump knew of the pandemic and is saying that he never got the memo. Hard to believe. I think we have over 69,000,000,000,000,000 deaths now in my lame brain. Fucking shame - the way you fuck my mother.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  59. Anti - they WOULD think that the most ignorant racist outrageous evil vile comments are you. they would KNOW what kind of evil hate filled asshole you are. so think about that you scumbag. how’s your heart? it’s not really a heart that you have, it’s a weak muscle that is slowly dying just like you.

    By Billy on Apr 29, 2020

  60. shut the fuck up scumbag asshole and suck my big white dago dic. crawl back in your rathole u filthy piece of jew shit

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  61. i wanna see you dead so bad jewbastard and piss on your headstone and paint a swastizka u piece of nigger shit

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  62. big man behind a keyboard. real fcking man. balls the size of peas. no idea how bad i wanna ……u

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  63. Billy, I’m really just a little bitch. I apologize for pretending that I’m not a nutless, pud licker.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Apr 29, 2020

  64. It would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad…that there are people like you, Anti, in America.

    By Billy on Apr 29, 2020

  65. So the answer is that the racists and fakers are not capable of even a single day of truce. It is truly a pathological impulse for so many of you.

    By Mark on Apr 29, 2020

  66. Mark, I feel your pain. It looks like you and I are the only sane people who post here.

    By U L E on Apr 29, 2020

  67. !

    By Trent Stout on Apr 29, 2020

  68. Big-O, please disable the discussion area.

    By Felix on May 3, 2020

  69. Twerent me above again. I hate this mother fucking mark….he’s a fucking queer Jewish asshole

    By U L E on May 3, 2020

  70. BigO please disable this asshole Felix ability to post

    By U L E on May 3, 2020

  71. Wasn’t me above. Ban these imposters!

    By U L E on May 3, 2020

  72. love the sound on transmission….that beat kicking in…

    By g on May 6, 2020

  73. I am a co¢ksucker. A real serious co¢ksucker. I will suck co¢k all day and all night. I love co¢k. I am a co¢ksucker. A real serious co¢ksucker. I will suck co¢k all day and all night. I love co¢k. Love it! Love it! Like chitlins is candy.

    By Nelson on Jun 30, 2020

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