Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

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  1. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    They could have at least included a free pair of oven gloves to make it worthwhile.
     
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  2. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    UOTE="Willowman, post: 21250754, member: 13280"]Closer first press isn’t translucent. Or, at least, mine isn’t.

    There is a whole stack of misinformation floating around about these records![/QUOTE]


    Theres s hotch potch of info around the red ones... it was all down to the pressing plant. You can get first presses which are red, and some which are black. It really doesn't matter.... they all sound the same.
     
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  3. Chris Treece

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    The original cover design concept was black on white, so there's some history behind it.
     
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  4. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    There are a few first pressing variations, both the vinyl and the sleeves.


    Theres s hotch potch of info around the red ones... it was all down to the pressing plant. You can get first presses which are red, and some which are black. It really doesn't matter.... they all sound the same.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    What are you going to spin today in his honor (if anything)?

    I had Preston on other day but will pull out Still 2xLP later today.
     
  6. Willowman

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    New Dawn Fades. It’s the one.
     
  7. Music Geek

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    It's a cruel joke that the Eurovision Song contest final is actually on tonight...
     
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  8. fortherecord

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    It’s the Factus 25 pressing done by Rough Trade in the US 1980 that has the translucent purplish colored vinyl.
     
  9. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    US RT used this formula for PC&L as well.
     
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  10. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    The first press of Closer in the UK was also red... It was purely down to the pressing plant, and had nothing to do with "mojo". You could also get normal black ones. The red Closers as with Unknown Pleasures are highly sought after not because they sound particularly different to a normal black first press, but purely because they're rarer. Save some money and get a black first pressing and you have the same result, from the same stampers.

    Joy Division - Closer

    I believe the US copies you speak of were more translucent brown rather than red. Likely looked purplish.
     
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  11. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    My comment was just stating that US Automatt manufactured a translucent (amber) Power & Corruption as well.-I Have One.
    I have no clue on JD manufactures. Quite happy with my old US Qwest compact discs :winkgrin:
    Thanks though for the info, if I ever try to track them down.
    The 2007 Closer vinyl was a disappointment. Digital remaster laid to wax @ 44
    Edit:
    As to the formula used or being translucent think i'm in agreement. Mastering and recording of course are everything. I have a translucent AC/DC Back In Black Ludwig I still need to compare to a non.
     
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  12. lennonfan1

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    posted in other thread but for those who haven't seen it:
    new Hooky interview ...and still a band

    not getting along....
     
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  13. SteveCooks

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    The excerpts were the Lyon show. Euronews is in Lyon too. One of my favorite set ever!
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  14. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter


    All the current remasters were from 2007... however the US and UK remasters I think are different, at least as far as metalwork goes.. The US pressings had all the dead wax etchings where the UK counterpart didn't.
     
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  15. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Correct, US 'old blue', cat number etc- packaging is beautiful however :)
     
  16. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter


    I'm curious to know who and how the US records were mastered... They certainly weren't mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road like the UK one's were. I think the US pressings from 2007 run rings around the UK pressings, I actually sold my UK 2015 pressing of unknown pleasures to buy the US 2007 pressing. I think there's a difference between the US and UK pressings. The US sound better to my ears
     
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  17. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    Just a heads up, the red vinyl reissue of unknown Pleasures is released this Friday...... I pre-ordered mine a while ago, i'll add it to the collection but it likely won't get played.
     
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  18. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

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    Good reminder! I pre-ordered as well. I don't have this on LP, so I'm sure it will get a few spins around here.
     
  19. Hush

    Hush "Fate, up against your will"

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    They are releasing 're-imagined' videos of all the tracks on Unknown Pleasures to celebrate the 40th anniversary, the first was released today.

    Here it is...

     
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  20. Chris Treece

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    And there it was.
     
  21. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    Removed for posterity
     
  22. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    This record is already on Discogs..... Blimey, that didn't take long.. It was posted yesterday, before the official release date.

    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
     
  23. Chris Treece

    Chris Treece Forum Resident

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    A lot of people received online orders yesterday. I took a look at it when I went to pick up Bruce this morning; it’s a lovely looking package. Tempted, but 2 copies already at home.
     
  24. Hush

    Hush "Fate, up against your will"

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    [​IMG]

    That's my copy arrived, Looks very smart. Don't know whether to play it or frame it.
     
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    Hush "Fate, up against your will"

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