Joy Division’s debut EP, An Ideal For Living, receives long overdue reissue


Joy Division’s first-ever release, their 1978 EP An Ideal For Living, is receiving a long overdue reissue for Record Store Day (April 19th) via Rhino.

The reissue, billed as a “re-imagined” version of the EP, was remastered by the band’s “long-standing engineer and vinyl specialist” Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios in January. The original artwork, which featured a controversial image of a Hitler Youth member, has been replaced with the scaffolding artwork found on the EP’s subsequent 12-inch release.

According to the band’s Facebook page, the reissue is “limited edition but not numbered.”

An Ideal for Living Tracklist:
01. “Warsaw”
02. “No Love Lost”
03. “Leaders of Men”
04. “Failures”

Listen to the original EP below.

For the full list of Record Store Day releases, click here.

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