Joy Division – Closer (1980)

Joy Division - Closer vinyl

Joy Division – Closer (1980)

Closer is the second and final studio album by English rock band Joy Division, released on 18 July 1980 by Factory Records.[1] Produced by Martin Hannett, it was released two months after the suicide of the band’s lead singer and lyricist Ian Curtis. The album reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart[2] and peaked at No. 3 in New Zealand in September 1981.[3] Closer was also named NME Album of the Year.[4][5] It was remastered and re-released in 2007.[1]

Today, Closer is widely recognised as a seminal release of the post-punk era.[6] Following the release of the non-album single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in June 1980, the remaining members re-formed as New Order. 2015 pressing.


  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means To An End
  6. Heart And Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades


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