Joy Division - Still
NME.COM feature on Joy Division - Still album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 25 February 2008
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- Exercise One [2007 Re-mastered]
- Ice Age [2007 Re-mastered]
- The Sound Of Music [2007 Re-mastered]
- Glass [2007 Re-mastered]
- The Only Mistake [2007 Re-mastered]
- Walked In Line [2007 Re-mastered]
- The Kill [2007 Re-mastered]
- Something Must Break [2007 Re-mastered]
- Dead Souls [2007 Re-mastered]
- Sister Ray [Live at the Moonlight Club, London April 1980] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Ceremony [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Shadowplay [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- A Means To An End [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Passover [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- New Dawn Fades [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Transmission [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Disorder [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Isolation [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Decades [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Digital [Live at Birmingham University] [2007 Re-mastered]
- Sep 19, 2007
History on its shoulders, this ephemera weighs heavy indeed.
- Aug 21, 2000
Back in the days before PlayStations, superclubs, hydroponic skunk and snowboarder chic, a subset of British youth suffered from a primitive neurological condition known as 'alienation'....
- May 1, 1999
Bassist says he was surprised when he first heard the lyrics to the track
Former New Order bassist lines up dates in October
Bassist's new tome 'Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division' will be released later this year
Joy Division - Still: Wikipedia Album Entry
Still is a posthumous compilation album by Joy Division, consisting of previously unused studio material and a live recording of Joy Division's last concert. Originally planned for release in August, it was eventually released on 8 October 1981. The CD version was released in March 1990. A number of the studio recordings have "added post production", including over-dubs by the surviving members of the band.
The performance includes the only time the group ever performed the song Ceremony live, which later became a New Order single. Another song featured is a cover of The Velvet Underground's, Sister Ray recorded at The Moonlight Club in London on 2 April 1980.
Still is a point of contention among some of the group's fans, because of the undeniably poor quality recording of the High Hall performance. This is not aided by the fact that the engineer that night mixed the vocals far too low for the first half of Ceremony, making
Ian Curtis inaudible and thus ruining one of only two recordings the band made of the song. Recent CD reissues of the album on London Records have replaced this live version with the other known recording, a 1980 demo that originally surfaced on the Heart and Soul box set. (An audience recording of the live version, while of lower fidelity, has all of Curtis' vocals, and has circulated as a bootleg since 1980.)
This album, along with Closer and Unknown Pleasures has been remastered and was released 17 September 2007. The remaster is packaged with a bonus disc, recorded at the Town Hall, High Wycombe on 13 July 1979 or 20 February 1980 (sources disagree).
Engineered by Chris Nagle. Sleeve design by Peter Saville Associates.
Still reached #5 in the United Kingdom upon its release and peaked at #3 in New Zealand in February 1982.
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Jimmy came from Carolina
Wants to know a way to earn a dollar
Says he's suffering with a fever
Just like sister Ray says
Oh, I'll break them down, no mercy shown
Heaven knows, it's got to be this time
Avenues all lined with trees
Picture me and then you start watching
Here are the young men, the weight on their shoulders
Here are the young men, well where have they been?
We knocked on the doors of hell's darker chamber
Pushed to the limit, we dragged ourselves in
Hearts fail, young hearts fail
I've seen the real atrocities
Buried in the sand
Stockpiled safety for a few
While we stand holding hands
In fear every day, every evening
He calls her aloud from above
Carefully watched for a reason
Painstaking devotion and love
To waste and choose or raise the dead
With pain behind go straight ahead
Room full of people grouping as one
I can't break out now
Moved in a hired car and I find no way to run
Adds every moment longer had no time for fun
Just something that I knew I had to do
Made the fatal mistake, like I did once before
Tendency just to take 'til the purpose turned sour
Strain, take the strain, these days we love