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Joy Division back catalogue to be reissued on vinyl with extra material

Release will mark 35 years of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

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Plans to release Joy Division's entire back catalogue on vinyl have been revealed.

Rhino Records will reissue the band's albums to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Manchester band's iconic single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

Consequence of Sound reports that 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' will be available on 180-gram vinyl from June 29 while 'Still' and an expanded edition of 'Substance' follow on June 24.

The expanded version of 'Substance' will include audio remastered in 2010 and will be available for the first time on vinyl. It is set to feature bonus track 'As You Said' plus the Pennine version of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. The reissues of 'Unknown Pleasures', 'Closer', and 'Still' contain audio remastered in 2007.

Interest in Joy Division has been renewed this year after a campaign to raise money to buy the two-bedroom property Ian Curtis lived in in Macclesfield, after it was put on the market by its current owners.

The house was used as a location in the 2007 Anton Corbijn-directed film Control. Curtis took his own life in the property on May 18, 1980 at the age of 23, days before Joy Division were due to undertake a US tour.

Speaking at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas in February, Joy Division and New Order's Bernard Sumner said that he was 'torn' by the idea. "It's a difficult one," he commented, "To me it's a place of sadness. It's not really a place that I'd want to go to."

However, former bandmate Peter Hook disagrees with Sumner and said there should be a museum dedicated to the band.

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