Joy Division’s debut EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ to be released for Record Store Day

The 1978 record had previously only been available as a bootleg

Joy Division’s debut EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ will be released for this year’s Record Store Day.

The record was made in 1978, shortly after the band dropped their original name Warsaw. According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, it has been “re-imagined” for release on April 19. The new version was remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by the band’s longtime engineer, Frank Arkwright.

The artwork pays tribute to the scaffolding that appeared on the EP’s 12-inch release, which followed up the original 7-inch, which featured an image of a Hitler Youth member.

The EP is one of the many special releases for this year’s Record Store Day, along with special editions from Nirvana, Paul Weller and Oasis.

Paul Weller will release new material on a seven-inch, with the single limited to just 2,500 copies, Nirvana’s ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ will be released on the same format and Oasis’ debut single ‘Supersonic’ will be re-released on 12-inch. A full list of all of this year’s releases can be found on the official Record Store Day website.

Other big name artists contributing to this year’s event include Damon Albarn, The Beach Boys, Chvrches, Edwyn Collins, Disclosure, Fleetwood Mac, Haim, Kings Of Leon, Metronomy, OutKast, Slipknot and The Rolling Stones, while Temples and Jagwar Ma have teamed up for a split seven-inch.