Joy Division’s second and final recording turns 40 this year. Pre-release sales are now on at the New Order Store and include the re-issues of singles Atmosphere, Transmission, and Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Closer was recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios in Islington, London. It would be finished prior to Ian Curtis’ passing on 18 May 1980. Produced by Martin Hannett. It was released in July 1980 as FACT 100, and reached number 6 in the UK charts.