LES BAINS DOUCHES 18 DECEMBER 1979 (CD) NMC FAC.D 2.61 2001
Officially released CD
Live: Paris, Amsterdam, Eindhoven
1 Disorder 9 A Means To An End 2 Love Will Tear Us Apart 10 Passover 3 Insight 11 New Dawn Fades 4 Shadowplay 12 Atrocity Exhibition 5 Transmission 13 Digital 6 Day Of The Lords 14 Dead Souls 7 24 Hours 15 Autosuggestion 8 These Days 16 Atmosphere
Tracks 1-9 Live: Paris, December 18th 1979 (taken from the 2nd radio broadcast of the gig)
Tracks 10-12 Live: Amsterdam, January 11th 1980
Tracks 13 - 16 Live: Eindhoven, January 18th 1980
Originally released as a CD on NMC Records. 2001, cat.no. FACD 2.61 (no gaps between tracks)
Re-released as a CD on Alchemy Records. 2003 cat.no: FACD 2.61. Warning: As a general rule this version has gaps between tracks. However, we do know of at least one copy that doesn't. Maybe it was fixed on a later pressing.
Re-released as a double CD on Alchemy Records (same as the Refractured box issue, disc 2 features the Paradiso gig) 2004 cat.no: FACD 2.61 - same as above. Warning: This version has gaps between tracks.
Re-released as a CD on Dynamic/Abraxas label (Italy) - digipak sleeve 2004 cat.no: FACD 2.61 (no gaps between tracks)
Released as a double LP by Get Back Records (Italy) blue vinyl 2001 cat.no: GET 79
Re-released as two separate LPs by Get Back Records (Italy) both on red vinyl 2004 cat.nos: GET90079-1 / GET90079-2
Re-released as two separate pic disc LPs by Get Back Records (Italy) 2005 cat nos: GET79-1 P / GET79-2 P.
Re-released as a double LP by Get Back Records (Italy) black vinyl 2006 cat.no: GET 79
Re-released as a double pic disc LP set Get Back Records (Italy) 300 copies 2008 cat.no: GET 79
Re-released as a double LP in a different /redesigned sleeve by Get Back Records (Italy) black vinyl 2011 cat.no: GET 79".
Single LP versions:
The DOL (also known as Concerto) label split the 2LP sets above and re-released each disc separately as Les Bains Douches (see below) and Live in Holland
Re-released by DOL / Concerto as a single black vinyl LP in 2015 - featuring just the Paris tracks from the Les Bains Douches 2 LP set above. Cat.no.: DOR2019H
1 Disorder 1 Day Of The Lords 2 LWTUA 2 24 Hours 3 Insight 3 These Days 4 Shadowplay 4 A Means To An End 5 Transmission
Re-released by DOL / Concerto as a 300 copy single blue vinyl LP in 2019. Cat.no.: DOR2019H
Sticker on shrink wrap calls the LP Live in Paris. This is probably because they have released the Amsterdam tracks as a single LP called Live in Holland
What we think:
This is a great live CD and one of Joy Division's most polished performances. The Paris tracks are taken from the best known recordings of this material. Highly recommended.
Warning: Some CD versions have gaps between songs, LPs are not affected
See also Fractured Box Set and ReFractured Box Set
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