5th April 1980: Malvern Winter Gardens
03. Twenty Four Hours
04. Heart And Soul
06. Love Will Tear Us Apart
09. She's Lost Control
10. Girls Don't Count/jam with SECTION 25.
Appx. duration: 40 mins. Sound quality: 8/9
There a second recording of this concert. Poorer sound quality (7-) probably with Disorder missing. It doesn't
have the loud yell from an audience member at the start of 24 Hours. It seems to be relatively uncommon and, at
March 2009, none of the CD or LP bootlegs have used it.
This concert was released on the following bootlegs:
Winter Gardens double CD
Live Malvern/Eric's LP
Aus Grauer Städte Mauern LP
One track appears on:
Out Of The room LP
Joy Division finished a glowing set at Malvern with an encore jam with support group Section 25. It was based on
the Section 25 single "Girls Don't Count" (FAC 18) which had been produced by Rob Gretton and Ian Curtis.
Phil was there:
I met the band backstage. They were all very polite and friendly, apart from Hooky, who was being an arse. The
rest of the band were sat talking, along with members of the support act, Section 25 and a couple of people I didn't
recognise. Ian was sat on his own. He seemed in good spirits, though looked tired and had a painful-looking shaving
rash under his chin. He talked enthusiastically about the "new songs" and actually thanked me (but I
don't know what for!) He spoke in a soft, high-pitched voice, which surprised me. Fond memories indeed!
Thanks to Neil Woodvine for the scan
Thanks to Steve Benham for the scan
Winter Gardens photographed in 2002
(C) Copyright Joy Division
- The Eternal web site
(Michel Enkiri) and reproduced here with permission
|In November 2013 a set list literally written on the back of a fag packet rurned up on Ebay and was bought
by Ben Walker for £2,050.00.
Here's the story of the set list from the Ebay listing: "I was a resident roadie at Malvern Winter Gardens
in 1979-81. They had a great series of punk/new wave/heavy metal/whatever gigs over that time, mainly promoted
by Cherry Red who picked some great new acts to come to a small town. For doing the necessary of putting the PA
together and loading it back into the truck after, you would get in for free and get paid a tenner which was great
for a student and major street cred!
I did the roady bit for Joy Division on 1980 and as part of pulling down the PA, I pocketed the set list that was
taped to the front monitors. I used to collect the tickets for the Malvern gigs but as Iíd got in for nothing I
didnít have a ticket for that night. Would have been a nice matching pair ... I wrote on it in pencil at the time
"Joy Division 12 March- April 1980". It is actually 5 April 1980, but I was 19 at the time and not too
precise. I have thought about rubbing off my pencil writing but I will leave it to the winning bidder to decide
||Thanks to Ben Walker for the photos