Joy Division Record Store Day releases

We don't normally record compilation LPs or EPs that just contain the odd Joy Division track as there are far too many of them and they are of no real interest to collectors. That said we're making an exception in the case of Record Store Day releases and grouping them all together here whether they are full Joy Division releases or not..

These records were available in participating stores only as part of Record Store Day - an annual event designed to get people into record shops to buy specially pressed releases by a variety of artists. In reality most get re-sold on Ebay fairly quickly.

It's not easy to get information on Records Store Day releases - particularly on how many copies were released. Information is updated in the lead up to the event, different web sites quote different numbers and mistake are made. On top of that it's never clear whether numbers quoted are for US, UK, or world wide release or even if US and UK versions are separate pressings.

So, with those caveats here's our round up of Joy Division / New Order record Store Day releases:

2016

No Joy Division release this year

2015

JOY DIVISION- LOVE WILL TEAR US APART 7" Pic Disc Radiation Records RADRSD003

Italian pressing
7" Pic disc distributed on Record Store Day April 18th 2015
Label: Radiation records
Limited to 500 copies
Radiation Records, C.ne Casilina 44 - Roma 00176 Italy
Catalogue No: RADRSD003
RRP £14.99

 
1 Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 Leaders of Men

Note: This release is not listed on the official Record Store Day web site and they have not responded to our emails requesting confirmation that this is an official RSD release.
Cover states "Licensed by San Huan Music Group USA". When we contacted them they stated this was not the case.
Radiation Record's Facebook page confirms this is a Radiation release and when we contacted them they stated this was an official release.
Draw your own conclusions.


JOY DIVISION- LOVE WILL TEAR US APART 7" Radiation Records RRS71002

Italian repress of the above "Record Store Day" single 2015
500 hand-numbered copies on black vinyl
Label: Radiation records

 
1 Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 Leaders of Men

See also the Cleopatra 2011 pirate Love Will Tear Us Apart 7"


2014

JOY DIVISION- AN IDEAL FOR LIVING 12" / Warner Music JDPM11 2014

European pressing
12" EP released for Record Store Day April 19th 2014
Reissue of An Ideal For Living 12"
Label: Warner Music
Limited to 6,000 copies of which 1,500 sold in the UK
New cover inspired by the original 12" scaffold sleeve
Barcode: 825646321438
Matrix side A: 98822 1A 825646321438 DONT EVER LET IT FADE AWAY
Matrix side B: 98822 1B 825646321438 F.A. ABBEY ROAD I FEEL IT CLOSSING IN

 

1 Warsaw 3 Leaders Of Men
2 No Love Lost 4 Failures

Reissue in a new sleeve inspired by the original



Close up of sticker

Some editions are misprinted with no text on the front cover



JOY DIVISION- AN IDEAL FOR LIVING 12" / Warner Music R1 542318 2014

US pressing
12" EP released for Record Store Day April 19th 2014
Reissue of An Ideal For Living 12"
Label: Warner Music
Limited to 7,500 pressed and distributed in US
New cover inspired by the original 12" scaffold sleeve
Barcode: 825646321438
Matrix side A: 98822 1A 825646321458
Matrix side B: 98822 1B 825646321458 F.A. ABBEY ROAD

 

1 Warsaw 3 Leaders Of Men
2 No Love Lost 4 Failures

Reissue in a new sleeve inspired by the original



Close up of sticker



2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS - FACTORY RECORDS COMMUNICATIONS 1978 - 92 10" Rhino Records / Warner Music UK Ltd 2564646834 2013

4 track 10" EP released for Record Store Day April 20th 2013
Same title as the 2010 release
Label: Rhino Records / Warner Music UK Ltd
Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide including 1,000 in the US
Rhino Records / Warner Music UK Ltd 2564646834
Barcode: 825646468348
Matrix side A: 106255N1/A UNITY
Matrix side B: 106255N2/A

 

A1: Joy Division - She's Lost Control (12" version)
A2: New Order - 1963 (12" version)
B1: The Durutti Column - Otis
B2: Happy Mondays - Loose Fit (12" version)

All tracks taken from the 4CD Boxset Factory Records: Communications 1978 - 92" (according to the front cover sticker) - similar to the 2010 release below


2012

No Joy Division / New Order release



2011


NEW ORDER / JOY DIVISION - CEREMONY / IN A LONELY PLACE 12" Fac.33 2011

Released for Record Store Day April 16th 2011
Label: Rhino UK
Limited to 800 or maybe 1000 copies, we're not sure
Barcode: 5052498596607
Matrix side A : FAC 33 A-1 FA Watching Forever
Matrix side A : FAC 33 AA-1How We Wish You Were Here With Us Now

 
Thanks to Lee McFadden & Tracey Holloway for the images

New Order:

Ceremony (Original Version)
In A Lonely Place (12" Version)

Joy Division:
Ceremony (Rehearsal track. Previously released on Heart & Soul disc 3)
In A Lonely Place (Previously unreleased rehearsal track)


All tracks remastered by Stephen Morris and Frank Arkwright 2011
All artwork direction by Peter Saville.


2010

VARIOUS ARTISTS - FACTORY RECORDS COMMUNICATIONS 1978 - 92 10" Warner Music UK Ltd 5186592487 2010

4 track 10" EP released for Record Store Day April 17th 2010
Label: Warner Music UK Ltd
Limited to 750 copies
Barcode: 5051865924876
Matrix: 5051865924876 A-1 5051865924876 B-1

Only released in the UK, apparently

 

Joy Division - Transmission
New Order - Ceremony (original version)

The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
Happy Mondays - Hallelujah (club mix)

All tracks taken from the 4CD Boxset Factory Records: Communications 1978 - 92 (according to the front cover sticker)




Box Set 4xLP London Records 2564 69929 2010

Apparantly issued for record Store Day April 17th 2010 - we have doubts, see below
180gm vinyl
4LP box set contain Unknown Pleasures, Closer, and Still
Reissue of 2007 box set.
3000 copies

 

We're not at all sure this was a brand new Record Store Day version of the 2007 box set. In fact there are a number of things to suggest this was the remained of the 2007 stock:

It has similar sticker as the 2007 edition on the front shrinkwrap with the same barcode but with the line “All in original artwork” and no mention of Peter Saville.


2007 sticker

2010 sticker

Bearing in mind the 2007 box set. was still readily available in 2010 and indeed is still available years after that it seems unlikely any record company would press up another batch of 3,000 copies just for Record Store Day. Some web sites quoted 820 copies for this version which again suggests left over stock from 2007.