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Forthcoming Joy Division releases
 
     
     
Joy Division Graphic History Book - Due 3 July 2014
     
Paperback: 160 pages
Publish date 8 November 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN-10: 0857209817
ISBN-13: 978-0857209818

With an introduction by Peter Hook
 
Pre order £14.56
     
The first in a groundbreaking series of graphic novel-style books that will take the reader through the heyday of the Manchester music scene, telling the history of three iconic groups - Joy Division, The Smiths and the Stone Roses. The Joy Division story is the story of 1970s Manchester and the first chapter in the city's musical journey. It starts with the touchpaper that was the Sex Pistols gig at the Free Trade Hall - the very next day 'Barney' Sumner bought a Gibson SG guitar, an instruction book, and an amplifier, Peter Hook ('Hooky') got himself an electric bass, and Terry Mason financed a drum kit. They formed a band, Warsaw, which later, and after several line-up changes, became Joy Division. The rest has gone down in musical history. Brian Gorman's striking black and white illustrations open a window onto the city's landscape, and his text recalls effortlessly the world of 1970s Manchester and the creative explosion it was about to spark. With a specifically written foreword by Peter Hook, Joy Division, The Graphic History will bring the city and its music to life in a completely new and exciting way.
     
     
Joy Division European Tour Book - Due 2014
 
Author's press release:

In January 1980 the English band Joy Division performed ten memorable concerts in Europe. I attended the Paradiso show in Amsterdam. Now, 30 years later the mysteries of the Joy Division’s European tour will be unraveled. Joy Division’s shows and their stay in Europe will be described in the bilingual (English/Dutch) book ‘JOY DIVISION: their only tour abroad’ that i’m composing and wich is due to be published soon.

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME

I am looking for anyone who can supply me with information they may have regarding the Joy Division’s European tour. You may have some information and/or material that can be used in the book, if you have a personal memory of the concert, an image of a poster, program, concert ticket, press release or a newspaper clipping (announcement or review), and you wish to share them with me for publication, please contact me. Furthermore i’d like images of the concerts where they played but i’m also interested in the concert halls and their audiences around the 1980’s. Please let me know if you own something i have mentioned and if you are willing to share information or if you know of someone who i can contact regarding the items i have referred to in this posting.

If you would like to be contacted regarding the publication date of ‘JOY DIVISION: their only tour abroad’ send me an
email and include ‘publication date’ in the subject field and i will contact you in due course.

CONTACT
Marc Tilli
P.O. Box 15952
1001 NL Amsterdam

www.joydivisionbook.com
marc@joydivisionbook.com
     
     
     
     
     
Shelved projects
 
Sometimes the forthcoming releases get put on the back burner. As we're an optomistic lot, we keep the information for the day they get brought back to the fore:  
     
During 2007, when the release of the Control movie sparked a raft of reissues there was talk of a number of releases. Most of these were probably the original ideas for what was eventually released on CD and vinyl that year.

The following releases were mooted but apopear to have fallen by the wayside:

Substance DVD
Here Are the Young Men DVD
Joy Division live at Plan K DVD - Hooky appeared to hint at this in an interview although he was probably referring to inclusion of clips in the Grant Gee documentary. See http://www.neworderonline.com/News/News.aspx?NewsID=1231



All The Time: the "other" Ian Curtis Movie:
In May 2007 Amy Hobby confirmed to us that Hobby Films, who once held the film option for Touching From A Distance, have developed an all new script called All The Time written by Tom Browne. Jamie Thraves is directing. Amy is producing with Neal Weisman.
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