Joy Division rehearsals

     
Clearly we're never going to get a complete listing of all the rehearsals that Joy Division ever had but we can list the ones where recordings are known to exist and by doing so gradually build up a more detailed knowledge of the band's history and development.


As stated below most of the dates are tentative based on ongoing discussions on our
message board and this page has been drawn together by Fage from the forum. If you have any further information please contact him via our boards
     
Tentatively August/September 1977 rehearsal (Most likely 14 Sep 1977):


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 Tentatively August / September 1977 rehearsal (Most likely 14 sep 1977):
Inside the Line
Leaders of Men
Novelty (take 1)
The Kill (I)
Novelty (take 2)
Appx. duration: 25 mins
All songs appeared on
Leaders Of Men CD bootleg, 2011
All but one song appeared on Reaction LP bootleg, 2011
Inside The Line appeared on
Another Ideal For Killing LP Bootleg 2011
     
     
Tentatively October / November 1977 rehearsal:

At a Later Date
Ice Age
Inside the Line
Warsaw
Failures
No Love Lost (Instrumental)

Supposedly at T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester
Appx. duration: 15 mins
All songs appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
     
     
Tentatively January 1978 rehearsal:

Pictures in My Mind (take 1)
Pictures in My Mind (take 2)
Shadowplay (instrumental)

T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester
Appx. duration: 10 mins
First surfaced in 2011
All songs appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
"Pictures In My Mind" tracks are available for sale via the
Hacienda Records website
     
     
Tentatively March 1979 rehearsal ("Bedge" tape):

No Love Lost
Leaders of Men*
Day of the Lords*
Shadowplay*
Ice Age*
New Dawn Fades*
Digital*
Insight*
The Kill (II)
Transmission*
*still unsurfaced

This surfaced in 2005 on a cassette tape labelled "Band on the Wall or possibly Eric's". However the contents sound like a rehearsal rather than a concert.
'The Kill' appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
     
     
Tentatively November / December 1979 rehearsal:

Untitled / Instrumental jam
From Night to Day (early version of 'A Means to an End')
A Means to an End (take 1)
A Means to an End (take 2)

T.J. Davidson's Rehearsal Room, Manchester
Appx. duration: 15 mins
Surfaced in March 2014.
All songs appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
     
     
Tentatively March/April 1980 rehearsal:

Ceremony

Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford
Appx. duration: 4 mins
Appeared on
Heart and Soul CD box-set, 1997, Record Store Day Ceremony 12" single, and on Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
     
     
Tentatively March 1980 rehearsal:

Misplaced (take 1, early version of "In a Lonely Place")

Supposedly at Britannia Row Studio, London
Appx. duration: 8 mins
Firstly surfaced in 2011 on YouTube.
Appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.
     
     
Tentatively April 1980 rehearsal:

Misplaced (take 2, early version of "In a Lonely Place")

Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford
Appx. duration: 10 mins
Firstly surfaced in 2011 on YouTube.
Appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014
     
     
Tentatively May 1980 rehearsal (Most likely 14 may 1980):

In a Lonely Place (take 1)
In a Lonely Place (take 2)
In a Lonely Place (take 3)
In a Lonely Place (snippets)

Supposedly at Pinky's Rehearsal Room, Salford
Appx. duration: 20 mins
'IALP take 2' appeared on
Ceremony / In A Lonely Place Record Store Day 12" vinyl, 2011.
Part of 'IALP take 3' appeared on
Heart and Soul CD box-set, 1997.

All songs appeared on
Misplaced double LP bootleg, 2014.