Untitled lyrics booklet - author Sylvie
Song lyrics and a two page
A5 size stapled
fanzine / booklet privately published in France
54 thick numbered pages
editions published around 1981 / 1982
There are three known editions of
this booklet with the later ones revising and correcting the
content. The cover has no title, just Marc Tilli's photo
from Amsterdam Paradiso January 11, 1980.
At least three people were involved
in the creation of the content:
- Sylvie Gibory (France)
- David Lees (England, co-author of
Mark Johnson's "An Ideal for Living")
- Debbie Cannon (Louisiana, United
Gibory and Cannon also contributed to "An Ideal for Living".
With no official source for Joy
Division lyrics at the time, the group set about deciphering
and documenting them as accurately as possible. A loose
sheet of corrections suggests how difficult this task was.
The first page contains the following quote: "And they left
it for you, all of this for you."
The second page states:
These lyrics are what we could make them out from listening
to the records. As you may know, the band decided not to
print them on inner sleeves or anywhere else, because they
thought lyrics shouldn't be separated from music. Well, how
can you possibly enjoy something if you don't understand
half of it? So, thanks to Factory Communications Ltd (very
limited indeed), we had to do the job ourselves, on
headphones, pen and paper at hand. Don't blame us if you
find a few mistakes left here and there. Sometimes it's
absolutely impossible to decipher a word or a sentence, when
the voice is lost in the mix. However, most of it is here,
and if you think your own version is better than ours, send
both to Factory headquarters and ask for the real one. If
this book reaches them up there in Manchester, they should
be aware that we're not trying to cash in on the group; this
is done by fans for fans, on a very small scale (i.e. you'll
never find this at WH Smith) but we just felt that words of
this strength and significance shouldn't be left ignored.
Million thanx to everyone involved in the making of this
book, you know who you are..."
Out of print
Front cover with Marc Tilli Photo
Loose corrections sheet