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Joy Division


  • Punk
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
  • Soul
  • Space
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  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1988
  • 1981

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“Atmosphere” is a song by the band Joy Division. It was originally released in 1980 as a France-only single under the title Licht und Blindheit with “Dead Souls” as the B-side. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, “Atmosphere” was released as a double A-sided single with “She’s Lost Control”. “Atmosphere” was the A-side for the UK release but the B-side for the US release. “She’s Lost Control” is an alternate version from the one that appears on the debut album Unknown Pleasures. The single was re-released in 1988 to coincide with the release of the compilation album Substance. The single peaked at #1 in New Zealand in August 1981, and it would later re-chart there in July 1984 (#17) and when it was reissued in August 1988 (#5). “Atmosphere”... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don't walk away ... Walk in silence ... Don't walk away in silence

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