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Unknown Pleasures is the debut album by the English post-punk band Joy Division, released in 1979 through Factory Records. Martin Hannett produced the record at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, England. The album sold poorly upon release, but due to the subsequent success of Joy Division with the 1980 single “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, Unknown Pleasures is now better known. Factory boss Tony Wilson had so much faith in the band that he contributed his £8,500 life savings toward the cost of producing the initial run of 10,000 copies of the album. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know ... I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling

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More songs by Joy Division (See Charts): Isolation, Dead Souls, Decades, Digital, Transmission, Shadowplay, Atmosphere, and Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Popular in Punk (See Charts): Going Underground, Peaches, Hanging Around, Nice & Sleazy, White Riot, Pretty Fly, This Is England, Blitzkrieg Bop, Killing Moon, and I Wanna Be Sedated.


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