Closer

https://www.discogs.com/release/2604098-Joy-Division-Closer

The second studio album of the English post-punk band Joy Division, right before the suicide of their singer Ian Curtis. An influential album, with elements of gothic rock. The cover shows the family tomb of Appiani in the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno near Genoa, Italy.

Musically brilliant, but the record itself I has a lot of mistakes. Many records have the titles on the wrong side, they forgot to add the numbers of the sides to the earliest releases (you had to check the inscriptions in the vinyl to know the right side), and for the song Isolation part of the recording was lost due to a sound engineer’s mistake.

It really is a sad moment when Ian Curtis decided to take his own life. There is a really good movie about it from Anton Corbijn: Control. Go see it when you think you feel too cheerful.

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