New Joys

The news on the Joy Division/New Order front just not seem to stop ever. A new book, dvd, cd and records will keep the fans busy…

Again a new book about Ian Curtis has been published: Torn Apart, written by written by Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade. I have not seen it yet, so I don’t know if it adds anything to the already extensive bibliography.

There’s also a new documentary on dvd about Factory Records. Shadowplayers traces the early history of the Manchester record labelbetween 1978 and 1981. The film was made by director James Nice.

Furthermore some Belgian fans have compiled a compilation with interviews, rare sessions and live tracks. It’s not completely clear if Let the Movie Begin is a legal release.

Last but not least New Order has released a set of 12 x 12″ records, containing classic and contemporary remixes from the New Order vaults. More details at