Monday, 2 January 2017

Joy Division - The Moonlight Club (April 2 & 3,1980)

Joy Division
'The Moonlight Club'
(2004 Not On Label - SCD-42)
The Moonlight Club, London, England
April 2nd & 3rd, 1980

Very Good Audience Recordings
Encoded: 224 Kbps MP3

Tracks 1 to 8: London, Moonlight Club April 2nd 1980 complete concert.
Tracks 9 to 16: London, Moonlight Club April 3rd 1980 complete concert.

Track List: (Artwork Included)
Wednesday April 2nd, 1980
01. The Sound Of Music
02. Wilderness
03. Colony
04. Love Will Tear Us Apart
05. A Means To An End
06. Transmission
07. Dead Souls
08. Sister Ray --REMOVED--
Thursday April 3rd, 1980
09. Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. Glass
11. Digital
12. Heart And Soul
13. Isolation
14. Disorder
15. Atrocity Exhibition
16. Atmosphere

First two nights of three at the Moonlight Club, London.

dcrumbaugh’s notes:
Two amazing audience-sourced shows made even better. You want, no, you NEED to grab these if you pulled either the M2s as seeded by waterisnat [in 2005], or the other Moonlight package (of lesser quality) also seeded by waterisnat [in 2006]. Both have been pitch-corrected, both have been re-EQ’ed to shine. It is my opinion that these sets are the finest audience tapes of Joy Division to have been unearthed to date - the only way they could be better is if a master, master clone or M1 surfaces. I believe the sound of these tapes easily outshines any of the Duncan shows (the more common taper for gigs such as the Lyceum, Bournemouth, etc).

Highlights include the “bar band” version of Love Will Tear Us Apart on the 2nd (Ian: “You can tell we’ve not rehearsed for a while”, with Bernard chipping in “First time we’ve played that all on guitars!” and Ian laughing afterwards), the amazing “greatest hits” set in its entirety on the 3rd (a rare outing for Glass, a smashing Disorder, a haunting Atrocity Exhibition…), the blistering Transmission on the 2nd… -Original

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