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JOY DIVISION + NEW ORDER: Pleasures and Wayward Distractions.


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UK,slim Qrto wraps,softback Original,illustrated,1st edn.[Paperback/ softback Original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book/title.Paperbacks usually follow on from a HB edn,but can be published at the same time as the HB edn,but paperback/ softback Originals are published prior to any other format and in some cases,be the only edition,either in that publisher's country or in some cases,worldwide.] Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around,pale green card covers with superimposed Ian Curtis's b/w portrait photograph (from Rainbow Theatre,London,4th April,1980) with white lettering, spine/backstrip with black+orange lettering,rear cover with 4 b/w thumbnail individual male portrait photographs and b/w lettering. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Some inevitable but superficial scoring /indents to either cover - ubiquitous with passage of time and with card covers too - but no penetration through the covers.Front lower,fore-edge corner with minor diagonal corner tip crease and spine/ backstrip's vertical edges and foot of same,with some miniscule rubbing with miniscule colour loss - reads worse than actually is!! Top+fore-edges bright and clean - neither aged/toned nor foxed/ spotted - blemish free; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly unread,other than my own collation.UK,slim Qrto s/back, wraps,illustrated 1st edn,5-96pp [paginated] includes an author Foreword,3 chapters/sections - Joy Division, The Years of Independence and The Interregnum,and an Epilogue,The New Order and Discography,profuse contemporary b/w biographical photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title and Curtis's b/w portrait photographic illustrated title page .and contents list/table.
This is the true 1st edn,there was a much more common 2nd edn in 1988,this being the more sought after and the more elusive and scarcer of the two edns.
Visually,the overall appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age and nature - an ephemeral softback,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the minimal,exterior faults described that prevents a higher grading.Despite them,it really is still an exceptional copy for brightness and cleanliness.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in Salford in 1976 and active until 1980.The group consisted of vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.Sumner and Hook formed the band after attending a June 1976 Sex Pistols concert.Sumner, Hook and Morris didn't carry on as Joy Division out of respect of an agrreement they had made between themselves not to continue under the Joy Division name should any one member leave - for any reason - long before Curtis died.He died by suicide on the eve of what would have been the band's first North American tour in May 1980, aged 23. New Order,an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.The members regrouped after the demise of their previous band Joy Division due to the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. New Order's integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s.Active periods included these 1980-93, 1998-2007 and 2011 to present.

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JOY DIVISION + NEW ORDER: Pleasures and Wayward Distractions.
illus with contemorary b/w biographical photographs.
Book condition
Used - Near FINE.
Jacket condition
No dw/dj - s/back Original - as issued.
UK,slim Qrto wraps,softback Original,illustrated,1st edn.
Place of Publication
This edition first published
October 1984
*q52*.BIOGRAPHY.UK,slim Qrto wraps,softback Original,illustrated,1st edn.ISBN 0711905274.Music genres_Punk rock_Gothic rock_Joy Division_music labels_Factory Records_The Hacienda_London_Qwest_Warner Bros_Reprise_Mute.New Order_Alternative dance_synth pop_
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