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Joy Division - Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 flac album

Joy Division - Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 flac album Performer: Joy Division
Title: Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979
Style: Post-Punk
Released: 2003
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1145 mb
FLAC album: 1279 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: APE DXD RA MP3 ASF TTA VQF
Genre: Electronic / Rock

Tracks 1 to 9 recorded live in Paris, 18 December 1979. Tracks 10 to 12 recorded live in Amsterdam, 11 January 1980. Tracks 13 to 16 recorded live in Eindhoven, 18 January 1980.

December 18, 1979 - January 18, 1980. Bleak Brooding Cathartic Dramatic Gloomy Hypnotic Insular Intense Rousing Somber Tense/Anxious. Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979. If Preston finally provided a live Joy Division experience that was worth the purchase price, Les Bains Douches trumped it and then some. Actually compiled from two differing dates - the title performance itself, in Paris, and a further show in Amsterdam two months later that had been heavily bootlegged - Les Bains Douches, with the benefit of clearer sound than Preston, finally presents the experience of live Joy Division as the explosive event it was.

The only thing missing is ‘Isolation’ other than that Les Bains Douches is perfection. The sheer manic energy of this album should amaze any fan of Joy Division. Of note is live take on Atmosphere-whereas the studio single is meticulously engineered and spacious, this version has a primeval energy and warmth that makes up for its lack of deliberation; and this is true for much of the rest of the album-one could almost feel that the members of Joy Division were in the room, trying so hard to reach.

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Live). 04. Shadowplay (Live). 05. Transmission (Live). 06. Day of the Lords (Live). 07. Twenty Four Hours (Live). 08. These Days (Live).

Tracklist

1 Disorder 3:21
2 Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:17
3 Insight 3:25
4 Shadowplay 3:46
5 Transmission 3:19
6 Day Of The Lords 4:39
7 24 Hours 4:12
8 These Days 3:42
9 A Means To An End 4:17
10 Passover 2:18
11 New Dawn Fades 4:40
12 Atrocity Exhibition 6:56
13 Digital 3:39
14 Dead Souls 4:46
15 Autosuggestion 4:13
16 Atmosphere 4:47

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – NMC Music
  • Copyright (c) – NMC Music
  • Recorded At – Les Bains Douches, Paris
  • Recorded At – Paradiso Amsterdam
  • Recorded At – Effenaar, Eindhoven
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alchemy Entertainment Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Alchemy Entertainment Ltd.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Peter Saville
  • Artwork [Poster Clean And Scanned By] – Mick Lowe
  • Artwork [Poster Supplied By] – Declan Kickey*
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordinator] – Carlton P Sandercock*
  • Design – Howard Wakefield, Paul Hetherington
  • Liner Notes – Anthony Wilson*
  • Mastered By – Jon Klein*, Patrick Bird

Notes

Mastered for Ground Control Productions.
Tracks 1-9 recorded live at Les Bains Douches, Paris, 18 December 1979.
Tracks 10-12 recorded live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 11 January 1980.
Tracks 13-16 recorded live at the Effenaar, Eindhoven, 18 January 1980.

(P) & (C) 2003 Alchemy Entertainment Ltd (On back sleeve)
(P) & (C) 2001 NMC Music (On CD)
Total Playing Time: 65:17

***First pressings of this Alchemy rerelease came with gaps between every track. The version with 'Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055' and 'Mould SID code: IFPI KA03' only has 2 gaps to indicate the switch between gigs; a 1 second gap between track 9 & 10 and a 1 second gap between track 12 & 13***

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 8 00945 00262 2
  • Barcode (scanned): 800945002622
  • Matrix / Runout: FACD 2.61 36418 3032127
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KA03

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FACD 2.61 Joy Division Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 ‎(CD, Album) NMC Music FACD 2.61 UK 2001
LVY524 Joy Division Atrocity Exhibition: Live In Paris, December 18th, 1979 ‎(LP, Unofficial) Lively Youth Records LVY524 Europe 2018
GET79-2 P Joy Division Les Bains Douches Vol. 2 ‎(LP, Pic) Get Back GET79-2 P Italy 2005
MSIG-271 Joy Division Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 ‎(CD, Album, RE) MSI MSIG-271 Japan 2006
GET90079-2, get 90079-2 Joy Division Les Bains Douches Vol. 2 ‎(LP, Album, Red) Get Back, Get Back GET90079-2, get 90079-2 Italy 2004