Thirty years ago today, Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis hung himself, instantly ending the promising career of one band and inadvertently launching another — the equally, if not more, influential New Order. We mark the occasion by posting this clip of what’s arguably Curtis’ most transcendent moment: “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” This is a version recorded Nov. 26, 1979, for a Peel session — the first time the song ever was recorded. This clip features a mixture of video shot by the band for the original promo, plus live concert excerpts from Brussels and Manchester.


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