Having resolved whatever unnamed legal issues stood in the way, bassist Peter Hook will release his new four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings — which includes the debut of a newly finished Ian Curtis-era leftover — on Monday morning, just a week later than originally planned.
Hacienda Records made the announcement with little elaboration other than saying that “with all matters now fully resolved,” the 1102/2011 EP — credited to Hook’s band The Light, featuring Rowetta — will be released digitally at 9 a.m. BST Monday.
The EP features new re-recordings of classic Joy Division tracks “Atmosphere,” “New Dawn Fades” and “Insight” with Rowetta, a onetime Happy Mondays singer, on vocals, plus “Pictures in My Mind,” an incomplete Joy Division song that Hook finished and sings on the EP. Last week, Hook released music videos for “Pictures in My Mind” and “Atmosphere.”
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