The full U.S. and U.K. releases lists for Record Store Day are due to be released today, but bands and labels continue to offer sneak peaks of what’s coming, the latest of which is this morning’s announcement that Joy Division’s 1978 debut EP An Ideal for Living will be reissued with brand-new artwork and a new master cut in January at Abbey Road Studios.
The announcement came via Joy Division’s Facebook page, which also displayed the new artwork, seen above, which pays homage to the original “scaffolding” cover art used on the 12-inch release that came out a few months after the original 7-inch pressing.
Here’s the full announcement:
Joy Division’s debut release An Ideal For Living has been re-imagined for Record Store Day 2014.
With beautiful new artwork and a new master, cut at Abbey Road in January 2014 by the band’s long-standing engineer and vinyl specialist Frank Arkwright.
The sleeve pays homage to the ‘Scaffolding’ release of this classic Joy Division record.
Limited edition but not numbered.
Original Joy Division An Ideal for Living tracklisting:
2. “No Love Lost”
3. “Leaders of Men”
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