This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Includes releases by Depeche Mode, Joy Division and more.
Rhino Records will release a new 40th anniversary edition of Joy Division’s second album Closer, a new pressing on clear vinyl that will be issued alongside new vinyl pressings of three of the band’s iconic non-album singles. Plus, the former members of Joy Division are marking the anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death today.
Peter Hook & The Light this week announced a 28-date North American tour for the spring of 2018, a trek that once again will see the band performing Joy Division’s and New Order’s classic Substance compilation albums in their entireties each night. See full dates here.
Peter Hook will release four new live albums this spring on CD, digital and vinyl, each capturing a performance of a different full album — Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Closer, and New Order’s Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies — recorded over the past few years.
Having just warpped his American tour performing New Order’s third and fourth albums — 1985′s Low-Life and 1986′s Brotherhood — Peter Hook has announced he’ll return next spring for a tour of the southern U.S. during which he’ll play Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Closer plus a set of New Order favorites.
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook continues his march through those bands’ back catalogs next year with the announcement today that he’ll perform the latter group’s third and fourth albums — 1985’s Low-Life and 1986’s Brotherhood — in their entirety at a pair of special U.K. concerts next September.
Drew Crumbaugh — aka The Analog Loyalist, whose attempt to restore R.E.M.’s I.R.S. Records catalog was thwarted by Universal Music earlier this year — has taken a second crack at cleaning up the 1980 concert included on the reissue of Joy Division’s ‘Closer,’ and is offering the new version as a free download.
Having performed all three of Joy Division’s official albums live in recent years, Peter Hook announced today that he will turn his attention to his other former band, New Order, and perform that group’s first two albums — 1981’s ‘Movement and’ 1983’s ‘Power, Corruptions & Lies’ — live at a pair of U.K. concerts in January.
During his last round of U.S. dates performing Joy Division’s two studio albums last September, Peter Hook dropped by Amoeba Music for an interview in which he discusses the making of ‘Closer,’ working with Martin Hannett, the band’s adoption of synths (‘I’ve never been interested in keyboards. I hate them’) and more.
Peter Hook will perform Joy Division’s third and final album, 1981’s ‘Still,’ at two concerts in Manchester this May, playing both the first disc’s collection of rarities and outtakes, and then recreating the band’s final concert as included on the second disc. The concerts are set for May 18, the anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, and May 19.
Slicing Up Eyeballs checks in once again with Peter Hook on the eve of bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ to the U.S., and the bassist says he may next perform ‘Still’ — and could even dip into New Order’s catalog ‘to annoy Bernard even more.’
The members of New Order have agreed to release the seven songs left over from the sessions for the band’s 2005 swan song ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call,’ bassist Peter Hook tells Slicing Up Eyeballs, saying the move should help make the group’s acrimonious split ‘a little cleaner’ and finally ‘draw the line’ under the break-up.
After bringing his ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tour to the U.S. late last year, bassist Peter Hook will return to North America this September to perform Joy Division’s second album, ‘Closer,’ at five select dates — and play ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in three cities skipped by the first tour.