It was 30 years ago today that Joy Division performed one of their most famous gigs.
Famous in that it's probably spawned the most bootlegs of any Joy Division gig, that is.
At least this post isn't contributing to the glut. Or perhaps it is.
Featured today is the band's 11 January 1980 Paradiso, Amsterdam gig, in best-ever quality (though it has to be said that the high end on the meat of the gig could use some touchups, but that's a post/project for another day). Assembled with care from a multitude of sources (bootleg, private CD-R from an uncirculated low-if-not-master copy of the soundboard recording, FM broadcast, etc), this version pretty much is the last word on this gig. All tracks pitch-accurate to boot! (Common bootleg versions were often at the incorrect speed.)
Supposedly this gig was actually two sets because the support band didn't play, but some have their doubts because the majority of gigs on this winter 1980 European tour are about this long. Why, nobody knows...
Lossless FLAC as is our custom on the PoIT...
11 January 1980
The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 Day Of The Lords
06 New Dawn Fades
09 Love Will Tear Us Apart
10 These Days
11 A Means To An End
12 24 Hours
14 She's Lost Control
15 Atrocity Exhibition
18 Atmosphere (again) ("Black Rain" FM broadcast)
Get it here!