Good Live Joy Division?

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Good Live Joy Division?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 05 Mar 2018, 17:10

I watched the 2006 documentary again and its remarkable how absolutely kick-arse they sounded live compared to their dry and tinny studio selves (I know its mostly Hannett to blame/be thanked for there)

There's a few live snippets on that doc but the audio was always very patchy. Is there any good document of their live show?

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby pig bodine » 05 Mar 2018, 17:29

There’s a lot of live material on the boxed set, and there’s the posthumous album, Still. The Peel Sessions may be live in the studio, but they’re more lively than the Factory records.

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby Deebank » 05 Mar 2018, 18:24

The Les Bains Douche concert is great (it’s on official CD release) - the sound is really crisp and in your face.
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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby never/ever » 05 Mar 2018, 19:55

Got a FLAC- file of their University Of London-gig from 8/2/80 which is very good indeed.
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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby the masked man » 05 Mar 2018, 20:14

Les Baines Douches is the one to go for, but avoid the official Preston gig release. It's a record of a night when their equipment was malfunctioning, so God knows why that got a release.

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Mar 2018, 20:28

Another vote for Les Bains Douches. I'd say it's "good bootleg" quality, sound-wise, but the band is on fire.
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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby Bruce Fowler on Trombone » 05 Mar 2018, 20:57

Amsterdam Paradiso is excellent, i think the best live document and good sound quality.

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Mar 2018, 11:00

Thanks everyone, I spun Les Bains Douches last night. It does indeed sound exactly what I was looking for

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby joklend » 16 Jun 2018, 21:22

Les Bains Douches is great but my favourite live recording is the one at The Factory in July 1979. They play most of Unknown Pleasures & introduce Atrocity Exhibition. The energy is exhilarating and Ian seems quite talkative and lively between songs. It's on the Heart and Soul boxset, and I think the re-released UP CD.

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Re: Good Live Joy Division?

Postby C » 16 Jun 2018, 22:42

A hefty vote for the Peel Sessions





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