Original Joy Division and New Order Recordings Rescued from the Garbage

Martin Hannett was certifiably crazy, but he was also one helluva producer.  The man who shaped the sound of Joy Division–and later worked with The Stone Roses, The Fall, Magazine and the Psychedelic Furs (and would have worked with a young U2 had circumstances been slightly different)–left behind a trove of recordings by his clients.

A former assistant, Julia Adamson, posted a photo on Facebook of a pile of tapes she says she “rescued from the trash.”  She wants to know if anyone wants them.

What’s on these tapes? (Click on the image for a better look.)

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Alan Cross

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One thought on “Original Joy Division and New Order Recordings Rescued from the Garbage

  • August 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Joy Division, New Order, Magazine…

    Would be great to see this stuff released in some form.

    Having said that, much like discarded B-sides, there's oftena reason some of this stuff is forgotten and left to collect dust. How many bands have put out an album of B-sides or tracks that didn't make it on previous albums? Usually songs don't make the album because they're weak.

    Still, would be cool to hear what these contain.


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