Early Sessions Of The Classic Joy Division Line-Up On 180g Vinyl LP!

Warsaw was the planned debut album by the English post-punk band Joy Division, while they were briefly associated with RCA Records. Recorded in May 1978, it comprised eleven tracks now known collectively as the “RCA Sessions”. However, the band were disappointed with the label’s post-production work and the deal fell through, the album being scrapped. Four of the songs recorded during the RCA sessions had previously been recorded at the end of 1977, and it was these older recordings that the band would release the following month as their debut An Ideal for Living EP.

The RCA sessions circulated on bootlegs for years, generally bearing the Warsaw title, until the tracks were licensed for a commercial release in 1994, appearing alongside “As You Said” from the 1980 “Komakino” single, as well as the band’s first recorded music, the five “Warsaw Demo” tracks from 1977, which were noted on the sleeve as “bonus tracks”.

“What was planned to be Joy Division’s first LP (unreleased until 1994, except in bootleg form) sounds like an album from the punk era — raw and edgy, undisciplined but tuneful, unlike the group’s proper debut, Unknown Pleasures. All of the tracks were later seen in different form, but Warsaw still manages to captivate through its pure energy.” – AllMusic

Tracklist

A1 The Drawback
A2 Leaders Of Men
A3 They Walked In Line
A4 Failures
A5 Novelty
A6 No Love Lost
B1 Transmission
B2 Living In The Ice Age
B3 Interzone
B4 Warsaw
B5 Shadowplay

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