'Love Will Tear Us Apart' should have been the band's most shining moment, instead it became their tragic swan song. Released just a month after frontman Ian Curtis
' heart wrenching suicide, the song came to be seen as the unheeded warning of the impending tragedy. This special edition LP features all three versions of the song that transformed Joy Division
from mere band into legend.
In addition to the original single version, they have two versions remixed by American producers Don Gehman
of John Mellencamp fame (the 'radio version') and Arthur Baker
(who also produced a hit single for Africa Bambaataa around this same time). The remaining tracks include 'These Days' (which appeared on the original 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' single), along with 'Transmission' (their debut single released in 1979) and 'Atmosphere' (originally released as a France-only single) in 1980. This special edition features clear vinyl in a pvc sleeve with a double-sided printed plastic insert.