21 November 2012
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Music: Joy Division

New live remasters of the post punk band up for grabs as free download

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Joy Division completists will be pleased to hear a new album of remastered live performances by the Salford band from 1980 is now up for grabs as a free download. Drew Crumbaugh, the engineer who remastered material for the 2007 reissue of Closer and compilation album Still, wanted a second crack at working on the legendary post punk band’s songs after confessing he can no longer listen to his efforts from a few years back.

“I listen to the stuff I turned in to the band and Rhino in late 2006 and essentially cringe,” Crumbaugh writes. “Not because it’s bad, because it’s not, but with where I’ve advanced to today my 2006 work sounds amateur to these ears. And while it’s out there for the world to enjoy (and the two sets I did, for Closer and Still, all got great reviews), I can no longer listen without wishing for a mulligan.”

He adds of the the new songs: “They are spectacular. Not to toot my own horn, but these now simply crush what was used on the 2007 releases.”

Download the album here in FLAC format.

[via Spin]

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