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Songs and Lyrics

This page covers Joy Division's two recorded instrumental tracks and other rare or unrecorded Joy Division songs.

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 IconInstrumental Tracks

Listed below for Joy Division's instrumental tracks As You Said and Incubation are:

  • details of every known studio recording and every official release;
  • details of any live performances which appear on an official release;
  • known cover versions by other artists, and any other interesting facts.
As You Said
Recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, London
Released on the Komakino flexi, on Warsaw and on Heart and Soul
Also released on New Order's Video 5-8-6 single (Touch TONE 7.1 1997)
  (this was an unlisted track on the 12" vinyl version only)
Sometimes referred to on bootlegs as Incubation Part 2 or And Then Again
Cover version by:    Released on:
TortoiseA Means To An End (Virgin 40660-2 1995)
True Faith (Rolling Stone Rare Trax 94 2015)

Incubation
Live performance released from February 28th 1980 at The Warehouse, Preston
Live performance on February 29th 1980 at The Lyceum released on Heart and Soul
Recorded in March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, Islington, London
Released on the Komakino flexi, on Substance and on Heart and Soul
Sometimes referred to on bootlegs as Cross of Iron or In the Warehouse
Cover versions by:Released on:
Tegan Northwood    Self-Raising Flower (Endgame 2006 - unlisted track)
Peter Hook
  and The Light
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Substance: Live in Manchester (Live Here Now 2016)
Closer: Live in Manchester (Westworld 105 2017)
Movement: Live in Dublin (Westworld 107 2017)


 IconOther Joy Division Songs

Listed below are some other (real or rumoured) Joy Division or Warsaw songs which have not been recorded and which have not been given a page of their own.
Conditioned
This is reported by Deborah Curtis as an unrecorded early Warsaw song
Dirty Disco
This was performed live in 1979 and is available on some bootleg recordings
It is believed to have been an impromptu performance of the Section 25 song
The track is listed on bootlegs as "Gimme Your Heart" or simply as "untitled"
From Night To Day
This title was given to an early version of A Means To An End during rehearsals
Girls Don't Count
This was performed live in 1980 and is available on some bootleg recordings
Performed on stage with Section 25 (who recorded it, produced by Ian Curtis)
Keep On Keepin' On
This NF Porter song was recorded in May 1978 at Arrow Studios, Manchester
(the band were asked to record it but this was probably done only as a demo)
Lost
This is an unrecorded song which the band played live in 1977 and 1978
There is a bootleg recording of a live performance from September 1977
Louie Louie
This Richard Berry song was often sung by John the Postman at local gigs
According to John the Postman he sang it live with Warsaw in June 1977
(Ian Curtis refers to "our version of Louie Louie" at the end of Sister Ray)
Misplaced
This title was given to an early version of In A Lonely Place during rehearsals
Pictures In My Mind
This unrecorded song was played (or at least rehearsed) in 1977 or 1978
A rehearsal tape is said to exist and Peter Hook revived the song in 2010
Reaction
This is an unrecorded song which the band played live in 1977 and 1978
There is a bootleg recording of a live performance from September 1977
Riders On The Storm
This Doors song was sometimes played as an encore in the early stage act
Tension
This is an unrecorded song which the band played live in 1977 and 1978
There is a bootleg recording of a live performance from September 1977
The Passenger
This Iggy Pop song was performed during the band's last concert as Warsaw

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