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AN IDEAL FOR LIVING

01. Warsaw
Duration: 2.23

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977

03. Leaders of men
Duration: 2.34

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


02. No love lost
Duration: 3.41

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


04. Failures
Duration: 3.40 - fade out

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner

Producer: Warsaw

Total duration: 12.18 minutes


 

NOTES

The drawing by Bernard Sumner on front sleeve of the 7" was inspired by the book written by Paul Grey and Rosemarie Little, entitled "Germany 1918–1945 – Hinaus mit allen Störenfrieden. Einheit der Jugend in der Hitlerjugend!"
Stephen Morris arranged the printing of the sleeve in Macclesfield. In fact, the sleeve is a poster folded into four which is just large enough to slide a 7" pressing between the pages

This 7" was later released as a 12" record

This record was self-produced by the band and released on Warsaw's own label Enigma (not to be mistaken for the American eponymous label that produced bands like Devo, Flaming Lips, etc.). As they had difficulty distributing the disc on their own, Warsaw eventually sold them to Rabid Records


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sleeve (point your mouse on the sleeve to see its back)

 


UK: Enigma
7" (June 1978)


Inner pages


Labels

Design (drawing): Bernard Sumner
Photography:
Gareth Davy


 

MEMORIES

We all met at Steve's parents' house to fold the posters and used plastic sandwich bags to stop the records falling out. The image on the sleeve fuelled more speculation about the name of the band and led to questions about Joy Division's political affiliations
(Source: Deborah CurtisTouching from a distance)


 

WORLDWIDE RELEASE

7"

UK: Enigma (PSS139) – June 1978: limited edition of 1000 copies


 

PRESS REVIEWS

New Musical Express (UK) (Saturday 3 June 1978) – review written by Paul Morley

Melody Maker (UK) (Saturday 24 June 1978) – review written by Chris Brazier

Sounds (UK) (Saturday 24 June 1978)