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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Isolation

In fear every day, every evening
He calls her aloud from above
Carefully watched for a reason
Painstaking devotion and love
Surrendered to self-preservation
From others who care for themselves
A blindness that touches perfection
But hurts just like anything else
Isolation

Mother I tried, please believe me
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through
I'm ashamed of the person I am
Isolation

But if you could just see the beauty
These things I could never describe
This is my one consolation
This is my one lucky prize
Isolation


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Studio version


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner
Bernard Sumner played the keyboard, and, in addition to his normal drums set, Stephen Morris used electronic drums on this song


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recording

Date: Friday 8 February 1980
Venue: University College Union London (Bloomsbury) (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980 (soundcheck)
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980 (concert)
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 29 February 1980 (soundcheck)
Venue: Lyceum Ballroom London (Strand) (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

Note: the band played this song twice during this soundcheck: one
instrumental version and one normal version with vocals

Date: Friday 29 February 1980 (concert)
Venue: Lyceum Ballroom London (Strand) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 5 March 1980
Venue: Trinity Hall Bristol (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Thursday 3 April 1980
Venue: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Saturday 5 April 1980
Venue: Winter Gardens Malvern (UK)
Duration: 2.52

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Date: Saturday 19 April 1980
Venue: Ajanta Theatre Derby (UK)
Duration: 2.59

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Date: Friday 2 May 1980
Venue: High Hall (University) Birmingham (UK)
Duration: 3.05

Availability on record:
Still