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Tribute Albums

Known cover versions of Joy Division songs performed by other artists are listed on the individual page for each song. My aim is to list cover versions which have been recorded and released commercially. Although I have included a few live bootlegs and internet downloads, I have not attempted to list every live performance and non-commercial offering. Other cover versions are often available for downloading at music sharing sites such as MySpace, SoundCloud, BandCamp and YouTube.

You can access the song pages through the alphabetical index of song titles.
This page has details of tribute albums containing several Joy Division songs.
The Joy Division Central site lists the cover versions alphabetically by artist.

When you have finished, click on the picture of Ian Curtis to return to the index.

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Something About Joy Division (Vox Pop VP3 1989)
This was an Italian compilation of cover versions performed by Italian bands.

  1. The Difference: Colony
  2. The Carnival Of Fools: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  3. Allison Run: Ceremony
  4. Orange Party: Heart and Soul
  5. Silver Surfers: She's Lost Control
  6. Speed Blue: Interzone
  7. Comic Spoilers: Decades
  8. Afterhours: Shadowplay
  9. Subterranean Dining Room: Atrocity Exhibition
  10. Sundowners: Dead Souls
  11. Hitchcock's Scream: Atmosphere
  12. Definitive Gaze: Warsaw
    The last four tracks are on the CD version of the album only
  13. Jackie Stewart Said: A Means to an End
  14. The Pow: All Of This For You (The Drawback)
  15. Magick Y & Uncle Tybia: I Remember Nothing
  16. T & The Starburst: Transmission
A Means To An End: The Music of Joy Division (Virgin 40660-2 / Hut 29 1995)
This was once the best known and the most widely available Joy Division tribute album.
  1. Girls Against Boys: She's Lost Control
  2. Honeymoon Stitch: Day of the Lords
  3. Moby: New Dawn Fades
  4. Low: Transmission
  5. Codeine: Atmosphere
  6. Further: Insight
  7. Stanton-Miranda: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  8. Starchildren: Isolation
  9. Kendra Smith: Heart and Soul
  10. Versus: Twenty Four Hours
  11. Desert Storm: Warsaw
  12. godheadSilo: They Walked in Line
  13. Face To Face: Interzone
  14. Tortoise: As You Said
Ceremonial: A Tribute to Joy Division (Mere Mortal Productions MMP-1 1995)
This was an American compilation and most of the contributors were also American.
  1. Ikon: Shadowplay
  2. Trance to the Sun: Isolation
  3. Wreckage: Atmosphere
  4. Decaf: Dead Souls
  5. Sub Version: Heart and Soul
  6. Child: Ceremony
  7. Trance to the Sun: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  8. Lycia: In a Lonely Place
  9. Shadow Light: The Eternal
  10. Phobia: Shadowplay
  11. You Shriek: Warsaw
  12. Corpus Delecti: Atmosphere
  13. Opium Den: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  14. The Last Dance: New Dawn Fades
Balance: From The Joy Division Reservoir (Ego Development 001 1997)
This tribute album came from Norway with songs performed by local bands.
  1. Morendoes: Dead Souls
  2. Subgud: Translation (Transmission / Isolation)
  3. Empty Lives: Twenty Four Hours
  4. Peltz: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  5. Beyond Dawn: Atmosphere
  6. The Tubs: Disorder
  7. Crave: Heart and Soul
  8. Bever: Passover
  9. Theatre of Tragedy: Decades
  10. Planet Bee: Ceremony
  11. Skog: The Eternal
  12. Anno Domini: New Dawn Fades
Warsaw: Un Homenaje a Joy Division (El Colectivo Karma 011 1998)
This tribute to Joy Division featured songs performed by Spanish artists.
  1. Automatics: Atmophere
  2. Pribata Idaho: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  3. Señor Chinarro: Passover
  4. Explosivos Acme: The Only Mistake
  5. Submarine: Transmission
  6. Sweetwater: The Eternal
  7. Honey Langstrumpf: Dead Souls
  8. Yellowfin: Twenty Four Hours
  9. Los Planetas: Disorder
  10. Supernova: The Drawback
  11. El Niño Gusano: She's Lost Control
  12. Lord Sickness: Something Must Break
  13. Long Spiral Dreamin': Wilderness
  14. Mercromina: Ceremony
  15. The Flow: No Love Lost
  16. Alias Galor: Failures
  17. Strange Fruit: New Dawn Fades
The Eternal: Variations On Joy Division (Atrium 22108 1999)
A Stockholm chamber orchestra, the Nau Ensemble, treats Joy Division songs in a "contemporary classical way" with strings and a choir.
  1. Eternal
  2. Atmosphere
  3. Decades
  4. Interlude
  5. Lux Aeterna
  6. Atmosphere
  7. Eternal
Closer Still: A Tribute to Joy Division (Dressed To Kill FUCT354 2000)
This tribute album features "Joy Division's finest moments lovingly re-created" by Russ Pay in the style of Ian Curtis. The ten tracks from the album have been re-released several times for digital downloading in various different guises, including those listed below. Individual tracks have also been included in many other compilations and credited to Facked, The Minister of Soundalikes or Monsters of Rock, in addition to the names used below.
Tribute To Joy Division (Charly Records 2006)
This was one of a series of digitally released tribute albums credited to the Tribute Stars.
A Tribute To Joy Division (Cherry Red 2009)
This was one of a series of digitally released tribute albums credited to The Insurgency.
Joy Division: A Special Tribute (Klone Records 2010)
This was one of a series of digitally released tribute albums credited to the Klone Orchestra.
Love Will Tear Us Apart (RP-DSP 2011)
This was another re-release in digital download format, here credited to The Transmission.
A Tribute To Joy Division (Dressed To Kill 2012)
This was one of a series of digitally released tribute albums credited to the Secret Popstars.
Tribute To Joy Division (Iceni 2012)
This was included in another series of digitally released tribute albums, credited to Zonin.
Transmission: Tribute to Joy Division (One Media Publishing 2012)
This too was in a series of digitally released tribute albums, here credited to Studio Union.
A Tribute To Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Spite 2013)
The next release in digital download format had the tracks credited to the Factory Settings.
A Tribute To Joy Division (Burning Girl 2014)
And yet another re-release in digital download format had them credited to The Substance.
A Tribute To Joy Division (Spite 2015)
A Tribute To Ian Curtis (Spite 2015)
These releases credit the individual tracks to different artists, but it's exactly the same material.
She's Lost Control (Burning Girl 2016)
This latest re-release in digital download format credits the performance to Teardrop Cult.
  1. Transmission
  2. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  3. She's Lost Control
  4. Isolation
  5. Warsaw
  6. Dead Souls
  7. Atrocity Exhibition
  8. Heart and Soul
  9. Atmosphere
  10. The Eternal
Walk In Line, Walk In Silence: A Tribute To Joy Division (Red Nail Music RNM023 2002)
This American album was a re-issue on CD of a compilation originally released on cassette.
  1. Colourzone: Dead Souls
  2. Cellulite Masterpiece: Disorder
  3. Midget Lambada: Digital
  4. Purple Xanax Factory: Transmission
  5. Colourzone: Autosuggestion
  6. Dark Factory: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  7. 4-Track Attack: Isolation
  8. Cellulite Masterpiece: The Drawback
  9. Glass: New Dawn Fades
  10. Murray The Cop: Atmosphere
  11. Colourzone: They Walked In Line
  12. Electric Turmoil: Shadowplay
  13. Purple Plush: Transmission
  14. Youthinasia: Isolation
  15. Raw Pevere & The Rugrats: Transmission
A String Quartet Tribute to New Order and Joy Division (Vitamin 8451 2003)
This is one of many tributes to rock and pop artists issued by Vitamin Records. On this selection of Joy Division and New Order compositions the principal musicians are the Silo String Quartet (sometimes credited as the Vitamin String Quartet). There are 10 tracks in all, including the following Joy Division songs.
  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. She's Lost Control
  3. Isolation
  4. New Dawn Fades
Community: NewOrderOnline Tribute Albums (Retroforward)
Two tribute albums were issued as a result of a contest organised by the NewOrderOnline community. The first album was supplemented by an EP containing the "best of the rest". Although most of the tracks on both albums feature New Order material, the following Joy Division covers are included.
Community (Retroforward Retro01 2004)
Project Wintermute: Transmission
Slightlynarrow Soundsystem: Heart And Soul
C Bentley: In A Lonely Place
Spiral of Silence: Dead Souls
Community EP (Retroforward Retro02 2004)
Almanso: Ceremony
Community 2 (Retroforward Retro03 2006)
Serotonin T O: No Love Lost
Almanso: New Dawn Fades
Love's Shattered Pride (Failure To Communicate 2005)
This collection of Joy Division and New Order cover versions is one of a number of tributes to major rock artists from this label. The album has 14 tracks in all, and includes the following Joy Division songs.
  1. Extropy: Heart And Soul
  2. Audra: Walked In Line
  3. In The Nursery: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  4. The Brides: The Drawback
  5. Neologos: Twenty Four Hours
  6. Nerve Exhibit: New Dawn Fades
  7. Hearts Fail: Decades
  8. Theatre of the Absurd: Ice Age
  9. Kolar: Ceremony
Warszawa: Tribute To Joy Division (Kuka Records KR001CD 2007)
This album was released in Poland and features both well-known Polish bands and some underground bands.
  1. One Million Bulgarians: A Means To An End
  2. DHM: Transmission
  3. Agressiva 69: Isolation
  4. NOT: Atmosphere
  5. Pustki: Koniec Kryzysu (based on Passover)
  6. Nut Cane Lizzy: Colony
  7. Jolanta Kossakowska: New Dawn Fades
  8. Organizm: Digital
  9. Masala: Warszawa (Warsaw)
  10. Tymon and the Transistors: Heart And Soul
  11. Wundergraft: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  12. Kuba Wandachowicz: Wilderness
  13. Komety: Ice Age
  14. Ścianka: She's Lost Control
  15. New York Crasnals: Ceremony
Transmitiendo Desde América Del Sur (Licor de Mono 2007)
This was a tribute to Joy Division by South American bands from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
  1. Aloof: I Remember Nothing
  2. Tres Cuervos: Something Must Break
  3. Feliz Dia: Ceremony
  4. CajaMúsica: Shadowplay
  5. Mufa: Disorder
  6. DDT: They Walked In Line
  7. Procesion: Insight
  8. Kristal: Isolation
  9. Enlace: Twenty Four Hours
  10. Fernando Baes: New Dawn Fades
  11. Cloudseek: Day Of The Lords
  12. CTX: Transmission
  13. Gotico: A Means To An End
  14. Flormaleva: The Eternal
Joy Division Covers (Happy Happy Birthday To Me HHBTM 086 2007)
This was a release on 7" vinyl and on CD by The Instruments, led by Heather McIntosh from Athens, Georgia.
  1. Passover (7" and CD)
  2. Decades (CD only)
  3. New Dawn Fades (7" and CD)
  4. Love Will Tear Us Apart (CD only)
A Different Story: Songs By Joy Division (Spazio Gerra Produzioni SGP01 2010)
This is an Italian tribute album featuring tracks by musicians based in the Reggio Emilia area.
  1. Johnny La Rosa & Riverbuzz: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. Radioalice: Shadowplay
  3. Mquestionmark: Warsaw
  4. Julie's Haircut: Colony
  5. Rufus Party: Twenty Four Hours
  6. Judah: Transmission
  7. Volvo Tapes: Isolation
  8. Magpie: Digital
  9. The Perris: Insight
  10. Mustek: A Means To An End
  11. Agata: Exercise One
  12. Dani Male: Heart And Soul
  13. IRRS: Day Of The Lords
  14. TV Delventre: Decades
  15. The Radiostars: They Walked In Line
  16. Mr Tomato: No Love Lost
  17. Oscar Abelli Quartet: Atmosphere (instrumental)
  18. The Brutal Dandies: Overcrowding (based on words by Ian Curtis)
30 years with(out) Ian Curtis: Transmission (Infrastition Fin056 2010)
This is a French musical memorial, with "dix-huit reprises aux sonorités et identités éparses".
  1. AinSophAur: Something Must Break
  2. Babel 17: The Sound Of Music
  3. Charles De Goal: Insight
  4. Clair Obscur: Decades
  5. Collection D'Arnell-Andréa: Isolation
  6. Complot Bronswick: Transmission
  7. DC Shell: Atmosphere
  8. Excès Nocturne: Ceremony
  9. Femme Fatale: Heart And Soul
  10. Guerre Froide: Shadowplay
  11. Hide & Seek: The Eternal
  12. Les Conseillers Techniques: Warsaw
  13. Little Nemo: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  14. No Tears: She's Lost Control
  15. Opera Multi Steel: Isolation
  16. Tanit: The Only Mistake
  17. That Summer / ThisIsTheHelloMonster: Disorder
  18. Wallenberg: Day Of The Lords
Something Must Break (Handmade Birds HB-WLS023 2011)
This is a vinyl 12" EP of Joy Division covers recorded by US band Crooked Necks.
  1. Isolation
  2. Day Of The Lords
  3. Something Must Break
  4. New Dawn Fades
  5. The Eternal
1102 / 2011 (Haçienda Records HAC 014 2011)
Peter Hook and The Light have recorded three Joy Division classics, featuring the voice of Rowetta, and an unfinished early Joy Division track, Pictures In My Mind. There is also an extended edition with further versions of these songs.
  1. Atmosphere
  2. Pictures In My Mind
  3. New Dawn Fades
  4. Insight
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Australia (Pylon LP20/CD21 2011)
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Preston (Play Concert 2012)
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Leeds (Play Concert 2012)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2013)
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Live Here Now 2015)
Substance: Live in Manchester (Live Here Now 2016)
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Leeds (Westworld 104 2017)
Closer: Live in Manchester (Westworld 105 2017)
Movement: Live in Dublin (Westworld 107 2017)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: Live at the Roundhouse Camden (Live Here Now 2017)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: Live at Hebden Bridge (Live Here Now 2017)
Peter Hook and The Light have performed live versions of most Joy Division songs on tour and several of these performances have been recorded and released. Some of these releases are available on vinyl and/or CD, while others are for digital downloading only. Some of the above albums also include covers of New Order songs. The albums on which each song appears are listed on the individual page for that song.

Heart & Soul Presents Songs of Joy Division (2.47 / Antena Krzyku AK2949 2013)
This is a tribute from the members of a Polish collective calling themselves Heart And Soul.

  1. The Eternal (feat Hania Malarowska)
  2. Transmission (feat The Shipyard)
  3. A Means To An End (feat Łukasz Lach)
  4. Dead Souls (feat Bela Komoszyńska)
  5. Passover (feat Olleck Bobrov)
  6. Heart And Soul (feat Łukasz Lach)
  7. Decades (feat Rykarda Parasol)
A Tribute to Joy Division: Shadowplay (Syborgmusic sbm019 2013)
This tribute album comes from Germany and features mainly German bands and artists.
  1. Tors of Dartmoor: Shadowplay
  2. Collection D'Arnell-Andréa: Isolation
  3. I-M-R: A Means To An End
  4. Paul Roland: Day Of The Lords
  5. Opium Dream Estate: Dead Souls
  6. Second Skin: She's Lost Control
  7. Violet Stigmata: Leaders Of Men
  8. Arndt & Wolf: Transmission
  9. In Loving Memory: Warsaw
  10. Missionaries From The Outside: Walked In Line
  11. Sillan: Passover
3.5 Decades: A Joy Division Italian Tribute (Darkitalia dar001 2014)
As its title suggests, this is an Italian compilation, in digital download format.
  1. Schonwald: Disorder
  2. Clones Theory: Day Of The Lords
  3. Winter Severity Index: Candidate
  4. Malanima: Insight
  5. The Nine Tears: New Dawn Fades
  6. Kreativ In Den Boden: She's Lost Control
  7. My Terminal And The Trip: Shadowplay
  8. Stardom: Interzone
  9. The Shimmer: I Remember Nothing
  10. Karma In Auge: Interzone
  11. Der Himmel Über Berlin: Dead Souls
  12. Beata Beatrix: Transmission
  13. Starcontrol: Something Must Break
  14. Low Fi: Isolation
  15. Modern Blossom: A Means To An End
  16. Two Moons: Heart And Soul
  17. Vanity: Twenty Four Hours
  18. Nid: The Eternal
  19. Neiv: Decades
  20. Christine Plays Viola: Atmosphere
  21. Sell System: Ceremony
  22. The Shade: These Days
  23. The Stompcrash: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  24. The Last Hour: Atmosphere
  25. Sinezamia: Warsaw
The CVLT Nation Sessions (CVLT Nation 2014/5)
Two Joy Division tributes for digital downloading were included in a series of track-by-track re-interpretations of iconic albums for the CVLT Nation on-line magazine.

Unknown Pleasures (CVLT Nation 2014)
  1. Dreadlords: Disorder
  2. Annex: Day Of The Lords
  3. Theologian: Candidate
  4. Old Witch: Insight
  5. Pinkish Black: New Dawn Fades
  6. Masses: She's Lost Control
  7. Cemetery: Shadowplay
  8. Arctic Flowers: Wilderness
  9. Crimson Scarlet: Interzone
  10. Sun Splitter: I Remember Nothing
Closer (CVLT Nation 2015)
  1. Ambersmoke: Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Lunch: Isolation
  3. A Black People: Passover
  4. Shadowhouse: Colony
  5. Sun Splitter: Means to an End
  6. Rape Blossoms: Heart and Soul
  7. Fatalism: Twenty Four Hours
  8. Sannhet: The Eternal
  9. Rule of Thirds: Decades
  10. Mirrors For Psychic Warfare: Atmosphere (bonus track)
A Change Of Speed, A Change Of Style (OVR CD0001 2015)
This is another German compilation, featuring mainly European bands and artists.
  1. The Devil and the Universe: I Remember Nothing
  2. Dive: Isolation
  3. No Sleep by the Machine: Shadowplay
  4. Plastic Noise Experience: She's Lost Control
  5. The Invincible Spirit: Atmosphere
  6. Godlesstate: New Dawn Fades
  7. The Eternal Afflict: Twenty Four Hours
  8. Der Blaue Reiter: Decades
  9. Sieben: Transmission (live)
  10. Evi Vine: Dead Souls
  11. Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub: Love Will Tear Us Apart (live)
  12. Merciful Nuns: The Eternal
    The last three tracks are on the MP3 version of the album only
  13. Die Krupps: Isolation
  14. Psyche: Disorder
  15. Kirlian Camera: The Eternal
Collision With Joy Division (Lolipop LPOP244 / Flowers of Romance FOR001 2017)
The Los Angeles band Moving Units has recorded an album containing the following Joy Division songs.
  1. Disorder
  2. Transmission
  3. Shadowplay
  4. Digital
  5. Interzone
  6. Isolation
  7. She's Lost Control
  8. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  9. Atmosphere
    The following track is on the Lolipop release of the album only
  10. Warsaw
    The following track is on the Flowers of Romance release only
  11. Insight
MSQ Performs Joy Division (Roma Music Group 2017)
This is one of a series of string arrangements of popular music recorded by the Midnite String Quartet.
  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. Disorder
  3. She's Lost Control
  4. Atmosphere
  5. Shadowplay
  6. Transmission

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