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Songs and lyrics Recordings, releases and lyrics for each JD song
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About This Site

This web site is dedicated to the Manchester band Joy Division and their music, and has been on the web in various incarnations since 1996. Please note that these pages are no longer maintained on a regular basis, although updates and corrections may be made from time to time. You are welcome to contact me by electronic mail although I can't promise an immediate reply. Nor can I help with queries about buying, selling, trading or valuing items.

In June 2002 I decided to join Marko, Erik and Øyvind as an associate on the Joy Division Central site, and much of the content from my site has since been integrated into the Joy Division Central pages. This Shadowplay site continues to hold all my original material, and this is still the place to look for full details of Joy Division's songs and lyrics and their appearances on compilation albums. I also try to track cover versions of Joy Division songs.

My own original work is copyright © Chris Warren 1997 to 2019. You may take a copy for personal use only. I make no claim to copyright in material which has been derived from other sources. While such material has been obtained from sources which do not claim exclusive rights nor place any restrictions on its use, no warranties are given that it is in fact free of any such restrictions.

No warranties are given about the accuracy of the information held on these pages, nor about its fitness for any specific purpose. This web site is intended for your personal enlightenment and enjoyment only. No authorisation is given or implied for the use of any of the material for commercial purposes.

Sources I have used for reference and cross-checking include the following:

  • other Joy Division web sites (including some which are no longer in existence)
  • books on Joy Division by Deborah Curtis, Claude Flowers and Mick Middles
  • on-line stores, catalogues and discographies, including AllMusic and Discogs
  • various other music reference sources too numerous to mention individually.

I have attempted to verify all the material which appears here against a second independent source. In particular I have verified the lyrics against the original recordings rather than rely on someone else's interpretation.

I acknowledge with thanks the contribution of many people over many years to the store of knowledge about Joy Division. My special thanks go to:

  • Bernt Rostad for his work in compiling the original Joy Division fact file
  • Mark Price, Jan Erik Justesen and Øyvind Franck of Joy Division Central
  • Michael Eastwood, Gary Gardner and David Walther, among many others
  • e-mail correspondents who have contributed information and suggestions.

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