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Joy Division - Closer Album

Joy Division - Closer Album
Performer: Joy Division
Genre: Rock
Title: Closer
MP3 album size: 2897 mb
FLAC album size: 1299 mb
Style: New Wave
Country: Spain
Released: 1981
Catalog number: 19C0094
Label: Edigsa, Factory


4A Means To An End
5Atrocity Exhibition
6Twenty Four Hours
7The Eternal
8Heart And Soul


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
FACT∙XXV, FACT. 25Joy Division Closer ‎(LP, Album, Rou)Factory, FactoryFACT∙XXV, FACT. 25UK1980
2 28219Joy Division Closer ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)Factory2 28219Canada2017
FACT XXVJoy Division Closer ‎(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial)Factory FACT XXVUS2006
73394, FACT 25Joy Division Closer ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP)Rhino Records , Factory73394, FACT 25US2007
FACT XXV, 201882Joy Division Closer ‎(LP, Album)Factory, FactoryFACT XXV, 201882France1981


  • ProducerMartin Hannett
  • Design [Designed By]Martyn Atkins, Peter Saville
  • EngineerJohn Caffery, Martin Hannett
  • Engineer [Assistant]Michael Johnson
  • Photography ByBernard Pierre Wolff
  • ProducerMartin Hannett
  • Words By [Uncredited], Music By [Uncredited]Joy Division
  • EngineerJohn Caffery, Martin Hannett
  • Engineer [Assistant]Michael Johnson
  • ProducerMartin Hannett
  • ProducerMartin Hannett
  • EngineerJon Caffery
  • Engineer [Assistant]Michael Johnson
  • Producer, EngineerMartin Hannett


Comes in a thick textured rough cardboard cover with textured printed inner sleeve having rounded corners at the top.

Back cover:
FACTUS VI A Factory Records US Product

Joy Division FACTUS VI A Factory Records US Product Closer

Inner sleeve:
Distributed by Rough Trade
Produced at Brittania Row

The vinyl for this release has several variations (hold up to a light source to see): Purple translucent or red translucent or green translucent or brown translucent.
The colors are the result of formulations used for the original pressings, with the purple believed to be the very first pressing. The red-tinted version was apparantly more widely distributed.

Runouts on side A and side B have a monster head etched after matrix references.

Was reissued in a smooth cardboard cover with a paper printed inner sleeve having straight corners.Track names not printed, just "Closer" on each side and Cara A: Closer / Cara B: Closer on back cover.

White plastic tape, black labels silver printed.Pirate version of Closer, including a bonus track "Love Will Tear Us Apart".Catalog number as printed: FACT XXV MC
Licenced from Factory Records Ltd.Pirate edition without insert, comes in different colours.

First Category from back cover, 2nd on labels and from the spine, 3rd from the runouts!

Some copies have been stickered with a fake barcode .Pirat version of closer, including a bonus track: Love will tear us apart

The colour of the vinyl ia a bright neon lemon yellow-green.

Front cover includes band name and album title.
Back cover center: Song titles listed
Back cover bottom right: Distribuido no Brasil por Estudio Eldorado Ltda.
CGC 43.199.751/0001-91.
Licenciado por Stiletto

Label with band name, album title and song titles.
Label outer ring: Fabricado por Polygram do Brasil Lfda.
Estrada Itapicuru, 75 . RJ . CGC . 33.177.411 / 0003 / 78.
Industria Brasileira
Licenciado por Stiletto 992 527- 1/A

Same as the green, powder blue, mustard yellow or salmon pink vinyl edition


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runou,t hand etched): FACLP 25 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand etched ): FACT 25 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (Hand etched)): F 25 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (Hand etched)): F 25 B
  • Rights Society: S.G.A.E.
  • Depósito Legal: B.3781-81
  • Other (Impuesto de lujo a metalico): n.° 6.503
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FAC US 6 A 11142 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FAC US 6 B 11143 +
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CLSR OI- A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CLSR OI - B1


  • Manufactured By – Per/Son Ibérica, S.A.
  • Published By – Fractured Music
  • Printed By – I.G. El Siglo XX, S.A.
  • Produced At – Britannia Row Studios
  • Distributed By – Rough Trade Inc.
  • Published By – Fractured Music
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 11142
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 11143
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated
  • Record Company – Factory – FACT XXV
  • Published By – Factory – FACLP 25
  • Produced At – Britannia Row Studios



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Mine is plain black vinyl as well, but includes the dinosaur and all the other details contained here, although the corners look square to me, not rounded.
Mine is the green variant. Everything else exactly as above for the 1980 UK release. No barcode on sleeve. Bought used, early 80s. As remarked by others I only recently discovered the translucent nature of the album.The Notes section doesn't mention this but the back side of the out sleeve has Joy Division near the top in addition to the "FACTUS VI..." near the bottom in smaller text.
Textured sleeve, matrix numbers match with a monster head, black vinyl, textured sleeve with square corners. Purchased in 1983 by me at a shop in Tennessee.
Mine matches this version in every way except that it's regular old black vinyl. And the little cartoon dinosaur thing is etched into mine as well, as talked about below.
Black vinyl all the way, textured inner sleeve w/ rounded top corners, as stated; no barcode.
Have you held it up to a strong light? Mine looks black until you do. In fact, I've had this record since the eighties, and never noticed it was translucent until today.
Mine has the "dinosaur head" thingy, and is translucent yellow/orange (or is this what the "brown" version looks like?). It matches all the info on this release listing, but it also has a barcode, which is not mentioned or depicted in the release info here. But by 1981 I imagine most US LP pressings of any records would have them (and the artwork photos posted here seem generic to me). Barcode is 0-2313-83006-1-3. Anyone else have a barcoded translucent copy?
Yes. Got the barcode, rear, top right of jacket, (when did barcodes come out?). Mine is brownish and has a slightly different matrix:FAC US 6A (dinosaur head) 1142(3)FFAC US 6B (dinosaur head) 1142(3)+Although, I have to say, they look less like dinosaurs than birds, but that's what people are calling them. Then again, we now know that dinosaurs and birds are related.Is this a different release? A variant? What?
I have a the purple translucent pressing but there is what looks to be a cartoon "dinosaur" head etched about an inch and a half away right of the "11143 (3)+" on the A side. Anyone else see this or can explain? Thanks!
I have the same thing mine is ore of a brown translucent and has those are the matrix numbers listed above  suicidebysuit the numbers 11142 (3) + and 11143 (3)+ and those bird or whatever cartoon had one looks different than the other i never knew it was translucent till i saw this page, anyways so these are what rarer? . And the label just says closer and has thick cardboard with squared edges and the the names of the songs on the outside of the record cover. Anyways one of the etchings looks like a bird and the other a lizard like you said. I got all my vinyl and posters signed by peter hook this past week so Im extremely happy.
i got the same monster head, but mines all black
Mine has this too! Maybe it could be uploaded under the album images. I will try to get a photo...
I have a 1st US pressing and can confirm the cartoon dinosaur head, but no clue what it is.
My purple copy has that too. No explanation, though!
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