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Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Die Kalten Winde Des Winters
post-punk new wave 80s alternative Joy Division


"Love Will Tear Us Apart" is a song by the British post-punk band Joy Division. The lyrics were written by the band's vocalist, Ian Curtis, who committed suicide in May 1980, a month after the song was released as a single. The song was then re-promoted in 12" format in June 1980. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was written in August and September of 1979 and was debuted when the band supported Buzzcocks on their UK tour in September and October 1979, and it is one of the few songs in which Ian Curtis played guitar (albeit somewhat minimally). The title of the song is a play on the title of a Neil Sedaka song "Love Will Keep Us Together" made popular by The Captain & Tennille in 1975. [1] The lyrics are perceived to reflect the problems in Ian Curtis' marriage to Deborah Curtis, as well as his general frame of mind in the time leading up to his suicide. Deborah Curtis had the phrase "Love Will Tear Us Apart" inscribed on Ian Curtis' memorial stone. The song was first released in April 1980 and, after Curtis' suicide that May, became the band's first chart hit, reaching number 13 in the UK. It also debuted at #1 in New Zealand in June 1981. The band broke up after his death and reformed as New Order. "Love" was re-released in 1983 and reached number 19 on the UK charts and re-appeared at #3 in New Zealand during March 1984. In November 1988, it made one more Top 40 appearance in New Zealand, peaking at #39. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" appears on the Substance compilation album. It was first recorded for a John Peel session in November 1979, then re-recorded in January 1980 and March 1980. It is the latter version that appears on Substance. The January 1980 version originally appeared as the single's B-side. In 1995, to publicise the release of Permanent, the track was reissued, complete with a new remix done by Arthur Baker and a new radio edit, also known as the Permanent Mix. On September 24, 2007 (2007-09-24), the single was again reissued, in its original configuration. This time, it was to publicise the Collector's Edition re-issues of the band's three albums. Although the single was now issued on the Warner label, it retained all the classic Factory packaging, down to the FAC 23 catalogue number. Original Artist Joy Division Live Statistics This was played 111 times (by Joy Division / New Order) Live Debut The Electric Ballroom, London, England (UK) 26/10/1979 1:01:31 AM Last Live Club Ciudad, Buenos Aires (AR) 18/11/2006 12:00:00 AM (New Order) Official Versions 1995 Radio Version (3:40) Alternate Version (3:10) HyperLink Arthur Baker Remix (4:21) BBC Sessions 1979-11-26 (3:25) HyperLink Live 1979-12-18 (3:17) Permanent Mix (3:36) HyperLink Single Version (3:27) HyperLink Trouser Enthusiasts Remix (7:03) Video (3:27) Available On Get Ready (2001) Closer (1980) Substance (1988) Permanent (1995) Blue Monday (1983) Love Will Tear Us Apart (1980) Love Will Tear Us Apart 95 (1995) The Complete BBC Recordings (2000) Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 (2001) Peel Sessions (1987) Before & After (2002) Atmosphere (1988) Fractured Box (2001) Soundtrack Donnie Darko (2001) 24 Hour Party People (2002) Boston Kickout (1996) Skate 3 (2010) Compilations The Best of Peel Sessions (par Bernard Lenoir) (1990) Palatine - The Factory Story Vol. 1 (1991) The John Peel Sessions (1988) Collected (1999) A Strange Kind of Love (1996) Generation Eighties (1995) New Wave Dance Hits: Just Can't Get Enough, Vol. 2 (1994) The Eighties Mix (1998) Relax: The Ultimate 80's Mix (1998) Lost Property (1996) Never Mind the Main Stream: The Best of MTV's 120 Minutes, Vol. 2 (1991) Shine Too (1995) Once in a Lifetime (1997) Untitled, Vol. 2 (1996) Living In The Eighties (2000) One + Only (1996) Pulse 95 FM Essential Retro (1999) Sound of the City (1992) Sounds of the Eighties 1980-1981 (1995) Wave 180 Minutes: Book Two (1999) College Rock (1999) Crush (1997) Das Boot - The Final Voyage (2001) Going Underground (1998) Guitar Club Classics (2000) Indie Top 20, Vol. 3 (1988) New Wave - The Best Of Club Class-X (1995) New Wave Greats 1976-1983 (1999) Nocturnal (1998) Rock & Wave Vol. 1 (1992) The Best Punk Album In The World...Ever! 2 (1996) Totally Wired (1995) Ten From Ten (2004) Teenage Kicks (2005) Promo Available On 20 Years of New Order (2001) Joy Division New Order Collection (1993) Bands that covered this song 10000 Maniacs Bis Broken Social Scene Chuzpe Fall Out Boy Flowing Tears Hanky Park Human Drama Invisible Limits Kismet Los 7 Definites Moonspell Paul Young PJ Proby Simple Minds Stanton-Miranda Swans The Cure The Diary The King The Tea Party U2 Unbroken


Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums and percussion). The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel Show more ...

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

When routine bites hard,
And ambitions are low.
And resentment rides high,
But emotions won't grow.
And we're changing our ways,
Taking different roads.

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

Why is the bedroom so cold?
Turned away on your side.
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect run so dry?
Yet there's still this appeal,
That we've kept through our lives.

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

Do you cry out in your sleep?
All my failings exposed...
Gets a taste in my mouth
As desperation takes hold.
Why is it something so good
Just can't function no more?

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear up apart again.



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