8 Mar 2008
The Best of Joy Division 
'The Best of Joy Division' is released on Monday 24 March 2008. The 2-disc set features cover photography by Kevin Cummins. Disc 1 is a specially selected 'Best of' and is accompanied by Disc 2 which features Peel Sessions, other live tracks and an interview.

The compilation is presumably aimed at people who don't own Substance, Permanent or Heart and Soul.

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Artist: Joy Division
Title: The Best of Joy Division
Label: Warners
Available from: Amazon.co.uk

Disc 1

1. Digital
2. Disorder
3. Shadowplay
4. New Dawn Fades
5. Transmission
6. Atmosphere
7. Dead Souls
8. She's Lost Control
9. Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. These Days
11. 24 hours
12. Incubation
13. Isolation

Disc 2

John Peel Show 31 Jan 79

1. Exercise One
2. Insight
3. She's Lost Control
4. Transmission

John Peel Show 26 Nov 79

5. Love Will Tear Us Apart
6. Twenty Four Hours
7. Colony
8. Sound of Music

9. Transmission (Recorded live for Something Else 4 Sept 79)
10. She's Lost Control (Recorded live for Something Else 4 Sept 79)
11. Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris Interviewed by Richard Skinner

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