6 May 2008
Great Lives: Ian Curtis 
BBC Radio 4's Great Lives today saw poet Simon Armitage and Peter Hook join Matthew Parris to discuss the all-too-brief life of Ian Curtis.

While mainly from Simon Armitage's viewpoint, Hook's insights, even after all of these years, are among the most interesting and forthright he's given.

It also features part of a previously unreleased (& unheard) Malcolm McLaren-project version of Love Will Tear Us Apart, with just Ian's vocals accompanied by a piano. The track appears 11m 44s in.

And there's a snippet of an archive Radio 1 interview with Steve Morris and Ian.

The programme is available to Listen Again and is also downloadable as a podcast.

With thanks to Neil for spotting.

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