Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
Just a question to someone like Brumby or Fullins..
I have Permanent by Joy Division (obv) and up until a few mintues ago, thought it was a studio album, along with Closer and Unknown Pleasures. I now know that it has tracks from both Unknown Pleasures and Closer, so is it worth getting either of those two albums if I have Permanent? Are there any tracks worth listening to?
It's a compilation album as you've probably figured out by now. I would suggest you shelve it and just get the two studio albums plus Substance
. Joy Division are easy to get into as you really only need those three albums. Still
is pretty good but not essential.
I don't have Permanent
(as I have all the tracks from the four albums that I mentioned) but looking at the track listing it's missing a lot of their more important work (Atrocity Exhibition, Decades, Disorder, Insight, Digital etc). More generally I think it's more rewarding to listen to albums as they were intended to be heard rather than listening to fragments in a compilation.
FTR, I slightly prefer the Permanent mix of Love Will Tear Us Apart, so it's not a complete waste.