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Closer is the second and final studio album by English rock band Joy Divisionreleased on 18 July by Factory Records. The album reached No.
The songs on Closer were drawn from two distinct periods. The earlier guitar-driven compositions were written during the latter half of " Atrocity Exhibition ", "Passover", "Colony", "A Means to an End" and "24 Hours". All were played live during that year, with some being recorded for various radio sessions. The album's other songs were written in earlyand included more prominent use of synthesisers : "Isolation", "Heart and Soul", "The Eternal" and "Decades".
Bernard Sumnerrecollecting on Ian Curtis's mindset during the recording sessions for Closer. October Regarding the album's lyrical content, Bernard Sumner recollected: "We'd go to rehearsals and sit around and talk about really banal things. We'd do that until we couldn't talk about banal things any more, then we'd pick up our instruments and record into a little cassette player. We didn't talk about the music or the lyrics very much. We never analysed it. His production has been highly praised, with Pitchfork describing it as "sepulchral.
Peter Hook later complained that the track "Atrocity Exhibition" was mixed on one of his days off, and when he heard the final product was disappointed that the abrasiveness of his guitar part had been laden with effects and toned down.
He wrote; "I was like, head in hands, oh fucking hell, it's happening again. Unknown Pleasures number two Martin [Hannett] had melted the guitar with his Marshall Time Waster.
Made it sound like somebody strangling a cat, and to my mind, absolutely killed the song. I was so annoyed with him and went in and gave him a piece of my mind but he just turned around and told me to fuck off.
The collection of "condensed novels" The Atrocity Exhibition by J. Ballard was an influence on the album, and shares its title with the opening track. The album cover was designed by Martyn Atkins and Peter Savillewith a photograph of the Appiani family tomb in Domenica Mattina - Riccardo Z.
- Acid Trax 2004 - 2014 (File) 's Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno adorning much of the sleeve. In a documentary on the band, designer Peter Saville commented that he, upon learning of singer Ian Curtis's suicide, expressed immediate concern over the album's design as it depicted a funeral theme, remarking "we've got a tomb on the cover of the album!
Factory boss Tony Wilson was pleased with the final album and predicted it would be a commercial success. Sumner recalled him saying at the time, "You know Bernard, this time next year you'll be lounging by a swimming pool in LA with a DIE 64 - DxIxE - The Beep Sessions 2003 in your hand. At the time of release, The Eternal - Joy Division - Closer critic Dave McCullough wrote that there were "dark strokes of gothic rock " on Closer.
He described the album as "breathtaking rock music, a peak of current peaks, a sharing of something that's in [ And if last time the dancier material had hooks, this time even the dirges have something closely resembling The Eternal - Joy Division - Closer . Closer has been highly acclaimed, and is often cited as Joy Division's finest work, being considered by Slow Move - Bob Crosby And The Bob Cats - Bob Crosby And The Bob Cats Vol.1 critics such as Mark Fisher to be "the crown jewel of post-punk "  and receiving appraisal from artists such as George Michael.
ByRex Tremendae - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart-Requiem KV 626 had sold overcopies worldwide, with the posthumous single, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", having also sold overcopies. InCloser was ranked one of the top alternative albums ever to be released by Spin magazine placing at number The album placed at number 72 on NME 's list of the greatest British albums ever to Мертвые Лица - Various - МЫсли Вслух released.
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