Gloomy Masterpiece ‘ATMOSPHERE’ By JOY DIVISION – 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

18 May 2020

The dramatic electronic symphony ATMOSPHERE with spine-tingling
IAN CURTIS vocals will forever be linked to his sad death. A demo of
the gloomy masterpiece was recorded in 1979, called ‘Chance‘ then, for
a London radio session. Forty years ago, in March 1980, the pearl was
released, quite strangely, as a France-only single via indie label Sordide
, with Dead Souls as the B-side.

Following the unfortunate passing of the young troubled artist, Atmosphere
was re-released as a 12″ single by the band’s familiar label Factory with She’s
Lost Control
as the B-side. An unforgettable tour de force. Gloomy and sombre.

IAN KEVIN CURTIS was born in Stratford, Greater Manchester on 15 July 1956
and he committed suicide in Macclesfield, Cheshire on 18 May 1980, today 40
years ago. Rest in peace.

Walk in silence
Don’t walk away, in silence
See the danger
Always danger
Endless talking
Life rebuilding
Don’t walk away