Published on October 6th, 2013 | by AlexandreG.0
Unreleased Joy Division songs rescued from trash
Joy Division reels rescued by a sound engineer in an enclosed space for 20 years.
Julia Adamson claimed to have saved Joy Division recordings made at the time of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, when the studio closed down in the 90s. A onetime member of The Fall who worked for Hannett from 1981 to 1983, said: ‘I have looked after these tapes for a long time and when I approached the artists (who were my first port of call) I was subjected to accusations and abuse… so I don’t really care anymore. I know they are worth something to a collector… and good luck to them. The quality of Unknown Pleasures far surpasses the mastering from vinyl over the years (they lost the master tapes long ago… these are copy masters… and outtakes… that I assure you are quite splendid).’
Julia Adamson put a photo on Facebook that shows about 30 boxes with titles written by hand, and some bands with names likes New Order, Magazine and The Psychedelic Furs.
In one of those reels entitled ‘Joy Division Outtakes’ can listen to takes of songs that were never released, as the cases of ‘She’s Lost Control’, ‘Wilderness’ and ‘New Dawn Fades’.