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Peter Hook ‘s Substance: Inside New Order

Substance: Inside New Order

Two  albums, the upcoming US tour – Joy Division put the world at their feet. Just at the beginning of what would certainly have been an success story, the band’s lead singer, Ian Curtis, commited suicide.

‘We never really thought about it cosenquences. It just happened in too fast. Yesterday we were Joy Division, our lead singer got suiccide and the next day we got together,  a new band…

New Order, Peter Hook

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So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks

So This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

The fact of the band's relatively few releases belies the power and enduring fascination its music holds, especially in light of Curtis's tragic suicide in 1980 on the eve of the band's first American tour.

Reproduced in this beautiful clothbound volume are Curtis's never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, accompanied by earlier drafts and previously unpublished pages from his notebooks that shed fascinating light on his writing and creative process.

Also included are an insightful and moving foreword by Curtis's widow Deborah, a substantial introduction by writer Jon Savage, and an appendix featuring books from Curtis's library and a selection of fanzine interviews, letters, and other ephemera from his estate.

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