Joy Division recorded only two albums before singer Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980. But what the Manchester quartet lacked in longevity, they more than made up for in quality. The two albums were pioneering and helped shape the sound and mood of the alternative music that followed in the band's wake. Joy Divisionwill be re-releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their sophomore album Closer in July 2020. The release follows 2019's reissue of the group's ground-breaking debut album Unknown Pleasures. Complementing the Closer 40th re-release are three non-album singles "Transmission," "Atmosphere" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart" which will be reissued with 2020 remastered audio. Since the demise of Factory records, these singles have never been repressed or reissued before and are cut on 180g vinyl, featuring the original artwork on heavyweight board.