A1: ATROCITY EXHIBITION (6:03); A2: ISOLATION (2:53); A3: PASSOVER (4:44); A4: COLONY (3:52); A5: A MEANS TO AN END (4:04).
B1: HEART AND SOUL (5:48); B2: TWENTY FOUR HOURS (4:26); B3: THE ETERNAL (6:01); B4: DECADES (6:08).
CATEGORY: ANTI-ROCK | DURATION: 44 MINUTES
Recorded just two months before the self-annihilation of singer Ian Curtis, Closer confirmed Joy Division’s position in their own zone beyond the notions of traditional rock or pop. Closer as a complete work of art presents a gothic aesthetic allied to music which is ecstatic in the profundity of its sorrows. Surpassing Joy Division’s first album and most other albums, Closer is a monumental opus in every sense.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”