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Joy Division

A new Joy Division box set is scheduled for release later this year it varies from the previously released “Heart And Soul” 4CD set in that this will be a collection of  7″ vinyl records.

The set, named ‘+-‘, will feature ten 7″ records, some of which have been released previously and some that have been created for this release.

The tracks have been remastered by Stephen Morris and Metropolis StudiosFrank Arkwright, while the box features new artwork from the band’s long-time visual collaborator Peter Saville.

‘+-‘, out on December 6, is limited to 5000 copies, with numbers one to 500 coming individually numbered and featuring a piece of art by Saville.


There will also be a digital release via iTunes, while anyone buying the physical edition will be able to download MP3s of the tracks free.

See Rhino.co.uk for release details.

The tracklisting, picked by journalist Jon Savage, is:

1.
A. ‘Warsaw’
B. Leaders Of Men

2.
A: ‘No Love Lost’
B: ‘Failures’


3.
A: ‘Digital’
B: ‘Glass’

4.
A: ‘Autosuggestion’
B: ‘From Safety To Where’

5.
A: ‘Transmission’
B: ‘Novelty’

6.
A: ‘Atmosphere’
B: ‘Dead Souls’

 


7.
A: ‘Komakino’
B1: ‘Incubation’
B2: ‘As You Said’

8.
A: ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
B: ‘These Days’


10.
A: ‘Isolation’
B: ‘Heart And Soul’

The release date is however possibly under threat due to a lawsuit arising from the Peter Saville artwork for the packaging.

Washington DC based indie label Teenbeat Records have stepped forward to claim that the design for ‘+ -‘ is not entirely original. Pitchfork reports that the label have taken legal steps against the release of the box set.

Teenbeat has a band on their roster called + – and they contend that the new art work is too similar to the group’s own logo. Specifically, the imprint point to the cover of +/-‘s 2002 Teenbeat album ‘Self-Titled Long-Playing Debut Album’.

In a Facebook posting the label said: “American media company Teen-Beat and New York-based rock band +/- {Plus/Minus} have filed suit against Rhino Records U.K., Warner Music, and Peter Saville Associates in the High Court of Justice, London (U.K.) for trademark infringement and plagiarism.”

Make up your own mind by viewing the two designs below:-

"JOY DIVISION"

 

"TEENBEAT"

 

Original sources :- www.nme.com and www.clashmusic.com

9.
A: ‘She’s Lost Control’ (12-inch Version)
B: ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart 2’ (Pennine Version)

November 13, 2010 Posted by | Art, New News, New Releases, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Cats In The Cradle

These three pictures are not photos but pencil drawings. The artist a is 38-year-old graphic artist from Hong Kong called Paul Lung. 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are the only attributes of these masterpieces. He doesn’t use eraser and spends up to 60 hours sketching out his pictures.

As he often admits people do not belive him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs. Check these beautiful artworks out for yourself.

“Cats In The Cradle” – Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day,
He came through the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew,
He’d say, “I’m gonna be like you, dad.
You know I’m gonna be like you.”

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when,
But we’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

My son turned ten just the other day.
He said, “Thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play.
Can you teach me to throw?” I said, “Not today,
I got a lot to do.” He said, “That’s ok.”
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed,and
Said, “I’m gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I’m gonna be like him.”

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when,
But we’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
“Son, I’m proud of you. Can you sit for a while?”
He shook his head, and he said with a smile,
“What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please?”

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when,
But we’ll get together then, dad.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind.”
He said, “I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time.
You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s have the flu,
But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad.
It’s been sure nice talking to you.”
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
He’d grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when,
But we’ll get together then, dad.
you know we’ll have a good time then.

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June 24, 2010 Posted by | Art, Old Music, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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