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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 for release details.

The tracklisting, picked by journalist Jon Savage, is:

A. ‘Warsaw’
B. Leaders Of Men

A: ‘No Love Lost’
B: ‘Failures’

A: ‘Digital’
B: ‘Glass’

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

A: ‘Transmission’
B: ‘Novelty’

A: ‘Atmosphere’
B: ‘Dead Souls’


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

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

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:-





Original sources :- and

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


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