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Live In Session / Joy Division An Acetate Recording Of New Dawn Fades, 1979,

Lot 123
Joy Division: An Acetate Recording Of New Dawn Fades,
14 June 2022, 13:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

£5,000 - £6,000

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Joy Division: An Acetate Recording Of New Dawn Fades,

a single-sided 10inch disc centre with square label inscribed in unknown hand in blue felt-tip pen, FACT 10+1 33 1/3 for John from Joy Division and Factory Records 'New Dawn Fades' from 'Unknown Pleasures', details also etched into run-off groove, personalised engraved message from George 'Porky' Peckham to centre, reading Porky to Peel, Hello/Keep it up John, you're doin a grand job, in plain white, die-cut paper sleeve with John Peel's annotations


Possibly unique, this acetate recording of the Side 1 track from the band's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, was probably sent to John Peel as a pre-release demo.

John Peel played this track in his show on 19th May 1980, in tribute to Ian Curtis who had committed suicide the previous day and also on 19th May 1981, on the first anniversary of the singer's death.

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