by Joy Division


“Atmosphere” is a song by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was originally released in March 1980 by the Sordide Sentimental label as the “Licht und Blindheit” (German for “Light and Blindness”) package, a France-only limited edition single featuring the track “Dead Souls” as the B-side. Following Ian Curtis’s death in May, it was re-released as a 12" single by Factory Records in August with “She’s Lost Control” as the B-side. The single was re-released in 1988 to coincide with the release of the compilation album Substance, and a music video was produced for the song.


  1. Atmosphere
  2. She’s Lost Control

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JOY DIVISION - Atmosphere (Factory / 1980) FULL 12

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Key Value
Wikipedia URL
Format Vinyl 12" 45 RPM Single Reissue Remastered Stereo (180g)
Label Factory
Catalog Number FACUS2
Notes For unknown reasons, and unlike the other three 2020 remasters, design-wise this reproduces neither the first ever ([url=]August 1980, US[/url]), nor the first European ([url=]October 1980 ,UK[/url]) but the third, ([url=]November 1980, UK[/url]) pressing
Discogs URL Joy Division - Atmosphere