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The Searing Light, The Sun And Everything Else

JON SAVAGE

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Assembled from over three decades’ worth of interviews, Jon Savage is our guide and takes us by the hand through the extraordinary oral history of Joy Division. Stirred into action by the Sex Pistols, the archetypal Manchester band, via Salford and Macclesfield, were at the vanguard of the post-punk scene in the UK, and in debut album Unknown Pleasures they created its defining statement. This retelling confirms they were a band that far exceeded the sum of their individual parts and each member’s contribution, alongside fabled producer Martin Hannett, came together to create a powerful and magical synergy. Inevitably, things conclude with the death by suicide of Ian Curtis, whose slide into despair dominates the book’s third act. The story of Joy Division has been recounted on many occasions, but never before has it been told so intimately and so definitively. Gary Tipp

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