Joy Division An Ideal For Living E. Very Rare 1000 Made, Sleeve Signed by Hooky.
Ever wanted to tell the difference between the real and fake versions of the first release by Joy Division. Stephen Morris states they got the record first before the sleeves and started sending them to anyone who would play them, explaining that the sleeve was still with the printers. He also went down to local pubs to sell them, getting 0.50 if they didn't want the sleeve according to his book Record Play Pause. So what we have here is one of those, no Sleeve. The Sleeve is the from the bootleg version, signed by Hooky in Liverpool at a talk and book signing event many years ago.
Also included is the bootleg record version, made about 1980. The fakes do not have the serrated edge around the label. The matrix numbers are the same on both the original and the copy - however, on the original the matrix numbers in the run off grooves are "signed" by the person who did them - "EG". If it doesn't have "EG" then it's the fake. Beware : we have heard of someone scratching "EG" onto a counterfeit to make it look like the original.
The pictures on the folded poster cover are slightly out of focus. It actually looks as if it is copied.
The matrix numbers on the copy are in quite large hand written characters - where the original had very small hand written matrix numbers. The label on the original is absolutely black and not shiny at all. Condition is Good, have played the ep today there is some surface noise at the end of "Warsaw" and the Start of "No Love Lost" on side 1, a scratch seems to be the culprit, the rest of the songs and side 2 are fine. 1000 copies, released on the band's own label. The sleeve was printed on a 14" x 14" piece of thin cardstock and then folded into four squares.
Recorded at Pennine Sound Studio, Dec. This is not a concept E. All complaints:- Terry Mason.
Numerous counterfeit editions of this release exist. Only the original vinyl has serrated vinyl around the label and different contours on the label. Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): PSS-139-EP-A-1 EG.Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): PSS-139-EP-B-1 EG. The item "Joy Division An Ideal For Living 7 E. Very Rare Sleeve Signed by Hooky" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Music\Music Memorabilia\Artists/ Groups\Joy Division".
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