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Joy Division
Video
1988
This is an original copy of the '1978-1988' (aka 'Substance') compilation video.

It was produced by the US label and apparently withdrawn before being widely distributed. This didn't stop it from being bootlegged, and one of these tapes was the source of many of the DVD bootlegs you now see on eBay.

It's interesting to note that the Granada and BBC material still looks like it was transferred from a copy of a VHS recording rather than a clear master tape even on this original promo.

Featured on here:

Shadowplay ('Granada Reports' - Granada)
She's Lost Control (Malcolm Whitehead footage from Bowdon Vale)
Shadowplay (Malcolm Whitehead footage from Bowdon Vale)
Leaders of Men (Malcolm Whitehead footage from Bowdon Vale)
Something Else ('Something Else' - BBC)
She's Lost Control ('Something Else' - BBC)
Dead Souls (Manchester Apollo)
Wilderness (Manchester Apollo)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (promo video with original 'live' audio)
Atmosphere (promo video)
Wired - TV special

From the Rob Gretton Archive.
Artefact added : 27th September 2007
by jsz
Riot Nrrrd? Says –
I would give my left nutsack to own this :)

Who owns this artifact? Could they shed any light on why this was shelved (by QWEST or anyone else)? I can't understand for the life of me why this hasn't been released as a DVD (same for "Here Are The Young Men", for that matter) by now. My copy, despite being an old VHS videotape, looks like it's bloody 6th generation - absolute rubbish quality. I'd dearly love to see a 1st gen like this one ...
COMMENT ADDED 4th October 2007
jsz Says –
Like I mentioned before the TV stuff isn't particularly good quality even on this original copy, if it were licensed from Granada/BBC for a DVD now it would be far better. Also, the interview on Something Else is really badly edited down and makes little sense on here.
COMMENT ADDED 4th October 2007
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