Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' Is Getting a White Album Cover for 40th Anniversary Reissue

Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' Is Getting a White Album Cover for 40th Anniversary Reissue
From regional variations to genre mash-ups, Joy Division's iconic Unknown Pleasures cover artwork has been reimagined countless times, but the band themselves have now given the image a shocking rework ahead of celebrating the album's 40th anniversary.

For a new anniversary vinyl reissue set to arrive next month, Unknown Pleasures has now been given "an alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea."

The reissue — set for release June 14 — will see the album arrive on 180-gram "ruby red" vinyl and can be pre-ordered here

Pre-order packages also include a white T-shirt, presumably with matching artwork, though tees with the inverted colour artwork have long been available online.

Unknown Pleasures was released in 1979, standing as the only Joy Division album released in  vocalist Ian Curtis's lifetime. Its iconic cover image was designed by Peter Saville.