Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' Is Getting a White Album Cover for 40th Anniversary Reissue
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.
A limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures will be released on June 14th. The LP will be pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea.— Joy Division (@joydivision) May 7, 2019
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