An Ideal For Living EP

JOY DIVISION An Ideal For Living EP (Mega rare original 1978 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP on the bands own Enigma label, including Warsaw, No Love Lost, Leaders Of Men & Failures Of The Modern Man, fold-out Hitler Youth drummer boy picture sleeve that was folded by the band themselves. This legendary item has its own place in Joy Division history PSS139)
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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1978 - 41 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 7" vinyl single (7 inch record)
Record Label Enigma
Complete Stock List Go to Joy Division
Product Catalogue No PSS139
Music Genre NME Indie/Alternative Artists, Indie, Electronica, Factory
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

This four track 7" EP was recorded at the Pennine Sound Studio, Oldham in December 1977 when the band were still known as WARSAW. It was eventually released in the summer of 1978 on the bands' own Enigma label, after the band name change to Joy Division.
This was their first official release before signing to the legendary Factory Records label and only 1000 copies were pressed. Given how few surface these days, it begs the question of just how many still survive.

The sleeve, which showed a controversial image of a Hitler Youth drumming boy alongside the 'Joy Division!' name, folds out into a 14" x 14" poster sleeve which was designed by band guitarist Bernard Albrecht (nee Sumner). Legend has it that the band had to fold the sleeves and add the vinyl 7"s themselves.

The 7" has been the subject of various counterfeit 're-issues' but most have been on coloured vinyl and none have the anti slip ring around the label as can be seen on the originals.


The matt black label has silver lettering with the catalogue number PSS139

Matrix numbers read:

PSS-139-EP-A-1 EG
PSS-139-EP-B-1 EG

The vinyl remains in wonderful condition with just a few light hairline paper scuffs and a few marks around the spindle hole to show for over thirty five years in the wild. There is a cosmetic scuff mark on side two, which appears to be a very common thing for copies of this that surface, so might have been something that happened during manufacture. Nothing that would have any impact of play or reproduction is evident.

The sleeve folds out into a single sided 14" poster size. The overall condition is very nice indeed, and it has remained white with just a little faint age yellowing to the edges on the outside squares. There is a smalll amount of scuffing evident to the edges, but being made from a nice heavy stock card it has remained intact and free from splits.

This particular copy, like all of them, was bought directly from the band at the time of release.

This historical record is easily the Holy Grail for any serious Joy Division collector,and is deserving of its place in musical history given the legacy of the iconic Manchester band that it spawned.

I hope this record goes to someone who will cherish it much as I would, because even getting to see one of these was easily the happiest moment of my life.

Do not miss out!


01. Warsaw
02. No Love Lost
03. Leaders Of Men
04. Failures Of The Modern Man

Recording Artist Joy Division
Product Title An Ideal For Living EP
Product Information Joy Division An Ideal For Living EP UK 7" vinyl single (7 inch record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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