7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s New Wave/Post Punk Rock U.K. 1970s Joy Division – “No Love Lost”

7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s New Wave/Post Punk Rock U.K. 1970s

Joy Division (Salford, Greater Manchester, U.K.)

“No Love Lost” (written by Joy Division) A2 track included on the 7-inch E.P.  “An Ideal For Living”

Released on Enigma Records (PSS 139) in June 1978, recorded at Pennine Sound Studio, in December 1977

Line-up/Credits :

Bass – Peter Hook

Drums – Stephen Morris

Engineer [Uncredited] – Paul Adshead

Guitar, Design [Cover Design] – Bernard Albrecht

Photography By – Gareth Davy

Plated By – EG

Vocals – Ian Curtis

Original 7″ EP edition. 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.

Lyrics :

So long sitting here,
Didn’t hear the warning.
Waiting for the tape to run.
We’ve been moving around in different situations,
Knowing that the time would come.
Just to see you torn apart,
Witness to your empty heart.
I need it.
I need it.
I need it.
Through the wire screen, the eyes of those standing outside looked in
At her as into the cage of some rare creature in a zoo.
In the hand of one of the assistants she saw the same instrument
Which they had that morning inserted deep into her body.
She shuddered
Instinctively.
No life at all in the house of dolls.
No love lost.
No love lost.
You’ve been seeing things,
In darkness, not in learning,
Hoping that the truth will pass.
No life underground, wasting never changing,
Wishing that this day won’t last.
To never see you show your age,
To watch until the beauty fades,
I need it.
I need it.
I need it.
Two-way mirror in the hall,
They like to watch everything you do,
Transmitters hidden in the walls,
So they know everything you say is true,
Turn it on,
Don’t turn it on,
Turn it on.
Songwriters: Bernard Sumner / Ian Kevin Curtis / Peter Hook / Stephen Paul David Morris
Joy Division – “An Ideal For Living” 7-inch E.P. album cover photo (front)
JOY DIVISION AN IDEAL FOR LIVING 1

 

Joy Division – “No Love Lost” Video file link on YouTube

Joy Division – “No Love Lost” Video file link on DailyMotion

Joy Division Band’s page on Spotify