The cover artwork was designed by artist Peter Saville.
It is the only Joy Division album released during lead singer Ian Curtis 's lifetime. Factory Records did not release any singles from Unknown Pleasures , and the album did not chart despite the relative success of the group's non-album debut single " Transmission ". It has since received sustained critical acclaim as an influential post-punk album, and has been named as one of the best albums of all time by publications such as NME , AllMusic , Select , and Spin.
Joy Division formed in Salford in during the first wave of punk rock. Ian Curtis, who Sumner and Hook already knew, applied and, without having to audition, was taken on. To avoid confusion with the London punk band Warsaw Pakt , they renamed themselves Joy Division in late After signing a recording contract with RCA Records in early , Joy Division recorded some demos; however, they were unhappy with the way their music was mixed and asked to be released from their contract.
They made their television debut on Tony Wilson 's local news show Granada Reports in September Wilson added that one of Gretton's main reasons for approaching Factory was so "he wouldn't have to get on a train to London every week and 'talk to nuggets'. No one could use the word 'cockney' with as much contempt as Rob". Unknown Pleasures was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport over three weekends between 1 and 17 April , with Martin Hannett producing.
Hannett later said, "[Joy Division] were a gift to a producer, because they didn't have a clue. AllMusic wrote that Hannett's production on Unknown Pleasures was "as much a hallmark as the music itself," describing it as "emphasizing space in the most revelatory way since the dawn of dub.
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Sumner said, "The music was loud and heavy, and we felt that Martin had toned it down, especially with the guitars. The production inflicted this dark, doomy mood over the album: Morris disagreed, saying, "I was happy with Unknown Pleasures. My theory on things at the time was that the two things—listening to a record and going to a gig—were quite different. You don't want to hear a record when you go to a gig: But now I can see that Martin did a good job on it There's no two ways about it, Martin Hannett created the Joy Division sound.
Peter Saville , who had previously designed posters for Manchester's Factory club in , designed the cover of the album. Its white on black lines reflect a pulse of power, a surge of bass, and raw angst. If the cover doesn't draw you in, the music will. In April , the term "joyplot" was coined  as a series of statistical data graphed in such a way that they resemble the album cover artwork.
The inner sleeve features a black-and-white photograph of a door with a hand near the handle. It was some years later before Saville discovered that the photograph was Hand Through a Doorway , a well-known picture by Ralph Gibson. Unknown Pleasures was initially printed in a run of 10, copies,  with 5, copies being sold within the first two weeks of release,  and a further 10, copies being sold over the following six months. Initially, sales of Unknown Pleasures were slow until the release of the non-album single, " Transmission ", and unsold copies occupied the Factory Records office in the flat of label co-founder Alan Erasmus.
Following the release of "Transmission", Unknown Pleasures sold out of its initial pressing, with this prompting further pressings.
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However, following Curtis's suicide in May and the release of their second album, Closer , in July, it was reissued and reached No. In , remastered versions of both Unknown Pleasures and the posthumous studio album Closer —plus the compilation album Still —were re-released, with the remastered version of Unknown Pleasures including a bonus disc of a live recording of the band playing at The Factory in Manchester on 13 July Reviewing the album for Melody Maker , Jon Savage called Unknown Pleasures an "opaque manifesto" and declared "[leaving] the twentieth century is difficult; most people prefer to go back and nostalgise, Oh boy.
Joy Division at least set a course in the present with contrails for the future—perhaps you can't ask for much more. Other writers were less enthusiastic. Red Starr, writing for Smash Hits , gave the album a generally positive review, describing it as a "bleak nightmare soundtrack". However, Starr tempered his review by saying not to "expect too much" as the album was "still pretty raw".
Retrospective critical writing on the album has been virtually unanimous in its praise. In , Jon Savage described the music as "a definitive Northern Gothic statement: Ned Raggett, reviewing the album for AllMusic, described Unknown Pleasures as "All visceral, all emotional, all theatrical, all perfect—one of the best albums ever. The cover art of the album inspired the artwork for Vince Staples ' debut Summertime ' Peter Hook and the Light have played the Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety on several of their concert tours, and have recorded and released live albums of some of their gigs.
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