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Artist
Peter Hook and The Light
ReleaseProduct
Unknown Pleasures – Live In Australia
Label
Pylon Records
Catalogue Number
PYLON20
Release Date
January 29, 2021

Press Release

Peter Hook and The Light are an English rock band, formed in May 2010 by bass guitarist/vocalist Peter Hook, formerly of the influential post-punk bands Joy Division and New Order.

The band is noted for performing the Joy Division and New Order albums live.Their setlists primarily feature the two Joy Division albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer or the first two New Order albums, Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies, depending on the respective tour.

The very concept is bound to stir up conflicted feelings -- bafflement, interest, cynicism, anger -- in any Joy Division fan. Here’s that band’s Peter Hook, singing lead and playing bass, supported by a guitarist, drummer, keyboard player, and additional bassist. In front of a Melbourne crowd, the band roars through the entirety of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, book-ending the album with six additional reinterpretations. The musicians play their hearts out, and Hook is absolutely locked into the material. One can’t deny the man’s conviction. The moments of aggression are far more suited for his gruff, seething vocals than the likes of “Candidate” and “I Remember Nothing,” where he has some trouble dialing it down. As an in-the-flesh experience, this was probably quite thrilling. As a home listening experience, it seems unnecessary -- at best, a curiosity -- especially when the source material is a couple clicks away.

Track List

  1. No Love Lost
  2. Leaders Of Men
  3. Glass
  4. Digital
  5. Disorder
  6. Day Of The Lords
  7. Candidate
  8. Insight
  9. New Dawn Fades
  10. She’s Lost Control
  11. Shadowplay
  12. Wilderness
  13. Interzone
  14. I Remember Nothing
  15. Transmission
  16. Love Will Tear Us Apart

Peter Hook and The Light

Pylon Records

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