10 July 2014So This is Permanence - Lyrics and Notebooks
Edited by Jon Savage and with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, this book is scheduled for publication by Faber on 2 October.
The book will feature Ian Curtis's lyrics of Joy Division's songs interspersed with previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks.
So This is Permanence is available to pre-order now via Amazon.co.uk.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography