Joy Division - Closer 12"

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Closer is the second and final studio album by English rock band Joy Division. It was released on 18 July 1980 on Factory Records,[1] following the May 1980 suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. The album was produced by Martin Hannett,[1] and is referred to in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die as being a "quantum leap" in terms of progression when compared to the band's debut album.[2]