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The band's next album Republic was shadowed by the collapse of their longtime label Factory Records. The label had been ailing due to financial difficulties, and was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1992. Although unusual for a major group, this was Factory's standard practice until the mid-1980s. Hudson, Alex (17 March 2014).
It was first released on 3 May 1993 in the United Kingdom by London Records and on 11 May 1993 in the United States by Qwest and Warner Bros. It was the band's first album following the demise of their former label Factory Records, and would be their last studio album for eight years until 2001's Get Ready.
The album was re-released as an LP last Friday pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white cover designed by iconic Factory Records designer Peter Saville, as he had originally intended. Unknown Pleasures failed to chart upon its original release in the UK and later peaked at number 71, in August 1980, shortly after the death of lead singer Ian Curtis. 40 years on Unknown Pleasures now sits at number 5 in the Official UK Album Chart.
Comes in a bright orange spongy digipak, with light blue, or grey, lettering.
The compilation primarily consists of seven-inch mixes of the group's singles from 1985 onwards. The album sold well in the Christmas market and reached number 4 on the UK Albums Chart, and was certificated Platinum by the BPI. The compilation did well internationally, charting at in Australia, in Canada, and in the US. "True Faith-94" and "1963" were released as singles to promote the compilation.
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Released in 1993 by London Records, it is their first album released after the demise of Factory Records, and their last for eight years.