Cut Of The Day: Tony Wilson Presents Joy Division

Wilson dubs Joy Division ‘the most interesting sound of the last six months’ in 1978 TV appearance

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Cut Of The Day: Monday 13 August.

Today’s YouTube clip sees the late Manchester music legend Tony Wilson introduce one of his discoveries Joy Division on Granada Television in 1978.

The band, who were signed to Factory Records, perform classic track “Shadowplay” after a glowing introduction from Wilson, who dubs them ‘the most interesting sound of the last six months’.

For more on the life of Anthony H Wilson, have a look at Stephen Dalton’s obituary of the influential broadcaster and Factory Records boss.

John Mulvey has also compiled Factory Records’ complete catalogue on his blog.

Check out the video here:


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