Legendary sandpaper sleeve on Factory Records. It was Tony Wilson who had the idea for the cover, following Situationist Guy Debord's book "Mémoires" also wrapped in sandpaper to destroy the adjacent books.
Sleeves were assembled by Joy Division. While Ian Curtis did the glueing sandpaper on white sleeves, the other members of Joy Division watched a movie in the same room.
The sandpaper cover comes in various editions (3,600 editions altogether). With or without spray-painted cat# on the sandpaper. This is the one without. Some copies also have a Martin Hannet flexidisc enclosed, this one has not.
Legendary design and release from one of the most collectable labels with awesome Joy Division connection. Does it get more cultish?
A1 -The Durutti Column Sketch For Summer 2:58
A2 -The Durutti Column Requiem For A Father 5:06
A3 -The Durutti Column Katharine 5:26
A4 -The Durutti Column Conduct 4:59
B1 -The Durutti Column Beginning 1:37
B2 -The Durutti Column Jazz 1:35
B3 -The Durutti Column Sketch For Winter 2:22
B4 -The Durutti Column Collette 2:20
B5 -The Durutti Column In 'D' 2:25