Tuesday, March 1, 2022’s Song of the Day

Song: Ceremony (Live at Birmingham University)
Artist: Joy Division
Album: Still
Year: 1981
Genre: Gothic Rock
URL: https://www.deezer.com/us/track/2658705
Lyrics: https://genius.com/Joy-division-ceremony-live-at-birmingham-university-lyrics

“Ceremony” is a rare song in one aspect: It is attributed not to one but two groups, Joy Division and New Order. Instead of people, critics and music connoisseurs thinking of the New Oder version as being a cover. The reason is the particular story that joins both groups in their transition into one another and Joy Division’s singer and band leader Ian Curtis’ suicide. This makes hard to find information exclusively about one version without mentioning the other. Ceremony is also a much covered song.

Wikipedia’s article on Joy Division

““Ceremony” bridges the gap between Joy Division’s end and New Order’s start”

A podcast episode on Ceremony

The 5 best Ceremony covers

Peter Hook, the original bassist of Joy Division and New Order covers Ceremony with his band Peter Hook and the Light

Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 fame covers Ceremony

The Guitar Tab for Ceremony by Joy Division

Listen to Ceremony at your favorite streaming service

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