Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division / performed by June Tabor & Oysterband

Both June Tabor and Oysterband are mostly known for (British) folk music. However, they often seem to do things from other genres when they get together. There’s a cracking version of Velvet Underground’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties” on the album they did together — said joint album actually being the only thing I knew by either of them until recently.

It looks like Oysterband is now putting on these “Big Session” concerts every year, with this video being taken from the 2006 one. A live album was released of the first of these concerts which also includes this song. Sadly, it’s never been released in the US — I’d love to hear this with better sound quality.

8 Responses to “Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division / performed by June Tabor & Oysterband”


  • Guilt trip worked, dude.

  • It only works if YOU post, Seitz.

    This song is great. There is something about LWTUA that makes it coverable. As long as you sound sincere, it is available, and that is not to say the original is generic. I think it says the song is transcendent. Sorry if that sounds wanky. I just thing the song is great.

    My fave part of Series 7:The Contenders is how they use it. Somehow I think the cheesy school vid is awesome, even though I know they are trying to satirize me.

  • Umm, dude, I did. That was point. I’m following your directive that I save instead of publish. Looks like someone didn’t check the ‘ol queue.

  • I saw something by band “x” and I thought it was UC! I look forward to it.

  • Oh, I didn’t post anything by X. Although it’s a good suggestion. 🙂

  • Haha. Let x=a band n.

    Goddamn, I should really own “Los Angeles” it is so good.

  • I think it says the song is transcendent. Sorry if that sounds wanky. I just thing the song is great.

    finally, some people in the world agree with me. i cannot help myself when i hear any version of this song. it’s AWESOME!!

  • PS: i have 8 bucks of credits leftover at allofmp3.com

    tell me 3 fairly recent albums that are worth getting, and before russia joins the WTO.

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