The 1979 Leigh Rock Festival has become legendary for the outstanding bill of
up-and-coming bands that played on the third day of the Festival in 1979.
The full sets of four of those bands are featured on this 2CD set plus one track from one of the lesser known bands on the bill who start their track with an announcement for Factory's Tony Wilson.
What strikes you is the rawness of the bands' sets at this festival - a great live document - and this is a newly remastered version of The Joy Division set. All these tracks have come from live recordings put together by the original Leigh Festival organisers back in 1979. The set comes with a ten-page foldout booklet about Leigh Rock Festival and featuring rare images and information on the event.
Joy Division - 11 tracks, Eltifits - 1 track, A Certain Ratio - 6 tracks
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - 8 tracks, Teardrop Explodes - 9 tracks