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"Love Will Tear Us Apart" is a song by the British post-punk band Joy Division. The lyrics were written by the band's vocalist, Ian Curtis, who committed suicide a month after the song was released as a single in April 1980.

Love Will Tear Us Apart was written in August and September of 1979 and was debuted when the band supported Buzzcocks on their UK tour in September and October 1979, and it is one of the few songs in which Ian Curtis played guitar (albeit somewhat minimally). The lyrics are perceived to reflect the problems in Ian Curtis' marriage to Deborah Curtis, as well as his general frame of mind in the time leading up to his suicide. Deborah Curtis had the phrase "Love Will Tear Us Apart" inscribed on Ian Curtis' memorial stone.

The song was first released in April 1980 and, after Curtis' suicide that May, became the band's only chart hit, reaching number 13 in the UK. The band broke up after his death and reformed as New Order. "Love" was re-released in 1983 and reached number 19 on the UK charts. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" appears on the Substance compilation album. It was first recorded for a John Peel session in November 1979, then re-recorded in January 1980 and March 1980. It is the latter version that appears on Substance. The January 1980 version originally appeared as the single's B-side.

In 1995, to publicise the release of Permanent, the track was reissued, complete with a new remix done by Arthur Baker and a new radio edit, also known as the Permanent Mix. On September 24, 2007 (2007-09-24), the single was again reissued, in its original configuration. This time, it was to publicise the Collector's Edition re-issues of the band's three albums. Although the single was now issued on the Warner label, it retained all the classic Factory packaging, down to the FAC 23 catalogue number.

Nouvelle Vague is the 2004 self-titled debut album by Nouvelle Vague. The album consists entirely of bossa-nova versions of songs that were written and recorded during the post-punk/New Wave era. "Nouvelle Vague" means "new wave" in French.

UK music magazine DJ selected the album as the 4th best of 2004, and The Guardian included it in its list of the 10 "most beautiful sleeves of 2004".

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