What was planned to be Joy Division's first LP (unreleased until 1994, except in bootleg form) sounds like an album from the punk era -- raw and edgy, undisciplined but tuneful, unlike the group's proper debut, Unknown Pleasures. All of the tracks were later seen in different form, but Warsaw still manages to captivate through its pure energy. In addition to the twelve tracks from the bootleg recordings, the album also includes five tracks from July 1977, the most punk-inspired songs in the group's discography.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush