Sunday, June 8, 2008

Limited Edition Joy Division Zune Player

On June 17, Zune will release a limited edition, Joy Division-themed 80GB media player designed by legendary Factory Records artist Peter Saville and we've got the exclusive, never-before-seen photo of the special device, pictured above.

The 80GB Joy Division player -- only 500 of whom will be sold -- will retail for $399, and will be available through

"Joy Division and Peter Saville share a story full of innovation," Tom Atencio, producer of the Joy Division documentary, told "The band made history with their pioneering digital music. Peter Saville placed the music and the band in a visual context equally as innovative. It is completely in character for the film to be a debut Zune preload."

"Zune's involvement with the Joy Division documentary is a way of saying 'Thank You' to the band for doing what they did, and is not only a tribute to them but to an entire musical journey through Factory Records and the artists and movements it spawned," Chris Stephenson, GM Global Marketing, Zune, told "It's a tribute to deep respect for graphic design that lives on through artists like Peter Saville, and to independent film-makers that believe in more than just commercial success. Ultimately it's a tribute to the self-belief and self-expression that inspires true authentic art."

Courtesy of Spin Magazine

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