Y2K signals another recording in the shape of the recordings that Joy Division recorded during three separate sessions in 1979. The compilation starts off superbly; 'Exercise One' sounds raw, primitive and vital whereas 'Insight' benefits from a supercharged, resonant bass guitar line accompaniment from Peter Hook. It would be unfair to say that the quality dips after that because essentially the 8 remaining tracks (of which 'She's Lost Control' and 'Transmission' both appear twice) remain very similar to the original album and single versions. Certainly Ian Curtis's voice is in fine fettle throughout and the alternative recordings are of much better quality than the kind offered on the 'Heart And Soul' boxed set. Another bonus tacked on at the end is an interview with Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris where they dismiss any possible influences (both clearly holding back the laughter when Gary Numan is mentioned in the same league); Curtis also has one of those laughs where one sighs self-consciously after making a near joke. As for the music itself, there are few laughs but this is nevertheless another worthy document of a great band.