Record engineer Julia Adamson, who's been working the UK music industry since the 1980s, has stumbled upon a miraculous stash of long-lost gems.

During her early years in the industry, Adamson worked alongside famed producer Martin Hannett, who helped build the foundation of the UK post-punk scene alongside bands like Joy Division, New Order, Psychedelic Furs, Buzzcocks, and numerous others acts. Although Adamson has since moved on to form her own label Invisiblegirl Records and Publishing, she apparently stumbled upon a litany of lost tapes from the early years of Joy Division and New Order—which were actually in the trash.

The recovered tapes include original masters and outtakes from the bands, as well as a copy of the original master tapes for Joy Division's landmark LP Unknown Pleasures. Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, who left New Order in 2007, isn't happy that the tapes are in someone else's hands, however. Adamson wrote of his dismissal on Facebook:

“He’s not a happy bunny. Tried the other band members, too, to no avail, and the record companies... I have looked after these tapes for a long time and when I approached the artists (who were my first port of call) I was subjected to accusations and abuse… so I don’t really care anymore. I know they are worth something to a collector… and good luck to them. The quality of Unknown Pleasures far surpasses the mastering from vinyl over the years (they lost the master tapes long ago… these are copy masters… and outtakes… that I assure you are quite splendid).”

She's looking to actually hand them over to someone else who would be interested in keeping them preserved, imploring that those seriously interested should message her on Facebook. She says;

"I am keen for a collector to have them (the whole collection ideally) as they are very old and probably deteriorating and should be baked or whatever, nor do I really want to look after them anymore."