Joy Division ‎– Substance

Factory ‎– Fact250
Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1 Warsaw
A2 Leaders Of Men
A3 Digital
A4 Autosuggestion
A5 Transmission
B1 She's Lost Control
B2 Incubation
B3 Dead Souls
B4 Atmosphere
B5 Love Will Tear Us Apart

Companies, etc.



Double dip center area; translucent brown vinyl when held to light : both observations notable for Irish pressings.

Inner sleeve image: "Energie-Peak ijs' (detail) by Jan Van Munster, 1981
© Jan Van Munster/DACS 1988

Published by Fractured Music/Zomba Music.

A Factory Record
℗ 1988 Factory Communications Limited
© 1988 Factory Communications Limited

MPO scratched out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016839 302500
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FACT̶ 250 A2 TOWNHOUSE M̶P̶O̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FAC 250 B2 TOWNHOUSE M̶P̶O̶

Other Versions (5 of 103) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Fact250 Joy Division Substance(LP, Comp) Factory Fact250 UK 1988 Sell This Version
520014·2 Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp, RE, RP, Ger) London Records 520014·2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VG 50375, FACT 250 Joy Division Substance(LP, Comp) Factory, Factory VG 50375, FACT 250 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
Facd250 Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp) Factory Facd250 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac 250 Joy Division Substance(LP, Comp, TP) Factory Fac 250 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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March 23, 2016
I brought this Irish? copy(translucent vinyl, A2/B2 matrix) in Japan. What is more interesting, this pressing/run-out is identical to this test press except MPO scratched off.

Test press mother was used for this Irish release? Or more likely for export?


August 1, 2015
I have a similar copy to this, but has LYN 20892 on side B, it is also translucent so I was thinking Irish pressing. I bought it in Dublin on release.