New Order – The Perfect Kiss
It is the first New Order single to be included on a studio album at the same time.
The song has some famous musical elements, e.g. frogs croaking and, at the end of the track, some bleating of (synthesized) sheeps.
The single peaked at #46 in the UK charts.
Lasting nearly 9 minutes, the 12" single version only appears on the vinyl and cassette editions of Substance, while the CD omit 44 seconds of the climatic finale. The full version was eventually released unedited on the 2-disc deluxe edition of Low-Life, marking its first appearance on CD.
The versions on the album Low-Life and all post-Substance compilations are 4:48 edit, omitting the third verse (the one that mentions the song's title) and fading out before the climax. Most 7"s have on their A-side another version, further edited to down 4:24 (without the percussion introduction).
Jonathan Demme directed "The Perfect Kiss" video, set in the band's rehearsal room. It shows the band playing the song live from beginning to end. The video got cat# Fac 321.