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New OrderSubstance

Tracklist

Ceremony
Everything's Gone Green
Temptation
Blue Monday
Confusion
Thieves Like Us
The Perfect Kiss
Subculture
Shellshock
State Of The Nation
Bizarre Love Triangle
True Faith

Credits (4)

Notes

Substance was the first widely released New Order compilation. Issued as a 12-track double LP, a 12-, 24- or 28-track double cassette, a 24-track double CD, and a 24-track double DAT, the compilation featured original 12" singles and B-sides, with a few exceptions.

"Ceremony" is the 1981 re-recorded version with Gillian Gilbert, "Temptation" and "Confusion" are May 1987 re-recordings, and "Subculture", "Shellshock", and "Hurt" are edited versions; CD and DAT copies additionally contain a version of "The Perfect Kiss" where the climactic finale is edited down by 44 seconds. These alterations were implemented due to storage limitations of physical media in 1987, and have remained in place on all reissues. The 2023 remaster restores "The Perfect Kiss" to its full length but leaves the other edits intact.

Additionally, all of the 24- or 28-track editions confuse the song titles "Cries and Whispers" and "Mesh" (owing to the tracks being improperly ordered on the rear sleeve for the 12" release of "Everything's Gone Green" in 1981), misname "The Perfect Kiss" and "Sub-Culture" "Perfect Kiss" and "Subculture" (respectively), and place A-sides "Procession" and "Murder" on the second CD/DAT, which is otherwise relegated to B-sides; the latter anomaly is not present on cassette copies.

First US release: Aug. 18, 1987

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    Cover of Substance, 1987-00-00, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation
    Factory – 832 616-2, PolyGram – 832 616-2Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-17, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Embossed Letters
    Factory – Fact 200UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, SRC Pressing
    Qwest Records – 1-25621, Qwest Records – 9 25621-1US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Compilation, SR, Serif
    Qwest Records – 9 25621-4, Qwest Records – 4 -25621US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation, Standard Jewel Cases
    Qwest Records – 9 25621-2US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-17, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation
    Factory – Facd 200UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – 832 616-1, PolyGram – 832 616-1Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-10, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Embossed Letters
    Factory – RTD 50, Rough Trade – RTD 50Germany1987Germany1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – 60057France1987France1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-00, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Embossed Letters
    Factory Records Australasia – Fact 200, Factory Records Australasia – 460130 1Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
    Cover of The Gatefold Substance, 1987-08-17, VinylThe Gatefold Substance
    2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Gatefold Sleeve
    Factory – FACT 200UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Compilation
    Factory – 40057France1987France1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Embossed Letters
    MNW – Fact 200, Factory – Fact 200Sweden1987Sweden1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-00, CassetteSubstance
    2×Cassette, Compilation, Grey Shells
    Factory Records Australasia – Factc 200, Factory Records Australasia – 460130.4, Factory Records Australasia – 460130 4Australia1987Australia1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-00, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation
    Factory Records Australasia – Facd 200, Factory Records Australasia – 460130.2Australia1987Australia1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-17, CassetteSubstance
    2×Cassette, Compilation, Stereo; Box Set
    Factory – Fact 200cUK1987UK1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-17, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation
    Factory – Facd 200, MNW – Facd 200Sweden1987Sweden1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation, Club Edition
    Qwest Records – W2 25621US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance 1987 Part-I, 1987, CassetteSubstance 1987 Part-I
    Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release
    Thomsun Original – EN-1805Saudi Arabia1987Saudi Arabia1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-03, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Test Pressing
    Factory Records Australasia – 460130 1Australia1987Australia1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-11, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation, Double Jewel Case
    Qwest Records – 9 25621-2US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Compilation, Yellow QC-10 Background
    Factory – 832 616-4Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – 36 269 A, Nuevos Medios – 36 269 ASpain1987Spain1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Compilation, Club Edition
    Qwest Records – W4-25621, Qwest Records – 4-25621US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    CGD – INT 22223Italy1987Italy1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-01, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – YZ-185~6Japan1987Japan1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – VG-50292/93, Factory – FACT 200Greece1987Greece1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation, Club Edition, Double Jewel Case
    Qwest Records – 9 25621-2US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Club Edition, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
    Qwest Records – W1-25621US1987US1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Unofficial Release, Compilation
    Contessa – P.1974Indonesia1987Indonesia1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-17, CassetteSubstance
    2×Cassette, Compilation
    Factory – Fact 200cUK1987UK1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Factory – Fact 200UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987-08-10, CDSubstance
    2×CD, Compilation
    Factory – 50CY-1737->38Japan1987Japan1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation, Embossed
    Factory – Fact 200Benelux1987Benelux1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, VinylSubstance
    2×LP, Compilation
    Factory – VG-50292/93, Factory – VG 50292/93, Factory – FACT 200Greece1987Greece1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    2×Cassette, Compilation
    Factory – 38270 CC, Factory – 38 270 CC, Nuevos Medios – 38270 CC, Nuevos Medios – 38 270 CCSpain1987Spain1987
    Cover of Substance Sides, 1987, CassetteSubstance Sides
    Cassette, Compilation
    Factory – 832 617-4Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Substance, 1987, CassetteSubstance
    Cassette, Compilation
    Factory – Fact C200, Crystal (6) – Fact C200Taiwan1987Taiwan1987
    Cover of Substance 1987 Part-I, 1987, CassetteSubstance 1987 Part-I
    Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release
    Thomsun Original – EN-1805Saudi Arabia1987Saudi Arabia1987
    Cover of Substance 1987 Part-II, 1987, CassetteSubstance 1987 Part-II
    Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release
    Thomsun Original – EN-1806Saudi Arabia1987Saudi Arabia1987

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