Joy Division ‎– Substance

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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

B1: Different mix than on FACUS 2, with length of 4:54. Unique to the UK Substance releases and the compilation Various - Martin.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016839 30250 0
  • Matrix / Runout: FACT 250 A2 * LYN-20891 TOWNHOUSE 2
  • Matrix / Runout: FACT 250 B4 * LYN-20892 TOWNHOUSE B 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
FACD 250R, FACD250, 0825646083893 Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Factory, Factory, Factory FACD 250R, FACD250, 0825646083893 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version


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May 18, 2019
I remember seeing an uk first press on ebay with the addition:"vinyl is translucent when held against strong light source.",just like UP and closer.....can anyone confirm this?


March 5, 2015
Is the sleeve black or grey ? It seems to have a different color on each photo...



February 25, 2015
Avoid the unofficial version!I'm furious with the copy I have received!and the seller is selling as new and unplayed!mine came with finger prints allover it,werent sealed,and has etching matks on the actual vinyl between autosuggestion and transmission!absolute crap audio quality,it stands out like a sore thumb on my sound system!i honestly believe a cassete version probably would sound better than this!please read my feedback for the link of the seller,to avoid buying one of these counterfeit records


February 24, 2015
Joy Division - Substance (LP, Comp, Unofficial) (Factory (2), Rough Trade (2) - Fact250, RTD 70). Avoid this copy, its very poor quality audio!iv contacted the seller and iv had nothing but abuse and had bad feedback!the sound quality is very poor, so just be aware of these copies!going on my experience of buying one of these counterfeit copies,id advise on paying more for an original copy


April 7, 2014
Substance CD Italy CGD INT 300067 made by OPTI.ME.S


June 18, 2013
there also the k7 from Greece cat. number TC.VG 50375


June 17, 2013
there is also the K7 in Spanish edition.
code Nuevos Medios 34 325-c


October 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Hi Fellow Joy Division Fans,
I have a version that is very similar to the original UK pressing, but I'm having trouble identifying it, and I was wondering whether anyone could help..
The Matrix Numbers are FAC 250 A2 + FAC 250 B2, and "TOWNHOUSE" is still etched in the outer.
Furthermore, it also reads: "Peter Saville. Desgin: Brett Wickens. Peter Saville Associates. Photography: Trevor Key." on the inner, do all copies have this?
It has all the other correct marks for being an original, not a bootleg; but I'm totally perplexed by the early "B2" matrix number..

I'd be extremely grateful if anybody can help me out.