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SUBSTANCE

01. Warsaw
Duration: 2.23

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977

11. No love lost
Duration: 3.41

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


02. Leaders of men
Duration: 2.34

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


12. Failures
Duration: 3.40 - fade out

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 14 December 1977


03. Digital
Duration: 2.47

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 11 October 1978


13. Glass
Duration: 3.47

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 11 October 1978


04. Autosuggestion
Duration: 6.06

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979


14. From safety to where...?
Duration: 2.25

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979


05. Transmission
Duration: 3.32

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Saturday 28 July–Saturday 4 August 1979


15. Novelty
Duration: 3.57

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Saturday 28 July–Saturday 4 August 1979

06. She's lost control
Duration: 4.45

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
March 1980


16. Komakino
Duration: 3.50

Studio: Britannia Row Studios – London (UK)
Recording date:
Tuesday 18–Sunday 30 March 1980


07. Incubation
Duration: 2.49

Studio: Britannia Row Studios – London (UK)
Recording date:
Tuesday 18–Sunday 30 March 1980


17. These days
Duration: 3.21

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Tuesday 8 January 1980


08. Dead souls
Duration: 4.52

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
October/November 1979




09. Atmosphere
Duration: 4.08

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
October/November 1979




10. Love will tear us apart
Duration: 3.27

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
March 1980




 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner

Producers: Warsaw (songs 1, 2, 11 and 12) | Martin Hannett (songs 5 to 17)
Sound e
ngineers: John Brierely (songs 3, 8, 9 and 13) | John Caffery (songs 7 and 16) | Martin Hannett (songs 3 to 10 and 13 to 17) | Michael Johnson (assistant) (songs 7 and 16)

Total duration: 62.04 minutes


 

NOTES

Tracks 11 to 17 are part of the Appendix and are not available on vinyl

A promotional video, called Atmosphere, was issued by Media Communications (UK) along with the single Atmosphere to help promote Substance


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sleeve (point your mouse on the sleeve to see its back)

 


UK: Factory Communications Ltd
CD (July 1988)


UK: Factory Communications Ltd
MC


Taiwan: CentreDate Co Ltd/Decca
CD (with obi)

Art direction: Peter Saville
Design: Brett Wickens | Peter Saville Associates
Imagery: Jan Van Munster
Photography: Trevor Key


 

WORLDWIDE RELEASES

CD

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACD 250) – July 1988
UK: CentreDate Co Ltd (520 014-2)
– 1992: glossy paper sleeve
UK: London Records 90 Ltd (520 014-2)
– 1994: repressed under CentreDate Co Ltd's catalogue reference
Australia: Factory Records Australasia/CBS Records Australia Ltd (FACD 250/462436 2): sticker on jewel case
Australia: Warner Music Australia (3984 28224 2)
– 1992
Benelux: Dureco Holland (FAC 2502/CDM01)
Brazil: Stiletto Music Entertainment Ltda (ST 1043-2)
– 2000
Brazil: Warner Music Brasil Ltda (398428224-2)
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (834 586-2)
Europe: Warner Manufacturing Europe (3984 28224 2) – July 1999
France: PDO (30614)
Germany: Metronome Musik GmbH (3984 28224 2)
Germany: Rough Trade Records GmbH (RTDCD70)
Japan: Nippon Columbia Co Ltd (30CY-2281) – Sunday 10 July 1988: repressed with reference COCY-7473
Japan: Polydor K.K. (POCD-1882) – Thursday 9 November 1995
Japan: Warner Music Japan Inc. (WPCR-11036) – Wednesday 25 July 2001
Poland: Sonic (Son 12) – 1992
South Africa: CDT/Gallo Record Company (WICD 5302)
Taiwan: CentreDate Co Ltd/Decca (520 014)
USA: BMG Direct Marketing Inc. (D 102222)
USA: Qwest Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc. (9 25747-2) – 1989: also available in a long cardboard sleeve (reference: 6 25747-2)

DAT

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 250D) – 1991

Double MC

Australia: Factory Records Australasia/CBS Records Australia Ltd (462436 4)
Australia: Festival Records Pty. Ltd Australia (C80913/4)
Indonesia: PT. aquarius Musikindo (TC-FACTC 250/EF 005-9): additional cardboard box

LP

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 250): test pressing also available
Australia: Factory Records Australasia/CBS Records Australia Ltd (FACT 250 - 462436 1 - MC 250827/8): sticker on sleeve
Australia: Festival Records Pty. Ltd Australia (L 80913): sticker on sleeve
Benelux: MegaDisc (FACT 250 RTD 70)
Brazil: Stiletto Records (230.4001)
Brazil: Stiletto Records Publishing And Video Do Brasil Ltda/Sony Music Entertainment (Brasil) Ltda (492.044/392.044): promo version also available
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (834 586-1)
France: Virgin France SA (70614/PM 262)
Germany: Rough Trade Records GmbH (RTD 70): test pressing also available (about 50 released)
Greece: London Recordings/PolyGram/Americana Recordings (520014-1)
– 1993: only includes A-side tracks of UK version (songs 1 to 10)
Greece: Virgin/EMI Greece SA (VG 50375/MT14993)
Italy: CGD Messaggerie Musicali sPa (INT 20840)
Japan: Nippon Columbia Co Ltd (XY-7445-AX) – Sunday 10 July 1988
Spain: Nuevos Medios, SA (33321L)
Sweden: Sib-Tryck AB Norsborg (FACT-250)
USA: Qwest Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc. (9 25747-1)
– 1989: acetate pressing also available

MC

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 250C)
UK: CentreDate Co Ltd (520 014-4) – 1992
UK: London Records 90 Ltd (520 014-4)
– 1994
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (834 586-4): only 16 tracks (
Failures not included)
France: Virgin France SA (506142/PM 462)
Greece: Virgin Records/EMI Greece SA (VG 50375/MT14993): only includes A-side tracks of UK version
(songs 1 to 10)
Italy: CGD Messaggerie Musicali sPa (30 INT 20840): only includes A-side tracks of UK version
(songs 1 to 10)
Philippines: PolyCosmic Records/Factory (520014–4)

Poland: MG Records (MG 0733)
– 1993: two different pressings available; only 16 tracks (Komakino not included)
Spain: Nuevos Medios, SA (34325-C): only includes A-side tracks of UK version
(songs 1 to 10)
Thailand: Far East Bangkok Entertainment Ltd/CentreDate Co Ltd (520014–4/7 314520 014403)
– 1992
USA: Qwest Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc. (9 25747-4): only includes A-side tracks of UK version
(songs 1 to 10)


 

PRESS REVIEWS

Oor (Netherlands) (Saturday 2 July 1988) – review written by Wilhelm Sonst

Melody Maker (UK) (Saturday 16 July 1988)

New Musical Express (UK) (Saturday 16 July 1988) – review written by Gavin Martin

Record Mirror (UK) (Saturday 16 July 1988) – review written by Kevin Murphy

Best (France) (Saturday 13 August 1988) – review written by Emmanuelle Debaussart: biography also included

Cut (UK) (August 1988) – review written by Alastair McKay

Fool's Mate (Japan) (August 1988): biography also included

RAM (Australia) (Wednesday 7 September 1988) – review written by Jon Casimir

Bam (UK) (Friday 9 September 1988) – review written by Laurence Brauer

Rock & Folk (France) (September 1988) – review written by J.-F. C.

Rock De Lux (Spain) (October 1988) – review written by Quim Casas

Rolling Stone (USA) (Saturday 15 December 1988): 1988 Yearbook

Avanti! (UK) (December 1988)

New Musical Express (UK) (Saturday 3 July 1993) – review written by Danny Frost: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Still also included

Tylko Rock (Poland) (August 1993) – review written by Grzesiek Kszczotek: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Still also included

Q (UK) (September 1993): mention "4 Stars - Excellent"

Select (UK) (September 1993) – review written by Stuart Maconie

Pop + Rock (Greece) (July 1995) – review written by Nikoç Mnociváknç: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Still also included

Rock De Lux (Spain) (March 1998) – review written by Jesús Llorente