by New Order


Substance (also known as Substance 1987) is a compilation album by English alternative dance band New Order. It was released in August 1987 by Factory Records. The album compiles all of the band’s singles at that point in their 12-inch versions, along with their respective B-side tracks. The then-newly released non-album single “True Faith” is also featured, along with its B-side “1963” and new versions of “Temptation” and “Confusion”. Substance was released as a double LP (12 tracks), a double CD (24 tracks), a double cassette (24 or 28 tracks), a single cassette (12 tracks) in the U.S. and a digital audio tape (24 tracks). It sold over one million copies and became New Order’s most popular and critically acclaimed album. It is the companion to a similar singles compilation by New Order’s predecessor band Joy Division, also entitled Substance.


  1. Ceremony
  2. Everything’s Gone Green
  3. Temptation
  4. Blue Monday
  5. Confusion
  6. Thieves Like Us
  7. Perfect Kiss
  8. Subculture
  9. Shellshock
  10. State Of The Nation
  11. Bizarre Love Triangle
  12. True Faith

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Format Vinyl LP (Red), Vinyl LP (Blue), All Media Compilation Reissue Remastered (180g)
Label Factory
Catalog Number Fact 200
Notes Indie exclusive pressing, distributed in an embossed sleeve. Barcode as a sticker on sleeve rather than printed on the sleeve. Hype sticker on shrink-wrap: “New Order - Substance Remastered double LP red and blue vinyl Fact 200” Inner sleeves: 1987 Factory Communications Limited A Factory Record ℗ 1987, 2023 Warner Music UK Ltd. © 2023 Warner Music UK Ltd. In variant 2 runouts, “21”, “1
Discogs URL New Order - Substance