To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the single "Love Will Tear Us Apart," which was written in August 1979 and released in June 1980, Rhino proudly reissues iconic Joy Division albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl including this expanded edition of Substance on double LP.
Substance is a singles compilation album by the post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records in 1988. It peaked at #7 in the UK album chart and #146 on the Billboard 200, the band's only chart appearance in the United States. It also reached #15 in New Zealand and #53 in Australia in August 1988.
Joy Division rapidly evolved from their initial punk rock influences to develop a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s. Their self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living, drew the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson. Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, was released in 1979 on Wilson's independent record label Factory Records, and drew critical acclaim from the British press. Despite the band's growing success, vocalist Ian Curtis was beset with depression and personal difficulties, including a dissolving marriage and his diagnosis of epilepsy. Curtis found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, and often had seizures during performances.
On the eve of the band's first American tour in May 1980, Curtis committed suicide. Joy Division's posthumously released second album, Closer(1980), and the single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" became the band's highest charting releases. After the death of Curtis, the remaining members continued as New Order, achieving critical and commercial success.
Cut from the 2010 audio remasters
Replicating original album artwork
Includes two additional tracks: "As You Said" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine Version)"
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Ian Curtis, vocals
Bernard Sumner, guitar, keyboards
Peter Hook, bass
Stephen Morris, drums
2. Leaders of Men
6. She's Lost Control
8. Dead Souls
10. Love Will Tear Us Apart
11. No Love Lost
14. From Safety To Where
17. As You Said
18. These Days
19. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine Version)