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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Substance
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on 21 February 2000
New Order's own record company boss once said that "they don't know how to make good albums yet - just brilliant singles". Can't disagree with the latter sentiment. Originally released in 1987, this is an essential collection of New Order's 12" singles up to and including that year, complete with the B sides on a 2nd CD. "Thieves Like Us", "Perfect Kiss" and "Shellshock" really should be in everyone's record collection. A must-have compilation if you missed the singles first time around - just beware one thing: Rather than being the stunning minimalist original, "Confusion" is a ghastly late-80's "remix", with all the timeless quality of, say, Jellybean. You still have to buy it though.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 11 January 2007
If ever their was an album to bring back memories of such an experimental time for music, Substance will spring to mind. This was during a time when clubs actually had variety in their music, and New Order were a regular at The Hacienda. The album brings back the sounds of synths, guitars, and other unique sounds, which made New Order one of the most unique sounding bands of the time. Obvious favourites include Blue Monday and The Beach, which both use an unforgettable rhythm that was even used on The Annual vol.1. True Faith is another great song, and is very much feel good, along with the likes of 1963. There are many great tracks on the album, but I felt cd 1 had the most quality to it.

Another great album from an unforgettable era!
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on 4 March 2015
At the time of its release in 87 New Order could do no wrong great album should be up there with the top albums of all time Joy Division/New Order influenced so many bands buy this play it loud!
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on 26 January 2016
Haven't really listened to New Order much before but after listening to this album i really liked it. I also like how many tracks there are in this album.
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on 30 November 2013
This is a NEW ORDER MUST HAVE!! all the classic's.Downloaded to my Kindle fire hd and also stored on your cloud .
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on 31 August 2014
This was bought as a replacement to one I has scratched. Love this CD couldn't be without it.
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on 9 July 2003
Legend has it that Factory boss Tony Wilson wanted to be able to listen to all his Favourite New Order songs on one cassette rather than trawling through their various albums.
Regardless of it's origins Substance is one of the best collected albums ever.
This double album showcases a band as they voyaged from the dark (yet vibrant) melancholy of Joy Division (ceremony, mesh and hurt) , finding their feet (Temptation) to their embracing Chicago house, and New York Dance clubs (confusion, with Arthur Baker) through to the commercially suicidal 7 minutes of brilliance that is Blue Monday.
the second CD while not as strong also contains a few gems 1963, The Beach amongst them, and shows their diversity, and collects a lot of B-sides
...and to think they were doing this as far back as 1987.
One of the most influential bands ever. Period.
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on 24 January 2005
Forget Depeche Mode, The Cure & The Smiths.Good as they were, New Order were the most influential band of the eighties alternative scene.
Listening to this album it's hard to think that all of these tracks were pre-1987, they were that far ahead of the time!
Coupled with that, some of them weren't even included on albums, meaning they had to write more songs when the albums were released. New Order were never ones to follow tradition and refused to mime on Top Of The Pops, being only one of the few bands who would only appear live, warts and all.
When you consider that still to come after this period were such gems as "Touched by the hand of god' the entire 'Technique' album and 'Regret', you'll see this was far from a farewell package and more a summation of their glory years.
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on 30 May 2016
great CD but I knew that already, I wore my original copy out.
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on 3 February 2014
Be careful if (like me) you presumed you would the same as the CD. Ceremony is the original version (not the later version with Gillian that's on Substance CD). Also Subculture is the Low-Life version and not the remixed mix as per Substance CD.

The other annoying thing is that the volume of the tracks differ greatly. 1963 is particulary quieter.
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