Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Anyone else thought the same? • Substance is published by Simon & Schuster. Passover A lot of the emotional heft of Closer comes from the final two songs – ‘The Eternal’ and ‘Decades’. hen I was 13, in 1983, I spent several weeks trying to like a new LP called. His suicide before the album’s release has only enhanced its reputation as a significant record. The "Substance" CD contains a good collection of often-heard and rarely-heard Joy Division songs. Seriously. Unknown Pleasures and Ceremony are still in print and remain essential to any true appreciation of this seminal band. There's a problem loading this menu right now. period. “Even me.” For the last half dozen years, he has been performing Joy Division and New Order songs with a new band, the Light: Hook sings, his son plays bass. Over the 33 years since, New Order have gone from cult taste to pop institution – pioneers of both dance music and rock, co-writers of England’s only decent World Cup song, global performers of addictive, happy-sad hits such as “True Faith” and “Blue Monday” – in a way that would have bewildered earnest early fans like me. I wish the record companies would stop making further compilations from this band as the latest comp. Ian Curtis did not die for our sins, as a British critic once claimed in a fit of earnest hype. It is as self-importantly long as a Victorian novel. Review Summary: Substance is a perfect snapshot of the many directions of Joy Division, as well as a record of damn good songs. ‘The Eternal’ is punctuated by a simple piano figure, while ‘Decades’ is anchored by Hook’s lead bass lines, but both are melodic and stately. Substance is a compilation of the non-album singles and EPs released by Joy Division during their three year history. Who could possibly hate Transmission and Atmosphere? “But then afterwards ... you’d happily slit your own throat.” At times, Substance – the book’s title is surely an unsubtle druggy pun as well as a claim to definitiveness – becomes as debauched as the notorious biography of the 70s rock decadents Led Zeppelin, Hammer of the Gods. Anyway, this is a'ight. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. In Life, Joy Division Singer Ian Curtis was only one of thousands of young Britons whose lives were transformed by punk, who found in the music’s corrosive simplicity an ideal vehicle for self-expression and instant physical release. By the mid-80s, New Order and their swelling entourage had split into barely communicating factions. Having said that, Joy Division already had a unique sound – Peter Hook’s bass was the dominant instrument, often played in the high registers and creating the melodic interest, while Bernard Sumner’s guitar threw out shards of noise. I Remember Nothing This is one of the quietest records I own in regards to surface noise. The other sides sound okay, pressing-wise, but I agree with other comments here that it sounds (and looks on Audacity) to have been mastered from a cd. –1980s Unknown Pleasures > Closer > Substance After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I still haven't gotten around to listening to Joy Division yet. It’s a sentimental, slightly claustrophobic end to a book about how some gifted young Britons tried to escape a great darkness in the early 80s, like a few of their compatriots, and never quite did so. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You owe it to him to recieve it in full. I forgot just how impressive and impactful the bands (The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Simple Minds, The Church & U2)of the the late 1970's & 80's were on my overall music consciousness up to this day. An exemplary remaster and pressing. A shame, sounds like it's too clean/polished now which is exactly the opposite of what Joy Division represent. Great review as always. Blog Posts Complete your Joy Division collection. You can tell. I think I might start with this. New Order was more polished, but I think you can hear the raw, burgeoning talent that started here. Rock writing rarely tells us properly what a band treading water or in slow decline feels like from the inside. “Never trust a musician,” he warns at one point. Substance is a singles compilation album by English rock band Joy Division.It was released on 11 July 1988 by Factory Records.It is the companion to a similar singles compilation by their subsequent band New Order, also entitled Substance.It peaked at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart and 146 on the Billboard 200, the band's only chart appearance in the United States. Music Quiz: Who’s That With Stevie Wonder? Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013. The group only made two studio albums before Curtis’ suicide; both are excellent, each with its own distinct flavour. Unknown Pleasures is a classic even if the still learning band were overwhelmed by Hannent's famous production. Performing at the Super Rock festival, Portugal, in 2005. read the first paragraph up top, its good for you. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 4 stars because it was all scratched and cracked case but so far no issue listening to it or it skipping. Great cd to everone that likes great music. Album Rating: 3.0I can't get into this... guess I'm just a stickler for music post 1989, Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_%28New_Order_album%29. But he did give his all. A novice to the group should honestly start with the two albums, then move onto 'Substance' and 'Still' to fill in the holes. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Hook portrays his bandmates as inspired, if sometimes careless, musicians, but pretty poor human beings. And rightly so, up to a point. Joy Division helped define a new era of music in the late 70's/early 80's before the death of lead singer Ian Curtis. ( Log Out /  FACT250; Vinyl 12"). I got into Joy Division's music after seeing the biopic, Control, as well as 24 Hour Party People (both movies are very entertaining). This cd is really more of a collection of non-album singles and b-sides all compiled onto one disc. i love this album and unknown pleasures. Substance has all the singles that any American has probably heard on any good jukebox. The compilation Substance collects the material from their non-album singles – while it’s less consistent than their studio albums, it collates some of their most essential material. Hook does so memorably. Four years ago Hook published a shorter, more delicate memoir about Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, and in Substance he says little, at least at … Has 2 "dunce cone" inner jackets for the lp's themselves included. After Curtis’ death, the group promoted Sumner to lead vocalist, bought in Morris’ girlfriend Gillian Gilbert as keyboard player, and re-branded as New Order. His recordings with joy Division, however, were remarkable in their vivid, brutal articulation of a generation’s pain and frustration. When I was 13, in 1983, I spent several weeks trying to like a new LP called Power, Corruption & Lies. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Joy Division’s appeal has persisted – near where I live, on the other side of the world from Manchester, there’s a famous Ian Curtis wall. Transmission But New Order were blotting something out as well as enjoying themselves. FACTC 250, TC-FACT 250, TC-FACTC 250, 462436 4, EF, Substance, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, Fact250R, Substance, 2xLP, Comp, Unofficial, YX-7445 DJRP, Substance , 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, Fact250R, R1 183937, Substance , 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 200, Fact250R, R1 183937, My 999 Most Beloved Records (and some more lovely popstuff), Best 80s electro synth, goth & new wave essentials, Urban Legend, Myth, Apocrypha & Other Diversions. Joy Division were one of several prominent bands who were inspired by the Sex Pistols’ famous 1976 gig in Manchester – members of The Buzzcocks, The Fall, The Smiths, and Simply Red were reportedly also in attendance. Joy Division's 'Substance' compilation is honestly no better for beginners than 'Unknown Pleasures' or 'Closer'. Phone orders min p&p of £1.99. New Order still exist, and last year released their tenth album, Music Complete, to decent reviews. But because of limited technology – the electronics they wanted to use remained expensive – and lack of musical technique (“none of us could sing and play at the same time”), it took half a decade for New Order to turn the sparse, awkward experimentation of their initial records into the busy, shiny, surging sound which would make them mainstream stars.