Funny when you reach the stage in a band’s life (or afterlife in this case I suppose) when even the compilations are being reissued. That said, the material remains crucial, always good to have the stuff available on wax. Substance 1977-1980 contains most of your Joy Division favourites, and has been expanded by two tracks.
9/10 Jack Customer review, 4th February 2018
The body of work that Joy Division accumulated in their short history has been strained through, and the pulp is on "Substance." If you are looking into the pool of Joy Division and want to get your feet wet, or even dive in, this album is perfect. It has the essentials. "Warsaw" is a perfect intro (which was later covered by the Black Halos--it's fantastic), and their most famous song, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", is also on the track list. After this, you can segue into new wave and New Order without any problems.
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