Sum and Substance

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Sum and Substance
Compilation album by The Mission
Released February 7, 1994
Recorded 1986-1993
Genre rock
Length 75:00
Label Vertigo/Phonogram Records
Producer Wayne Hussey, Tim Palmer, John Paul Jones, Mark Saunders and Andy Partridge.
The Mission chronology
No Snow, No Show for the Eskimo
Sum and Substance
Salad Daze
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Sum and Substance is a compilation album released by the British rock band The Mission on February 7, 1994 through Vertigo/Phonogram Records.[1] It contains all the singles released by the band as well as two new songs, the 2LP version had a slightly different track-listing. A remix of Tower of Strength by Youth preceded the release, while a second single 'Afterglow' coincided with it. A VHS video with all the music videos produced by the band was also made available. The Mission played the 'Recon '94' tour around the UK in support of the album. The record was their last for Phonogram Records.


No. Title Album Length
1. "Wasteland"   Gods Own Medicine 5:38
2. "Severina"   Gods Own Medicine 4:03
3. "Stay With Me"   Gods Own Medicine 4:37
4. "Tower of Strength"   Children 8:08
5. "Beyond the Pale (armageddon mix)"   Children 3:48
6. "Butterfly on a Wheel"   Carved in Sand 5:38
7. "Deliverance"   Carved in Sand 6:00
8. "Into The Blue"   Carved in Sand 4:09
9. "Amelia"   Carved in Sand 4:33
10. "Hands Across the Ocean"   Grains of Sand 3:47
11. "Never Again"   Masque 5:06
12. "Shades of Green (pt. ii)"   Masque 3:59
13. "Like a Child Again (remix)"   Masque 3:38
14. "Sour Puss"   previously unreleased 3:32
15. "Afterglow"   previously unreleased 4:05


  1. ^ Pat Gilbert, 'Short Takes: The Mission - Wayne Hussey Interview', Record Collector (No. 174), February 199, pp 136-137.