Sum and Substance

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Sum and Substance
Compilation album by The Mission
Released February 7, 1994[1]
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
(1993)String Module Error: Match not found1993
Sum and Substance
Salad Daze
(1994)String Module Error: Match not found1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Sum and Substance is a compilation album released by the British rock band The Mission on February 7, 1994 through Vertigo/Phonogram Records.[3] It contains all the singles released by the band as well as two new songs. The vinyl version on two LP's had a slightly different track-listing.[4] A remix of "Tower of Strength" by Youth preceded the release, although it was not included on the compilation.[5] A second single "Afterglow" appeared in March of the same year, but failed to chart.[6] A VHS with all the music videos produced by the band bears the same title.[7] The band did a short tour around the UK in support of the release.

Track listing[edit]

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. ^ Listing for the Sum & Substance compilation on, (accessed 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ True, Chris. Sum and Substance at AllMusic
  3. ^ Pat Gilbert, 'Short Takes: The Mission - Wayne Hussey Interview', Record Collector (No. 174), February 199, pp 136-137.
  4. ^ "The Mission - Sum And Substance (vinyl version)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  5. ^ "The Mission - Tower Of Strength (1994)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  6. ^ "The Mission - Afterglow". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  7. ^ "The Mission - Sum And Substance (video)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-09-04.