New Order ‎– Blue Monday

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New Order's fifth single. A milestone, both by musical standards and by design standards.

Still considered to be the best-selling 12" of all time, selling over 1 million copies globally. However, since Factory wasn't part of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) at the time of release, there are no reliable figures nor certifications or awards. Altogether, the 1983, 1988 and 1995 releases have been sold over 10 million times.

Initial UK editions were released in March 1983 in a die-cut cover with cut-outs and a silver cardboard inner sleeve, designed by Peter Saville.

Outer sleeve variations:
1. Original: die-cut with cut-outs.
2. Initial adaptation: Plain printed thus without cut-outs with the cut-outs left black.
3. Final adaptation: Plain printed thus without cut-outs, also missing the grey block prints.

Inner sleeve variations:
1. Silver cardboard
2. Black cardboard of different stock, weighing between 38 and 41 grammes. They might be glossy or matte and hazy black in combination with top openings ranging from 3 to 10 cm.
3. White paper inner sleeves were used to cut costs.

All outer sleeves bear the colour code, spelling "FAC 73 Blue Monday And The Beach New Order".

There is a common misconception that Factory lost money on the release due to the elaborate sleeve design. The original sleeve did in fact cost so much that Factory's profit lay under 1 UK Penny for each copy sold. But demand, production costs and timings meant that the sleeve became progressively simpler with each repressing, as explained above.
Different combinations of outer and inner sleeves were matched with the different pressing runs, so the 2nd outer sleeve adaptation as well as the white paper inner sleeves can be found with initial pressings of the record (A1/B1 runout matrices).

Vinyl : The original UK version was mastered and cut on 5 occasions:

- FAC-73-A-1 MT. STRAWBERRY OUT VOTED! // FAC-73-B-1 MT. HO.EL+TEL! STRAWBERRY
(runoff space 0,8 cm // 1,6 cm)
This original edition misses the first 2 beats of the 16-bar intro are cut off due to a mastering error.

- FACT 73 A2 .THE ROBOT. STRAWBERRY GG // FACT 73 B2 .THE ROBOT. STRAWBERRY GG
(runoff space 2,2 cm // 2,2 cm)

- FAC 73 A2 GG POUNDA TA1PE R-CUT // FAC 73 B2 GG R-CUT
(runoff space 1,3 cm // 1,4 cm)

- FAC 73 A3 GG POUNDA TA1PE. WHERE'S MURDER? // FAC 73 B3 GG I SAID WHERE'S MURDER?
(runoff space 1,6 cm // 1,6 cm)

- FAC-73-A1 ✱ TOWNHOUSE MAX. // FAC-73-B1 ✱ MAX.
(runoff space 1,6 cm // 1,6 cm)

There also are many hybrid versions, e.g. A-1 + B2, A2 + B-1, A3 + B2, A-1 + B2 R-CUT, etc.

Known pressing plants:
MVS Record Pressing Ltd. (initial 1983 pressings, and 1984).
Lyntone Recordings Ltd. (1983).
CBS UK (double dip labels, 1983).
Linguaphone Institute Ltd. (25mm rings, 1985 and 1986).
Immediate Sound Services Ltd. (✱ in runouts, 1987 and 1988).
Audio Services Ltd. (✱ in runouts, since 1989).

Peaked at #9 in the UK Single charts, and at #1 in the UK Indie Charts, where it stayed for a total of 186 weeks.

Blue Monday 1988:
New Order's 16th single, released in March 1988.
Produced by Quincy Jones with the actual remix done by John Potoker.
After New Order signed to Qwest in the US, Quincy Jones saw an opportunity for their groundbreaking track to have a legitimate single release and a shot at radio airplay.
In the UK it was released as 7", 12", CD-Single and as CD-V, featuring an alternate 7" mix.
In North America, 'Touched By The Hand Of God' was featured as B-side.
The video of Blue Monday 1988 is known for the Weimaraner dog 'Fay Ray', owned by video director William Wegman. The video also features a Robert Breer flicker book, that was given away by Factory as 1988 Christmas present (Fac 235).

In 1995 reissued with techno and trance remixes.

In 2020 re-released as remastered edition with original artwork.

New Order used a sample from Kraftwerk's track "Uranium" on Blue Monday.

Tracklist

Blue Monday 7:29
The Beach 7:19

Versions (194)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
600717, 600 717 New Order Blue Monday(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory 600717, 600 717 France 1983 Sell This Version
RTD 10, FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Maxi, Pal) Rough Trade Deutschland, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
VR 22504, FACT 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", RP) Factory, Factory VR 22504, FACT 73 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
YW-7418-AX New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Columbia YW-7418-AX Japan 1983 Sell This Version
GOOD 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory GOOD 10 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Base Record FAC 73 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Base Record FAC 73 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, 31-035 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Nuevos Medios FAC 73, 31-035 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) GAP Records, Factory FAC 73 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, VR 22504 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 73, VR 22504 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FACX 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FACX 10 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, A2/) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory, Rough Trade, Factory FAC 73, RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory FAC 73 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, CP ) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Pla) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
YW-7418-AX New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Promo) Factory, Columbia YW-7418-AX Japan 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE, Pla) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
VR 22504, FAC 73, FACT 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory, Factory VR 22504, FAC 73, FACT 73 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A2/) Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A2/) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A2/) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A3/) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Pla) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Pla) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Sec) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Sec) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Sec) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Thi) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Thi) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Thi) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
GOOD 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Red) Factory GOOD 10 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Sil) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
RTD 10, FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Sil) Factory, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RTD 10, FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Sil) Factory, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RTD 10, FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Son) Factory, Factory, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, TP) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Whi) Factory FAC 73 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", W/Lbl) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RTD-10 New Order Blue Monday(12", W/Lbl) Rough Trade RTD-10 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FACC 73 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single) Factory, GAP Records FACC 73 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
TC-GOOD 10, TCGOOD 10 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single) Factory, Factory, EMI, EMI TC-GOOD 10, TCGOOD 10 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
VG 2025-Z, 062-VG 2025Z, FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory, Factory VG 2025-Z, 062-VG 2025Z, FAC 73 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
80045 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Factory 80045 France 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TD-1098 ニュー・オーダー* ブルー・マンデー = Blue Monday / コンフュージョン = Confusion(7", Single, Promo) Factory, Columbia TD-1098 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
S-534 New Order Blue Monday / Thieves Like Us(7", Single) Tonpress S-534 Poland 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory Benelux, Factory FAC 73 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory Benelux, Factory FAC 73 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, MP, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Factory FAC 73 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 A New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 A US 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 / 20332-0 A New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 / 20332-0 A US 1985 Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE, Die) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US 1985 Sell This Version
FACC 73 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single, RE) Factory, Factory Records Australasia, Gap Records FACC 73 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-A-3037 New Order Blue Monday / Touched By The Hand Of God(12", Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-3037 US 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-3037 New Order Blue Monday / Touched By The Hand Of God(12", W/Lbl) Qwest Records PRO-A-3037 US 1987 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday / Touched By The Hand Of God(12", TP, W/Lbl, Spe) Warner Bros. Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988 / Beach Buggy(12") Factory Records Australasia Fac73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
80373 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory 80373 France 1988 Sell This Version
INT 15370 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, CGD INT 15370 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 7312, Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, Factory FAC 7312, Fac73R Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
870 354-1 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") PolyGram 870 354-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 035T, Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTD 035T, Fac73R Germany 1988 Sell This Version
31 313 M, 31 313 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, Factory, Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios 31 313 M, 31 313 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
YW-7442 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory YW-7442 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VG 2112Z, FAC 73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory VG 2112Z, FAC 73R Greece 1988 Sell This Version
VG 2112Z, FAC 73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory VG 2112Z, FAC 73R Greece 1988 Sell This Version
0-20869 New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Maxi, ARC) Qwest Records 0-20869 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-20869, 9 20869-0 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Maxi, SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20869, 9 20869-0 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-20869 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Maxi, W/Lbl) Qwest Records 0-20869 US 1988 Sell This Version
YW-7442 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Promo) Factory YW-7442 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 035T NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", RP, 1st) Rough Trade RTD 035T Germany 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 035T NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", RP, 2nd) Rough Trade RTD 035T Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Single) Factory Fac73R Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Single) Factory, MNW Fac73R Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Single) Factory Fac73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Single) Factory Fac73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC-73 R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Single, Promo) Factory FAC-73 R UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Single, RP) Factory Fac73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac 73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Single, TP) Factory Records Australasia Fac 73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Single, TP) Factory FAC 73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC-73 R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Single, W/Lbl) Factory FAC-73 R UK 1988 Sell This Version
9 27979-7, 7-27979 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 27979-7, 7-27979 US 1988 Sell This Version
90418 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory 90418 France 1988 Sell This Version
INT 10804 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, CGD INT 10804 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73-7, FAC 737 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 73-7, FAC 737 Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia Fac73-7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
30 318 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, Nuevos Medios 30 318 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 035 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Rough Trade RTD 035 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
9 27979-7, 7-27979 New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 27979-7, 7-27979 US 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7, Fac 73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac73-7, Fac 73-7 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, ISS) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, Lyn) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, MPO) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7-27979-A New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, Promo) Qwest Records 7-27979-A US 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, RP, ISS) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
9 27979-7, 7-27979 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, Styrene) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 27979-7, 7-27979 US 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73-7 New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, TP) Factory Records Australasia FAC 73-7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, W/Lbl, MPO) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
870 354-2 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, EP, Car) Factory 870 354-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
10CY-8038, CY 8038 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Mini, Single) Factory, Factory 10CY-8038, CY 8038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10CY-8038, CY 8038 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) Factory, Factory 10CY-8038, CY 8038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
15CY-5020, CY-5020 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single) Factory, Factory 15CY-5020, CY-5020 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Facd 73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single) Factory Facd 73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3053 New Order Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single, Promo) Qwest Records PRO-CD-3053 US 1988 Sell This Version
Facdv 73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Factory Facdv 73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
870 354-4 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, EP, Dol) Factory 870 354-4 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday 1988(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (New Order) none US 1988 Sell This Version
FACC73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single) Factory Records Australasia FACC73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
9 27979-4, 4-27979 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 27979-4, 4-27979 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 27979-4, 4-27979 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single, SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 9 27979-4, 4-27979 US 1988 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday 1988(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) WEA, Bizz none Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", RP) Factory Records Australasia FAC 73 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", RP, TP) Factory Records Australasia FAC 73 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, MP, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1988 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday(Cass) Not On Label (New Order) none UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73R New Order Blue Monday(VHS, Advance, PAL) Factory FAC 73R UK 1988 Sell This Version
FEP-89-7005, FAC73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Alpha Records (3) FEP-89-7005, FAC73R Philippines 1989 Sell This Version
FEC-90-7005, FAC73R New Order Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single) Factory, Factory, Alpha Records (3) FEC-90-7005, FAC73R Philippines 1989 Sell This Version
TC-FACC 73R, EF004-9 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single) Factory, Factory, EMI, EMI TC-FACC 73R, EF004-9 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
TC-FACC 73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single) Factory TC-FACC 73R Malaysia 1989 Sell This Version
TC-FACC 73R, EF004-9 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single, RE) Factory, Factory, EMI, EMI TC-FACC 73R, EF004-9 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
Facd 73R, D 10146 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single, Car) Factory, Factory Facd 73R, D 10146 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
C 14826, FACC 73 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single, RE) Festival Records, Factory Records Australasia C 14826, FACC 73 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
RTD 410.0060.3 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single) Factory, Rough Trade RTD 410.0060.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday '95(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (New Order) none 1995 Sell This Version
SINCD 240 New Order Blue Monday 95 - Remix(CD, Single, Car) London Records SINCD 240 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
SINCD 238 New Order Blue Monday 95 - Remix(CD, Single, Car) London Records SINCD 238 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday 95(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) London Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version
FAC73PL New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) London Records FAC73PL Europe 1995 Sell This Version
FAC73SW New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) London Records FAC73SW Europe 1995 Sell This Version
FAC73RE New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) London Records FAC73RE Europe 1995 Sell This Version
FAC73RERE New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) London Records FAC73RERE Europe 1995 Sell This Version
NUO 7 New Order Blue Monday(7", Single, Jukebox) London Records NUO 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
850241.1, NUOX 7, NUOX7 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12") London Records, London Records, London Records 850241.1, NUOX 7, NUOX7 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850041.1 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12") London Records 850041.1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
NEW DJ 1 New Order Blue Monday-95(12", Promo, W/Lbl) London Records NEW DJ 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
NEW DJ 2 New Order Blue Monday-95(12", Promo, W/Lbl) London Records NEW DJ 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
850039.1 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12", Single) London Records 850039.1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Blue 1 New Order Blue Monday(CD, Single, Promo) London Records Blue 1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
8500404, 850 040-4 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single) Polydor, London Records, Polydor, London Records 8500404, 850 040-4 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
422 850 185-2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records, PolyGram Group Canada Inc. 422 850 185-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
850041.2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records 850041.2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850039.2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records 850039.2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850241.2, NUOCD 7 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records, London Records 850241.2, NUOCD 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
850041.2, 850041-2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single, Car) London Records, Polydor, London Records, Polydor 850041.2, 850041-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
NCDJ 7 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single, Promo) London Records NCDJ 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
NUOMC 7, 850240.4 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(Cass, Single) London Records, London Records NUOMC 7, 850240.4 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
BNVS001 New Order Blue Monday (Rogue Audio Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (New Order) BNVS001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
014 New Order Blue Monday(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (New Order) 014 2005 Sell This Version
CS005 New Order Blue Monday(12", TP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Club Standards CS005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CS005 New Order Blue Monday(2x12", MP, Unofficial, Blu) Club Standards CS005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CS005 New Order Blue Monday(2x12", Unofficial, Blu) Club Standards CS005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CS005 New Order Blue Monday(2x12", Unofficial, Cle) Club Standards CS005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
NSER017 New Order Blue Monday(12") New State Recordings NSER017 UK 2006 Sell This Version
nser017 New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) New State Recordings nser017 UK 2006 Sell This Version
MONDAY1 New Order Blue Monday (Daft Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (New Order) MONDAY1 2011 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE, RM, 180) Factory FAC 73 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday(2xFile, FLAC, Single, RE, RM) Warner Music UK none Europe 2020
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12") Factory FAC 73 Zimbabwe Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", MP) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 A New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 A US Unknown Sell This Version
0-20332 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records 0-20332 US Unknown Sell This Version
0-20332, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A3/) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, A3/) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, ISS) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, ISS) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Mis) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, W/Lbl, ISS) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday(9", Shape, S/Sided, Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (New Order) none Israel Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(VHS, Advance, PAL) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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thesoundfoundation

thesoundfoundation

May 12, 2021
edited 6 days ago
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73
I wish that, on this series of re-issues, they would be more sympathetic to the original design with the placing of the copyright notice (℗ & © information). On the 2020 definitive edition of Power Corruption and Lies, this information appears on the spine of the vinyl record sleeve, while on the 2020 reissue of Blue Monday it appears on the inner sleeve – in my opinion, the spine is a far more discreet place for this information, where it doesn't detract (too much) from the beauty and simplicity of the original covers.
AndrewHP

AndrewHP

May 1, 2021
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, FAC 73
I don't know if anyone has actually mentioned this already, but the colour coding at the edge of the sleeve can actually be "decoded", as can the other New Order releases from around the time. Each colour block represents a letter which corresponds to the wheel on the back of the Power, Corruption Lies album - https://www.discogs.com/New-Order-Power-Corruption-Lies/master/4071 album - A is at 12 o'clock, and it works clockwise through the alphabet.
Andersfrendoe

Andersfrendoe

March 7, 2021
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, A2/, FAC 73
This version has the plain black cover with colour coding and with a plain white inner sleeve with 'PATENT Nos. 1,125,555' and 'MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN'.

The matrix suggests it should be a version with the die-cut cover with thick black inner sleeve - notably this one: https://www.discogs.com/New-Order-Blue-Monday/release/1420894
Oelewapper

Oelewapper

March 4, 2021
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73

First of all, everyone knows how good Blue Monday is - no need to get into that again haha

About the record:
Good reissue, quality remastering.
Mine came with a slight wobble that produces minor rumble at the beginning of side A, except for that the pressing quality is good.
Nice dynamics, snappy transients, deep kicks and no surface noise.

Quality tested with:
Technics SL-1200G and Ortofon 2M Black
OriginalPromoPosters

OriginalPromoPosters

January 28, 2021
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RP, VR 22504, FAC 73, FACT 73
Timeless tune. This 12" plays wonderful. Very full clear sound. Some items (mine) have an original hype sticker.
ShadowOfLight

ShadowOfLight

December 6, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73
Side by side comparison of the original from 1983 and this remaster: the original wins hands down. Although the remaster has a lot more punch, there is reduced sparkle. The original has a balance between punch and sparkle that is pleasing to the ear.

The remaster sounds a bit dull by comparison. The hi-hats and snare drum are just diminished making them sound hollow and the bass is overwhelming at times. The packaging rivals the original and it doesn't hurt that the vinyl is of heavier weight.

Overall, a fairly good release, but stick with the original version. Lots of copies to be had here for a decent price!
vinnysideways

vinnysideways

December 1, 2020
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, FAC 73
Why did someone pay £267 for this? Test pressing? Signed copy? Or more money than sense?
N.Schneiderman

N.Schneiderman

October 21, 2020
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73
Pre ordered mine from the New Order website in August, still waiting for it to get here.
Martin_M

Martin_M

October 5, 2020
edited 7 months ago
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73

Highly recommended. Such a rich and deep sound. Really impressive.
just_the_sound

just_the_sound

October 5, 2020
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, RM, 180, FAC 73
Would have been nice if it was in a silver inner like the original but overall it’s a superb reissue.