New Order ‎– Blue Monday

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New Order's fifth single. A milestone, both by musical standards and by design standards. Sold over 1 million copies globally. But because at the time of release, Factory weren't part of the BPI, there are no reliable figures nor certifications or awards.
Initial editions were released in March 1983 with die-cut cover and cut outs and a thick silver inner sleeve, designed by Peter Saville.
Cover variations: Die-cut with cut-outs, die-cut without cut-outs, plain printed.
Inner sleeve variations: Thick glossy silver, thin matte silver, thick glossy black or thin matte black.
All 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 design. The sleeve did cost so much that it actually denied Factory an extra profit of just under 1 UK Pence on each copy sold. But demand and production cost and timings meant that the sleeve became progressively more simple with each repressing.

Peaked at #9 in the UK Single charts and at #1 in the UK Indie Charts.

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.

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).

Also reissued in 1995 with new remixes.

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

On some editions, the first beats of the 16-bar intro are cut off.

Tracklist

Blue Monday 7:29
The Beach 7:19

Versions (145)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VR 22504, FACT 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Die) Factory, Factory VR 22504, FACT 73 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", MP) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", MP) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 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) Rough Trade Deutschland, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Pla) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Promo) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Base Record FAC 73 Italy 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 FAC 73 Scandinavia 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 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
YW-7418-AX New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Columbia YW-7418-AX Japan 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 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
FACX 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FACX 10 Canada 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
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE 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) Factory FAC 73 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73/RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory, Factory FAC 73/RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73/RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory, Factory FAC 73/RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREE Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Bla) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print) Factory, Factory, Factory FAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREE, VR 22504 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print, RP, Max) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, M/Print, Thi) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, MP, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK 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 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73, FACT 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Die) Factory, Factory FAC 73, FACT 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, M/Print, Die) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, M/Print, Sec) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, M/Print, Thi) 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, 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
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
RTD 10, FAC 73, VR22504 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Sil) Factory, Factory, Factory RTD 10, FAC 73, VR22504 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
FACTUS 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, Sil) Factory (US) FACTUS 10 US 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", W/Lbl) Factory FAC 73 UK 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
FACC 73 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single) Factory, GAP Records FACC 73 Australia 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) Factory 80045 France 1984 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
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 A New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 / 20332-0 A US 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) 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 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
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
RTD 035T, Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTD 035T, Fac73R Germany 1988 Sell This Version
YW-7442 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory YW-7442 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, MNW Fac73R Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 7312, Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, Factory FAC 7312, Fac73R Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
80373 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory 80373 France 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory Records Australasia Fac73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
INT 15370 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12") Factory, CGD INT 15370 Italy 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
YW-7442 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Promo) Factory YW-7442 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
FAC-73 R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(12", Promo) Factory FAC-73 R UK 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 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
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-73 R New Order Blue Monday 1988(12", W/Lbl) Factory FAC-73 R UK 1988 Sell This Version
90418 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory 90418 France 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
30 318 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, Nuevos Medios 30 318 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
INT 10804 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory, CGD INT 10804 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 035 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Rough Trade RTD 035 Germany 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) Factory Records Australasia Fac73-7 Australia 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, 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
7-27979-A New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, Promo) Qwest Records 7-27979-A US 1988 Sell This Version
7-27979-A New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, RP) Qwest Records 7-27979-A US 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, RP) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73-7 New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, TP) Factory Records Australasia, CBS Records Australia Limited FAC 73-7 Australia 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
Facd 73R NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single) Factory Facd 73R UK 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
10CY-8038, CY 8038 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single, Mini) Factory, Factory 10CY-8038, CY 8038 Japan 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, Single, PAL) Factory Facdv 73R UK 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
none New Order Blue Monday 1988(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) WEA, Bizz none Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday 7" Remix(Cass, Single, Promo) Not On Label (New Order) none UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", RP, TP) Factory Records Australasia FAC 73 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73R New Order Blue Monday(VHS, PAL, Promo) 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
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
Facd 73R, D 10146 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CD, Single, Car) Factory, Factory Facd 73R, D 10146 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
FACC 73, C 14826 New Order Blue Monday(Cass, Single, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Festival Records FACC 73, C 14826 Australia 1990 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, Single, S/Sided, 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
850041.1 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12") London Records 850041.1 Europe 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 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850241.1, NUOX 7, NUOX7 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12", Bla) London Records, London Records, London Records 850241.1, NUOX 7, NUOX7 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
850039.1 NewOrder* Blue Monday-95(12", Single) London Records 850039.1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
NEW DJ 2 New Order Blue Monday-95(12", W/Lbl, Promo) London Records NEW DJ 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
NEW DJ 1 New Order Blue Monday-95(12", W/Lbl, Promo) London Records NEW DJ 1 UK 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 UK 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
850041.2 NewOrder* BlueMonday '95(CD, Single) London Records 850041.2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
NUOCD 7, 850241.2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records, London Records NUOCD 7, 850241.2 UK & Europe 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
850039.2 NewOrder* BlueMonday-95(CD, Single) London Records 850039.2 Europe 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 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
NSER017 New Order Blue Monday(12") New State Recordings NSER017 UK 2006 Sell This Version
nser017 New Order Blue Monday(12", W/Lbl, Promo) New State Recordings nser017 UK 2006 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, 9 20332-0 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0-20332, 9 20332-0 US Unknown Sell This Version
0-20332 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RE) Qwest Records 0-20332 US Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Unofficial) Factory (2) FAC 73 Zimbabwe Unknown Sell This Version
none New Order Blue Monday(9", S/Sided, Pic, Shape, Unofficial) Not On Label (New Order) none Unknown Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(VHS, PAL, Promo) Factory FAC 73 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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thm912

thm912

August 15, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RP, Sec, FAC 73
Did I miss the variant FAC 73 A2 GG Pounda Ta1pe MVSS4 R-CUT somewhere? All I could found was MVSS40, MVSS41 and so on ...
WORBVINYL

WORBVINYL

July 6, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, FAC 73
We seem to have a variant copy of this press..
A runout FAC - 73 - A-1 MT.3. STRAWBERRY OUT VOTED!
B runout FAC - 73 - B-1 MT.1 STRAWBERRY HO, EL + TEL!

Die cut sleeve/thick black card inner - I understand these generally do not have the Ho, El + Tel etch.

...Not sure if a crossover copy or mistakenly put into wrong inner or what, actually...
urbanmutant

urbanmutant

June 10, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Pla, FAC 73
Hmm, mine seems to be this version but with a silver inner sleeve. Can't see that varition listed though! #Confused :)
theListenerV2

theListenerV2

March 18, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, FAC 73
Me and my mate love this but cant find it anywhere! 😞
reflexconnect

reflexconnect

March 11, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, RE, 0-20332, 9 / 20332-0 A

Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday using 1930s instruments - BBC Arts... added as an anecdote ;) so sorry, good tunes, ty
drumsoldier

drumsoldier

February 18, 2016
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Pla, FAC 73

One of the first records to have a profound effect upon me and the track that would make me love electronic music more than any other music. Truly inspiring.....thanks New Order.
fac33

fac33

November 15, 2015
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, GOOD 10
Just purchased a copy of the red vinyl - will create listing soon.
Not-Selling

Not-Selling

October 29, 2015
edited 10 months ago
referencing Blue Monday, 12", Single, FAC 73
Just for the record.

Die cut outer, thin black glossy inner.

FAC - 73-A, (Astrix) Townhouse MAX
FAC - 73-B, (Astrix) MAX

Both labels on the correct sides.
joemhewitt

joemhewitt

September 5, 2015
referencing Blue Monday, 12", MP, FAC 73
This is not worth £1000 can't believe it's being sold that much, this is a fairly common mispress
jason.gero.9

jason.gero.9

July 14, 2015
referencing Blue Monday 1988, 12", Promo, FAC-73 R
My copy of this was sold to me, not in a die cut sleeve as stated in the release notes, but in the same sleeve as the commercial UK 12" for Blue Monday 1988. Unfortunately, I do not know if it was originally issued like that or if a previous owner took the liberty of putting the promo record in the standard 12" sleeve.