New Order ‎– Blue Monday

Qwest Records ‎– 0-20332, Qwest Records ‎– 9 / 20332-0 A
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue


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Catalog number on spine: 9 / 20332-0 A
Catalog number on inner label: 0-20332

Front and back of sleeve have cut-outs to look like a floppy diskette. 12" housed in a solid black poly dust sleeve.
(Some reissues were later released without these cut-outs.)

Cover: Licensed from Factory Records, Manchester, England for the United States by Qwest Records.
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Brothers Inc., a Warner Communications Company © 1983 Qwest Records ℗ 1983 Qwest Records Made in U.S.A.

Labels: Published by Bemusic/All rights for the Western Hemisphere Administered by WB Music Corp. ASCAP
A Factory Record . ℗ 1983 Qwest Records


Was released in 1985, after New Order signed to Qwest Records for their US releases.
This release has different matrix/runout numbers than New Order - Blue Monday.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-20332-0 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992033206
  • Other (Spine): 9 / 20332-0 A
  • Matrix / Runout: 0-20332 - A - SR3 K2
  • Matrix / Runout: 0-20332 B SR2 Precision SM

Other Versions (5 of 172) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 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
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
7-27979-A New Order Blue Monday 1988(7", Single, Promo) Qwest Records 7-27979-A US 1988 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


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March 11, 2016

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


July 29, 2014


December 23, 2012
I have this edition, matching serial on the label, and do not have a big ugly barcode on the back of the jacket.


December 23, 2009
If the inferior Qwest knockoff is the one you got stuck with, you were robbed!

Packaging: Even in the die-cut release the colors along the edge of the jacket are quite a bit off...they just didn't care -- there's a big ugly barcode label on the reverse, the envelope is made of easily shredded cheap silver paper, and the vinyl is wobbly and light compared to the many pressings put out by Factory in the UK.

The Quest is my spare copy which I got for a buck, used.... But it's always amazing to me how many corners were cut on the packaging and the vinyl itself for domestic US releases.

The artwork was always butchered, usually drastically simplified and the domestic manufacturer didn't seem to give any thought to how and where they placed their own corporate branding on the sleeve.

In a way, US releasers like Quest were way ahead of the rest of the world in delivering homogenous boring inferior throwaway releases long before the Compact Disc came along and pretty much ensured that imports from Europe or Japan were about the same as the crappy US releases in quality and packaging.

So in that sense the US music industry was ahead of the game in the race to the bottom!

Seriously, the Quest release blows in comparison to the UK releases in every measure that counts. It's amazing how much difference a few dollars makes.

When it came to vinyl in the 1980s and 1990s, one would have to be crazy to not seek out UK, German and Japanese pressings while studiously avoiding US platters altogether. Astonishing but true!

Still, the Quest release makes a fine backup copy, esp for a buck, otherwise it's best to be avoided and ridiculed!