New Order ‎– Blue Monday

Factory ‎– FAC 73
Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM, Repress, Third Pressing, Die-cut Cover, Black Glossy Inner Sleeve


A Blue Monday 7:29
B The Beach 7:19

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Third pressing with different run-off groove notations, die-cut cover and thick carton glossy black inner sleeve with straight corners. Thick heavy opaque vinyl.

There are three UK 12" sleeves: The original first edition has a die-cut sleeve with cut-outs and a silver inner sleeve.
Later editions and re-pressings have die-cut sleeves or plain black sleeves with just the colour coding. The black inner sleeves are either thick glossy black carton or thin black paper.

The coloured strip is not random - it spells out the Catalog#, band name and both song titles.
The back cover of "Power, Corruption and Lies" has the same colour coding, done with the alphabet (a decoder ring).

Stamper/metalwork by Gedmal Galvanics, Leicester.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FAC 73 A3 GG Pounda Ta1pe. WHERE'S MURDER?
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FAC 73 B3 GG I SAID WHERE'S MURDER?

Other Versions (5 of 152) 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
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", W/Lbl, Promo) London Records NEW DJ 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
90418 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory 90418 France 1988 Sell This Version