New Order ‎– Blue Monday

Label:
Factory ‎– FAC 73
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
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Tracklist

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

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Published by B Music 1983.
A Factory Record.

First edition. Later UK editions can have a die-cut cover with thin matte black inner sleeve, or a die-cut cover with thick glossy black inner sleeve, or a plain black with just the colour coding and different inner sleeves.

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).

First pressing: 60,000 copies (30,000 pre-sales).
Initial A1/B1 pressings are characterised by a heavy and opaque vinyl. Runout space is 0.35 inches. The first edition thick silver inner sleeve has straight top corners.

"Outvoted" in the runout refers to an error made by the Strawberry engineer, who brought up the fader too late and missed the first drumbeat. New Order took a vote as to whether the mistake should stay, and the yes vote prevailed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 1): FAC-73-A-1 MT.1 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 1): FAC-73-B-1 MT.1 Strawberry Ho.El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 2): FAC-73-A-1 MT.1 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 2): FAC-73-B-1 MT.3 Strawberry Ho.El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 3): FAC-73-A-1 MT.3 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 3): FAC-73-B-1 MT.3 Strawberry Ho.El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 4): FAC-73-A-1 MT.4 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 4): FAC-73-B-1 MT.6 G2 Strawberry Ho.El+Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 5): FAC-73-A-1 MT.-5 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 5): FAC-73-B-1 MT.6 G2 Strawberry Ho, El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 6): FAC-73-A-1 MT.6 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 6): FAC-73-B-1 MT.6 G2 Strawberry Ho, El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 7): FAC-73-A-1 MT.6 G2 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 7): FAC-73-B-1 MT.2 Ho.El+Tel! G3 Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 8): FAC-73-A-1 MT.1 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 8): FAC-73-B-1 MT.4 Strawberry Ho.El + Tel!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 9): FAC-73-A-1 MT.-5 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 9): FAC-73-B-1 MT.2 Ho.El+Tel! Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 10): FAC-73-A-1 MT.4 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 10): FAC-73-B-1 MT.5 Ho,El+Tel! Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 11): FAC-73-A-1 MT.1 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 11): FAC-73-B-1 MT.6 Ho.El + Tel! G2 Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 12): FAC-73-A-1 MT.4 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 12): FAC-73-B-1 MT.2 Ho.El+Tel! Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 13): FAC-73-A-1 MT.1 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 13): FAC-73-B-1 MT.2 Ho.El+Tel! Strawberry
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variation 14): FAC-73-A-1 MT.6 G4 Strawberry Out Voted!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variation 14): FAC-73-B-1 MT.6 G4 Strawberry Ho.El+Tel!

Other Versions (5 of 187) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
CS005 New Order Blue Monday(2x12", Unofficial, Blu) Club Standards CS005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(7", Single) Factory Fac73-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single, RP, Mis) Factory FAC 73 UK 1983 Sell This Version

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nealelewis

nealelewis

June 27, 2020
My version has where’s murder etched on a side and the robot on the b side
Stefdrew

Stefdrew

April 9, 2020
Standard issue to any collection , been proudly sat in mine since release .
lcb10

lcb10

March 19, 2020
This is a track to avoid. The worst of New Order.
DJ_Chancel

DJ_Chancel

February 10, 2020
Further matrix variant. Side A: FACT 73 A2 THE ROBOT (Etched) STRAWBWERRY (Stamped)
Side B: FACT 73 B2 THE ROBOT GG (Etched) STRAWBERRY (Stamped)
elahrairah

elahrairah

June 5, 2019
New (re?) entry on NME's Independent 45s charts, 27th April, 1985.
studio5431

studio5431

May 28, 2019
This spectacular song should have been released on blue vinyl just for it’s namesake alone.
jimmythemod76

jimmythemod76

May 4, 2019
My copy has the beach printed on both sides .. is there quite few of these around. Can anyone help on this please.
bagelfilm

bagelfilm

April 28, 2019
my copy has something like "...out voted!" on the matrix?
jbforce10

jbforce10

November 29, 2018
Is there a record of how many copies were pressed with the labels on the wrong sides? (Blue Monday labelled side plays The Beach and vise-versa). Die cut sleeve, black inner sleeve.
iangk

iangk

July 26, 2018
I have another variation still:
Blue Monday: FAC-73-A-1 MT. 2 STRAWBERRY OUT VOTED!
The Beach: FAC-73-B1 MT. 1 HO.EL+TEL! STRAWBERRY