New OrderBlue Monday

Label:Factory – FAC 73
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Style:Electro, Synth-pop, New Wave


ABlue Monday
BThe Beach

Companies, etc.



On inner sleeve:
℗ 1983, 2019 Warner Music UK Ltd. © 2019 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Additional information:
Replica of the original 1983 release remastered from the original master tapes.
Cover has all the cut-outs as the original version.
Small difference only that on the top of the back cover there is a QR code connecting to
Package came with a barcode sticker applied to shrink-wrap. No other external identifiers other than spine text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker - Printed): 0 190295 665913
  • Barcode (Sticker - Scanned): 0190295665913
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A, variant 1): BJ74314-01 A1 F.A. VX
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B, variant 1): BJ74314-01 B1 VX
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A, variant 2): BJ74314-01 A1 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B, variant 2): BJ74314-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A, variant 3): BJ74314-01 A1 F.A. Tς
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B, variant 3): BJ74314-01 B1 =|⨡
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A, variant 4): BJ74314-01 A1 F.A. =1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B, variant 4): BJ74314-01 B1 +I1

Other Versions (5 of 214)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Blue Monday (12", 45 RPM, Single)Factory, FactoryFAC 73, FAC SEVENTY THREEUK1983
Blue Monday (12", 45 RPM, Single)FactoryFACX 10Canada1983
Blue Monday (12", 45 RPM, Single, Black Inner Sleeve)Factory, Rough Trade, FactoryFAC 73, RTD 10, FAC SEVENTY THREEGermany1983
Blue Monday (12", 45 RPM, Single)Factory, FactoryFAC 73, VR 22504Netherlands1983
Blue Monday (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)Factory, Factory600717, 600 717France1983



  • XETSOF's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    Needs a bit of volume, but the record really shines at a louder volume. Best-sounding pressing to date. Bass is the winner here, which may put off some purists.
    • AnalogRx's avatar
      Plays dead silent with crisp highs, perfect midrange, and spectacular bass. The best Blue Monday & The Beach have ever sounded on vinyl. The more it’s turned up the better it sounds, oh baby!
      • clauses's avatar
        My copy is variant 2, and it sounds amazing. Side A has a big patch of fine scratches, but not audible. But yeah, the sound, it’s awesome. Sounds like it is cut from tape.
        • Hectoravalos's avatar
          Tiene una falla de fabrica al principio del lado A el vinilo salta , el sonido es bueno pero tiene error de prensado una pena lo compre el 2021 creo todas las copias estan iguales
          • escobarwcs's avatar
            Acabo de obtener mi copia en Chile a buen precio y debo decir que suena excelente. Más de lo que esperaba de un disco nuevo
            • basted's avatar
              Would be a great press (for me) if it weren't for the constant misses on the A side.
              • alphagrade's avatar
                Thought I would grab this to celebrate the 40th anniversary and wow! What a fantastic repress. This tune still sounds vibrant and timeless today as it did back in 1983. Hats off to the chaps at Abbey Road for this remaster. An excellent reproduction of the iconic sleeve is a very nice touch.
                • gmarterella's avatar
                  Ordered a copy from Turntable Lab and it came both significantly warped and with heavy skipping towards the beginning of my Side A. Seems to be a fluke copy based on the majority of good reviews here, but wanted to add my experience with this release.
                  • Lucabeer's avatar
                    EXCELLENT pressing. Silent, dinamic, powerful, punchy and lively. Well worth it even if it's a repressing.
                    • quintenbreitkopf's avatar
                      Timeless dance classic. Best song of the ‘80s. I like the fact it was based on four songs. You can survive Blue Monday with this record.


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