New Order | Blue Monday (12") | Album
New Order "Blue Monday" (1983)
LP (NEW) - Factory, Europe, 2020, FAC 73, 0190295665913, 180g Vinyl, Remastered, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Replica Sleeve w/ Cut Outs
"Blue Monday" is a track by New Order originally released as a 12" single on 7 March 1983 by Factory Records. It appeared on certain cassette and CD versions of the band's second studio album Power, Corruption & Lies (1983). The track was written and produced jointly by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner. The 12" single was backed with a primarily instrumental version of the song entitled "The Beach" on the B-side. The single's unique packaging was designed by Peter Saville and Brett Wickens, featuring a die-cut sleeve designed to resemble a 5¼" floppy disk. The front cover has no words, but instead has code in the form of coloured blocks that reads out the artist, song, and label information, once deciphered. The original single was a commercial hit, making the top 10 in many countries, and the 1988 remix reached number 3 on the British chart, number 4 on the Australian chart, and topped the dance chart in the United States. It is the best-selling 12" single of all time. In the UK, selling 1.16 million copies in all formats, including the 1988 and 1995 re-releases. The song has been described as a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties.
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