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Blue Monday Owners Club


Do you own a 12" of "Blue Monday" by New Order?
(Must be the 1983 version and a 1983 pressing)
It looks like a giant floppy disk.

Do you want to be part of this ongoing artwork?
If so, the artist Spencer Graham wants a hi-res photograph of you with your copy/copies.

Blue Monday Owners Club -

What's so special about this cover?

Wikipedia: Blue Monday (New Order song):
"A popular story about 'Blue Monday' holds that the single's die-cut sleeve, created by Factory designer Peter Saville, cost so much to produce that Factory Records actually lost money on each copy sold...the sleeve was soon changed to a similar non-die-cut design that would cost no more than a regular sleeve...

Another notable feature of the sleeve is that it does not display either the group name nor song title in plain English anywhere. Instead the legend 'FAC 73 BLUE MONDAY AND THE BEACH NEW ORDER' is represented in code by a series of coloured blocks. The key enabling this to be deciphered was printed on the back sleeve of the album, Power, Corruption & Lies...The sleeve's spine simply reads 'FAC SEVENTY THREE'."

Mookie says: "I own one of these original covers. I bought it new back in '83. It's stashed away in my parent's attic along with thousands of other vinyl goodies."

Blogload1: New Order - Blue Monday 12" Maxi (1983) -

Blogload2: New Order - Blue Monday 12" Maxi (1983) -

Video: New Order live in the studio, 1984, 'Blue Monday' - YouTube


tunabeard said...

I actually have my copy stashed in a crate up in my attic as well.

The Wolfmen said...

Love the mashup of this and Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head

munchausen said...

i used to own this but a desperate scrabble through ny vinyl collection shows thatt it has gone
that just goes to show that sometimes you need to buy two-one to keep in pristine condition and the other to take to parties

(still reckon that theives like us is a better song, though)

Santi Rex said...

I send now my pic with the spanish edition of the 12". I love the idea. It's funny :-)
Thanks for the information

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