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New Order – Blue Monday (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 26th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Blue Monday” is a single released in 1983 by British band New Order, later remixed in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene. It is the biggest-selling 12″ single of all time.

“Blue Monday” has been a hit several times in the UK. In 1983, it charted twice, initially reaching number 12, then re-entering the chart later in the year and climbing to number 9, helped by the fact that neither side of the single (the B-side “The Beach” was an instrumental re-working of “Blue Monday”) was featured on the UK version of the group’s subsequent album, Power, Corruption & Lies.

In the United States “Blue Monday” debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on March 26, 1983 peaking at #5 after spending twenty weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Blue Monday 7:28

SIDE B:
The Beach 7:18

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Blue Monday U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory (US) ‎– FACTUS 10
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Silver Inner
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Uncredited] – Peter Saville (2)
Engineer – Michael Johnson
Engineer [Assistant] – Barry Sage, Mark Boyne
Producer – New Order

NOTES:
A Factory Record
Special die cut sleeve; made to resemble a floppy disc – New technology back in 1983.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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28 Responses to “New Order – Blue Monday (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul as always. I love the artwork too.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I’m so happy you have presented this GRAND 12-INCH on your site. For one thing, the scan is beautiful!! It was the first thing that drew me into purchasing it in the first place back when the song came out. I was so swept up in its sound, and still am, even after all these years. “The Beach” was just as good and that bass is so compelling. Ooh, I love the sound of the “sonic jet” speeding through the speakers! New Order soon became a favorite of mine. And imagine, someday they would be working with my favorite producers, Arthur Baker and John Robie. Thank you again for adding this to your incredible site. I get all filled up over the phenomenal awesome-ness of Burning The Ground. I’m going to relish every zero and one of your download! Thank you Paul!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. Love this record and it sound oh so sweet from vinyl 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Again it must be said Paul: You Are Truly Amazing!!!

    Jeff

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  3. Russ Says:

    Aiyaa the holy grail…in amazing DJ Paul fidelity…a “Happy Tuesday” for all of us thanks to you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Russ 🙂

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  4. The Doctor Says:

    The floppy disc wasn’t *that* new in 1983; the TRS-80, Apple II, Commodore PET, and Atari 400/800 machines all had 5.25″ drives available as early as 1978. 🙂

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  5. Chris Says:

    One of the best songs ever made! I have the multitrack version of it and made some alternative samples, just for fun. Came out as good as the original 🙂 Thanks.

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    Song_and_Dance Reply:

    Oooooh, envy rising inside of me 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Drooling over the fact there is multitrack of this somewhere, but at the same time : we are not amused, deep muscle tightning irritation triggert a bending of my spine that seems unhealthy – as I do not have it to play and tinker with musical history, too.

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    Osc Reply:

    Someone tripped over something and accidentally dropped a handful of tracks somewhere around

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    Chris Reply:

    Heh, those tracks are sitting tight 🙂 Not to worry about bootlegging. PS. Multitracks are widely available over the internet, keep looking..

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  6. Song_and_Dance Says:

    What can we say that hasn´t already been said about this marvellous, marvellous record? 33 years under its belt and it probably will still be listended to when all of us here will have left the building.
    My very first 12inch, still treasured and loved. As RUSS said it´s the holy grail of the 12inch universe. Priceless.

    Thank you, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Song And Dance. You’re welcome 🙂

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  7. ex15 Says:

    You can’t go wrong with one Paul!

    Thanks for the rip! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  8. NKelly Says:

    Funny that i mentioned the lack of the biggest selling 12″ of all time on this site and here within two weeks we have it. Many thanks i feel your site is all the better for this post. And it’s not a re-rip so i guess you’ve never posted it before – i’m amazed at that. Many thanks! Have to admit that i too have this on 12″ and love ‘The beach’ pretty much the same as the ‘A’ side!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil I try to listen to what you guys are wanting and post them when I can 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    And trust me it’s appreciated. I just thought your site had to have this 12″!

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  9. RollingStoner Says:

    Blue Monday and Bizarre Love Triangle are as good as it gets in 80s club music. Is the original 1983 12″ release the same as the version which would later appear on Substance?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I believe it is RollingStoner 🙂

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    Osc Reply:

    It is indeed, and it’s not shortened or re-recorded on the CD either, unlike a few of the other tracks. It is also the best (and unlimited) digital version you can get, if you don’t like your tape hiss drowned in vinyl surface noise. 🙂

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  10. Dan Says:

    I’ve lost count of the number of 80s 12″ CDs in my collection this appears on. BUT it has never sounded better than it does with your rip Paul. Clearer, more definition, just BETTER. Like it was recorded yesterday. Well done. I see there’s quite a few New Order rips already in your library. Perhaps you’d consider adding True Faith (original not remix) and Blue Monday 88 at some point.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dan I appreciate the love very much 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Yes i meant to ask if you could post more NO if you get the time. The two mentioned above are two great examples although there’s a plethea of material to post from said band. The ‘Singles’ collection from a number of years back was completely messed up apparently. Despite having this since release i never noticed. But a new version is on the way and apparently much better. I have ordered this already!

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  11. Magnus Says:

    Quite funny with Factory who ok this sleeve from Peter Saville but they did not check the cost leading to the fact that each sold record with the first sleeve version was a 10 cent loss…
    However fantastic record and an excellent rip as always!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Magnus. Yeah that is interesting I read on Wikipedia that they lost money on this record.

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