It was released as a 12-inch single on 7 March 1983 through Factory Records and later as a 7-inch single through Tonpress in 1985. It appeared on certain cassette and CD versions of the band's second studio album, Power, Corruption & Lies (1983). Blue Monday" is a synth-pop and alternative dance song that drew inspirations from many works of other artists.
Album Power, Corruption and Lies. The biggest selling 12 of all time was a pivotal moment in dance music. Mixing cold wave sentiment with the disco influence of Sylvester and Donna Summer, the result was a stunning explosion of drum machines, wibbly synths and Bernard Sumner’s no-nonsense vocal style. More than 30 years later, it still sounds amazingly modern. The title of the song is a reference to an illustration by author Kurt Vonnegut. Blue Monday" Track Info.
Biggest-selling 12" single of all time. Designed by Peter Saville and Brett Wickens, the sleeve was die-cut with a silver inner sleeve which cost so much to produce that Factory Records actually lost money on each copy sold. Find this Pin and more on Things I Like by Gilly Jones. Band Posters Rock Posters Concert Posters Music Posters Gillian Gilbert Kinds Of Music Music Is Life Joy Division Music Photo.
Blue Monday" went on to become the best-selling 12" release of all time, moving over three million copies worldwide.
Power, Corruption & Lies was released in May 1983. To the casual observer, three musicians who made it – now joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards – were still under the shadow of what happened three years before. The basket of roses on its cover, taken from a painting by sleeve designer Peter Saville, also looks commemorative; a late wreath for Ian Curtis, perhaps. MBO's club classic, Dirty Talk, and a sample of synthesised voices from Kraftwerk's Uranium. Released in March that year, Blue Monday was not included on the album that came out two months later. This, in many ways, makes me love it even more. After all, this album reveals a band finding their feet, finding their sound, moving on – a process that intimately involves the listener. The group do this naively, awkwardly, playfully – qualities that lie at the heart of this album's charm.
Album: Power, Corruption And Lies (1983). Charted: 3 68. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. In the Guardian newspaper of February 24, 2006, Peter Hook explained: "Bernard and Stephen were the instigators. It was their enthusiasm for new technology.
The record was named after the graffiti that artist Gerhard Richter spray painted on the exterior of the Kunsthalle during an exhibition in 1981. The on the album’s sleeve is a reproduction of the painting A Basket of Roses by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour, expertly chosen by the Factory Records Graphic Designer Peter Saville. In contrast, to the singles Blue Monday and Confusion, which were released around the same time in 1983, the electronic songs on Power, Corruption & Lies have a slightly slower tempo as if to partition them for home listening. This is evident on tracks such as the fantastic Your Silent Face, Ultraviolence, and The Village. It is also worth noting that the track 5 8 6 has a beat can almost seamlessly be transitioned to from Blue Monday.
|A1||–New Order||Blue Monday|
|A2||–New Order||Your Silent Face|
|A4||–New Order||The Village|
|B2||–New Order||Leave Me Alone|
|B3||–New Order||Age Of Consent|
|B4||–New Order||We All Stand|
NotesA3 given as Ultra Villence
The front of the insert does not mention the artist Time Bandits.
Cassette is black with no album info at all on it and only has the logo of Contessa.
Reg. No. 116549
Izin Industri No. 353/Pend/78/3961.1/100/41
Made in Indonesia
|FACT 75||New Order||Power, Corruption & Lies (LP, Album)||Factory||FACT 75||UK||1983|
|520 019-2||New Order||Power, Corruption & Lies (CD, Album, RE, RP, UK )||London Records||520 019-2||UK||1998|
|FACTUS 12||New Order||Power, Corruption & Lies (LP, Album, TP)||Factory (US)||FACTUS 12||US||1983|
|none||New Order||Power, Corruption & Lies (2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided)||Qwest Records||none||US||1985|
|30212||New Order||Power, Corruption & Lies (CD, Album)||Factory||30212||France||1987|