Classic Bands

New Order on “Blue Monday”—”The Song that Changed Music Forever”

On October 2nd., New Order released a “definitive edition” box set of their second studio album Power, Corruption & Lies through Rhino Records.

On the same day of that reissue, the band also re-released on vinyl one of the best selling 12” singles of all time “Blue Monday”.

Below, watch New Order discuss ‘Blue Monday’, the writing process behind it, and the legacy it holds.

Power, Corruption & Lies has been re-released in a five-disc multi-format box set that includes 13 previously unreleased tracks from the group’s writing sessions, along with BBC appearances.

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The new 12″ for “Blue Monday is reissued and remastered from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released on Factory Records in March 1983, the single has become the band’s most recognisable track.

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