I was, and still am, impressed by the track Blue Monday, by New Order. I think that it was, in many ways, a new order of music. I had this idea of compiling information about New Order and this brilliant track. There are many background stories about how this track was invented, about the record company, about money losses, but also on the technical side of creating the track. I try to touch all these different aspects in this compilation.

In this Part 6 we offer you the chance to read the book ‘The Blue monday diaries: in the studio with New Order‘ by Michael Butterworth.

About this book: “The fastest selling 12″ single ever recorded, ‘Blue Monday’ is an infectious dance anthem that will never age. Released by New Order in 1983, it helped cement the band’s identity like no other track. Three decades on, author Michael Butterworth – a close friend invited by New Order to document a string of thrilling studio sessions – breaks the silence to reveal exactly what went into the recording of this classic track, as well as the Power, Corruption and Lies album. Drawn from Butterworth’s meticulous journal entries, Blue Mondayprovides a uniquely personal insight into the creative personalities and processes of the band that no New Order fan should be without.”

Please note that all (c) are with the publisher and the author. Use this pdf to read and evaluate the book and purchase it – it;s still available for sale ~ € 17,50, visit the publishers website for more info.

An overview of the different parts in this series can be found here.