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.
For this Part 9 we would like to attend you at the latest issue of Classic Pop magazine, out January 2023.
Four decades on from the release of seminal single Blue Monday, Classic Pop pays tribute to New Order and Joy Division, two of Manchester’s finest bands.
In this special edition of Classic Pop Celebrates, we chronicle the entire crazy story from the formation of Joy Division via New Order’s incredible rise and on to the present day, with in-depth features on all of the albums, detailed features and eye-opening interviews with band members, who shed light on some of the pivotal moments in their career.
Peter Hook discusses Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures, plus there’s a superb excerpt from John Aizlewood’s book, Decades, that chronicles second album Closer and the final days of the band. Elsewhere, Hook also provides us with exclusive insight into the recently reissued album, Low-Life – for many New Order’s finest hour.
Elsewhere, we survey the work of Peter Saville, the band’s travel companion since day dot and the mastermind behind some of the world’s most celebrated sleeve art, we handpick our Top 40 tracks and we revisit the best of the member’s many collaborations – plus there’s a look at the making of Blue Monday and features about both Factory Records’ and the infamous Hacienda nightclub.
This item will be published on the 19th January 2023 and any pre-orders will be despatched afterwards. For UK orders please allow up to 5 working days, up to 8 working days for European orders and up to 10 working days for international orders.
Note: this special edition of Classic Pop Magazine is available with two different covers.
More information: Classic Pop Magazine.