Art of the back cover

Factory’s chefdesigner Peter Saville brillerer her på bagcoveret af otte ud af de ni farvevariationer New Order’s ‘Everything’s Gone Green’-7’er-single udkom i, december 1981.  Tallet ’53’ fordi singlens pladenummer er FAC 53. Godt man ikke var/er så fanatisk NO-samler, man følte sig tvunget til at skulle anskaffe alle ni. Her haves kun den mørkeblå, hvis letgenkendelige forside ser således ud…

3 tanker om “Art of the back cover”

  1. Mange tak. Det er så skægt!

    Nu har jeg lige slået den op…
    https://www.discogs.com/New-Order-Blue-Monday/master/3297
    Det er en dejlig stor 12”, den er også pæn. Jeg har den ikke.
    Hvis man skulle have den engang, skal det selvfølgelig være med udstansningerne og innersleevet i ”thick glossy silver”, det er klart.
    Jeg tror den koster en bondegård, jeg tør ikke kigge. Det kan blive engang, man fylder rundt – nogle kan splejse om det

  2. Fra NME, 2015:

    There’s that famous rumour that despite the vast numbers the single sold in, you ended up losing money on it because of Peter Saville’s sleeve design. Can you finally clear that up?

    Peter Hook: No, it’s absolutely true. Factory sold it for £1, and it cost £1.10 to make because of the sleeve – which had to have three die-cuts, all individually – the cost price to make it actually cost more than that. One of Steve Morris’ best quotes was that it was the bits you didn’t get on ‘Blue Monday’ that cost all the money. And it was true. Tony ended up having those wonderful brass awards cut for us to celebrate 500,000 sales, when what we were actually celebrating was a loss of £50,000. That could only happen at Factory! They did rectify it later by having a normal sleeve, but that only came after a massive amount of copies had been sold. But that was the way Factory worked. Rob Gretton used to say that to us whenever we were moaning about the money that we’d put into the Hacienda or the money we lost on ‘Blue Monday’, “Fuckin’ hell, what you’ve got money can’t buy.” And he was absolutely right. Whenever I bump into somebody like Bono, or him out of Coldplay, you name ’em, these multi-multi-millionaires, they don’t have an iota of what we’ve got – which is respect. We kept our credentials and never sold out.

    Bernard Sumner: It sold loads and loads of copies but we didn’t get any awards for it; being on a small independent label, we weren’t members of the relevant societies. So when it hit 500,000, Tony made up a special Factory Records award, this big cogwheel that was almost like a hammer and sickle. I’ve still got it, actually. It weighs a ton.

  3. Jeg synes Peter Saville er en guttermand. For mig er der intet ”tvungent” ved erhvervelse af 7”-singler, navnlig ikke, hvis de ser knaldgodt ud. Som ovenfor, hvor det kan være svært at vælge farve (så man får lyst til at købe flere, måske). Det kan godt svare sig at gøre noget ud af det, synes jeg

    Men er der ikke nogen, der kan fortælle historien om ”Blue Monday”-singlen? Det var vist noget med omkostninger, salg og indtjening, som ikke helt balancerede?

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