Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Dazzle Ships - Half Speed Master

Dazzle Ships - Half Speed Master

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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  • Release Date 02 November 2018
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Product code
Vinyl LP
UMC / Virgin EMI

Kicking off what promises to be a massive year of 40th birthday celebrations, OMD will reissue their first four classic albums on 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by the legendary Peter Saville.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, best known and loved as OMD, were formed in1978 by teenage friends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. They quickly became electro-pioneers with a string of hit albums released throughout the 1980’s including the four to be re-issued on Universal Records November 2nd, eventually selling over 25 million singles and 15 million albums across their career to date.

Their 1980 self-titled debut album, ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark’, featured hit singles 'Electricity' and 'Messages'. ‘Organisation’ followed later that year and reached #6 in the UK chart, showcasing undoubtedly one of the greatest synth-pop songs of all time ‘Enola Gay’.

Maintaining a prolific work rate and a rich vein of form, the band released their third studio album in 1981, ‘Architecture & Morality’, which reached #3 in the UK chart, featured the top 5 singles: 'Souvenir', 'Joan of Arc' and 'Maid of Orleans’ and sold over a million copies in the UK alone.

Two years later, in 1983, OMD unveiled their masterpiece ‘Dazzle Ships’ - another top 5 album, featuring the singles 'Genetic Engineering' and ‘Telegraph’.

Side A
1 Radio Prague  
2 Genetic Engineering  
3 ABC Auto-Industry  
4 Telegraph  
5 This Is Helena  
6 International  
Side B
1 Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III And VII)  
2 The Romance Of The Telescope  
3 Silent Running  
4 Radio Waves  
5 Time Zones  
6 Of All The Things We've Made