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The OMD Singles

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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Looking back on 20 years of creative growth since the electro-pop band's inception, The OMD Singles is logically and chronologically arranged. The earliest recordings, 1980's "Electricity" and "Messages," prove electric messages were being channeled from such German pioneers as Kraftwerk and Neu! These English boys were enamored of melody, though, and it was not long before such dulcet, song-like structure became self-evident, as in 1984's "Tesla Girls." From then on, it is a steady climb in coherence, with synth rhythms downplayed in order to bring the melodic theme to the front. The pinnacle of this progression is OMD's memorable "So in Love" (1985) and "If You Leave" (from 1986's Pretty in Pink). The album closes with their last hit, 1996's glam-influenced autobiography "Walking on the Milky Way." The last original member, Andy McCluskey, has blessed this greatest-hits package as the final swan song for the long-lived group. Originating in post-punk synth experimentation and closing in dated, but still strong, pop productions, The OMD Singles is an excellent time line of the band whose sound covered in a single career that same territory explored by the Human League, Erasure, Yaz, New Order, and beyond.
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1
Electricity
00:03:32

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Paul Collister, Producer - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited

2
Messages
00:04:46

Andy McCluskey, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphreys, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Paul Collister, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lawrence Diana, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Fairbairn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited

3
Enola Gay
00:03:32

MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1980 Dindisc Ltd

4
Souvenir
00:03:37

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Paul Humphreys, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Limited

5
Joan Of Arc
00:03:47

Andy McCluskey, Composer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Richard Manwaring, Producer

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Virgin Records

6
Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)
00:04:12

Andy McCluskey, ComposerLyricist - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Virgin Records a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG (LC: 03098)

7
Tesla Girls
00:03:34

Martin Cooper, Producer, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizer, Marimba, Computermusic Systems, AssociatedPerformer - Andy McCluskey, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphreys, Producer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Holmes, Producer, Drums, Percussion, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Brian Tench, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Ronald Prent, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1986 Virgin Records Limited

8
Locomotion
00:03:57

Martin Cooper, Producer, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizer, Marimba, Computermusic Systems, AssociatedPerformer - Andy McCluskey, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphreys, Producer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Holmes, Producer, Drums, Percussion, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Brian Tench, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Ronald Prent, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Troller, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1984 Virgin Records Limited

9
Talking Loud And Clear
00:03:56

Martin Cooper, Producer, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizer, Marimba, Computermusic Systems, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andy McCluskey, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphreys, Producer, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Computermusic Systems, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Holmes, Producer, Drums, Percussion, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Brian Tench, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Ronald Prent, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1984 Virgin Records Limited

10
So In Love
00:03:30

Stephen Hague, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1985 Virgin Records Limited

11
If You Leave (From "Pretty In Pink")
00:04:30

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - TOM LORD-ALGE, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1986 Virgin Records Limited

12
(Forever) Live And Die
00:03:36

Stephen Hague, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Graham Weir, ComposerLyricist - Neil Weir, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1986 Virgin Records Limited

13
Dreaming
00:03:58

TOM LORD-ALGE, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Paul David Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Pete Coleman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1988 Virgin Records Limited

14
Sailing On The Seven Seas
00:03:45

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Stuart Kershaw, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1991 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd.

15
Pandora's Box
00:04:06

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Anderson For DMC/OMC, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1991 Virgin Records Limited

16
Call My Name
00:04:15

Andy Richards, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Stuart Kershaw, ComposerLyricist - Lloyd Massett, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1991 Virgin Records Limited

17
Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme)
00:03:53

Niall Flynn, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barry White, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mark Phythian, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Jackman, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy McCluskey, Programmer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Beverly Reppion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ibrahim Osi Efa, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Coxon, Programmer

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1993 Virgin Records Limited

18
Walking On The Milky Way
00:04:02

Matthew Vaughan, Producer, Guitar, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Spalding, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Andy McCluskey, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - David Nicholas, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Ipinson, ComposerLyricist - Hannah Clive, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Sabo, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Small, ComposerLyricist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Limited

DISC 2

1
Enola Gay (Dancefloor Killa Remix Edit)
00:02:53

McCluskey, Composer, Author - David Guetta, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Garraud, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Virgin Records Limited

2
Enola Gay (OMD Vs. Sash!)
00:05:03

McCluskey, Composer, Author - Sash!, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Topaki, Remixer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

3
Souvenir (7am Version)
00:06:46

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Moby, Producer, Additional Producer, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

4
Souvenir (Me And Us Mix)
00:11:33

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Moby, Remixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

5
Souvenir (Hard House Version)
00:05:47

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Moby, Producer, Additional Producer, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

6
Souvenir (Moby Remix)
00:04:39

Martin Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Moby, Producer, Additional Producer, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - MIKE HOWLETT, Producer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

7
Electricity (The Micronauts Remix)
00:08:40

Paul Humphreys, ComposerLyricist - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - Andrew McCluskey, Composer - Christophe Monier, Remixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - George Issakidis, Remixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

8
Apollo XI (@440 Northern Electronic Soul Remix)
00:06:15

Apollo 440, Remixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Producer, MainArtist - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Limited

9
Joan Of Arc (Organ Mix)
00:04:33

Howard Gray, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mulu, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Cooper, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Andy McCluskey, Composer, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphreys, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Holmes, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Brian Tench, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Manwaring, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Douglas, Performer, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Virgin Records Limited

10
Maid Of Orleans (Afterhours Mix)
00:06:07

Howard Gray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mulu, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist - Brian Tench, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Andrew McCluskey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Virgin Records Limited

11
Enola Gay (Dancefloor Killa Remix)
00:09:05

McCluskey, Composer, Author - David Guetta, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Garraud, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, MainArtist

(C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Virgin Records Limited

Album Description

Looking back on 20 years of creative growth since the electro-pop band's inception, The OMD Singles is logically and chronologically arranged. The earliest recordings, 1980's "Electricity" and "Messages," prove electric messages were being channeled from such German pioneers as Kraftwerk and Neu! These English boys were enamored of melody, though, and it was not long before such dulcet, song-like structure became self-evident, as in 1984's "Tesla Girls." From then on, it is a steady climb in coherence, with synth rhythms downplayed in order to bring the melodic theme to the front. The pinnacle of this progression is OMD's memorable "So in Love" (1985) and "If You Leave" (from 1986's Pretty in Pink). The album closes with their last hit, 1996's glam-influenced autobiography "Walking on the Milky Way." The last original member, Andy McCluskey, has blessed this greatest-hits package as the final swan song for the long-lived group. Originating in post-punk synth experimentation and closing in dated, but still strong, pop productions, The OMD Singles is an excellent time line of the band whose sound covered in a single career that same territory explored by the Human League, Erasure, Yaz, New Order, and beyond.
© Tom Schulte /TiVo

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