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OMD TO RELEASE SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY DIGITAL BOX SET SOUVENIR, 2CD DIGITAL SINGLES COLLECTION & 3LP GREATEST HITS, ON OCTOBER 4

CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH THE B-52’S AND BERLIN IN THE U.S. HEADLINING WORLD TOUR BEGINS THIS FALL IN EUROPE

 

 

 

20 AUGUST 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a digital career box set, 2CD download and a brand new 3LP greatest hits collection - out October 4th. The special digital career box set will be comprised of 98 songs. Pre-order here.

 

The 3LP greatest hits package, spanning the band’s 40-year career, will include all the singles from “Electricity” to ”What Have We Done” as well as the exclusive brand new single, “Don’t Go.” Listen here.

 

Written and produced by both Paul and Andy, and recorded at Bleepworks in London, the new song “Don’t Go” melds together the plaintive melancholia of McCluskey's lyrical refrain and the soaring synth melody from Paul Humphreys, combining to create the classic style of OMD.

 

Souvenir: Digital Box Set – Available for streaming and download

Souvenir: The Singles Collection 1979 – 2019’ Available for download only

Souvenir: 3 LP 

Pre-Order OMD – Souvenir Now and get the brand new single, “Don’t Go.”

 

OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums over their career, establishing them as electronic synthesizer pioneers and one of the UK’s most-beloved pop groups. Their 13 albums include recently reissued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).

 

The digital audio includes all the band’s singles from “Electricity” to “What Have We Done,” as well as a brand new single “Don’t Go,” exclusive to this release. The set also includes a previously unreleased live show from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1983, 22 previously unreleased demos from the archive which have been selected and mixed by Paul Humphreys, rare and unreleased live material from the BBC and an entire live show from the Mermaid Theatre in 2011.

 

Today’s announcement comes as part of another exciting installment of the band’s anniversary celebrations which first saw the reissue of 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. 

 

The band, Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw, is currently on tour in the U.S. with The B-52’s and Berlin. The band will also embark on a huge world tour later this year, beginning in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020, finishing in Paris. See full list of tour dates online at omd.uk.com/shows/.

 

Souvenir: Digital Box Set – Available for streaming and download

Disc 1 - The Singles 1979 - 1987

  1. Electricity
  2. Red Frame/White Light
  3. Messages
  4. Enola Gay
  5. Souvenir
  6. Joan of Arc
  7. Maid of Orleans
  8. Genetic Engineering
  9. Telegraph
  10. Locomotion
  11. Talking Loud and Clear
  12. Tesla Girls
  13. Never Turn Away
  14. So in Love
  15. Secret
  16. La Femme Accident
  17. If You Leave
  18. (Forever) Live and Die
  19. We Love You
  20. Shame

Disc 2 - The Singles 1988 - 2019

  1. Dreaming
  2. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  3. Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)
  4. Then You Turn Away
  5. Call My Name
  6. Stand Above Me
  7. Dream of Me
  8. Everyday
  9. Walking on the Milky Way
  10. Universal
  11. If You Want It
  12. Sister Marie Says
  13. History of Modern (part 1)
  14. Metroland
  15. Dresden
  16. Night Café
  17. Isotype
  18. The Punishment Of Luxury
  19. What Have We Done
  20. Don't Go

Disc 3 - Unreleased Archive Vol I.

  1. Brand New Science (06.1981)
  2. Dumbomb (01.1986)
  3. Violin Piece (09.1982)
  4. Untitled 2 (06.1981)
  5. Cut Me Down (03.1986)
  6. Radio Swiss International (09.1982)
  7. Untitled 3 (09.1982)
  8. Weekend (04.1985)
  9. Organ Ditty (05.1980)
  10. Unreleased Idea (06.1981)
  11. Cajun Moon (05.1986)
  12. Guitar Thrash (09.1982)
  13. SMPTE (12.1982)
  14. American Venus (04.1990)
  15. Liberator (02.1985)
  16. Ambient 1 (04.1980)
  17. Unused 1 (12.1980)
  18. Flamenco (04.1990)
  19. Andy’s Song (04.1985)
  20. Dynamo Children (01.1985)
  21. Flutey (03.1984)
  22. Nice Ending (06.1981)

Disc 4 - Live at the Mermaid Theatre, London (03/02/2011)

  1. Messages
  2. Tesla Girls
  3. New Babies New Toys
  4. History of Modern (Part 1)
  5. (Forever) Live & Die
  6. Souvenir
  7. Joan of Arc
  8. Maid of Orleans
  9. New Holy Ground
  10. Green
  11. Walking on the Milky Way
  12. Sister Marie Says
  13. Locomotion
  14. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  15. Enola Gay
  16. Electricity

Disc 5 - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (10/05/1983)

  1. Dazzle Ships - Parts II, III & VII
  2. ABC Auto Industry
  3. Messages
  4. She’s Leaving
  5. Georgia
  6. Almost
  7. Julia’s Song
  8. Joan of Arc
  9. Maid of Orleans
  10. Statues
  11. The Romance of the Telescope
  12. Souvenir
  13. Telegraph
  14. Radio Waves
  15. Bunker Soldiers
  16. Enola Gay
  17. Silent Running
  18. Electricity
  19. Pretending to see the Future
  20. Stanlow

Souvenir: The Singles Collection 1979 – 2019 Available for download only

 Disc 1 - The Singles 1979 - 1987

  1. Electricity
  2. Red Frame/White Light
  3. Messages
  4. Enola Gay
  5. Souvenir
  6. Joan of Arc
  7. Maid of Orleans
  8. Genetic Engineering
  9. Telegraph
  10. Locomotion
  11. Talking Loud and Clear
  12. Tesla Girls
  13. Never Turn Away
  14. So in Love
  15. Secret
  16. La Femme Accident
  17. If You Leave
  18. (Forever) Live and Die
  19. We Love You
  20. Shame

Disc 2 - The Singles 1988 - 2019

  1. Dreaming
  2. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  3. Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)
  4. Then You Turn Away
  5. Call My Name
  6. Stand Above Me
  7. Dream of Me
  8. Everyday
  9. Walking on the Milky Way
  10. Universal
  11. If You Want It
  12. Sister Marie Says
  13. History of Modern (part 1)
  14. Metroland
  15. Dresden
  16. Night Café
  17. Isotype
  18. The Punishment Of Luxury
  19. What Have We Done
  20. Don't Go

 

Souvenir: 3 LP Greatest Hits

 

LP 1 Side A

  1. Electricity
  2. Red Frame/White Light
  3. Messages
  4. Enola Gay
  5. Souvenir
  6. Joan Of Arc
  7. Maid Of Orleans

 

LP 1 Side B

  1. Genetic Engineering
  2. Telegraph
  3. Locomotion
  4. Talking Loud and Clear
  5. Tesla Girls
  6. Never Turn Away
  7. So In Love

 

LP 2 Side A

  1. Secret
  2. La Femme Accident
  3. If You Leave
  4. (Forever) Live and Die
  5. We Love You
  6. Shame
  7. Dreaming

 

LP 2 Side B

  1. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  2. Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)
  3. Then You Turn Away
  4. Call My Name
  5. Stand Above Me
  6. Dream of Me

 

LP 3 Side A

  1. Everyday
  2. Walking on the Milky Way
  3. Universal
  4. If You Want It
  5. Sister Marie Says
  6. History of Modern (Part I)

 

LP 3 Side B

  1. Metroland
  2. Dresden
  3. Night Café
  4. Isotype
  5. The Punishment Of Luxury
  6. What Have We Done
  7. Don't Go

 

 

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