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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, OMD Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B00007LZ2V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Bunker Soldiers (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Almost (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. The Messerschmitt Twins (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Messages (2003 - Remaster) 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Julia's Song (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Red Frame/White Light (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dancing (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pretending To See The Future (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Messages (10'' Single Version) (2003 - Remaster) 4:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Betray My Friends (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Taking Sides Again (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Waiting For The Man (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Electricity (Hannett/Cargo Studios Version) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Almost (Hannett/Cargo Studios Version) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:500.99  Buy MP3 

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early and Inspiring Electro-pop 18 Aug 2004
By Christopher Hunter VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
As opposed to many of the early electro-pioneers, OMD weren't about to play the I-Am-A-Robot card. Yes, they have references to materials, objects and places but it's all pretty human stuff when you listen to the lyrics. This album is a very good record and a classic example of the first wave of electro-pop at it's best.
From the addictive qualities of tracks such as 'Messages' (first big hit) and 'Electricity' through to the more pensive 'Almost' and 'Messerschmitt twins' the album is shot through with thoughtful and emotional visions. I personally think 'Julia's Song' is one of the highlights of their career.
Great things were going to happen to these guys. This shows the blueprint. Skip the dated 'Dancing', they would get the experiemental side right on 'Dazzle Ships' a few years later. Well worth hearing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant debut 1 Feb 2008
By RoHLand
Format:Audio CD
When I first purchased it and listened to this album, it did not initially intrigue me; it was just too abstract and remote from mainstream pop music.
It took me quite a number of listenings before I became strongly fascinated by this album.
I think it totally bears justice to its title: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Driving hummable basslines, cold cheesy lead synths, and abstract yet somehow alluring (sometimes punky) vocals.

Bunker Soldiers, Messages and Red Frame/White Light are great songs, all lyrically touching the typically early OMD topics "messages", information, technology and "war".
Julia's Song and Pretending to See the Future also comprise these topics but are more personal, with Julia's song having a strong bassplay and especially punk-like vocals (written by Andy's ex-girlfriend), and Pretending to See the Future being a sombre, fulfilling closer (allegedly about finding a record deal).
Mystereality and The Messerschmitt Twins are more jazz-like numbers, with a great Saxophone contribution from Martin Cooper on Mystereality, and The Messerschmitt Twins being one of the more light-hearted songs of the album.
All really a whole bunch of good songs. Only Dancing falls a bit flat here, but is at least interesting because of this really weird, funny baby-like synth sound.
Highlights in my opinion constitute the tracks Almost, with its wistful, melancholy feel and really cheesy, sleazy leadsynth; and the powerful electro-pop single Electricity, that is up-tempo, dark and totally intriguing.
Two of the bonus tracks are also worth a mention.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why did they have to change? 18 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
25 years ago this band had the world at their feet, being acclaimed as one of the most important new acts to emerge in years. This album and the next three, and their always wonderful b-sides, justified those statements, but sadly it all started to go wrong after that. Strangely the band tried to reach out for a more mainstream audience, effectively neutering their appeal and early charm. I remember buying this album shortly after it appeared, and now after all this time the appeal of Bunker Soldiers, The Messerschmitt Twins, and Pretending To See The Future still remains strong. Always underrated, this band more than any other, make me feel that given their talent for innovation, they ultimatlely under achieved, and that was a great shame. Buy this album and the ones up to and including Dazzle Ships, and you won`t regret it. And maybe like me, you`ll be left wondering how someone with the abilities of Andy McCluskey could end up being involved with Atomic Kitten. Unbelievable.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A strong start worth investigating 8 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Whilst their debut does not have the all round strength of their third and best, architecture and morality, this is still a fine album. Full of synth and electronic percussion it was very much at the vanguard of the electro-pop/new wave era but wasn't stuffed with the vacuity common in their rivals. It's songs can now be seen to be precursors of much of what was to follow in the subsequent three albums. For example Electricty would not have been out of place on the wrongly malingned Dazzle ships and The Messerschmitt Twins is a template for the excellent Stanlow and Sealand tracks that followed on albums 2 and 3. Yes, there are a few howlers, I mean who really needs a song about a phone box (red frame/white light) unless you are desperately romantic about the now departed old GPO issue. Balance that though with standouts like Almost and the haunting Messerschmitt twins and this is well worth the investment. If you like Organisation and Architecture and Morality you need to own this record. If you are more a fan of Junk Culture and Crush then maybe this is not for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Marmite of Electronic Music 5 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love it or hate it, early OMD is different and hardly 'pop' in the music industry's view of 'pop', but popular it was. I was blown away with 'Electricity' and 'Messages' when I heard it on the juke box in my local pub. I bought the album on vinyl, sadly now too scratched and hissing to tolerate any longer, and was blown away by so many tracks. Red Frame White Light, despite being about a phone box, is a great song and still gets stuck in my head. If you like Talking Loud and Clear and Locomotion, don't buy this album just yet, work back through the first 3 albums to this one.
The bonus tracks, are just that to me, a nice addition, not sure they add any more to the album, but don't really detract from it either. After years of hiss and clicks from my LP I can't comment on the sound quality of the CD, it is click free and the music is clear to me for the first time in a long time. As a Tangerine Dream fan, OMD offered me a chance to talk to friends who liked 'pop' music and found some OMD accessible, at least with Junk Culture, but OMD were losing the plot, for me, by then. Considering the type of instruments being used (mono-phonic synthesisers and simple drum machines) the quality of the songs and melodies really show how good these boys were. If you are an OMD fan you will have this already; just starting out? Then buy this and follow the musical journey (progress?) of OMD, you won't be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift.
Bought as a gift. Delivery was good and a good price too, unfair for me to review item though as it was not for my own use.
Published 3 months ago by AmyMichelle
4.0 out of 5 stars omd
i really wanted the original album that i had when i was a kid, it still brings back some great memories, still sounds great today.
Published 4 months ago by mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
I bought the Greatest Hits álbum about ten years ago, and all it did was remind me why I stopped buying music by these guys. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Neil Holliday
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old OMD
Bought this to update my collection to CD. OMD were great in the 1980s and remain so with their newer offerings too.
Published 10 months ago by Mark Govier
5.0 out of 5 stars So Goood.
Those who like electric music will love this cd. OMD were and remain leaders in this genre and the music soars and the vocals complement not dominate. Just get it.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. R. Wycherley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good if a bit dated Debut Album
OMD debut album released in 1980 will now seem a bit dated bit basic in details but its worth listening to...actually better then the 2nd Album (Organisation).
Published 13 months ago by M. E. Doney
5.0 out of 5 stars collection
brought this cd to up date my collection only played it once son has taken it to borrow might get it back with a lot of nagging.
Published 14 months ago by mrs j hallett
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
Love this album, brought back loads of memories. Listen to it most weeks especially when getting ready for bed, fantastic
Published 14 months ago by bigian49
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad album.
I've been fan of OMD for sometime now, but only have a few of their recent albums. I decided to start purchasing some of their earlier albums and as far as I'm aware this is the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a second listen.
I had this album buried in the back of my head for 25 years.
So I was a bit concerned as to how rose tinted my glasses were when I brought the album. Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2011 by Andrew Kimberley
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