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History of Modern [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A 2005 appearance on a German television program, followed by a tour -- throughout which the original four members performed 1981's Architecture & Morality in its entirety -- culminated in the first OMD album since 1996 (and this particular quartet's first since 1986). History of Modern, for the most part, sounds like OMD. There are two exceptions: "Sometimes" incorporates turntable scratching and guest vocalist Jennifer John, who interjects with lines from "Motherless Child," while "Pulse" is neo-electro sleaze, full of bedroom whispers, moans, and yearning yelps. Most updates to the group's sound are natural, while the placid ballad "New Holy Ground" and the somehow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A 2005 appearance on a German television program, followed by a tour -- throughout which the original four members performed 1981's Architecture & Morality in its entirety -- culminated in the first OMD album since 1996 (and this particular quartet's first since 1986). History of Modern, for the most part, sounds like OMD. There are two exceptions: "Sometimes" incorporates turntable scratching and guest vocalist Jennifer John, who interjects with lines from "Motherless Child," while "Pulse" is neo-electro sleaze, full of bedroom whispers, moans, and yearning yelps. Most updates to the group's sound are natural, while the placid ballad "New Holy Ground" and the somehow cathartic and pensive "Green" rate with the earlier material. At its best, History of Modern is to OMD what Secrets is to the Human League: an inspired return from post-punk-turned-synth-pop greats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Bright Antenna
  • UPC: 898434002376
  • Catalog Number: 40023
  • Sales rank: 142,373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Babies: New Toys (3:51)
  2. 2 If You Want It (4:44)
  3. 3 History of Modern, Pt. 1 (4:40)
  4. 4 History of Modern, Pt. 2 (4:12)
  5. 5 Sometimes (3:45)
  6. 6 Rfwk (3:46)
  7. 7 New Holy Ground (3:41)
  8. 8 The Future, the Past, and Forever After (4:51)
  9. 9 Sister Marie Says (4:00)
  10. 10 Pulse (3:43)
  11. 11 Green (4:16)
  12. 12 Bondage of Fate (4:06)
  13. 13 The Right Side? (8:18)
  14. 14 Save Me (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Aretha Franklin Vocals
Doreen Edwards Background Vocals
Malcolm Holmes Group Member
Paul Humphreys Group Member
Stuart Kershaw Piano
Jennifer John Background Vocals
Hannah Peel Organ, Background Vocals
Mike Gould Percussion
Monika Blomeid Background Vocals
Andrew G. McCluskey Group Member
Jessica Samuel Background Vocals
Anna Ord Background Vocals
Abigail Clancy Background Vocals
Szhirley Rokahaim Background Vocals
Lucy Styles Background Vocals
Tracey Carmen Background Vocals
Jessica Stavely-Taylor Background Vocals
Martin Cooper Group Member
Technical Credits
Cutfather Composer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Composer, Producer
Peter Saville Sleeve Design
Joe Belmaati Composer
Stuart Kershaw String Arrangements
Mirelle Davis Management
Guy Katsav Programming, Producer
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