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The OMD Singles

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1998
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384652029
  • Catalog Number: 46520
  • Sales rank: 20,409

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Electricity (3:30)
  2. 2 Messages (4:44)
  3. 3 Enola Gay (3:33)
  4. 4 Souvenir (3:37)
  5. 5 Joan of Arc (3:48)
  6. 6 Maid of Orleans (4:11)
  7. 7 Tesla Girls (3:24)
  8. 8 Locomotion (3:45)
  9. 9 Talking Loud and Clear (3:55)
  10. 10 So in Love (3:29)
  11. 11 If You Leave (4:29)
  12. 12 (Forever) Live and Die (3:36)
  13. 13 Dreaming (3:57)
  14. 14 Sailing on the Seven Seas (3:45)
  15. 15 Pandora's Box (4:05)
  16. 16 Call My Name (3:45)
  17. 17 Dream of Me (3:53)
  18. 18 Walking On The Milky Way (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Barry White Producer
Dolphin Art Direction
Tom Lord-Alge Producer, Engineer
Jeremy Allom Engineer
Alan Douglas Engineer
Howard Gray Engineer
Stephen Hague Producer
Mike Howlett Producer
Steve Jackson Engineer
Richard Manwaring Producer
Andy McCluskey Producer
David Nicholas Producer
Max Norman Engineer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Composer, Producer, Remixing
Ronald Prent Engineer
Andy Richards Producer
Brian Tench Producer, Engineer
Chester Valentine Engineer
Matthew Vaughan Producer
Phil Coxon Producer
David Jacob Engineer
Gregg Jackman Remixing
Stuart Kershaw Composer
Andy McGuire Remixing
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Synth-pop Gold

    16 tracks of quality from one of the most inventive groups the UK has produced. With the exception of Dazzle Ships all the studio albums are represented in this package. The best songs here are Enola Gay '80 with its catchy melody, 1985's sparkling So In Love and Sailing On The Seven Seas from their 1991 comeback period. The remainder is competent synth-pop with lyrics focusing on everything from Joan Of Arc to Tesla, silent movie stars to the Milky Way. Inventive, inspired worth your attention.

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