The OMD Singles

The OMD Singles

by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


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The OMD Singles

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/1998
Label: Imports
UPC: 0724384652029
catalogNumber: 46520

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Barry White   Producer
Dolphin   Art Direction
Tom Lord-Alge   Producer,Engineer
Jeremy Allom   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
Stuart Kershaw   Composer
Andy McGuire   Remixing
Gregg Jackmann   Remixing
Alan Douglas   Engineer

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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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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