OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) - Architecture & Morality

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Seller: dodax-uk (193,375) 99.8%, Location: Zug, Ships to: GB, IE, Item: 173608675488 General Article name: Architecture & Morality Genre: Pop englischsprachig Product type: CD Label: EMI UK Number of tracks: 16 Duration: 61:17 Tracklist CD - 1 1. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Warren Zevon - New Stone Age 3:22 2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - She's Leaving 3:28 3. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Souvenir 3:39 4. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Sealand 7:47 5. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Joan of Arc 3:48 6. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) 4:12 7. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture and Morality 3:43 8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Georgia 3:24 9. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Beginning and the End 3:48 10. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Extended Souvenir 4:16 11. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Motion and Heart 3:07 12. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Sacred Heart 3:30 13. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Romance of the Telescope 3:22 14. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Navigation 3:00 15. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Of All the Things We've Made 3:25 16. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Gravity Never Failed 3:26 Description Description If there was a clear high point for OMD in terms of balancing relentless experimentation and seemingly unstoppable mainstream success in the U.K., Architecture & Morality is it. Again combining everything from design and presentation to even the title into an overall artistic effort, this album showed that OMD was arguably the first Liverpool band since the later Beatles to make such a sweeping, all-bases-covered achievement -- more so because OMD owed nothing to the Fab Four. All it takes is a consideration of the three smash singles from the album to see the group in full flower. "Souvenir," featuring Paul Humphreys in a quiet but still warm and beautiful lead role, eases in on haunting semi-vocal sighs before settling into its gentle, sparkling melody. The mid-song instrumental break, with its shifted tempos and further wordless calls, is especially inspired. "Joan of Arc," meanwhile, takes the drama of "Enola Gay" to new heights; again, wordless vocals provide the intro and backing, while an initially quiet melody develops into a towering heartbreaker, with Andy McCluskey and band in full-flight. If that wasn't enough, the scenario was continued and made even more epic with "Maid of Orleans," starting with a quick-cut series of melancholic drones and shades before a punchy, then rolling martial beat kicks in, with Malcolm Holmes and technology in perfect combination. With another bravura McCluskey lead and a mock-bagpipe lead that's easily more entrancing than the real thing, it's a wrenching ballad like no other before it and little since. Any number of other high points can be named, such as the opening, "The New Stone Age," with McCluskey's emotional fear palpable over a rough combination of nervous electronic pulses, piercing keyboard parts, and slightly distorted guitar. "She's Leaving" achieves its own polished pop perfection -- it would have made an inspired choice for a fourth single if one had been forthcoming -- while the heartbreaking "Sealand" and "Georgia" hint at where OMD would go next with Dazzle Ships. [The remastered 2003 version adds seven bonus tracks.] ~ Ned Raggett Ned Raggett Contributors Artist: OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) Electronic Percussion: Malcolm Holmes Radio: Paul Humphreys Design: Peter Saville Percussion: Paul Humphreys Producer: Mike Howlett Vocals: Andy McCluskey Synthesizer: Michael Douglas Title Selection: Martha Ladly Bass: Andy McCluskey Producer: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Engineer: Howard Gray Remastering: Simon Heyworth Vocals: Paul Humphreys Synthesizer: Paul Humphreys Electronic Percussion: Andy McCluskey Organ: Andy McCluskey Engineer: Richard Manwaring Piano: Michael Douglas Title: M. Ladly Organ: Paul Humphreys Electronic Percussion: Paul Humphreys Organ: Michael Douglas Producer: Richard Manwaring Tapes: David Hughes Piano: Paul Humphreys Record Label: Virgin Mellotron: Paul Humphreys Design: Brett Wickens Programming: Paul Humphreys Drums: Malcolm Holmes Synthesizer: Andy McCluskey Mellotron: Andy McCluskey Percussion: Andy McCluskey Current Distributor: EMI Music Distribution Reeds: Andy McCluskey Synthesizer Bass: Malcolm Holmes Percussion: Malcolm Holmes Liner Notes: Paul Browne Engineer: Brian Tench Programming: Andy McCluskey Melodica: Paul Humphreys Guitar: Andy McCluskey Saxophone: Martin Cooper Condition: New, Title: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark-Architecture and Morality [Remastered] (2003), Release Year: 2003

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