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OMD to release special 40th anniversary box set ’Souvenir’ & greatest hits collection

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a career box set, ‘Souvenir’ and brand new greatest hits collection – out now. The special box set will comprise of 5 CDs and 2 DVDs housed in a 10” box set, together with a hardback book, poster and a series of 10” prints.

Alongside the box set, there will also be a 2CD and 3LP format which will be a brand new greatest hits package, spanning the band’s 40-year career. This includes all the singles from ‘Electricity’ to ‘What Have We Done’, as well as the exclusive brand new single, ‘Don’t Go’ – listen here.

Written and produced by both Paul and Andy, and recorded at Bleepworks in London, the new song ‘Don’t Go’ melds together the plaintive melancholia of McCluskey’s lyrical refrain and the soaring synth melody from Paul Humphreys, combining to create the classic style of OMD.

The band will also embark on a huge world tour later this year, including 21 UK dates listed in full below:

October

Weds 23rd         Belfast, Ulster Hall

Sat 26th             Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall                                 SOLD OUT

Sun 27th            York, Barbican                                                             SOLD OUT

Mon 28th          Hull, Arena

Weds 30th         Gateshead, Sage                                                        SOLD OUT

Tues 31st            Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall                                      SOLD OUT

November

Fri 1st                 Manchester, O2 Apollo                                               SOLD OUT

Sun 3rd              Sheffield, City Hall                                                       SOLD OUT

Mon 4th            Liverpool, Empire                                                         SOLD OUT

Tues 5th             Birmingham, Symphony Hall                                       SOLD OUT

Thurs 7th            Leicester, De Montfort Hall                                           SOLD OUT

Fri 8th                Bath, Pavilion                                                              SOLD OUT

Sat 9th              Oxford, New Theatre                                                    SOLD OUT

Mon 11th          Guildford, G Live

Tues 12th           Portsmouth, Guildhall

Weds 13th         Watford, Colosseum

Fri 15th              Cambridge, Corn Exchange                                       SOLD OUT

Sat 16th             Ipswich, Regent Theatre                                               SOLD OUT

Sun 17th            Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Tues 19th           Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre                                   SOLD OUT

Weds 20th         London, Eventim Apollo

The audio discs include all the band’s singles from ‘Electricity’ to ‘What Have We Done’, as well as a brand new single ‘Don’t Go’, exclusive to this release. The box set also includes a previously unreleased live show from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1983, 22 previously unreleased demos from the archive which have been selected and mixed by Paul Humphreys, rare and unreleased live material from the BBC and an entire live show from the Mermaid Theatre in 2011.

One of the DVDs contains BBC TV performances from Top Of The Pops, Old Grey Whistle Test, Later With Jools Holland and more. The other contains a live show from Sheffield City Hall in 1985, another live show from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1981, as well as Crush – The Movie.

The book contains unseen photos, single sleeve artwork, an introduction by Paul Morley and sleeve notes to accompany the archive material by Andy McCluskey.

Alongside the box set, there will also be a 2CD and 3LP format which will be a brand new greatest hits package, spanning the band’s 40-year career. This also includes all the singles from ‘Electricity’ to ‘What Have We Done’, as well as the exclusive brand new single, ‘Don’t Go’.

Today’s announcement comes as part of another exciting installment of the band’s anniversary celebrations which first saw the reissue of their first four classic albums on 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by the legendary Peter Saville, followed by the huge world tour. The band, Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw will be starting in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020 finishing in Paris.

To coincide with the band’s Liverpool show, there will be upcoming exhibitions happening at the British Music Experience and Museum Of Liverpool to celebrate the band’s impressive legacy.

Disc 1 – The Singles 1979 – 1987

  1. Electricity

  2. Red Frame/White Light

  3. Messages

  4. Enola Gay

  5. Souvenir

  6. Joan of Arc

  7. Maid of Orleans

  8. Genetic Engineering

  9. Telegraph

  10. Locomotion

  11. Talking Loud and Clear

  12. Tesla Girls

  13. Never Turn Away

  14. So in Love

  15. Secret

  16. La Femme Accident

  17. If You Leave

  18. (Forever) Live and Die

  19. We Love You

  20. Shame

Disc 2 – The Singles 1988 – 2019

  1. Dreaming

  2. Sailing on the Seven Seas

  3. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way)

  4. Then You Turn Away

  5. Call My Name

  6. Stand Above Me

  7. Dream of Me

  8. Everyday

  9. Walking on the Milky Way

  10. Universal

  11. If You Want It

  12. Sister Marie Says

  13. History of Modern (part 1)

  14. Metroland

  15. Dresden

  16. Night Café

  17. Isotype

  18. The Punishment Of Luxury

  19. What Have We Done

  20. Don’t Go

Disc 3 – Unreleased Archive Vol I.

  1. Brand New Science (06.1981)

  2. Dumbomb (01.1986)

  3. Violin Piece (09.1982)

  4. Untitled 2 (06.1981)

  5. Cut Me Down (03.1986)

  6. Radio Swiss International (09.1982)

  7. Untitled 3 (09.1982)

  8. Weekend (04.1985)

  9. Organ Ditty (05.1980)

  10. Unreleased Idea (06.1981)

  11. Cajun Moon (05.1986)

  12. Guitar Thrash (09.1982)

  13. SMPTE (12.1982)

  14. American Venus (04.1990)

  15. Liberator (02.1985)

  16. Ambient 1 (04.1980)

  17. Unused 1 (12.1980)

  18. Flamenco (04.1990)

  19. Andy’s Song (04.1985)

  20. Dynamo Children (01.1985)

  21. Flutey (03.1984)

  22. Nice Ending (06.1981)

Disc 4 – Live at the Mermaid Theatre, London (03/02/2011)

  1. Messages

  2. Tesla Girls

  3. New Babies New Toys

  4. History of Modern (Part 1)

  5. (Forever) Live and Die

  6. Souvenir

  7. Joan of Arc

  8. Maid of Orleans

  9. New Holy Ground

  10. Green

  11. Walking on the Milky Way

  12. Sister Marie Says

  13. Locomotion

  14. Sailing on the Seven Seas

  15. Enola Gay

  16. Electricity

Disc 5 – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (10/05/1983)

  1. Dazzle Ships – Parts II,III & VII

  2. ABC Auto Industry

  3. Messages

  4. She’s Leaving

  5. Georgia

  6. Almost

  7. Julia’s Song

  8. Joan of Arc

  9. Maid of Orleans

  10. Statues

  11. The Romance of the Telescope

  12. Souvenir

  13. Telegraph

  14. Radio Waves

  15. Bunker Soldiers

  16. Enola Gay

  17. Silent Running

  18. Electricity

  19. Pretending to See the Future

  20. Stanlow

DVD1 – BBC TV Performances

  1. Messages (The Old Grey Whistle Test 15/04/1980)

  2. Messages (Top Of The Pops 08/05/1980)

  3. Messages (Top Of The Pops 29/05/1980)

  4. Enola Gay (Top Of The Pops 09/10/1980)

  5. Souvenir (Top Of The Pops 03/09/1981)

  6. Joan of Arc (Top Of The Pops 29/10/1981)

  7. Maid Of Orleans (Top Of The Pops 14/01/1982)

  8. Genetic Engineering (Top Of The Pops 03/03/1983)

  9. Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 19/04/1984)

  10. Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 03/05/1984)

  11. Talking Loud and Clear (Top Of The Pops 05/07/1984)

  12. Tesla Girls (Top Of The Pops 13/09/1984)

  13. So in Love (Top Of The Pops 30/05/1985)

  14. La Femme Accident (The Old Grey Whistle Test 22/10/1985)

  15. (Forever) Live and Die (Top Of The Pops 18/09/1986)

  16. Dreaming (Wogan 27/06/1988)

  17. Sailing on the Seven Seas (Top Of The Pops 02/05/1991)

  18. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 11/07/1991)

  19. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 25/07/1991)

  20. Call My Name (Pebble Mill 11/12/1991)

  21. Stand Above Me (Top Of The Pops 13/05/1993)

  22. Walking on the Milky Way (Top Of The Pops 16/08/1996)

  23. Enola Gay (Later With Jools Holland 31/05/2013)

DVD2 – Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981), Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985) and Crush – The Movie

Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981)

  1. Almost

  2. Mystereality

  3. Joan Of Arc

  4. Motion and Heart

  5. Maid Of Orleans

  6. Statues

  7. Souvenir

  8. New Stone Age

  9. Enola Gay

  10. Bunker Soldiers

  11. Electricity

  12. She’s Leaving

  13. Julia’s Song

  14. Stanlow

Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985)

  1. The Romance Of The Telescope (intro)

  2. Crush

  3. Messages

  4. Secret

  5. Tesla Girls

  6. White Trash

  7. Talking Loud and Clear

  8. Maid Of Orleans

  9. Telegraph

  10. Enola Gay

  11. Electricity

  12. The Romance Of The Telescope

Crush – The Movie

  1. Bloc Bloc Bloc

  2. The Native Daughters Of The Golden West

  3. So In Love

  4. 88 Seconds In Greensboro

  5. Hold You

  6. Women III

  7. Crush

  8. La Femme Accident

  9. Secret

  10. The Lights Are Going Out

Greatest Hits

LP 1 Side A

  1. Electricity

  2. Red Frame/White Light

  3. Messages

  4. Enola Gay

  5. Souvenir

  6. Joan Of Arc

  7. Maid Of Orleans

LP 1 Side B

  1. Genetic Engineering

  2. Telegraph

  3. Locomotion

  4. Talking Loud and Clear

  5. Tesla Girls

  6. Never Turn Away

  7. So In Love

LP 2 Side A

  1. Secret

  2. La Femme Accident

  3. If You Leave

  4. (Forever) Live and Die

  5. We Love You

  6. Shame

  7. Dreaming

LP 2 Side B

  1. Sailing on the Seven Seas

  2. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way)

  3. Then You Turn Away

  4. Call My Name

  5. Stand Above Me

  6. Dream of Me

LP 3 Side A

  1. Everyday

  2. Walking on the Milky Way

  3. Universal

  4. If You Want It

  5. Sister Marie Says

  6. History of Modern (Part I)

LP 3 Side B

  1. Metroland

  2. Dresden

  3. Night Café

  4. Isotype

  5. The Punishment Of Luxury

  6. What Have We Done

  7. Don’t Go

2CD

 CD1

  1. Electricity

  2. Red Frame/White Light

  3. Messages

  4. Enola Gay

  5. Souvenir

  6. Joan Of Arc

  7. Maid Of Orleans

  8. Genetic Engineering

  9. Telegraph

  10. Locomotion

  11. Talking Loud and Clear

  12. Tesla Girls

  13. Never Turn Away

  14. So In Love

  15. Secret

  16. La Femme Accident

  17. If You Leave

  18. (Forever) Live and Die

  19. We Love You

  20. Shame

CD2

  1. Dreaming

  2. Sailing on the Seven Seas

  3. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way)

  4. Then You Turn Away

  5. Call My Name

  6. Stand Above Me

  7. Dream of Me

  8. Everyday

  9. Walking on the Milky Way

  10. Universal

  11. If You Want It

  12. Sister Marie Says

  13. History of Modern (Part I)

  14. Metroland

  15. Dresden

  16. Night Café

  17. Isotype

  18. The Punishment Of Luxury

  19. What Have We Done

  20. Don’t Go

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