OMD - Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships download album
Limited to 1,000 copies via Pledge Music in three panel gatefold sleeve of the OMD concert held at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 9th May 2016. Other Versions (4 of 4) View All. Cat.
It was released on 4 March 1983 through Telegraph and Virgin Records. The title and cover art (designed by Peter Saville) allude to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage, titled Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool.
Architecture & Morality is the third studio album by English electronic music band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. It was released on 8 November 1981 by Dindisc. Hailed as the band's seminal work, the album received critical acclaim and has appeared on various lists of the best albums; The Morning News named it the finest record of 1981, and "the blueprint for synth-pop". The album also became a commercial success, selling over four million copies by 2007
If it’s a been a long journey for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to take from the Wirral to the Albert Hall, for their fourth album Dazzle Ships the voyage from 1983 release to 2016 Classic Album status has been even more circuitous. As Luke Turner wrote on these pages, even in 2007 when OMD first embarked on the Classic Album tour circuit (playing their preceding hit album Architecture & Morality in full alongside plenty of fondly remembered singles), Dazzle Ships was left out in the cold, none of its tracks making their set-list. This selective history of the band wasn’t new either. Their big-selling, triple platinum 1988 greatest hits The Best Of OMD wiped Dazzle Ships’ twin singles ‘Genetic Engineering’ and ‘Telegraph’ from view too (unless you owned the CD version, which back in 1988 almost nobody did: CD players would remain luxury objects for a few more years to come).
It's almost 10 years now since the cult band OMD has reformed in its original line-up, and like a couple of other New Wave acts, this past decade has been very, very productive (2 great albums, many tours, some unique live projects such as the Royal Philharmonic or the Dazzle Ship Live at the Liverpool Museum)
Dazzle Ships (album). Dazzle Ships is the fourth album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), released in 1983. The title and cover art (designed by Peter Saville) alluded to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage, titled Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool. Dazzle Ships was the follow-up release to the band's hugely successful Architecture & Morality (1981).
OMD’s fourth album, Dazzle Ships, was perhaps a little too aptly named. Its title derived from the d warship camouflage intended to confuse enemy submarines during the 20th Century’s two World Wars, but its contents just as quickly confounded the public. While the album briefly peaked at N. in the UK Top 40, Dazzle Ships was panned by the press and deemed a commercial failure
|A1||Dazzle Ships Parts II, III & VII||2:16|
|A6||This Is Helena||2:10|
|B5||Of All The Things We've Made||3:37|
|D1||Architecture And Morality||3:50|
|D3||The New Stone Age||3:55|
|E3||Joan Of Arc||3:37|
|E4||Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)||4:52|
|E5||The Beginning And The End||4:40|
|F3||History Of Modern Part 1||4:42|
|F4||The Romance Of The Telescope||4:25|
|1-1||Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III & VII)||2:16|
|1-6||This Is Helena||2:10|
|1-10||Time Zones / Please Remain Seated||1:26|
|1-11||Of All The Things We've Made||3:37|
|2-1||Architecture & Morality||3:50|
|2-3||The New Stone Age||3:55|
|2-7||Joan Of Arc||3:37|
|2-8||Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)||4:52|
|2-9||The Beginning And The End||4:40|
|2-12||History Of Modern (Part I)||4:42|
|2-13||The Romance Of The Telescope||4:25|
NotesTriple vinyl album and Double CDr album versions available via the Pledgemusic site as an exclusive bundle, the CD version was released shortly after the concert followed by the vinyl version in June.
OMD concert held at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 9th May 2016.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Vinyl Version): 5 060483 410012
- Barcode (CD Version): 5 060483 410005
|LHN004CD||OMD*||Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships (2xCDr, Album, Dlx)||Live Here Now||LHN004CD||UK||2016|
|none||Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark||Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships (28xFile, FLAC, Album)||Live Here Now||none||UK||2016|
|LHN004CD||OMD*||Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships (2xCDr, Album, Ltd, M/Print)||Live Here Now||LHN004CD||UK||2016|
|LHN004LP||OMD*||Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships (3xLP, Album, Ltd)||Live Here Now||LHN004LP||UK||2016|