2 CD digital singles collection & 3 LP Greatest Hits, out October 4 on UME/Virgin
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a digital career box set, 2CD download and a brand new 3LP greatest hits collection – out October 4th. The special digital career box set will be comprised of 98 songs. Pre-order here.
The 3LP greatest hits package, spanning the band’s 40-year career, will include 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.
Souvenir: Digital Box Set – Available for streaming and download
Souvenir: The Singles Collection 1979 – 2019‘ Available for download only
Souvenir: 3 LP
Pre-Order OMD – Souvenir Now and get the brand new single, “Don’t Go.”
OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums over their career, establishing them as electronic synthesizer pioneers and one of the UK’s most-beloved pop groups. Their 13 albums include recently reissued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).
The digital audio includes 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 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.
The 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.
The band, Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw, is currently on tour in the U.S. with The B-52’s and Berlin. The band will also embark on a huge world tour later this year, beginning in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020, finishing in Paris.
U.S. Tour Dates:
Aug. 28 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Aug. 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 30 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Aug. 31 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sept. 3 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Sept. 6 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park Atlanta
Sept. 8 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
Sept. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederick Meijer
Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (soon to be Meridian Hall)
Sept. 14 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 20 – Mashantucket, CT – Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Summer Stage, Central Park