Hailed as “the first true masterpiece of the 80s”, ‘Architecture & Morality’ pushed pop new directions. “It’s my favourite OMD album,” says Paul Humphreys.
Andy McCluskey says: “The whole reason for being OMD, even 40 years into our career, is to keep doing music that is of a good quality."
The new release is a career-spanning multi-disc collection with 5CDs, 2 DVDs, rare and previously unreleased tracks and memorabilia galore,
With their debut single, ‘Electricity’, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark spearheaded an electronic revolution in pop music.
The single’s new version has been pressed on ultra-clear vinyl and includes a new remix of 'Almost' by Vince Clarke.
The band's 40th anniversary and will be celebrated with a career box set and brand new greatest hits collection, 'Souvenir', on 4 October.
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.
The new, soft back edition has a bonus extras section which contains an additional 100 stories from OMD fans not included in the hardback version.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.
Marking The Human League’s progression towards chart dominance, ‘Travelogue’ was a highly accessible album that retained their group’s early experimentalism.
Mixing some of their most appealing songs with baffling experimental works, ‘Dazzle Ships’ found OMD creating a classic that took years to be understood.
Celebrity contributors also include Gary Numan, The Human League's Phil Oakey and New Order's Stephen Morris.
All four titles have been mastered at half speed and housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by Peter Saville.
Shiny productions, daft haircuts, yet music full of substance. We roll up the jacket sleeves, slip on the Ray-Bans & present the Best 80s Hits Of All Time.
Howard Jones and OMD’s Andy McCluskey discuss working on the ‘Fly’ soundtrack, and perform at the London launch party, on 18 March 2016.