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OMD’s ‘Electricity’ Hits Number One On The UK Vinyl Singles Chart

The single’s new version has been pressed on ultra-clear vinyl and includes a new remix of ‘Almost’ by Vince Clarke.

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OMD Electricity Tops Vinyl Singles Chart
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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) have hit the No. 1 spot on the UK Vinyl Singles Chart with ‘Electricity.’ The band’s 1979 debut single has hit the vinyl singles chart once again upon the release of their new, career-spanning box set and Greatest Hits collectionSouvenir.

To celebrate the single’s 40th anniversary, the single’s new version has been pressed on ultra-clear vinyl and contains the original Factory Records version of ‘Electricity’, as well as a brand new remix of ‘Almost’ by Vince Clarke. Both tracks have been remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and the sleeve is an adaptation of the original Peter Saville design.

Reflecting the surge in popularity of the traditional format, dedicated vinyl album and singles charts were launched by the Official Charts Company in 2016 with the singles chart compiled from sales of 7″ and 12″ records.

The new career-spanning OMD collection, Souvenir, includes 5CD and 2DVDs housed in a 10” box set, together with a hardback book, a poster and a series of 10” prints.

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 campaign. There will also be 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.

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 will include all the singles from ‘Electricity’ to ‘What Have We Done’, as well as the exclusive recent single, ‘Don’t Go.’

Souvenir is out now and can be bought here.

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