1983 synthpop landmark is back, with six bonus tracks
After playing a critical role in the resistible rise of Atomic Kitten, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark are once again keen to remind us of their radical youth.
After last year’s relaunch of 1981’s seminal “Architecture And Morality”, the 1983 follow-up, “Dazzle Ships”, now gets the deluxe reissue treatment. It features the minor hit single, “Genetic Engineering”, along with a bunch of more leftfield electronic pieces.
“’Dazzle Ships’ is a strange LP,” says bandmember Andy McCluskey in the reissue’s sleevenotes, “because obviously it was possibly the lowest selling album that we ever released and yet I am inordinately proud of it. Maybe we did something that was commercial suicide, but we did that album for the right reasons.”
The new version is released by Virgin/EMI on March 3.
The bonus tracks are:
“Telegraph (The Manor Version 1981)”
“4-Neu” (B-Side of “Genetic Engineering” single)
“Genetic Engineering (312MM Version)” (12″ version)
“66 And Fading” (B-Side of “Telegraph” single)
“Telegraph (Extended Version)” (12″ version)
“Swiss Radio International” (Album out-take)