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On September 29, 1986.

On September 29, 1986, “Virgin” label released “The Pacific Age”, the seventh Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “Studio De La Grande Armée” in Paris, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Stephen Hague.

Personnel:

  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, percussion
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards, saxophone
  • Graham Weir – trombone, keyboards, guitar
  • Neil Weir – trumpet, bass
  • Stephen Hague– keyboards, guitar
  • Kamil Rustam– guitar
  • Aliss Terrell, Yvonne Jones, Carole Fredericks– background vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Stay (The Black Rose and the Universal Wheel) – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  2. (Forever) Live and Die – Paul Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  3. The pacific Age – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  4. The Dead Girls – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  5. Shame – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  6. Southern – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  7. Flame of Hope – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  8. Goddess of Love – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  9. We Love You – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague
  10. Watch Us Fall – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague

On September 1, 2017.

On September 1, 2017, “White Noise” label released “The Punishment of Luxury”, the thirteenth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Bleepworks” and “Northern Electric”, and was produced by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, engineer, recording
  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards, mixing, engineer, recording
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards
  • Stuart Kershaw– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey.

  1. The Punishment of Luxury
  2. Isotype
  3. Robot Man
  4. What Have We Done
  5. Precision & Decay
  6. As We Open, So We Close
  7. Art Eats Art
  8. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, Bang
  9. On More Time
  10. La Mitrailleuse
  11. Ghost Star
  12. The View from Here

On April 5, 2013.

On April 5, 2013, “100%”, “BMG” labels released “English Electric”, the twelfth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2103 at “Motor Museum Studio” in Liverpool, “Bleepworks” in London, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards, mixing
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, additional programming
  • David Watson– backing vocals
  • Claudia Brücken– machine voice
  • Fotonovela– additional programming
  • James Watson – additional programming
  • Guy Katsav– additional production
  • Abbey Lincoln– sample performer
  • Charles Reeves– Chinese recording
  • Mike Spink – additional engineering
  • Innes Marlow – photography
  • Peter Saville– art direction
  • Tom Skipp – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Please Remain Seated – Andy McCluskey
  2. Metroland – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  3. Night Café – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  4. The Future Will Be Silent – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  5. Helen of Troy – Andy McCluskey, Bitzenis, Geranois
  6. Our System – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  7. Kissing the Machine – Andy McCluskey, Karl Bartos
  8. Decimal – Andy McCluskey
  9. Stay With Me – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, James Watson
  10. Dresden – Andy McCluskey
  11. Atomic Ranch – Andy McCluskey
  12. Final Song – Andy McCluskey, Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes

On November 8, 1981.

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On November 8, 1981, “Dindisc” label released “Architecture & Morality”, the third Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded 1980–1981, at “The Gramophone Suite” in Liverpool and “The Manor Studio” in, Shipton-on-Cherwell, and was produced by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Richard Manwaring and Richard Manwaring .

Personnel:

  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, synthesizers, piano,  mellotron,  acoustic  and electronic percussion, organ, rhythm programming, radios, melodica
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, synthesizers, mellotron, guitar, bass, rhythm programming, acoustic and electronic percussion, reed horns, organ
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, electronic and acoustic percussion,  bass synthesizer
  • Martin Cooper– saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, except where noted.

  1. The New Stone Age – Andy McCluskey
  2. She’s Leaving
  3. Souvenir – Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper
  4. Sealand
  5. Joan of Arc – Andy McCluskey
  6. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) – Andy McCluskey
  7. Architecture and Morality
  8. Georgia
  9. The Beginning and the End

 

On June 17, 1985.

Orchestral_Manoeuvres_in_the_Dark_Crush

On June 17, 1985, “Virgin” label released “Crush”, the sixth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded 1984–1985, at “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Stephen Hague.

Personnel:

  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, electronic keyboards, piano
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, electronic keyboards
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, electronic and acoustic percussion
  • Martin Cooper– vocals, saxophone, electronic keyboards
  • Kyle Green – additional vocals, piano, electronic keyboards
  • Stephen Hague– electronic keyboards, guitar
  • Graham Weir – trombone, electric guitar
  • Neil Weir – trumpet
  • Maureen Humphreys – additional vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes,  except where noted.

  1. So in Love – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague
  2. Secret
  3. Bloc Bloc Bloc
  4. Women III
  5. Crush
  6. 88 Seconds in Greensboro
  7. The Native Daughters of the Golden West
  8. Le Femme Accident
  9. Hold You
  10. The Lights are Going Out

 

On March 4, 1983.

OMD_Dazzle_Ships

On March 4, 1983, “Telegraph” label released “Dazzle Ships”, the fourth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Gramophone Suite”,  “Gallery Studio” and “Mayfair Studio”, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper, Malcolm Holmes and Rhett Davies.The cover art was designed by Peter Saville.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Paul Humphreys– keyboards, synthesizers, vocals, percussion
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Radio Prague – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  2. Genetic Engineering – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  3. ABC Auto-Industry – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  4. Telegraph – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  5. This is Helena – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  6. International – Andy McCluskey
  7. Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III & VII) – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  8. The Romance of the Telescope – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  9. Silent Running – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  10. Radio Waves – Paul Humphreys, John Floyd
  11. Time Zones – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  12. Of All the Things We’ve Made – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey

 

On February 22, 1980.

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On February 22, 1980, “Dindisc” released the self-titled,  debut Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Gramophone Suite” in Liverpool, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys,, Martin Cooper, Malcolm Holmes and Chester Valentino. The sleeve was designed by Peter Saville and Ben Kelly.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards, saxophone
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, except where noted.

  1. Bunker Soldiers
  2. Almost
  3. Mystereality
  4. Electricity
  5. The Messerschmitt Twins
  6. Messages
  7. Julia’s Song – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Julia Kneale
  8. Red Frame/White Light
  9. Dancing
  10. Pretending To See The Future