If there’s a synth-pop lover in your life, why not give them the gift of OMD this holiday season? This summer, English electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark released remastered vinyl reissues of their 1993 album Liberator and their 1996 album Universal. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios, these albums haven’t been available on vinyl since they were originally released which makes them an extra special treat. Pressed on 180g black vinyl, these remastered albums sound fantastic. The band has been churning out reissues of their classic singles “Enola Gay” and “Electricity” on vinyl as well as their greatest hits box set Souvenir.
Liberator, the band’s ninth studio album, contains the singles “Stand Above Me”, “Dream of Me (Based on Love’s Theme)” and “Everyday”. It’s also home to their gorgeous cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning.” Their tenth album Universal saw OMD’s Andy McCluskey take the project in a more organic pop-rock direction and contains their last UK top 40 hit “Walking on the Milky Way.” Despite being lesser-known when compared to OMD’s 80s output, there are definitely gems on both Liberator and Universal.
You can purchase Liberator here.
You can purchase Universal here.
Stand Above Me
King Of Stone
Dream Of Me (Based On Love’s Theme)
Love And Hate You
Best Years Of Our Lives
Walking On The Milky Way
The Moon And The Sun
The Black Sea
Very Close To Far Away
The Gospel Of St Jude
That Was Then
The Boy From The Chemist Is Here To See You
If You’re Still In Love With Me