Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark discography

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark discography
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 35
Video albums 7
Soundtracks 3

This is the discography of the English band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.K.
[1]
GER
[2]
NZ
[3]
U.S.
[4]
NLD
[5]
1980 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  • Release date: 22 February 1980 (1980-02-22)
  • Label: Dindisc
27 49
Organisation
  • Release date: 24 October 1980 (1980-10-24)
  • Label: Dindisc
6 18
1981 Architecture & Morality
  • Release date: 8 November 1981 (1981-11-08)
  • Label: Dindisc
3 8 22 144 1
  • UK: Platinum[6]
1983 Dazzle Ships 5 11 10 162 15
1984 Junk Culture
  • Release date: 30 April 1984 (1984-04-30)
  • Label: Virgin
9 32 182 9
1985 Crush
  • Release date: 17 June 1985 (1985-06-17)
  • Label: Virgin
13 23 23 38 13
1986 The Pacific Age
  • Release date: 29 September 1986 (1986-09-29)
  • Label: Virgin
15 15 14 47 15
  • UK: Silver[6]
  • CAN: Platinum[7]
1991 Sugar Tax
  • Release date: 7 May 1991 (1991-05-07)
  • Label: Virgin
3 8
  • GER: Platinum[6]
  • UK: Platinum[6]
1993 Liberator
  • Release date: 14 June 1993 (1993-06-14)
  • Label: Virgin
14 17 169 36
1996 Universal
  • Release date: 2 September 1996 (1996-09-02)
  • Label: Virgin
24 39
2010 History of Modern
  • Release date: 20 September 2010 (2010-09-20)
  • Label: 100% Records
28 5 - 97
2013 English Electric
  • Release date: 8 April 2013 (2013-04-08)
  • Label: BMG[8]
12 10 - -

Live albums[edit]

Year Title
2000 Peel Sessions 1979–1983
2008 OMD Live: Architecture & Morality & More
2011 OMD: The History of Modern Tour - Live in Berlin

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.K.
[1]
GER
[2]
NZ
[3]
U.S.
[4]
NLD
[5]
1988 The Best of OMD
  • Release date: 12 March 1988 (1988-03-12)
  • Label: Virgin
2 8 1 46 4
1998 The OMD Singles
  • Release date: 28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
  • Label: Virgin
16 30 50
  • UK: Silver[6]
2001 Navigation: The OMD B-Sides
  • Release date: 14 May 2001 (2001-05-14)
  • Label: Virgin
2008 Messages: Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 29 September 2008 (2008-09-29)
  • Label: EMI
2011 So80s (Soeighties) Present OMD - Curated by Blank & Jones
  • Release date: 7 February 2011 (2011-02-07)
  • Label: EMI, Soundcolours

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album Chart positions
UK
[1]
AUS
[10]
CA
[11]
GER
[2]
IRL
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[3]
U.S. Hot 100 [14] U.S. Dance Play [14]
1979 "Electricity" (released twice) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
1980 "Red Frame/White Light" 67
"Electricity" (third release) 99
"Messages" 13 67
"Enola Gay" Organisation 8 47 14 31 34
1981 "Souvenir" Architecture & Morality 3 57 - 39 9 38
"Joan of Arc" 5 - 4 13
1982 "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)" 4 78 1 5 1 7
1983 "Genetic Engineering" Dazzle Ships 20 20 11
"Telegraph" 42 39 28
1984 "Locomotion" Junk Culture 5 30 14 4 8 32 61
"Talking Loud and Clear" 11 18 9 6
"Tesla Girls" 21 21 33
"Never Turn Away" 70 29
1985 "So in Love" Crush 27 56 18 13 12 26 16
"Secret" 34 31 25 24 63
"La Femme Accident" 42 49
1986 "If You Leave" Pretty in Pink soundtrack 48 15 5 5 4
"(Forever) Live and Die" The Pacific Age 11 19 10 8 13 5 14 19
"We Love You" 54 18 26 16
1987 "Shame" 52
1988 "Dreaming" The Best of OMD 50 33 22 26 37 16 6
"Brides of Frankenstein" (club promo) 7
1991 "Sailing on the Seven Seas" Sugar Tax 3 - 9 5 9
"Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)" 7 - 11 19 11
"Then You Turn Away" 50 56
"Call My Name" 50 28
1993 "Stand Above Me" Liberator 21 33 39 6
"Dream of Me (Based on Love's Theme)" 24 53 22
"Everyday" 59 60
1996 "Walking on the Milky Way" Universal 17 - 53
"Universal" 55
2010 "If You Want It" History of Modern 176 49
"Sister Marie Says" 169
"History of Modern Pt.1"
2013 "Metroland" English Electric
"Dresden"
"Night Café"

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
UK
[1]
AU
[10]
CA
[11]
GER
[2]
IE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[3]
U.S. Hot 100 [14] U.S. Dance Play [14]
1998 The OMD Remixes 35
2011 History of Modern (Part I)

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Release date Title Format Additional information
July 1982 (1982-07) Live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane LD (Japan only), VHS, Betamax, DVD (2007) Live concert. A DVD of this concert came with the 2007 reissue of Architecture & Morality.
June 1985 (1985-06) Crush the Movie LD (Japan only), VHS, Betamax Documentary on the band during the recording of Crush, with promo videos of the album's singles.
12 March 1988 (1988-03-12) The Best of OMD VHS Promo videos.
November 2007 (2007-11) Souvenir DVD Documentary on the history of the band, including the reformation in 2006/2007.
28 April 2008 (2008-04-28) OMD Live: Architecture & Morality & More DVD Live concert
29 September 2008 (2008-09-29) Messages: Greatest Hits DVD Promo videos.
14 December 2009 (2009-12-14) Electricity: OMD with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra DVD Live concert

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1979 "Electricity"
1980 "Red Frame/White Light"
"Messages"
"Enola Gay (Version 1)"
"Enola Gay (Version 2)"
1981 "Souvenir"
1982 "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)"
1983 "Genetic Engineering"
"Telegraph"
1984 "Locomotion"
"Talking Loud and Clear (Version 1)"
"Talking Loud and Clear (Version 2)"
"Tesla Girls"
"Never Turn Away"
1985 "So in Love"
"Secret"
"La Femme Accident"
"Hold You"
1986 "If You Leave"
"(Forever) Live and Die"
"We Love You"
1987 "Shame" (version 1)
"Shame" (version 2)
1988 "Dreaming"
1991 "Sailing on the Seven Seas" (UK version)
"Sailing on the Seven Seas" (U.S. version)
"Pandora's Box" (UK version)
"Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long, Way)" (U.S. version)
"Then You Turn Away"
"Call My Name"
1993 "Stand Above Me (Smoking Version)"
"Stand Above Me (Non-Smoking Version)"
"Dream of Me (Based on Love's Theme)"
"Everyday"
1996 "Walking on the Milky Way"
"Universal"
1998 "Enola Gay (Sash Remix)"
2010 "If You Want It"
"Sister Marie Says"
2013 "Please Remain Seated"
"Decimal"
"Atomic Ranch"
"Metroland"
"Dresden"

Enola Gay (Version 2) appeared on the video release of "The Best of OMD" as did Talking Loud and Clear (Version 2). Enola Gay (Version 1) is in turn featured on the DVD "Messages: OMD Greatest Hits."

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Soundtrack
1981 "Enola Gay" Urgh! A Music War
1985 "Tesla Girls" Weird Science
1986 "If You Leave" Pretty in Pink
"We Love You" Playing for Keeps
1988 "Secret" Arthur 2: On the Rocks
1991 film score (unreleased) For the Greater Good (TV)

References[edit]

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