Shame (OMD song)

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"Shame"
cover of the CD single
Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album The Pacific Age
B-side "Goddess of Love"
"(Forever) Live and Die"
"Messages"
Released 13 April 1987
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Recorded London[1]
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 4:15 (album version)
3:49 (re-recorded version)
6:59 (extended re-recorded version)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Producer(s) Rhett Davies
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"We Love You"
(1986)
"Shame"
(1987)
"Dreaming"
(1988)

"Shame" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the third single taken from their 1986 album, The Pacific Age, although it is actually a rerecording made after the album's release.date & studio?

"Shame" was scheduled for release as a single whilst OMD were still on tour. The band had suggested "Stay" as a possible single from the album, but label Virgin thought "Shame" had more potential. The band relented, although feeling the album version was a bit slow, recruited producer Rhett Davies to give the song more of a polish.[1]

This single marked OMD's first CD single release. It was issued in a gatefold sleeve featuring a sepia-toned photo of the band on the gatefold along with track details.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: Virgin / VS 938
  • Germany: Virgin / 109 000
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (Re-recorded version)"   3:49
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Goddess of Love"   4:28

12" vinyl[edit]

  • UK: Virgin / VS 938-12
  • UK: Virgin / VS 938-12 DJ (promo)
  • Germany: Virgin / 609 000
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (Extended re-recorded version)"   6:59
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (7" Version)"   3:49
2. "Goddess of Love"   4:28
  • Canada: Virgin / VSX 1371
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (Extended re-recorded version)"   6:59
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (Re-recorded version)"   3:49
2. "Shame"   4:09

CD single[edit]

  • UK: Virgin / MIKE938 12
No. Title Length
1. "Shame (Extended re-recorded version)"   6:59
2. "Goddess of Love"   4:28
3. ""(Forever) Live and Die" (12" Mix)"   5:57
4. ""Messages" (10" Remix)"   4:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discography: Singles 1987–91: Shame". Official OMD Website. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Shame". Retrieved 20 December 2009.