The Pacific Age
|The Pacific Age|
|Studio album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark|
|Released||29 September 1986|
Studio De La Grande Armée, Paris, additional recording at Amazon Studios, Liverpool
|Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark chronology|
|Singles from The Pacific Age|
The Pacific Age is the seventh album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1986. "(Forever) Live and Die" became the group's third hit single in the US and returned the group to the top 20 in the UK, peaking at number 11.
For the first time, Graham Weir and Neil Weir were formally credited as full members of OMD for this album; they had been involved with the group as session musicians since the re-recording of "Julia's Song" in 1984 for the "Talking Loud and Clear" single.
In a 2013 online poll, The Pacific Age was voted the 46th best album of 1986 based on the opinions of almost 53,000 respondents.
- All songs by OMD, as per label.
- Writing credits below as per ASCAP database.
|1.||"Stay (The Black Rose and the Universal Wheel)"||Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey||4:22|
|2.||"(Forever) Live and Die"||Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir||3:38|
|3.||"The Pacific Age"||Humphreys, McCluskey||3:59|
|4.||"The Dead Girls"||Humphreys, McCluskey||4:48|
|5.||"Shame"||Humphreys, McCluskey ,Weir, Weir||4:15|
|6.||"Southern"||Humphreys, McCluskey, Weir, Weir||3:41|
|7.||"Flame of Hope"||Humphreys, McCluskey||2:40|
|8.||"Goddess of Love"||Humphreys, McCluskey||4:30|
|9.||"We Love You"||Humphreys, McCluskey, Stephen Hague||4:10|
|10.||"Watch Us Fall"||Humphreys, McCluskey, Hague||4:11|
- Paul Humphreys – keyboards, percussion, vocals
- 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 – additional keyboards, guitar
- Kamil Rustam – guitar
- Aliss Terrell, Yvonne Jones and Carole Fredericks – background vocals
- "(Forever) Live and Die" (1986)
- "We Love You" (1986)
- "Shame" (1987), re-recorded single version
- "OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - discography". Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- AllMusic review
- Larkin, Colin (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music. Virgin Books. ISBN 978-0753501597.
- "Top 100 Albums of 1986: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 7". Slicing Up Eyeballs. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "ASCAP (THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS)". Retrieved May 3, 2015. searchable database (search Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark/OMD/O.M.D.