Call My Name (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark song)

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"Call My Name"
OMD Call My Name Cover.jpg
Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album Sugar Tax
B-side
  • "Walk Tall" (7"),
  • "Brides of Frankenstein" (12")
Released18 November 1991 (1991-11-18)
Format7", 12"
Recorded1991
GenreDance-pop, synthpop
Length4:23
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)Andy McCluskey
Stuart Kershaw
Lloyd Massett
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"Then You Turn Away"
(1991)
"Call My Name"
(1991)
"Stand Above Me"
(1993)

"Call My Name" is a song by the synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. It was released as the fourth (and last) single from the album Sugar Tax but remixed for this release. The single made the Top 100 on the UK Singles Chart at #50.[1] The B-side to the 7" single, "Walk Tall" is featured as the tenth track on Sugar Tax. An extended remix version was also released on the CD and 12" issues, featuring an uncredited female voice speaking over a telephone and the sounds of a rotary telephone dial.

In a retrospective article, AllMusic critic Dave Thompson wrote of the song's "musical splendor", calling it a "dance-fired extravaganza with a melody that's as memorable as the beats are incendiary."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by McCluskey/Kershaw/Massett.

7": Virgin / VS 1380 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Call My Name" (Remix) - 4:23
  2. "Walk Tall" - 3:55
  • also available on MC (Virgin / VSC 1380)

12": Virgin / VST 1380 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Call My Name" (12" version)
  2. "Brides of Frankenstein" (The Hitman & Silk Mega Mix)

CD: Virgin / VSCDT 1380 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Call My Name" (Remix)
  2. "Call My Name" (12" Version)
  3. "Brides of Frankenstein" (The Hitman & Silk Mega Mix)
  4. "Brides of Frankenstein" (Dub)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
German Singles Chart 28
UK Singles Chart 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Call My Name". Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Call My Name" review at AllMusic