Then You Turn Away

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"Then You Turn Away"
Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album Sugar Tax
B-side"Sugar Tax"
Released2 September 1991 (1991-09-02)
Cassette single,
CD single
Songwriter(s)Andy McCluskey/Stuart Kershaw/Lloyd Massett
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"Pandora's Box"
"Then You Turn Away"
"Call My Name"

"Then You Turn Away" is a song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and the third single released from their album Sugar Tax. It peaked at number 50 on the UK Singles Chart in 1991. Its follow-up single, "Call My Name", peaked at the same position. It was not released as a 12".


Originally the music written by Andy McCluskey for the 1991 BBC G. F. Newman TV series For the Greater Good was to be included as the B-side for "Then You Turn Away", but it became Sugar Tax. This song in turn was scheduled as the title track of the album, but was not finished at the time the album was released.

The CD singles contain the extra tracks "Area", "Vox Humana", and a remix of "Then You Turn Away", called Infinite Repeat Mix. "Vox Humana" uses a sample of a female Gregorian chant written by Hildegard of Bingen.

Track listings[edit]

7" (VS 1368), cassette single (VSC 1368)[edit]

  1. "Then You Turn Away"
  2. "Sugar Tax"

CD Single (VSCDT 1368)[edit]

Third part of the Special Collectors Edition tri-pack released with Sailing on the Seven Seas.

  1. "Then You Turn Away" - 4:18
  2. "Sugar Tax" - 4:07
  3. "Area" - 3:55
  4. "Then You Turn Away (Infinite Repeat Mix)" - 4:28

CD Single (VSCDG 1368)[edit]

Issued in a limited edition felt box with paper wrap which also contained a perfumed postcard.

  1. "Then You Turn Away" - 4:18
  2. "Sailing on the Seven Seas" - 3:49
  3. "Then You Turn Away (Infinite Repeat Mix)" - 4:32
  4. "Vox Humana" - 5:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
German Singles Chart 56
UK Singles Chart 50

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