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OMD - History Of Modern album mp3

OMD - History Of Modern album mp3

Performer: OMD
Title: History Of Modern
Country: UK
Released: 2018
Style: Synth-pop
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 888
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History of Modern is the eleventh studio album by British synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). It is their first since 1996, and also the first to feature the classic 4-piece OMD line-up since 1986's The Pacific Age. The record was released in the UK on 20 September 2010, peaking at It was a considerable hit in Germany, reaching – the group's highest chart placing for an LP in that country. The album was released in the US on Bright Antenna on 28 September 2010.

History Of Modern ‎(CD, Album). bluenoise, David Gresham Records. Perhaps the best thing that can be said about History of Modern is that it's an admirable effort. In terms of the reunion and the sometimes condemnatory lyrical matter, this can't have been an easy LP to write or to record. 24 years after the band last worked together in full, it has the lack of focus you might expect from a debut rather than a band's 11th production, but it shows sufficient promise that it isn't wholly a waste of time

History of Modern appears to have made a conscious effort not to progress from OMD’s intrinsically ‘80s pop, with synths and bouncy melodies galore. The two parter from which the album draws its name pulls some, along with the pop-tastic ‘Sister Marie Says’. Stand out track is ‘Pulse’; its modern nostalgic approach to electro is so inkeeping with current bands such as Cold Cave, that it produces an ironic twist of an established band trying to sound like a new band trying to sound old. Although maybe they should have omitted the swearing: it’s not big, and it’s not clever. Reprimand over, it’s still pretty good track.

The aptly titled ‘History Of Modern’, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s first release in fourteen years, is a must-have for fans of the iconic synth-pop foursome. The fifty-eight minute runtime aside, co-founder Andy McCluskey reckons the album is OMD’s finest hour since ‘Architecture And Morality’. While songs ‘Bondage Of Fate’, ‘If You Want It’ and ‘Sometimes’ present a classic vibe, standalone track ‘Pulse’ is equally akin to the electronic sound of today.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s first album in 14 years–and first in 24 to feature the lineup that recorded the bulk of their hits–meticulously returns to the ostensibly perky sound and pensive sensibility of the Merseyside quartet’s early-to-mid-’80s heyday. Andy McCluskey’s ageless croon still conjures ghosts in the synth-pop machinery, as vintage mellotrons weep quasi-operatic tears.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 New Babies: New Toys
Percussion – Mike Gould
A2 If You Want It
Written-By – Tracey Carmen
A3 History Of Modern (Part I)
Backing Vocals – Jessica Samuel, Jessica Stavely-Taylor*, Monika Blomeid
A4 History Of Modern (Part II) 4:12
B1 Sometimes
Arranged By [Piano & String] – Stuart KershawBacking Vocals – Jennifer John, Lucy Styles
B2 RFWK 3:46
B3 New Holy Ground
Mixed By – Paul Humphreys
C1 The Future, The Past, And Forever After
Backing Vocals – Doreen Edwards
C2 Sister Marie Says
Mixed By, Co-producer, Programmed By [Extra] – Guy Katsav
C3 Pulse
Backing Vocals – Abigail Clancy, Anna Ord, Szhirley RokahaimWritten-By – Cutfather and Joe*, Remee
D1 Green
Mixed By – Paul HumphreysWritten-By – Kershaw
D2 Bondage Of Fate
Organ, Backing Vocals – Hannah PeelWritten-By – Peel*
D3 The Right Side?
Written-By – Baker*, Leonard*

Companies, etc.

  • Exclusive Retailer – HMV
  • Copyright (c) – Bluenoise
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bluenoise


Limited to 500 copies and exclusive to HMV.
The other copies are sold at official OMD-Shop, but without stickers on front.
No credits and no track times given on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060204 803369 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 0218704-A-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 0218704-B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 0218754-C-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 0218759-D-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BNL001CD OMD* History Of Modern ‎(CD, Album) 100% Records , bluenoise, Starwatch Entertainment BNL001CD UK 2010
BRA2-2376 OMD* History Of Modern ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Bright Antenna , bluenoise BRA2-2376 Russia 2010
none OMD* History Of Modern ‎(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) bluenoise none UK 2010
DGR1819 OMD* History Of Modern ‎(CD, Album) bluenoise, David Gresham Records DGR1819 South Africa 2010
none Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark History Of Modern ‎(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Num, Promo) Not On Label none UK Unknown

Reviews (4)
Undisclosed (but 'limited') amount of copies were just put up on the OMD webstore about an hour ago (7/2/18) and announced on their Facebook Page. Selling FAST. Don't sleep!Update: SOLD OUT within the hour.

The scalpers are all over this & its scandalous, they should get a proper job instead of trying to rip people off, DO NOT give them any of your money, OMD have announced on there facbook page there will be copies avalible, at a fair price at a later date :o)

It really was hit or miss what HMV shop you went to. The one i went to only had about 10 people in the cue but 70% of the stock had gone by 9:15am. I only managed to pick up 1 of the 2 things i went for, The Proclaimers were gone in a flash, along with nearly everything else. HMV had it set up on the end of a small isle, where as I've seen pictures of bigger shops having it in a main isle. Very much unlike RSD, it felt more like a black Friday event.

That's good to know. I was away so only got to HMV on Sunday afternoon This was the only release sold out.

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