Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 long players include recently reissued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture and Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).
2019 marks the band’s 40th anniversary and is celebrated with a career box set and brand new greatest hits collection. The career box set comprises of 5CD and 2DVDs housed in a 10” box set, together with a hardback book, a poster and a series of 10” prints.
The audio discs include all the band’s singles from Electricity to What Have We Done, as well as a brand new single Don’t Go, exclusive to this campaign. There is also a previously unreleased live show from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1983, 22 previously unreleased demos from the archive which have been selected and mixed by Paul Humphreys, rare and unreleased live material from the BBC and an entire live show from the Mermaid Theatre in 2011.
One of the DVDs contains BBC TV performances from Top Of The Pops, Old Grey Whistle Test, Later With Jools Holland and more. The other contains a live show from Sheffield City Hall in 1985, another live show from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1981, as well as Crush – The Movie. The book contains unseen photos, single sleeve artwork, an introduction by Paul Morley and sleeve notes to accompany the archive material by Andy McCluskey.
Alongside the box set, there is also a 2CD and 3LP format which is a brand new greatest hits package, spanning the band’s 40-year career. This includes all the singles from Electricity to What Have We Done, as well as the exclusive brand new single, Don’t Go.