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Performer: OMD
Title: Dazzle Ships
Released: 1987
Country: UK
Style: New Wave
Category: Electronic
Album rating: 4.3
Votes: 595
Size MP3: 1930 mb
Size FLAC: 1128 mb
Size WMA: 1623 mb
Other formats: VQF WAV DMF MP1 VOX MP4 MOD

It was released on 4 March 1983 through Telegraph and Virgin Records. The title and cover art (designed by Peter Saville) allude to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage, titled Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool.

Dazzle Ships was OMD's fourth album overall and the follow-up to their massively successful Architecture and Morality album, The highly-experimental Dazzle Ships differed from their previous releases by exploring the use of digital sampling keyboards. Though not a commercial triumph when it was originally released, it is now considered one of their finest musical moments. 18 tracks including the singles 'Genetic Engineering' and 'Telegraph'.

OMD’s fourth album, Dazzle Ships, was perhaps a little too aptly named. Its title derived from the d warship camouflage intended to confuse enemy submarines during the 20th Century’s two World Wars, but its contents just as quickly confounded the public. While the album briefly peaked at N. in the UK Top 40, Dazzle Ships was panned by the press and deemed a commercial failure. Of course, hindsight is a wonderful thing, and it should also be remembered that when they approached Dazzle Ships, OMD’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys were buoyed with confidence as their much-acclaimed third album, 1981’s Architecture & Morality, had gone platinum on the back of sublime electro-pop hits such as ‘Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)’ and the lush

Album · 1983 · 18 Songs. Dazzle Ships, Pts. II, III and VII (2008 Remaster).

McCluskey, Humphreys, and company couldn't take many listeners with them, though, and it's little surprise why - a couple of moments aside, Dazzle Ships is pop of the most fragmented kind, a concept album released in an era that had nothing to do with such conceits. On its own merits, though, it is dazzling indeed, a Kid A of its time that never received a comparative level of contemporary attention and appreciation

Dazzle Ships (album) history. Dazzle Ships (album) encyclopedia. Dazzle Ships (album) facts. Studio album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. 4 March 1983 ( 1983-03-04 ).

Even so, the group have launched Dazzle Ships into the Classic Album gig market with some caution. Tonight’s show was announced strictly as a one-off UK date and, while Dazzle Ships is prioritised in the promotion and merchandise, it’s been paired with the tried and tested idea of playing Architecture & Morality in full, in the second half of the evening. More so than any other OMD sleeve, it’s the amount of detail that’s gone into the design of Dazzle Ships that helped it retain cult status throughout its decades in the wilderness of poor sales and critical loathing.

Tracklist

A1 Radio Prague 1:18
A2 Genetic Engineering 3:42
A3 ABC Auto-Industry 2:06
A4 Telegraph 2:57
A5 This Is Helena 1:58
A6 International 4:26
B7 Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III & VII) 2:21
B8 The Romance Of The Telescope 3:26
B9 Silent Running 3:33
B10 Radio Waves 3:44
B11 Time Zones 1:49
B12 Of All The Things We've Made 3:23

Notes

Red/green Virgin labels with "Telegraph" logo. Cover with no holes and not gatefold.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Telegraph V 2261 UK 1983
V2-86090, 0777 7 86090 2 5 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dazzle Ships ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. V2-86090, 0777 7 86090 2 5 US 1992
CDV 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Telegraph CDV 2261 UK Unknown
OVEDC 106 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin OVEDC 106 UK 1983
VNC 5034 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5034 Zimbabwe 1983

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Radio Prague 1:18
2 Genetic Engineering 3:36
3 ABC Auto-Industry 2:06
4 Telegraph 2:56
5 This Is Helena 1:55
6 International 4:24
7 Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III & VII) 2:21
8 The Romance Of The Telescope 3:27
9 Silent Running 3:34
10 Radio Waves 3:44
11 Time Zones
Recorded By – Andy Dunkley, Dirk Hohmeyer, Jean Michel Reusser*, Keith Nixon, Michael Stark , Paul Ward , Sue Sawyer, Tony Lawrence
1:49
12 Of All The Things We've Made 3:27

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Gramophone Suite
  • Recorded At – Gallery Studios
  • Recorded At – Mayfair Studios
  • Mixed At – The Manor
  • Mastered At – Master Room

Credits

  • Arranged By – OMD* (tracks: 1, 11)
  • Design [Designers] – Peter Saville Associates
  • Engineer – Brian Tench, Ian Little, Keith Richard Nixon*, OMD*, Rhett Davies
  • Management – Gordian Troeller
  • Management [Assisted By] – Ines Troeller, Steve Baker , Susan Pippet
  • Mastered By – Arun Chakraverty
  • Performer – G. A. McCluskey*, M. A. Holmes*, M. H. Cooper*, P. D. Humphreys*
  • Producer – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Rhett Davies
  • Vocals [Additional] – Maureen Humphreys
  • Written-By – Floyd* (tracks: 10), OMD* (tracks: 2 to 10, 12)

Notes

Booklet:
Recorded at/
The Gramophone Suite
Gallery Studio
Mayfair Studio
Mixed at/
The Manor Studios
Mastered at/
The Master Room
<"Dazzle Ships"> title suggested by Peter Saville after a painting by Edward Wadsworth.
℗1983 Virgin Records Ltd.
*[tracks 8 and 12]℗1981 Virgin Records Ltd.
©1983 Virgin Records Ltd.

Label:
℗ 1983 Virgin Records Limited. except 8 & 12 ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Limited.
© 1983 Virgin Records Limited.
Made in West Germany. CD is painted light powder blue, like many such Virgin CDs of this era. Back art states that it's manufactured in West Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Label Code: none
  • Matrix / Runout: CDV 2261 2893 010 02
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Rights Society: none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Telegraph V 2261 UK 1983
V2-86090, 0777 7 86090 2 5 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dazzle Ships ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. V2-86090, 0777 7 86090 2 5 US 1992
CDV 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Telegraph CDV 2261 UK Unknown
OVEDC 106 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin OVEDC 106 UK 1983
VNC 5034 OMD* Dazzle Ships ‎(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5034 Zimbabwe 1983


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