Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Dazzle Ships

Virgin ‎– V 2261, Telegraph (2) ‎– V 2261
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Radio Prague
Arranged By – OMD*
A2 Genetic Engineering 3:42
A3 ABC Auto-Industry 2:06
A4 Telegraph 2:57
A5 This Is Helena
Vocals [Additional] – Maureen Humphreys
A6 International 4:26
B1 Dazzle Ships 2:21
B2 The Romance Of The Telescope 3:26
B3 Silent Running 3:33
B4 Radio Waves
Written-By – Floyd*
B5 Time Zones
Arranged By – OMD*Recorded By – Andy Dunkley, Dirk Hohmeyer, Jean-Michel Reusser, Keith Nixon, Michael Stark (2), Paul Ward (4), Sue Sawyer, Tony Lawrence (3)
B6 Of All The Things We've Made 3:23

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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 Limited
© 1983 Virgin Records Limited
Except "The Romance Of The Telescope" & "Of All The Things We've Made" ℗ 1981 Virgin Records Limited

Roland Drumatix Rhythm Unit
Eko Rhythmaker - Korg MS20 - Korg
Micropreset - Roland SH-09 & SH2
Emulator Synthesiser - Novatron
Prophet 5 - Oberheim OBX - Solina
String Machine - Vox Organ - Toy
Piano - Rainbow Organ - Piano
Gretsch & Ludwig Drums - Premier
Military Bass Drum - Hammer Bass
Block Guitar - Fender Jazz Bass
Speak and Spell Machine - Sanyo
Short Wave Radio - Typewriter.
'Speak and Spell' Machine used
with kind permissionof Texas
Instruments Limited. Bugle on
<This is Helena> courtesy of
BBC Records/RAD 126.

for Peter Saville Associates.

[...] for Worldchief Limited [...].
<Dazzle Ships> was produced and
created [...] for Telegraph and
on behalf of White Noise Limited

Die-cut cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): V-2261-A2 BA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): V-2261-B BA
  • Rights Society: ncb

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Telegraph (2) V 2261 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
CDV 2261 OMD* Dazzle Ships(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Telegraph (2) CDV 2261 UK Unknown Sell This Version
811561-4 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dazzle Ships(Cass, Album) Virgin 811561-4 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
611605 OMD* Dazzle Ships(LP, Album, Gat) Edisom, Virgin 611605 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version