Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Electricity

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Electricity 3:45
Almost 3:48

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 6 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7") Factory FAC 6 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DIN 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity / Almost(7", Single) Dindisc DIN 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DIN 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single) Dindisc DIN 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
101 052 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single) Virgin 101 052 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
VIPX-1531 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity (エレクトリシティー)(7", Single) Dindisc, Virgin VIPX-1531 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
K8014 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity / Almost(7", Single) Dindisc K8014 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
VIPX-1531 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity (エレクトリシティー)(7", Promo) Virgin VIPX-1531 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
101052 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7") Dindisc 101052 France 1980 Sell This Version
2097 827 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7") Dindisc 2097 827 France 1980 Sell This Version
VVD-45.026ES Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single) Dindisc VVD-45.026ES Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
VVD-45.026ES Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single) Dindisc VVD-45.026ES Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single) Dindisc DIN 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Electricity(7", Single, RE) Dindisc DIN 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

March 29, 2019
referencing Electricity, 7", FAC 6
All versions of the single that were released at the time only kept improving its super qualities of a song (both songs that is) - sure thing that Factory version remains the most genuine in its super naive kind of way. The band audibly played it all as if without some metronome assistance, thus inevitable (and enthusiastic) a discreet millisecond skip on the drum kit occurred halfway down the song. "Almost" as produced by the immortal Martin Hannett is another superb and more upbeat mix, when compared to the much dryer album version in particular.

Of a few more "Electricities" that were released, each seems to be slightly varying in mix and dynamic - the one that opens "The Best of OMD" remains sounding richer and most powerful (would that one be identical to the DinDisc DIN2 7" version, anyone?). Adding to it a "1980 Dindisc Version", in recent years included on the CD re-release of "Organisation". That one also adds an extra keyboard bit to the song while keeping the essence of it intact... maybe a little overproduced but altogether providing with an interesting "remix" angle that would have made the perfect 12" mix of the song, had "Electricity" ever appeared in 12" format - originally, it never did.
djtony_gr

djtony_gr

March 26, 2016
referencing Electricity, 7", FAC 6
Is this song exist in 12" extended version ?Has it ever released on maxi single ?

September 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Electricity, 7", FAC 6
One of the funny things about this particular release and it's limited edition of 5,000, is that it was never intended to be a limited edition. Due to the intense heat required during the printing of the sleeves, the printing press actually caught fire. After the third time this happened the printers called it a day and wouldn't continue with the order.
djopm

djopm

November 4, 2003
referencing Electricity, 7", FAC 6

The most authentic piece of synth-pop before reaching the 80's barrier of labels. This single cannot be touched
with the groundbreaking sounds and compassion of early electronic music. Its no wonder Peter Saville gave his best artwork for this single other than what's mentioned in the well-done detailed notes from above mentioned.
gregclow

gregclow

September 6, 2003
referencing Electricity, 7", Single, DIN 2
This single was previously released in May, 1979 on Factory Records (FAC 6). "Electricity" on that version was produced by Paul Collister and OMD, while "Almost" was produced by Factory producer Martin Hannett.

The first edition of this Dindisc version - released in September, 1979 - had both tracks produced by Martin Hannett (under the name Martin Zero).

A second edition of the Dindisc version came out in April, 1980, with both tracks replaced by versions produced by Chester Valentino and OMD.