Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Messages

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Dindisc ‎– DIN 15-10
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Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint, Gray Labels
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A Messages
Written-By – McCluskey*, Humphreys*
4:48
B1 Waiting For The Man
Written-By – Lou Reed
B2 Taking Sides Again
Written-By – McCluskey*, Humphreys*

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The original album version of Messages was due to be used. However, McCluskey objected to this version and wanted to re-record the song. Most copies of the original 10" pressing with the album version were scrapped, but a handful did escape destruction. Some of these were given away as part of a competition for the OMD fan club in 1980.

This is the original grey two-tone label version, with the incorrect Valentino credit, only distinguished from the original withdrawn 10" by the matrix runout information and track timing.

Later editions feature different coloured record labels, including another Grey, and Red, Green, and a Pink/White combination. These labels correctly credit Mike Howlett for the production.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, hand-etched): 10+DIN+15+A2 A BILBO BIGEE OR
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, hand-etched): 10+DIN+15+B P.T.O UNREPENTENT OR

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DIN 15 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(7", Single, Gra) Dindisc DIN 15 UK 1980 Sell This Version
102 079, 102 079-100 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 102 079, 102 079-100 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
102 079 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(7", Single) Virgin 102 079 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
VS 8002 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(7", Single) Virgin VS 8002 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
DIN 15-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(10", Single, MP, TP, Wit) Dindisc DIN 15-10 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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tharobster

tharobster

September 30, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
one of the greatest 80s synth tracks along with random other titles like being boiled , are freinds electric , and memorabilia . others will choose different omd track as their fav's [electricity/enola gay/souveneir] , but this is mine . from the blippy intro to the chorus high , its all there . plus it looks awesome on 10" din disc vinyl lol - i think this was post factory pre virgin era for omd