Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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The UK sleeve designed by Peter Saville originally had a 12 x 12 grid, die-cut into a blue sleeve with an orange and black inner sleeve. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
When he was told that the sleeve colour could be changed, after 10,000 copies had been produced with no extra costs incurred, three more versions of the sleeve were designed.
The second version of the sleeve had the same 12 x 12 grid die-cut, this time into a black sleeve that had a pink and black inner sleeve added. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The third version had a 10 x 10 grid die-cut into a grey sleeve, that also used the orange inner sleeve of the first version. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The fourth version had the same 10 x 10 grid, die-cut in to the blue sleeve used for the first version, but with a redesigned orange and black inner sleeve that had the text across the top of the sleeve. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The other versions that also ended up being released, came about due to different inner sleeves being added randomly. The title stickers being added by hand also led to some of the sleeves to be used in reverse, which causes the grid pattern to appear to be cut the opposite direction.
Each of the four designs had a print run of 10,000 copies each, and so the variations come from a mixture of the original four designs, from the total initial release of 40,000 copies printed, before the standard none die-cut general release sleeve was produced.

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DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VVD-33.044 SC Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass) Dindisc VVD-33.044 SC Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
401653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album) Dindisc 401653 France 1980 Sell This Version
DIDC 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album) Dindisc DIDC 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
401 910 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album, Chr) Dindisc 401 910 France 1980 Sell This Version
6066 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Telex Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Telex - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Unofficial) 747 6066 Singapore 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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I-201.653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin I-201.653 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
201653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin 201653 France 1980 Sell This Version
VVD-33.044 Y Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc VVD-33.044 Y Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
201653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc, Virgin 201653 France 1980 Sell This Version
201 653-320, 201 653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 201 653-320, 201 653 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
ViR (L) 3004 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin ViR (L) 3004 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
2473800, did 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin, Dindisc 2473800, did 2 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
201653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc 201653 France 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc, Virgin DID 2 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
201 653-320, 201 653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 201 653-320, 201 653 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
201 653, 201 653-320 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 201 653, 201 653-320 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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201.653, DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, 1st) Virgin, Dindisc 201.653, DID 2 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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201.653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RP) Virgin 201.653 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
DID 2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RP) Dindisc DID 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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50135 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin, Dindisc 50135 France 1984 Sell This Version
OVEDC 96 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album, RE) Dindisc OVEDC 96 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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201 653, 201 653-320 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin 201 653, 201 653-320 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
70135 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RP) Virgin 70135 France 1984 Sell This Version
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MG 0326 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark O.M.D.(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0326 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
432073-4 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin 432073-4 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
CDVIP 216 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVIP 216 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Cum'On Everybody Records none Russia 2005 Sell This Version
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70135 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 70135 France Unknown Sell This Version
201 653-270, 201 653 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 201 653-270, 201 653 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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ToddZilla0130

ToddZilla0130

May 12, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, LP, Album, 2nd, did 2.
Very confusing. My copy matches this exactly (especially w/r/t the Runout) except the cover is the black/white/orange artwork, not the die cut. Possibly for export to US? Not sure if it warrants a separate listing.