Crijevo

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity Crijevo

March 29, 2019
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

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity djtony_gr

March 26, 2016
Is this song exist in 12" extended version ?Has it ever released on maxi single ?
annexe

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity annexe

June 19, 2016
It has been released as a 12" at this awful old but gold series, double A sided 12" with generic sleeve with Enola Gay and Electricity (Gold Old recs), both tracks appear on the 7inch versions of course. Not worth buying.
dhorejsi

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity dhorejsi

April 24, 2016
I don't believe so. Pretty sure that it's only ever been released as a 7". just like Depeche Mode's "Dreaming of Me".

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity as reviewed by

September 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
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.
HandsomeZacksRecords

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity HandsomeZacksRecords

November 16, 2017

I too have heard this story and that it also meant that only around 3k copies were actually pressed. Who knows....
djopm

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity as reviewed by djopm

November 4, 2003

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.