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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkMessages

Label:Dindisc – DIN 15
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Grey Labels
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

AMessages4:01
BTaking Sides Again4:20
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Credits

Notes

Grey Labels.

Produced at Advision Studio
Published by DinSong Ltd/Virgin Music Publishers Ltd
℗ © 1980 DinDisc

The original album version of "Messages" was due to be used. However, Andy McCluskey of the band objected to this version and wanted to re-record the song. The 10,000 copies cut with the original mix were scrapped and a new, radically different version was recorded under the control of producer Mike Howlett.

"Taking Sides Again" is an instrumental 'dub' version of "Messages".

The original releases had a two-tone grey label which listed Chester Valentino (aka Paul Collister) as producer. DinDisc had scrapped the original album mix but hadn't bothered amending the labels which should have correctly credited Mike Howlett. Later releases in a pink/white combination and later still in red, would correctly list Howlett.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A. Var. 1): DIN-I5-A3 ⋀ BILBO'S TA1PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B. Var. 1): DIN-I5-B3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A. Var. 2): DIN-15-A2 BILBO'S TA1PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B. Var. 2): DIN-15-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A. Var. 3): DiN-15-A4 BILBO.TA1PE <
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B. Var. 3): DIN-15.B-6 DB.TA1PE <

Other Versions (5 of 24)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Messages (10", 45 RPM, Single, Misprint, Gray Labels)Dindisc, Dindisc15/10, DIN 15-10UK1980
Recently Edited
Messages (7", 45 RPM, Single)Dindisc102.079Netherlands1980
Recently Edited
Messages (10", 45 RPM, Single, Pink/White Labels)DindiscDIN 15-10UK1980
Messages (7", Single, 45 RPM)Virgin, Virgin102 079, 102 079-100Germany1980
New Submission
Messages (10", 45 RPM, Single, Red/Black Labels)Dindisc, DindiscDIN 15/10, DIN 15-10UK1980

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  • sbclar's avatar
    sbclar
    Does anyone know if the 7" remix version of Messages is on any cd?

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