Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Messages

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Dindisc ‎– DIN 15
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Grey Labels
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Tracklist

A Messages 4:01
B Taking Sides Again 4:20

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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 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DIN 15-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(10", Single, W/Lbl, Yel) Dindisc DIN 15-10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 15/10, DIN 15-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(10", RP, Gra) Dindisc, Dindisc DIN 15/10, DIN 15-10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
102 079 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(7", Single) Virgin 102 079 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 15-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(10", Single, Bl) Dindisc DIN 15-10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 15/10, DIN 15-10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Messages(10", RP, Gra) Dindisc, Dindisc DIN 15/10, DIN 15-10 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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sbclar

sbclar

September 12, 2017
Does anyone know if the 7" remix version of Messages is on any cd?