Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkOrganisation

Label:Dindisc – DID 6, Dindisc – Dep2
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP
Style:Synth-pop, Experimental


A1Enola Gay3:25
A22nd Thought4:03
A3VCL XI3:45
A4Motion And Heart3:08
B1The Misunderstanding4:40
B2The More I See You
Written-ByWarren*, Gordon*
The Unreleased '78 Tapes
C1Introducing Radios
C2Distance Fades Between Us
D2Once When I Was Six

Companies, etc.



First issue released in a grey sleeve with a bonus 7" EP advertised by a sticker with text:

"DID 6
Includes free artifact
The unreleased '78 tapes"

10,000 copies pressed.
Some include a merchandise / fanclub form insert

[on back sleeve]
Tracks A1 to B4 recorded and mixed at Ridge Farm and Advision except track A2 recorded at The Gramophone Suite.
Engineered at Ridge Farm and Advision.
℗ © 1980 Dindisc / Dinsong Limited - DID 6

[on LP (Did 6) labels]
℗ 1980 Dindisc Ltd
Tracks A1 to B5 published by Dinsong Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd except track B2 Chappell & Co Ltd

[on 7" (Dep2) labels]
Tracks C1 to D2 recorded on 'Winston', November 1978. Live at the 'Factory' and at Henry's.
℗ © 1980 Dindisc Ltd.
Published by Dinsong Ltd

Subsequent copies were released without the bonus 7", in the grey and black sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): DID-6-A2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): DID-6-B2 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): DID-6-A1 RAYS Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): DID-6-B2 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched/ "Λ" Stamped - variant 3): DID-6-A1 RAYS Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched/ "Λ" Stamped - variant 3): DID-6-B1 RAYS Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, variant 1 + 2): DEP 2 A1 ˣ RAYS D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, variant 1 + 2): DEP 2 B1 ˣ D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, variant 3): DEP·2 A1 RAYS Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, variant 3): DEP 2 B1 Λ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Organisation (Cassette, Album, Black artwork)DindiscDIDC 6UK1980
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Organisation (LP, Album, Black Cover)Dindisc, DindiscDID 6, Did 6UK1980
Organisation (Cassette, Album, Grey Artwork)DindiscDIDC 6UK1980
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Organisation (LP, Album)Virgin, DindiscVL 2206Canada1980
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Organisation (LP, Album)Dindisc, DindiscVIP-6967, DIN-6967Japan1980


  • gareth.dean's avatar
    I have a copy with the artefact 7". The matrices on the 7" match, but the 12" matrices do not. The matrices on the 12" are DID.6.A.3 /\ and DID-6-B1 Damont C Rays. Any ideas on this one?
    • MemberD's avatar
      This is part of this release: Organisation. Not a stand-alone single/EP release.
      • curtorzabal81's avatar
        Takes a while to warm to but when you do you will definitely appreciate it. Tracks like '2nd thought' in particular...simply way ahead of their time. Shame how both 1980 albums tend to get overlooked.
        The UK 1st pressing is all you need, sublime sound quality. Early 80s synth pop really suits vinyl in my opinion.
        • davidmce101's avatar
          Released with the first 10,000 copies of the LP Organisation
          • hysteric's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            Astonishing to see no comment about this album, save for a few notes about pressing variations.
            One of the most important and pioneering albums of the 80s, which laid the groundwork for so many synth-pop bands that followed.
            A perfect harmony between technology and composition. A bit sad that this record isn't more widely known and appreciated nowadays.
            • NothingLikeThe80s's avatar
              Edited 4 years ago
              Is it true that there was no US pressing of this album until 1987?



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