Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ‎– Organisation

Dindisc ‎– DID 6, Dindisc ‎– Dep2
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP

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A1 Enola Gay 3:25
A2 2nd Thought 4:03
A3 VCL XI 3:45
A4 Motion And Heart 3:08
A5 Statues 4:05
B1 The Misunderstanding 4:40
B2 The More I See You
Written-By – Warren*, Gordon*
B3 Promise 4:38
B4 Stanlow 6:16
The Unreleased '78 Tapes
C1 Introducing Radios
C2 Distance Fades Between Us
D1 Progress
D2 Once 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"

Limited to 10000 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

Other Versions (5 of 101) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3222 736 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Organisation (Cass, Album) Dindisc 3222 736 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
EE 402971 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Organisation(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin EE 402971 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1070 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Organisation(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin 25VB-1070 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
DIDCD6, DIDCD 6, 0777 7 86018 2 1 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Organisation(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin DIDCD6, DIDCD 6, 0777 7 86018 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2473812, 2473 812 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Organisation(LP, Album) Dindisc, Dindisc 2473812, 2473 812 Greece 1980 Sell This Version


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November 20, 2020
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.


July 2, 2020
Released with the first 10,000 copies of the LP Organisation


May 27, 2019
edited about 1 year 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.


October 29, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Is it true that there was no US pressing of this album until 1987?