History of Modern

History of Modern

by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


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A 2005 appearance on a German television program, followed by a tour -- throughout which the original four members performed 1981's Architecture & Morality in its entirety -- culminated in the first OMD album since 1996 (and this particular quartet's first since 1986). History of Modern, for the most part, sounds like OMD. There are two exceptions: "Sometimes" incorporates turntable scratching and guest vocalist Jennifer John, who interjects with lines from "Motherless Child," while "Pulse" is neo-electro sleaze, full of bedroom whispers, moans, and yearning yelps. Most updates to the group's sound are natural, while the placid ballad "New Holy Ground" and the somehow cathartic and pensive "Green" rate with the earlier material. At its best, History of Modern is to OMD what Secrets is to the Human League: an inspired return from post-punk-turned-synth-pop greats.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
Label: Bright Antenna
UPC: 0898434002376
catalogNumber: 40023
Rank: 31520

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   Primary Artist
Aretha Franklin   Vocals
Doreen Edwards   Background Vocals
Malcolm Holmes   Group Member
Paul Humphreys   Group Member
Stuart Kershaw   Piano
Jennifer John   Background Vocals
Hannah Peel   Organ,Background Vocals
Mike Gould   Percussion
Jessica Staveley-Taylor   Background Vocals
Monika Blomeid   Background Vocals
Jessica Samuel   Background Vocals
Anna Ord   Background Vocals
Abigail Clancy   Background Vocals
Szhirley Rokahaim   Background Vocals
Lucy Styles   Background Vocals
Tracey Carmen   Background Vocals
Martin Cooper   Group Member
George Andrew McCluskey   Group Member

Technical Credits

Cutfather   Composer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   Composer,Producer
Peter Saville   Sleeve Design
Joe Belmaati   Composer
Stuart Kershaw   String Arrangements
Mirelle Davis   Management
Guy Katsav   Programming,Producer

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