Following on from their 40th anniversary celebrations last year which saw them release their greatest hits and anniversary box set, Souvenir, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) have announced further remastered reissues of their UK Top 20 album Liberator and their 1996 album Universal on vinyl on 6 August on UMC/Liberator.Frontman Andy McCluskey’s fascination with WWII bombers influenced the title of the UK Top 20 album Liberator named after the B-24 Liberator aircraft.
Peaking at number 14 in the UK album charts, the record features singles Stand Above Me and Dream Of Me as well as a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s classic 1967 track, Sunday Morning. Universal, the band’s tenth album released in 1996, also had chart success with single Walking On The Milky Way entering in the Top 20 in the UK singles charts and saw the band make their 29th and final appearance on Top of the Pops.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Walking On The Milky Way
Both albums, which haven’t been available on vinyl since their first release, will be reissued on 180g black vinyl and were remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road. The releases follow a string of reissues in the last year from OMD including the limited 12” vinyl of their legendary antiwar hit single Enola Gay as well as a limited reissue of the band’s iconic debut single, Electricity, on 7” vinyl.
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