|Performer:||Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark|
|Title:||Architecture & Morality - Dazzle Ships|
|Category:||Electronic / Pop|
|Other format:||MP4 AUD WMA DMF ASF DTS VOC|
It was released on 4 March 1983 through Telegraph and Virgin Records. The title and cover art (designed by Peter Saville) allude to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage, titled Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool.
More albums from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. The Best Of OMD by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. The Punishment Of Luxury by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. English Electric by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.
On ‘Dazzle Ships’, OMD risked a lot and they lost some of the chart success they'd managed to pull off in the past three years, but also became immensely more credible at the same time. They could’ve just deployed tried and tested chart geared hits like previous successes, but the point is they didn’t
Architecture and Morality Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Although the 1981 outtake, Telegraph, was a sop to pop audiences, ABC Auto Industry referenced Syd Barrett-era Floyd, with its childlike repetition and sound effects.
Architecture & Morality. 9. The Beginning of the End. 03:44. Bonustracks (Re-Issue 2003, 2007). Other productions from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. Architecture & Morality.
As Luke Turner wrote on these pages, even in 2007 when OMD first embarked on the Classic Album tour circuit (playing their preceding hit album Architecture & Morality in full alongside plenty of fondly remembered singles), Dazzle Ships was left out in the cold, none of its tracks making their set-list. This is probably going to be the strangest, most esoteric collection of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark songs you’ll ever hear in one show. I guess that’s why you came, huh? This selective history of the band wasn’t new either
OMD's glistening run of top-flight singles and chart domination came to a temporary but dramatic halt with Dazzle Ships, the point where the band's pushing of boundaries reached their furthest limit. McCluskey, Humphreys, and company couldn't take many listeners with them, though, and it's little surprise why - a couple of moments aside, Dazzle Ships is pop of the most fragmented kind, a concept album released in an era that had nothing to do with such conceits