Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) – ‘Dazzle Ships’ was released on this day in 1983

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s fourth album ‘Dazzle Ships’ was released on March the 4th 1983

– the album was produced by produced by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Rhett Davies

– The title and cover art were designed by Peter Saville

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes all played on ‘Dazzle Ships’

The track “Genetic Engineering” is an overt homage to Kraftwerk, with the vocal arrangement drawing heavily on the structure employed on their track “Computer World”.

– the album was a sharp departure from their previous 3 releases which ended up costing them record sales, but over the years critics have come to realize the musical importance of ‘Dazzle Ships’

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