OMD / Souvenir 5CD+2DVD box
Souvenir 5CD + 2DVD box set
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (aka OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of Souvenir, a career-spanning seven-disc box set.
This new package features five CDs and two DVDs and is housed in a ten-inch box with a hardcover book, a poster and some 10-inch prints. The third CD contains 22 previously unreleased recordings from the archive – selected and mixed by Paul Humphreys – with titles like 'Unreleased Idea,' 'Organ Ditty,' and 'Guitar Thrash'!
Two live shows complete the audio: one from the History of Modern Tour recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in 2011 and a previously unreleased live show from the Dazzle Ships Tour from the Hammersmith Odeon in 1983.
The first of two DVDs contains BBC TV performances from Top Of The Pops, Old Grey Whistle Test, Later With Jools Holland and more. The other contains a live show from the Crush Tour at Sheffield City Hall in 1985, another live show from the Architecture & Morality Tour at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1981, as well as Crush – The Movie.
The book contains the usual 'unseen photos', as well as single sleeve artwork, an introduction by Paul Morley and notes to accompany the archive material by Andy McCluskey.