Monday, June 28, 2010

OMD Announces New Album Details

More than six months ago, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark gave us all a listen to a demo called "Sister Marie Says" along with the message that a new album was on the way. Well, we finally have more info, including a release date. 'History of Modern' hits the streets on Sept. 20. It looks like it's just listed as an import at this time. There are all sorts of cool preorder options at OMD's Web site. You should check it out.

Why am I so filled with optimism that the band can recapture that old magic after all of these years? Because, unlike OMD's '90s output, they were able to get all of the old band back together. For the first time since 'The Pacific Age' nearly 25 years ago, OMD is once again Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes. Here is that demo I posted half a year ago one more time since that's all of the new material we have so far. Take note from the tracklist below that "Sister Marie Says" was renamed "Sister Mary Says" on the new album.

History of Modern Tracklist
Side One
1.New Babies: New Toys
2. If You Want It
3.History Of Modern (part I)
4. History Of Modern (part II)
5. Sometimes
7. New Holy Ground
Side Two
8. The Future, The Past, and Forever After
9. Sister Mary Says
10. Pulse
11. Green
12. Bondage Of Fate
13. The Right Side?

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Sister Marie Says (demo) (mp3)

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