OMD celebrates celebrates 40th anniversary with "Souvenir" digital box set and three-LP package

OMD celebrates celebrates 40th anniversary with "Souvenir" digital box set and three-LP package

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OMD celebrates celebrates 40th anniversary with "Souvenir" digital box set and three-LP package

August 20, 2019 12:00 PM

UMe/VirginVeteran U.K. synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, a.k.a. OMD, are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and in conjunction with the milestone, the band is releasing an expansive, career-spanning digital box set and a three-LP greatest-hits collection on October 4.

The Souvenir: Digital Box Set is a 98-track retrospective broken into five volumes and featuring all of OMD's biggest hits, including the 1986 #4 hit "If You Leave," and the top-20 singles "Dreaming" and "(Forever) Live and Die." It also features a brand-new song, "Don't Go."

The first two volumes of the box set cover OMD's singles from 1979 to 1987 and 1988 to 2019, respectively. The third volume features a variety of unreleased recordings, while the last two volumes include live performances at two different London venues in 2011 and 1983.

The digital box set will also be available for streaming.

The three-LP set features the same 40 tracks that are on the first two volumes of the box set.  A digital compilation titled Souvenir: The Singles Collection 1979–2019 with those same 40 songs also will be available.

OMD is currently on tour in the U.S. with The B-52's and Berlin. The trek continues tonight in Grand Prairie, Texas, and is mapped out through a September 24 show at the Central Park Summerstage in New York City.

Here's the full track list of the Souvenir: Digital Box Set:

Disc 1: The Singles 1979-1987

"Electricity"
"Red Frame/White Light"
"Messages"
"Enola Gay"
"Souvenir"
"Joan of Arc"
"Maid of Orleans"
"Genetic Engineering"
"Telegraph"
"Locomotion"
"Talking Loud and Clear"
"Tesla Girls"
"Never Turn Away"
"So In Love"
"Secret"
"La Femme Accident"
"If You Leave"
"(Forever) Live and Die"
"We Love You"
"Shame"

Disc 2: The Singles 1988-2019

"Dreaming"
"Sailing on the Seven Seas"
"Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)"
"Then You Turn Away"
"Call My Name"
"Stand Above Me"
"Dream of Me"
"Everyday"
"Walking on the Milky Way"
"Universal"
"If You Want It"
"Sister Marie Says"
"History of Modern (Part 1)"
"Metroland"
"Dresden"
"Night Cafe?"
"Isotype"
"The Punishment of Luxury"
"What Have We Done"
"Don't Go"

Disc 3: Unreleased Archive Vol. I

"Brand New Science" (6/81)
"Dumbomb" (1/86)
"Violin Piece" (9/82)
"Untitled 2" (6/81)
"Cut Me Down" (3/86)
"Radio Swiss International" (9/82)
"Untitled 3" (9/82)
"Weekend" (4/85)
"Organ Ditty" (5/80)
"Unreleased Idea" (6/81)
"Cajun Moon" (5/86)
"Guitar Thrash" (9/82)
"SMPTE" (12/82)
"American Venus" (4/90)
"Liberator" (2/85)
"Ambient 1" (4/80)
"Unused 1" (12/80)
"Flamenco" (4/90)
"Andy's Song" (4/85)
"Dynamo Children" (1/85)
"Flutey" (3/84)
"Nice Ending" (6/81)

Disc 4: Live at the Mermaid Theatre, London (2/3/2011)

"Messages"
"Tesla Girls"
"New Babies New Toys"
"History of Modern (Part 1)"
"(Forever) Live & Die"
"Souvenir"
"Joan of Arc"
"Maid of Orleans"
"New Holy Ground"
"Green"
"Walking on the Milky Way"
"Sister Marie Says"
"Locomotion"
"Sailing on the Seven Seas"
"Enola Gay"
"Electricity"

Disc 5: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (5/10/1983)

"Dazzle Ships -- Parts II, III & VII"
"ABC Auto Industry"
"Messages"
"She's Leaving"
"Georgia"
"Almost"
"Julia's Song"
"Joan of Arc"
"Maid of Orleans"
"Statues"
"The Romance of the Telescope"
"Souvenir"
"Telegraph"
"Radio Waves"
"Bunker Soldiers"
"Enola Gay"
"Silent Running"
"Electricity"
"Pretending to see the Future"
"Stanlow"

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