OMD Announce Remaster Releases for ‘Universal’ and ‘Liberator’

OMD have announced the release of vinyl remasters for popular albums, ‘Universal’ (1996) and ‘Liberator’ (1993).

With an incredible 25 million singles sold and 15 million albums, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) have thrilled fans with the news of two more remasters, out on August 6th.

Band member Andy McCluskey has a fascination with World War 2 bombers, influencing the UK top 20 album ‘Liberator’, named after the B-24 Liberator aircraft. The album peaked in the UK album chart at an impressive number 14. The hit album features singles such as ‘Dream Of Me’ and ‘Stand Above Me’.

‘Universal’ celebrated the bands 10th album, and had success with lead single ‘Walking On The Milky Way’, storming its’ way through the Top 20 UK singles chart. This track also saw OMD make their 29th and final appearance on Top of the Pops!

Excitingly, the two above albums haven’t been available on vinyl since their release until now. The reissues will be on 180g black vinyl, and were remastered at no other than the Abbey Road studios. OMD successfully

The releases follow a string of reissues in the last year from OMD including the limited 12” vinyl of their legendary anti-war hit single ‘Enola Gay’ as well as a limited reissue of the bands iconic debut single, ‘Electricity’, on 7” vinyl. 

OMD will also be touring the UK in November of this year. Fans are thrilled, with the band due to perform songs from their incredible album ‘Architecture & Morality’ and many other hits. As well as this, OMD are also hosting a livestream named ‘You Me & OMD’. This will be played at London’s Indigo at the O2 on June 19th. The show is in the hope to raise money and awareness for their crew, who’s lives were turned around due to the pandemic.

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