Product Code: V2261
Artist: OMD
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Virgin/RTC (1983)
Format: LP
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Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Electronic U

Dazzle Ships

Great vinyl with a very smart diecut cover and inner sleeve.

Dazzle Ships is the fourth album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), released in 1983. The title and cover art (designed by Peter Saville) alluded to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage. The painting, Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, is in the collection of the National Art Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada.[1]

Dazzle Ships was the follow-up release to the band's hugely successful Architecture & Morality. OMD, then at their peak of popularity, opted for a major departure in sound on the record,[2] shunning any commercial obligation to record "Architecture & Morality number two".[3] The album is noted for its highly experimental content, particularly musique concrète sound collages, utilising shortwave radio recordings to explore Cold War and Eastern Bloc themes.