Product Code: 4881492
Artist: orchestral manoeuvres in the dark
Origin: EU
Label: Virgin (2023)
Format: 2 X LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Electronic , Experimental , Synth- Pop N

dazzle ships (1x Blue 1 x Silver)

Brand new sealed limited edition double album pressed in two colours Blue and Silver.housed in a gatefold cover.

Dazzle Ships is the fourth studio album by English electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), released on 4 March 1983 by Virgin Records (under the guise of the fictitious Telegraph label). Its title and cover art allude to a painting by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth based on dazzle camouflage, titled Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool.

The follow-up album to OMD's commercially successful Architecture & Morality (1981), Dazzle Ships marked a departure in sound for the group, who contended with writer's block and record company pressure to duplicate their previous release. The album is noted for its experimental content, particularly musique concrète sound collages, and the use of shortwave radio recordings to explore Cold War and Eastern Bloc themes. It also concerns itself with the rise of technology in society. The record spawned two singles: "Genetic Engineering" and "Telegraph".

    Radio Prague 1:18
    Genetic Engineering 3:42
    ABC Auto-Industry 2:06
    Telegraph 2:57
    This Is Helena 1:58
    International 4:26
    Dazzle Ships (Parts II III & VII) 2:21
    The Romance Of The Telescope 3:26
    Silent Running 3:33
    Radio Waves 3:44
    Time Zones 1:49
    Of All The Things We've Made 3:23