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OMD prep 40th anniversary singles box, share new track “Don’t Go,” on tour now

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Synthpop greats Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and will release a new box set, titled Souvenir – The Singles 1979-2019, on October 4. It collects all 39 of the band’s singles, from “Electricity” to “What Have We Done” plus a brand new single, “Don’t Go” to make it an even 40. That new single is a worthy addition too and sounds like classic OMD — listen below.

Souvenir is being released as a two-CD or three-LP set, and there’s a special 5CD+2DVD career spanning boxset edition that also includes 22 unheard and unreleased tracks from the OMD archive, newly mixed by Paul Humphreys. It also has live recordings and a DVD featuring all their BBC live performances, as well as a full 1981 concert, and the DVD debut of Crush: The MoviePre-orders are available and you can check out the tracklist below.

OMD are currently on tour in North America with The B-52’s and Berlin (who are all celebrating 40 years) which hits NYC’s SummerStage at Central Park on September 24 (tickets). OMD have also announced a 40th Anniversary UK/European tour — all dates are listed below.

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OMD – Souvenir – The Singles 1979-2019 tracklist:

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 Café
Isotype
The Punishment Of Luxury
What Have We Done
Don’t Go

Disc 3 – Unreleased Archive Vol I.

Brand New Science (06.1981)
Dumbomb (01.1986)
Violin Piece (09.1982)
Untitled 2 (06.1981)
Cut Me Down (03.1986)
Radio Swiss International (09.1982)
Untitled 3 (09.1982)
Weekend (04.1985)
Organ Ditty (05.1980)
Unreleased Idea (06.1981)
Cajun Moon (05.1986)
Guitar Thrash (09.1982)
SMPTE (12.1982)
American Venus (04.1990)
Liberator (02.1985)
Ambient 1 (04.1980)
Unused 1 (12.1980)
Flamenco (04.1990)
Andy’s Song (04.1985)
Dynamo Children (01.1985)
Flutey (03.1984)
Nice Ending (06.1981)

Disc 4 – Live at the Mermaid Theatre, London (03/02/2011)

Messages
Tesla Girls
New Babies New Toys
History of Modern (Part 1)
(Forever) Live and 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 (10/05/1983)

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

DVD1 – BBC TV Performances

Messages (The Old Grey Whistle Test 15/04/1980)
Messages (Top Of The Pops 08/05/1980)
Messages (Top Of The Pops 29/05/1980)
Enola Gay (Top Of The Pops 09/10/1980)
Souvenir (Top Of The Pops 03/09/1981)
Joan of Arc (Top Of The Pops 29/10/1981)
Maid Of Orleans (Top Of The Pops 14/01/1982)
Genetic Engineering (Top Of The Pops 03/03/1983)
Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 19/04/1984)
Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 03/05/1984)
Talking Loud and Clear (Top Of The Pops 05/07/1984)
Tesla Girls (Top Of The Pops 13/09/1984)
So in Love (Top Of The Pops 30/05/1985)
La Femme Accident (The Old Grey Whistle Test 22/10/1985)
(Forever) Live and Die (Top Of The Pops 18/09/1986)
Dreaming (Wogan 27/06/1988)
Sailing on the Seven Seas (Top Of The Pops 02/05/1991)
Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 11/07/1991)
Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 25/07/1991)
Call My Name (Pebble Mill 11/12/1991)
Stand Above Me (Top Of The Pops 13/05/1993)
Walking on the Milky Way (Top Of The Pops 16/08/1996)
Enola Gay (Later With Jools Holland 31/05/2013)

DVD2 – Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981), Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985) and Crush – The Movie

Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981)

Almost
Mystereality
Joan Of Arc
Motion and Heart
Maid Of Orleans
Statues
Souvenir
New Stone Age
Enola Gay
Bunker Soldiers
Electricity
She’s Leaving
Julia’s Song
Stanlow
Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985)

The Romance Of The Telescope (intro)
Crush
Messages
Secret
Tesla Girls
White Trash
Talking Loud and Clear
Maid Of Orleans
Telegraph
Enola Gay
Electricity
The Romance Of The Telescope
Crush – The Movie

Bloc Bloc Bloc
The Native Daughters Of The Golden West
So In Love
88 Seconds In Greensboro
Hold You
Women III
Crush
La Femme Accident
Secret
The Lights Are Going Out

OMD – 2019 Tour Dates
FRI 30 AUGUST – Ponte Vedra Concert HallPonte Vedra Beach, FL, US
SAT 31 AUGUST – The Fillmore CharlotteCharlotte, NC, US
TUE 3 SEPTEMBER – Cannery BallroomNashville, TN, US
WED 4 SEPTEMBER – Bogart’sCincinnati, OH, US
FRI 6 SEPTEMBER – White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboro, NC, US
SAT 7 SEPTEMBER – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain ParkAtlanta, GA, US
SUN 8 SEPTEMBER – Rose Music Center at The HeightsHuber Heights, OH, US
WED 11 SEPTEMBER – Frederik Meijer GardensGrand Rapids, MI, US
FRI 13 SEPTEMBER – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (soon to be Meridian Hall)Toronto, ON, Canada
SAT 14 SEPTEMBER – Meadow Brook AmphitheatreRochester Hills, MI, US
TUE 17 SEPTEMBER – The AnthemWashington, DC, US
THU 19 SEPTEMBER – Mann Center for the Performing ArtsPhiladelphia, PA, US
FRI 20 SEPTEMBER – Grand Theater at FoxwoodsMashantucket, CT, US
TUE 24 SEPTEMBER – SummerStage, Central ParkNew York, NY, US
TUE 15 OCTOBER – Aula Magna, Universidade de LisboaLisbon, Portugal
WED 16 OCTOBER – Casa Da MúsicaPorto, Portugal
SAT 19 OCTOBER – La RivieraMadrid, Spain
MON 21 OCTOBER – Sala ApoloBarcelona, Spain
WED 23 OCTOBER – Ulster HallBelfast, UK
THU 24 OCTOBER – Olympia TheatreDublin, Ireland
SAT 26 OCTOBER – Royal Concert HallNottingham, UK
SUN 27 OCTOBER – York BarbicanYork, UK
MON 28 OCTOBER – Bonus Arena, HullHull, UK
WED 30 OCTOBER – Sage GatesheadGateshead, UK
THU 31 OCTOBER – Royal Concert HallGlasgow, UK
FRI 1 NOVEMBER – O2 Apollo ManchesterManchester, UK
SUN 3 NOVEMBER – Sheffield City HallSheffield, UK
MON 4 NOVEMBER – Empire TheatreLiverpool, UK
TUE 5 NOVEMBER – Symphony HallBirmingham, UK
THU 7 NOVEMBER – De Montfort HallLeicester, UK
FRI 8 NOVEMBER – Bath PavilionBath, UK
SAT 9 NOVEMBER – New Theatre OxfordOxford, UK
MON 11 NOVEMBER – G LiveGuildford, UK
TUE 12 NOVEMBER – Portsmouth GuildhallPortsmouth, UK
WED 13 NOVEMBER – Watford ColosseumWatford, UK
FRI 15 NOVEMBER – Cambridge Corn ExchangeCambridge, UK
SAT 16 NOVEMBER – Regent TheatreIpswich, UK
SUN 17 NOVEMBER – De La Warr PavilionBexhill-On-Sea, UK
TUE 19 NOVEMBER – Pavilion TheatreBournemouth, UK
WED 20 NOVEMBER – Hammersmith, Eventim ApolloLondon, UK
MON 25 NOVEMBER – Stadthalle RostockRostock, Germany
TUE 26 NOVEMBER – KulturpalastDresden, Germany
THU 28 NOVEMBER – Haus AuenseeLeipzig, Germany
FRI 29 NOVEMBER – TempodromBerlin, Germany
SAT 30 NOVEMBER – Große Freiheit 36Hamburg, Germany
MON 2 DECEMBER – TempodromBerlin, Germany
TUE 3 DECEMBER – LiederhalleStuttgart, Germany
THU 5 DECEMBER – Mitsubishi Electric HALLEDüsseldorf, Germany
FRI 6 DECEMBER – JahrhunderthalleFrankfurt, Germany
THU 30 JANUARY – Alexela Concert HallTallinn, Estonia
FRI 31 JANUARY – Compensa Koncertų SalėVilnius, Lithuania
MON 3 FEBRUARY – StudioKrakow, Poland
TUE 4 FEBRUARY – ProgresjaWarsaw, Poland
FRI 7 FEBRUARY – RockefellerOslo, Norway
SUN 9 FEBRUARY – BernsStockholm, Sweden
MON 10 FEBRUARY – Kb ClubMalmö, Sweden
WED 12 FEBRUARY – VegaCopenhagen, Denmark
FRI 14 FEBRUARY – Ancienne Belgique (AB)Brussels, Belgium
SAT 15 FEBRUARY – TivoliVredenburgUtrecht, Netherlands
SUN 16 FEBRUARY – La CigaleParis, France

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