ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK - O.M.D., 1981
Original Dindisc, Virgin Records and Epic U.S. promo poster, 12½"x16¾".
Grafica Industria design by Ben Kelly and Peter Saville, photography Trevor Key.
This U.S. compilation brought together tracks from the band's first two albums from the year before. It's easily confused with the 1981 UK re-release of the first album, both having near identical artwork. Note the punctuated spelling of OMD.
Though most famously associated with Factory Records and the Manchester scene, with no regular income stream from the label Peter Saville had moved to London in 1979 to become art director at Virgin Record's semi-independent label Dindisc, which had signed OMD from Factory. Saville had designed the sleeve for their Factory single 'Electricity' and Dindisc founder Carol Wilson was keen to continue the connection.
Early OMD material is very hard to find.
£350.00 conservation framed.