History Of Modern(Explicit Version) CD (2010)

Artist: Omd

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by Mark G. on 10/27/2010

This was a wonderful suprise! I was not sure how they would sound after all of these years but I cant stop listening-every time I get in my car it is going. The best songs are Save Me and Sister Marie Says(which gives us hints of their past hits). Give this one a try! Read More

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Label Bright Antenna/ada
SKU 216993902
UPC 898434002376
UPC 14 00898434002376
Format CD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Author Omd
Compilation Appearance Pretty In Pink
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Americas Top 10: 80s New Wave Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 5 Classic Soundtracks
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call New Wave 80s
Compilation Appearance Mistress America (ost)
Technical Info
Producer Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
CatalogID BRA22376
Lable Name Blue Noise
Released 09/28/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00898434002376
Musical Guests
Aretha Franklin
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Mike Crossey.
Recording information: The Motor Museum Studio, Liverpool.
A 2005 appearance on a German television program, followed by a tour -- throughout which the original four members performed 1981's Architecture & Morality in its entirety -- culminated in the first OMD album since 1996 (and this particular quartet's first since 1986). History of Modern, for the most part, sounds like OMD. There are two exceptions: "Sometimes" incorporates turntable scratching and guest vocalist Jennifer John, who interjects with lines from "Motherless Child," while "Pulse" is neo-electro sleaze, full of bedroom whispers, moans, and yearning yelps. Most updates to the group's sound are natural, while the placid ballad "New Holy Ground" and the somehow cathartic and pensive "Green" rate with the earlier material. At its best, History of Modern is to OMD what Secrets is to the Human League: an inspired return from post-punk-turned-synth-pop greats. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tracks 'New Babies: New Toys' and 'The Right Side?' really do reprise the impressive mix of the metronomic and the elegiac OMD started with."
Clash (magazine) - "[A] must-have for fans of the iconic synth-pop foursome..."
Disc 1
1 New Babies: New Toys
2 If You Want It
3 History of Modern, Pt. 1
4 History of Modern, Pt. 2
5 Sometimes
6 Rfwk
7 New Holy Ground
8 Future, the Past, and Forever After, The
9 Sister Marie Says
10 Pulse
11 Green
12 Bondage of Fate
13 Right Side?, The
14 Save Me
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Artist Omd
Music Format Compact Disc

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