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The electronic music pioneers released a highly ambitious follow-up to their debut with the lush and synths-based ORGANISATION. The doomsday soundscape addresses societal decay and the alienation of the people. What comes after the loss of order? "Me at home, and you out there," they answer on gothic standout "2nd Thought." Includes the massive pop hit "Enola Gay."
The electronic music pioneers released a highly ambitious follow-up to their debut with the lush and synths-based ORGANISATION. The doomsday soundscape addresses societal decay and the alienation of the people. What comes after the loss of order? "Me at home, and you out there," they answer on gothic standout "2nd Thought." Includes the massive pop hit "Enola Gay."
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.) - Organisation (Bonus Tracks) [Remastered]

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Format: CD
Label: EMI MOD AFW
Catalog: 82749
Rel. Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 724358274929

Organisation (Bonus Tracks) [Remastered]
Artist: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.)
Format: CD
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The electronic music pioneers released a highly ambitious follow-up to their debut with the lush and synths-based ORGANISATION. The doomsday soundscape addresses societal decay and the alienation of the people. What comes after the loss of order? "Me at home, and you out there," they answer on gothic standout "2nd Thought." Includes the massive pop hit "Enola Gay."

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''Organisation'' is an album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1980. As with all OMD's early sleeve art, it was created by Peter Saville Associates and features a stock photograph of the cloud-covered peak of Marsco in the Red Cuillin hills overlooking Glen Sligachan on the Isle of Skye with Allt Dearg Mòr in the foreground. The album's title refers to the band Organisation, a precursor to Kraftwerk. The album was remastered and re-released in 2003, with several bonus tracks.

The album is notable for its melancholy tone. The band said that at the time they had been heavily influenced by Joy Division; this can be traced through ''Organisation''’s use of jarring drum sounds and moody songs. "VCL XI" is a good example of this sound. Also notable is OMD's move away from pure Gary Numan-Kraftwerk-ian pop, embracing a grander sound, an increasing use of acoustic instruments, and sound collages. The group would continue to expand their sound this way on the next two albums ''Architecture & Morality'' and ''Dazzle Ships''. The advances of ''Organisation'' and ''Architecture & Morality'' are made all the more impressive by the fact they were recorded and released within eighteen months of each other.

"Enola Gay" was the only single released from the album. It could be perhaps perceived as deceiving, as it had little in common with the style of the rest of the album, even though its subject matter is poetically grim. It bears much in common with the sound of the group's debut album. Andy McCluskey is noted as saying it was written at the time of most of the debut was written.

"Motion and Heart" was also considered for a single release, but was dropped. A new recording was made which was released as a B-Side to ''Architecture & Morality''’s "Souvenir" and can be found on the remastered edition of that album.

"VCL XI" was the name of Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys' short lived group, which itself was named after a valve on the back of Kraftwerk's ''Radio-Activity'' album (although the name of the valve is actually written "VCL 11" on the Kraftwerk album).

Malcolm Holmes had played drums with Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys before, notably on "Julia's Song" which was featured on the band's debut, and for ''Organisation'' he was recruited as a full-time member replacing the Revox tape recorder affectionately named 'Winston'. - Wikipedia

        
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