Architecture & Morality Album OMD POP Music

 

Architecture & Morality Album is by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ( OMD ). It was released on the 8th of November 1981 as their third album. It received critical acclaim, with many regarding it as a masterpiece. Over the years the album featured on numerous best Albums lists.
There were three internationally successful singles released with combined sales of over eight million. Architecture & Morality also became a success. By 2007 worldwide sales were over 4 million copies.
The lead single, ” Souvenir “, was released on the 4th of August 1981. The track was not liked by Andy McCluskey, but it was released with co-writer Paul Humphreys providing lead vocals.
The single was very successful for OMD. In the United Kingdom ” Souvenir ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 29th of August 1981, reaching a peak of number three. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and twelve weeks on the UK chart. The song shares a number three chart position with their 1991 single, ” Sailing on the Seven Seas “.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the song reached Number One in both Spain and Portugal.
The Architecture & Morality album was a commercial success for OMD. In the band’s native United Kingdom it reached number three on the UK Albums Chart.
Architecture & Morality topped the chart in the Netherlands, number twenty-one in France, sixteen in Austria, eighteen in Canada, twenty-two in New Zealand, twenty-eight in Sweden and number sixty-two in Australia.

About Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ( OMD ) are an English electronic music band formed in 1978 in Wirral, Merseyside, England.
The Band was founded by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys along with Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw; Andy McCluskey is the only member of the original line-up to stay constant throughout the band’s time.
Their self-titled debut album was released on the 22nd of February 1980. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number twenty-seven on the UK Albums Chart.
To date, OMD’s album releases are thirteen Studio, six live, eight Video and five Compilations. They have also released thirty-nine singles, two Extended Plays and forty-five music videos.
Since the late 1970s, they have become known as music innovators and to date have sold over 40 million records.

Architecture & Morality Track Listing:

1. The New Stone Age
2. She’s Leaving
3. Souvenir
4. Sealand
5. Joan of Arc
6. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
7. Architecture and Morality
8. Georgia
9. The Beginning and the End

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