Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir (1981)

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In 1981, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark smashed it with their third album Architecture & Morality. It was commercially successful and featured a handful of chart singles. For me, ‘Souvenir’ stands out as a classic slice of 1980s synthpop. With lead keyboards player Paul Humphreys on vocals, it was in fact OMD’s saxophonist Martin Cooper that wrote and delivered that wistful hook.

 

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3 thoughts on “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir (1981)

  1. davesmuses says:

    One word. Brilliant.

  2. Yes, they could do no wrong at this stage A beautiful keyboard melody, reminiscent of Kraftwerk in a wistful mood.

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