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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – So In Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 14th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

BTG week of LOVE!  

Happy Valentine’s Day

“So in Love” is a song by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1985 as the first single from the album Crush. The artwork, designed by XL Design, and the promo video were both influenced by the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.

Although “So in Love” was the first single from Crush, it was one of the last songs written for the album. It was originally dropped until band member Martin Cooper persuaded Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys to make a demo for the song. Andy McCluskey said it was about the painful end of a relationship. It was their first hit in the United States, after five years of trying to “break” in the states.

“So In Love” debuted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 1985. The song remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks, peaking at the #26 position.

**This 12″ promo was released in the general issue picture sleeve that shows the B-side as being “Concrete Hands (Extended)”. The labels list the mixes on both sides as “Special American Dance Remix” but track durations are different.

SIDE A:
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) 5:40

SIDE B:
So In Love (7″ Version) 3:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 So In Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #26
1985 So In Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – SP-12143
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Sleeve] – XL Design
Producer – Stephen Hague
Written-By – OMD*, Steve Hague*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the A&M album “Crush” SP-5077

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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27 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – So In Love (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    OMD! Great choice. Let’s do a nice bunch of OMD 12 inches this week, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Stefano I would but I am doing a theme this week. 12″ ers with LOVE in the title.I already have the week planned out.

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  2. Omar Says:

    I love OMD. Watch out for their new album this year called English Electric.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Omar I will be looking forward to the new album. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  3. feanor Says:

    great pick, great song! looking forward to more “love” songs – happy valentine’s day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Feanor.

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  4. Victor Says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Victor!

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  5. 4pcchickendinner Says:

    Thanks, Paul. Nice post.

    Watch out on the info you include in the description for your posts. I’ve been noticing you have been posting the wrong date for the Hot 100 debut. You have been posting the debut date a song entered the Top 40 of the Hot 100 instead.

    The info you have above, should either read:

    “So In Love” debuted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 1985. The song remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks, peaking at the #26 position.

    – or –

    “So In Love” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985. The song remained on the chart for seventeen weeks, peaking at the #26 position.

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  6. Drake Says:

    Thanks , I Love OMD!
    Happy Valentines day, in Brazil is dia de sao Valentin !!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Drake!

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  7. woz Says:

    One of the best love songs of the 80s new wave/electronic set. This definitely would go on a mixtape if I was making one for someone special 🙂 Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz. Happy Valentine’s day my friend 🙂

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  8. giorgio-greece Says:

    happy valentine’s paul!!

    thanx for OMD! i first met them with ‘Enola Gay’ and ‘Electricity’!!!!!

    because you said it’s gonna be a love’s theme week,have u ever heard of ‘Love Wars’ by Womack & Womack??

    used to have their album,but i hope you have the 12inch of that song!!!

    love from greece!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Giorgio sorry I don’t have that 12″ but I am gonna check into getting it. Hopefully someday it might show up here.

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    giorgio-greece Reply:

    thanx a lot paul!!!

    i’ll be looking forward for that!!!!

    kisses from greece!!!!

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  9. Carlos Says:

    What a great song and amazing cover art!

    In Mexico, we celebrate Día de Muertos (Death’s Day) as an humoristic and mystical celebration of love and life.

    The skull in the cover belongs to ancient mexican pop art. In the celebration, we use to have those colourful skulls made with sugar solidified with water (sometimes chocolate), with of our dearest passed away names written on the forehead of each skull, we also use to give them as a gift to living people we know with their names written too.

    Thank you always for sharing!

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Mexico City!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Carlos and thank you for the interesting information.

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  10. Jose Maria Says:

    Love post?

    May I suggest “Love On Your Side” by Thompson Twins? Great post Paul… Great to listen to some OMD too!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jose.

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  11. Deidemo Says:

    One of my favourite OMD songs, thank you so much ! Your site is incredible !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Deidemo!

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  12. Kenneth Says:

    Another OMD classic! Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very welcome Kenneth 🙂

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  13. Guss Says:

    Thank You Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss!!

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  14. Dr_G Says:

    Excellent OMD 12″ mix. Still one of my favorite synth bands from the 80’s!
    Thank you very much, Paul!

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