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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – One Mad Day Mix (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 28th, 2013


Side One

Euro-Mixx is a US based label that had formerly released bootleg singles under the name ON-Usound. This 12″ is a nicely done Megamix titled “One Mad Day Mix” of British New Wave group OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).

Founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, England. The band rose to fame with their fourth single “Enola Gay”, which became a major hit throughout Europe in 1980, and achieved worldwide popularity the following year with their third album Architecture & Morality. Regarded as the band’s seminal work,[1] it spawned three international hit singles and propelled them to superstar status in their home country. OMD, whose music frequently eschewed traditional pop music arrangements in favour of experimentation, were retrospectively described by AllMusic’s Ned Raggett as having been “in the enviable position of at once being creative innovators and radio-friendly pop giants.”

Record sales began to decrease in the UK during the latter half of the 1980s, as did critical support, but the group remained popular. Concurrently, they reached their US peak and had a series of hits, the most notable being 1986’s “If You Leave”, written for the film Pretty in Pink.

On April 16, 2013 the band will release their twelfth studio album “English Electric”, featuring the first single “Metroland” which is out now.

One Mad Day Mix (Part One) 12:25
Pandoras Box
Speed Of Light
Call My Name
So In Love
If You leave
Sailing On The Seven Seas

One Mad Day Mix (Part Two) 15:10
If You Leave
So In Love
Talking Loud And Clear
Genetic Engineering
Tesla Girls
Enola Gay

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

Label: Euro-Mixx ‎– OMD-24
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Mixed, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

For Radio Play Only

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

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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15 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – One Mad Day Mix (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Curious to hear these megamixes. Previous Euro-Mixx posts were great additions to your blog.

    Hope they are better than the dreadful Brides of Frankenstein Mix by Mike Wilson and Steve Silk Hurley.

    Can’t wait for tomorrow: Disco Friday!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano these mixes are much better in my opinion. 🙂


  2. Spring Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂


  3. risildowgtn Says:

    WOW thanx so much Paul U SO ROCK


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn 🙂


  4. Bob Says:

    Hey Paul,
    As always thanks for this and all the rare old school treasures you share with your fans. I’m the cray cray guy who asked you on facebook to consider ripping some hard to find Helen Reddy albums for me. I just wanted to let you know that I was so inspired by your efforts here that I bought a usb turntable. After listening to my first efforts I then had to buy denoise and click and repair then import everything through garage band to bring it up to studio quality. It took me 2 weeks to finish 2 albums and 1 twelve inch single. The turntable is back in its box and on a shelf. I now have a much greater appreciation for all your hard work.

    thanks for all you do



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Bob it is a lot of work but then finished product makes all of the hours spent well worth it 🙂


  5. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Another great post, Paul! I really like this megamixes (U-Sound) and was making an archive on a disc just in case it gets deleted like your earlier posts.
    Are these DJ only 12″ single? Not really familiar with them, unlike the popular Hot Tracks, Direct Hit, or Disconet series. Thanks for posting this and as always STAY WELL!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Gilbert yes these mixes were pretty much just distributed to DJ’s like Hot Tracks etc. )


  6. ric Says:

    I spent a fortune on these On-USound and Black Wax megamixes in the early 90s! They were more expensive than commerical 12″ singles. I guess it’s because of their limited pressings.
    Always enjoyed the On-USound ones because the tracklisting is always comprehensive and the megamixes very well done, in view of the technology then.
    Thanks for resuscitating another one in their catalogue, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hello Ric these singles are still expensive today and they were as you said very limited back when they were released. I collected quite a few of them back in the day as I loved megamixes 🙂


  7. Jonathan Says:

    I have a few of the ON-Usound/Euro-Mixx singles, which were always a bit of an oddity, so thanks for posting one I don’t have. Not sure about the description of OMD as superstars, though, despite what it says on Wikipedia :-). The Architecture & Morality singles were great but they never had a number 1 hit in the UK and their chart performances fluctuated. That said, I was able to get tickets for the free show they did for BBC Radio 2 a couple of years ago, and they weren’t too shabby.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    In the US they had:
    Top 100 hits 5
    Top 40 hits 4
    Top 10 hits 1


    Jonathan Reply:

    So not exactly superstars 🙂


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