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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dreaming (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 19th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Dreaming” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released in 1988 as a single from their compilation album, The Best of OMD. It was the last single before the band split-up, with only Andy McCluskey to carry on working under the OMD banner, and not releasing another record for three years. While not overly successful in the UK (where it barely made the top 50), the song was the band’s second most successful chart entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching #16.

Stewart Mason, in a positive review for Allmusic, described the song as “dynamite”, and wrote: “[‘Dreaming’] is easily the group’s best single since 1983’s ‘Telegraph’…It’s a near-perfect pop song, perhaps the last great single by an ’80s synth-pop band.”

The cover art was designed by Stylorouge, with photography by Andrew Catlin.

All the single versions include “Satellite” as a B-side. The other B-side, “Gravity Never Failed”, was a bonus track on the CD single. This song was originally titled “Georgia” and dates back to the 1981 Architecture & Morality sessions. However, the band lost their favour with the song and was thus shelved, and the title “Georgia” was given to a new song and featured on the album.

SIDE A:
Dreaming (Club Mix) 7:13
Dreaming (Radio Edit) 3:54

SIDE B:
Dreaming (Dub Mix) 4:29
Satellite 5:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1988 Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12258
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By, Producer – OMD*
Design – Stylorouge
Photography – Andrew Catlin
Producer [Additional Production] – Bruce Forest, Frank Heller
Remix – OMD*

NOTES:
“Dreaming” Original version appears on the A&M album
“The Best Of O.M.D.”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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30 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dreaming (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    More awesomeness!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂

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  2. martijn van heeringen Says:

    The Club Mix is also available on the unofficial
    http://www.discogs.com/Orchestral-Manoeuvres-In-The-Dark-The-Remix-Collection/release/1368333
    the other 2 versions are so far as I know vinyl only. I had only a crappy vinyl rip, great to trade them in for far better remasters!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Martjin 🙂

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    martijn van heeringen Reply:

    Well, thank you, of course!
    The unofficial cd that has the Club Mix probably used vinyl masters too, so yours is probably better in sound quality!
    Did you have time to look at Private Lives – Living In A World Upside Down by the way?

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  3. omar Says:

    Thanks once again Paul. Awesome work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. martijn van heeringen Says:

    When I look a bit deeper, it seems only Tesla Girls and We love You have versions that are vinyl only so far. You already published Tesla Girls, leaving only the dub of the 12 Inch of We Love You as the best remaster that is not yet on cd anywhere.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have that remix collection and they did use vinyl sources the sound quality is not that great. I’ll try to get to “We Love You” someday 🙂

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    martijn van heeringen Reply:

    🙂

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  5. martijn van heeringen Says:

    that is, if you would post We Love You, one day, too

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  6. JamieH Says:

    I see you were ahead of me all along. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome JamieH 🙂

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  7. Stefano Says:

    Ooh, more OMD. That’s a good new start Paul! I bet you enhanced your recovery while ripping OMD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do find OMD’s music quite relaxing Stefano 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    That’s my man.

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  8. Jeff Says:

    Thanks Paul for this!! I can always trust on you to give us the very, very, VERY BEST!! I’ve been, forgive the pun, really dreaming of this song for a long time. The club mix is fantastic and I’m thrilled to have it presented to us in your quintessential mastery!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff this is one of my all-time favorites 🙂

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  9. 1980-F Says:

    Hello Paul,

    first of all, good to hear that the surgery went well.
    Now for the music: OMD is always a great choice. 🙂
    I prefer the original extended version of “Dreaming”, but it’s nice to have the US club and the dub mixes, which are not very known in Europe.
    “Satellite” is one of the best OMD non-album tracks and unfortunately not included on the B’Sides-collection “Navigation”. The same for the instrumental “Drift” (B-side of the original “Secret” 12inch), so maybe someday you can post this one, too.

    Cheers
    1980-F

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    Mike C. Reply:

    I thought the same thing about Satellite. I bought this on Amazon.com several months ago for that b-side. Before online music stores I could understand tracks being left off for the sake of space on the disc. Now? No reason they can’t expand the collection. Same for just about every band out there.

    And… thanks, DJPT.

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  10. Osc Says:

    Two great OMDs in a row – that’s one hell of a comeback. Glad you’re up and running again. 🙂

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  11. ex15 Says:

    Thanks Paul..

    Another great rip! 🙂

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  12. ratoa Says:

    I own this one on Vinyl but I been looking for a good recorded digital version for over a year

    thank you Paul!!!!

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  13. musicdivaSF Says:

    Wow!! You did not but you definitely did. I thought I was Dreaming when I saw this posted this morning. Thank you very much Dj PaulT.

    I saw OMD live in 2013 and they were beyond fantastic. Vocals were really solid and felt like no time has passed. 🙂

    Thanks again for this post. 🙂

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  14. eduardo Says:

    Great song, and extended version, thanks DJ,,,, great job,,Good WORK 😉

    regards

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  15. Robert Says:

    …and the gems continue. I’m always sure to give thanks when I truly appreciate a post, so thank you Paul for more OMD!

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  16. ron Says:

    Thanks Paul… Great song.. Hope your next upload will be Enola Gay 🙂

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  17. Claudio P. Says:

    Thank you very much once again Paul – I love OMD but I have to admit I am not crazy about “Dreaming”. “Satellite” is more interesting.
    My favorite album is “Architecture and Morality” and I should really buy the Deluxe remastered version, my CD (although bought more recently) is from the 1980s and thus not remastered I believe.

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  18. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul

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  19. woz Says:

    Great song and love these 10″ers! Thanks!

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