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

Posted by DjPaulT on November 18th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Secret” is a single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark originally released as a single from their 1985 album Crush. It is sung by Paul Humphreys, who most often functions as keyboard player and backing vocalist. The single became their second US Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at #63 (1985). It also made the top 40 in the UK at #34 (1985).

In 1988 “Secret” was remixed and re-released in the US to promote the OMD compilation “The Best Of OMD”. The song was relesed on both 12″ and 7″ formats featuring new remixes.

SIDE A:
Secret (New 12″ Remix) 5:52
Secret (New 7″ Remix) 3:46

SIDE B:
Secret (Old 12″ Remix) 6:14

Telegraph (Live) 3:58
Producer – OMD*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Secret U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #63
1988 Secret U.S. Billboard Hot 100 did not chart

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12272
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By – OMD*
Producer – Stephen Hague (tracks: A1 to B1)
Remix – OMD* (tracks: A1, A2)

NOTES:
“Secret” Original version appears on the A&M album “The Best Of OMD”

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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Password: burningtheground

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41 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Secret (US 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Welcome back Paul..

    Great release, this group can do no wrong by me!
    Thanks for the rip as always Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ex15 🙂

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  2. risildowgtn Says:

    Welcome BACK! Hope you are on the mend <3

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Risildowgtn 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul!! You’re amazing!! Wow! First, welcome back my fiend. I’ve really missed you. Second, I can’t believe you’re back posting!! I hope you’re not rushing. Please rest and heal thoroughly!! The music will always wait. But, here you are posting. You’re extraordinarily generous Paul!! Thanks for this. This was the first track of OMD that really touched me on an emotional level. I enjoyed their other records, but this one was so lovely and spoke to me on some aesthetic level. Thank you for dusting off this 12-inch and giving all that love only you can bestow. Oh Paul, I really love your 24 bit FLAC files. They take me a while to download, but they are so worth it in the end. Such quality. You are a freaking KING of AUDIO!!! I’m always stunned by your powers and sonic prowess!!

    Speechless as always!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    aww thank you Jeff. I have really been touched by all of the love and support that everyone has shown. I made sure that I didn’t come back until I was ready. I have been through a lot in my life on personal and health levels and I always bounce back. Thank you for being such a great friend to me and BTG 🙂

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  4. omar Says:

    One of my favorite OMD singles. Thanks Paul a million. Glad to know you’re better!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Hey man – wasn’t expecting you back so soon – you deffo ok to be ripping again??

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah Jermajesty I am feeling much better and rested 🙂

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  6. Candido Cesar - Brasil Says:

    Good return. Health and peace to you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Candido Cesar 🙂

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  7. Stefano Says:

    You’re back early! Are you doing okay, man?
    Superb post by the way. Enough OMD is still missing on your blog, so great to add this beauty today. Hooray!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Stefano I am doing much better my incisions are healing nicley. I was a bit worried the first three days I was running 102 temp but now after a lot of sleeping I am on the mend 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Great to hear Paul. Thanks for the update.

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  8. Robert Says:

    Welcome back Paul, hope you’re in sparkling good health again.

    And what a way to come back. OMD is always a welcome sight on BTG! Thanks as always!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Robert 🙂

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  9. Johnny Says:

    One of my favorite OMD songs. Thanks for the rip and the share!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johnny 🙂

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  10. giorgio-greece Says:

    thank God you’re ok dj!!!!!!

    i’m very happy you are back again healthy and so kind with us!!!!!

    thanx a lot!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Giorgio 🙂

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  11. JamieH Says:

    Glad you’re on the mend! For now, go back to bed, but someday, when you’re back to 100%, any chance of an all-OMD week?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maybe JamieH 🙂

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  12. VanceMan Says:

    Glad you’re back and feeling better!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you VanceMan 🙂

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  13. RA Feutz Says:

    Welcome back Paul! Perhaps you have heard, OMD is on the verge or releasing the Deluxe Edition of Junk Culture (1984)!!

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    Stefano Reply:

    Great news RA Feutz, didn’t know that! Thanks for mentioning it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the info RA 🙂

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  14. musicdivaSF Says:

    This is definitely a pleasant surprise and is this your way of telling us a Secret that you are on the path of healing. 🙂 Anyway, I wish you speedy recovery and just by chance, a post of one their other singles, Dreaming will be just fantastic I think. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you MusicdivaSF I will see what I can do my friend 🙂

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  15. Alvaro Says:

    Hi Paul, welcome back, I hope your recovery is suddenly a big hug and greetings from Uruguay

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Alvaro send you a big hug too 🙂

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  16. Magnus Says:

    Great to see your back Paul! Excellent selection as always.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Magnus 🙂

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  17. mothloop Says:

    Well hello! You must be feeling at least fair to have posted already. Good to have you back sir!

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  18. bananita_dolca Says:

    Great choice, and welcome back, i’ve missed you, your rips are killers !, fantastic stuff and awesome sound !
    Thank you

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  19. Grebo Guru Says:

    I’ll join the chorus in saying “Welcome back!”
    This single is great – in all my years of collecting OMD vinyl, I have NEVER seen this one…! Thanks so much 🙂

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  20. ric Says:

    A lovely surprise!
    Didn’t expect you to be back on the block so soon Paul!
    But we trust your judgement.
    And it’s bodes well that you do, just don’t work too hard, my friend!
    I used to be so afraid of change, but have learnt to embrace it bravely and positively over the years. And there’s always a lesson to be learnt in there. I’m sure you will move ahead a stronger and better person!
    A huge welcome hug!

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  21. Stephen Says:

    I’ve only started following your site / twitter in the past few weeks so I feel strange saying “welcome back”, but happily say “feel better soon”.

    Loved OMD since I first heard Locomotion (and growing up in a small country town addicted to pub rock and country and western meant I didn’t have a lot of people to share my love with) and it’s great to see their old tracks being appreciated by so many.

    Have you been keeping up with their new stuff? Pulse is astonishing. An amazing track.

    Rest up and recuperate well!

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  22. woz Says:

    This is one of my favorite OMD songs. Find it hard to believe it didn’t chart better. Thank you for the rip! 🙂

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  23. Harry Sanchez Says:

    Hola DJPaulT podrias subir éste album.
    gracias por ese gran aporte.

    saludos

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