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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Genetic Engineering / Telegraph (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 31st, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Genetic Engineering” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released as the first single from their fourth studio album Dazzle Ships. Frontman Andy McCluskey has noted that the song is not an attack on genetic engineering, as many assumed at the time, including veteran radio presenter Dave Lee Travis upon playing the song on BBC Radio 1. McCluskey stated: “I was very positive about the subject. People didn’t listen to the lyrics…I think they automatically assumed it would be anti.”

Charting at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, “Genetic Engineering” ended the band’s run of four consecutive Top 10 hits in the UK. It was also a Top 20 hit in several European territories, and peaked at number 5 in Spain. It missed the United States Billboard Hot 100 but made number 32 on the Mainstream Rock chart. US critic Ned Raggett lauded the “soaring”, “enjoyable” single in a positive review of Dazzle Ships for AllMusic, asserting: “Why it wasn’t a hit remains a mystery.”

Critics in prominent music publications have suggested that the first 45 seconds of the song were a direct influence on Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier”, which appears on that band’s 1997 album OK Computer. Theon Weber in Stylus argued that the Radiohead track is “deeply indebted” to “Genetic Engineering”.

SIDE A:
Genetic Engineering (Extended Version) 5:10

SIDE B:
Telegraph (Extended Remixed Version) 4:42
Remix – Rhett Davies

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Genetic Engineering U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VSX 1170
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Canada
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – OMD*, Rhett Davies
Written-By – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

NOTES:
From the Virgin LP “DAZZLE SHIPS”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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: Manual
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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24 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Genetic Engineering / Telegraph (Canada 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I thrill when you bring out these European bands Paul! Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark is one of my favorite bands and I am so grateful to you because I can fully count on you to give us that pristine sound rarely found on re-issues or re-masters. You take your craft and elevate it to beautiful art. We are so lucky because of you. All the collective goose bumps you give us are almost too much to stand. Thanks for these musical treasures.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Jeff. 🙂

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  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. ex15 Says:

    Another awesome rip Paul..

    Thanks as always 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ex15 🙂

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  4. Conrad Says:

    Brilliant Post – thank you

    I think the same as Jeff above: without you we wouldn’t have that “mint vinyl” feel to our downloads. Thank you once again. x

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    Jeff Reply:

    I loved how you called it “mint vinyl” feel. It’s like we get the 12-inch home for the first time and play it for the first time. It’s magical, especially for those of us who no longer have a turn table. Paul is our hero!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you guys so thoughtful 🙂

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  5. Chris Says:

    Two more gems from OMD.

    Keep up the good work, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chris 🙂

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  6. Robert Says:

    a-ha, OMD… you’re back in my zone, Paul! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Robert 🙂

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  7. JamieH Says:

    Yay, the OMD vaults haven’t been exhausted! Thank you as always, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Still have more to come JamieH 🙂

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    JamieH Reply:

    Even better! Looking forward to whatever may be next.

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  8. Alex G Says:

    Thanks for this! I’m a sucker for anything with a Speak & Spell on it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Alex G. Me too!

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    While I was listening to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir (Moby Remix), what pop ups during my daily visit to BTG? LOL
    This 2 great synth-pop classics! Nice reminder.
    The cover art is just fantastic!

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  10. Cren Says:

    On the OMD tip, are you able to shed some light on what differentiates the different 12″ versions of So In Love: the Extended Version, New Extended Version, and the Brand New Extended Version (all of which clock in at 5:35) and which of these syncs up with the Special American Dance Remix? This has dogged me for some time!

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  11. mothloop Says:

    Sweeeet! I only have this version of Telegraphy on a boot CD. Goes without saying this will sound miles better. Thanks!

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  12. woz Says:

    Love the post. Thanks!

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  13. NKelly Says:

    Nice to see more OMD. Thanks.

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  14. Grant Says:

    Thank you so much for this!

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