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OMD – Brides Of Frankenstein (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 28th, 2015


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Side A

New 2015 Re-Rip!
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First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted October 19, 2011

“Brides of Frankenstein” is a medley of excerpts from various Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark songs mixed with dance rhythms by Mike “Hitman” Wilson and Steve “Silk” Hurley to promote the compilation The Best Of OMD. It was released as a 12-inch single in 1988 in the United States and Canada. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on December 3, 1988 peaking at #9 spending seven weeks on the survey.

Brides Of Frankenstein (Mix) 7:14

Brides Of Frankenstein (Dub) 6:18

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Brides Of Frankenstein U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7
1988 Brides Of Frankenstein U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #16


Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12285
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid House, Synth-pop

Producer, Mixed By – Mike “Hitman” Wilson, Steve “Silk” Hurley
Written-By – OMD*

Featuring excerpts of monster hits from Best of OMD:
– Locomotion
– Messages
– Secret
– So in Love
– If You Leave
– We Love You

Produced and Mixed for Real World Productions.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

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

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10 Responses to “OMD – Brides Of Frankenstein (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    She’s Alive! She’s Alive!! She’s Alive!!! Very cool Paul that you’ve brought this “monster mix” back to existence to haunt our stereos once again. Very curious to hear this track again (it’s been quite a while and I can’t really remember the medley). Looking forward to the dub as well. Thanks for the OMD treat. I love all the records you’ve ripped so far, especially that awesome mega-mix.


    P.S. Many, many kudos for yesterday’s Skatt Bros. record. You deserve only the best for what you do here everyday!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so welcome Jeff I appreciate your comment. I really hope that you like this 12″. Big hug 🙂


  2. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Didn’t take the FLAC of this when i took it last in 2012 (just checked harddrive). Great to have FLAC + the 2015 rip which i’ve no doubt is much improved knowing you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Neil glad you are now able to have this in the best quality flac is the only way to go especially in 24 bit. Enjoy!


  4. Stefano Says:

    I don’t think I understand this medley, back then and still today I find it rather awful. Am I the only one here that doesn’t fancy this medley? Is it the overdubs, is it the vocals drawn to the background? As much as I love OMD, this Frankenstein thing is a big question mark for me.
    But still happy to see a re-rip of course, and OMD is always welcome.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Stefano I think it was meant to be a more dubby house track since that was pretty popular at the time. I think they were trying for something like Duran Duran’s “Burning The Ground”. Still in 1988 this was a massive floor filler going top ten in the US. I remember vividly dancing to this one 🙂


    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    Probably was ordered from the record company that way, as a house medley to promote the album. This two top producers did a great job, I don’t dislike it totally, but the original versions and 12″ are what OMD is all about, the 80s and early 90s releases, synth-pop at his finest.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Davos I wish they would have incorporated a bit more of the original songs into this mix 🙂


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