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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – So In Love (Special American Dance Mix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 13th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

BTG Week Of LOVE!

“So in Love” is a song by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1985 as the first single from the album Crush. The artwork, designed by XL Design, and the promo video were both influenced by the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.

Critic Dave Thompson in AllMusic praised “So in Love” as a “rich and sumptuous number” that is “well in keeping with the group’s signature styling”. Colleague Tom Schulte described the song as being – along with the following year’s “If You Leave” – the “pinnacle” of the band’s musical progression.

Although “So in Love” was the first single from Crush, it was one of the last songs written for the album. It was originally dropped until band member Martin Cooper persuaded Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys to make a demo for the song. Andy McCluskey said it was about the painful end of a relationship. It was their first hit in the United States, after five years of trying to “break” the States.

“So In Love” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985. The song remained on the chart for seventeen weeks, peaking at the #26 position. “So In Love” reached #27 in the U.K..

**This 12″ promo was released in the general issue picture sleeve that shows the B-side as being “Concrete Hands (Extended)”. The labels list the mixes on both sides as “Special American Dance Remix” but track durations are different.

SIDE A:
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) (12″ Version) 5:40

SIDE B:
So In Love (7″ Version) 3:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 So In Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #26
1985 So In Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12143
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Stephen Hague
Sleeve – XL Design
Written-By – OMD*, Steve Hague*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “CRUSH”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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 Removal: 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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20 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – So In Love (Special American Dance Mix) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Roy Mahoney Says:

    So love this song big time and especially fond of this super mix. A brilliant tune from a fantastic band. Huge thanks for this Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Great track. I like this post. Thanks Paul. Let those OMD’s come in…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is one of their best singles along with Secret.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Agree with you Omar 🙂

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  4. Daniel Says:

    Thanks Paul for this re-rip. OMD is one of my very favourite bands. Great idea to make a week of LOVE to celebrate Valentine. Does JOHN ADAMS with “Through the eyes of love” fit with this special week? I hope it so much. It would make me overjoyed.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel. I will see what I can do 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Oooh I love your occasional theme weeks Paul, which I know sometimes just happen spontaniously. Can’t wait to see what the BTG Week Of Love brings. I’m suspecting some Thompson Twins, possibly a Human League….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I enjoy doing them Jermajesty those two groups may show up 🙂

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  6. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Another one to throw in the valentine’s cauldron for this week could possibly be the Extra Beat Boys Remix of Safe in the Arms of Love by Shooting Party. The remix is awesome and so worth checking out…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Pretty sure I have that one Roy so I will try to post it 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul, how I love you and the music so much. Hey, it’s because of you that I’ve been exposed to all these wondrous dance mixes of Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark. I’ve made some fantastic compilations of their catalogue all because of you. And I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to re-rip a very special release by them. Oh, and I love the sugar skull motif as well. Reminds me of a very special Erasure album someone special gave Karen and I over Christmas!!

    Very excited about this week of love on BTG!! I can’t wait for the special surprises too. You’re the best Paul. Thank you ever so much!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jeff 🙂

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  8. musicdivaSF Says:

    Thank you Dj PaulT for this re-rip. To this very day, I am still So In Love with this track. It’s interesting that I was going through some of my photos yesterday and found the photos that I took of OMD when they went on tour. It was really quite a privileged to see them perform. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are really lucky MusicdivaSF I would love to see them live 🙂

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  9. RA Feutz Says:

    A fine selection, and your flac treatment as well. I have to say that ‘Concrete Hands’ is still in my OMD top 10, despite not being included here. Thanks Paul! HVD!

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  10. RollingStoner Says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Great post. How about a re-rip of “Is it Love?” by Gang of Four?

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  11. memoryboy Says:

    This is one of the greatest remixes ever. Thank you so much Paul

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  12. gonzalo76 Says:

    Great remix, great song!
    Thank you very much Paul!!!

    PD: Discogs link is actually the 24bit download link…

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