Sunday, February 04, 2007

OMD - Maid Of Orleans 12"


Another in a long string of OMD singles you will see up here on my blog, as I absolutely adore them. I always seem to be drawn more to the more abstract songs they release, and that is evident on the two b-sides on this 12". The title track is a solid one, but I mostly end up playing the flips nowadays, something about their sound in the early on stages really is compelling. This is one of the bands that I wish I had taken the opportunity to see when they played in Canada, I'd imagine their live shows were really good, though I assume you folks can elaborate on this here. If you also have live footage, please post the link for me :) I'm sure you'll see more of this band here, as every once in a while I get the urge to put up another 12", and after ripping this one I started listening to them all non-stop. So for now, enjoy this ep, and stay tuned for more!






Track 1, Maid Of Orleans

Track 2, Navigation

Track 3, Experiments In Vertical Take Off












UK DinDisc Records 1981, DIN 40-12


Personal rating 4/5



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9 comments:

Francis said...

I downloaded a great OMD show from Toronto in 1981 - get in touch if you want a copy...

Dreamwave said...

I'd love a copy :)

Anonymous said...

One can never get enough of OMD!

Anonymous said...

Are you looking for audio or video? Here's one of audio.
Hammersmith - 3 June 1984.
http://rapidshare.com/files/14671108/live_hammersmith_odeon_3rd_june_1984.zip.html

Can you put the Toronto show up here?

Dreamwave said...

the unfortunate thing is the Hammersmith file is no longer available, but then again I am mostly looking for Vid. I'll check out any decent sounding audio though, and possibly it might end up here at some point or another.

RObert POland said...

Thanks for this 12".

Greetings!

ROb.

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to unzip this file. Any suggestions?

Dreamwave said...

Hrm, are you using the password provided with the post?

Chris said...

Unfortunately the mediafire link for this post is dead. As a huge OMD fan and as someone who just discovered your blog today...can you repost this or correct the link, please? Thank you.