5 Feb 2007
Architecture and Morality: re-release details 
www.omd.uk.com reports more details on the forthcoming re-release of OMD's classic album Architecture and Morality as a double cd/dvd package:

- DVD will be out on 30 April 2007 and will feature a special, long version of OMD's original Drury Lane Theatre concert with the inclusion of a previously unseen performance of Motion And Heart.

- the DVD, which will be available in PAL and NTSC versions, will also include the promo videos for Souvenir and Maid Of Orleans as well as a Top Of The Pops performance of Joan Of Arc.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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