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History of Modern
Studio album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Released early 2010
Genre Synthpop
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark chronology
History of Modern

History of Modern is the title for the 11th studio album by British synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and their first album since 1996. The album is due for release in 2010. The artwork will be made by Peter Saville.[1]

The title was thought of by lead singer Andy McCluskey after he took his daughter to an art exhibition called 'The History of Modernism'.[2] A free download demo track taken from the album called "Sister Marie Says"[2] was released on 25 November 2009[3]. Elements of the song were originally composed in 1981 and a reworked version of the track was due to appear on the 1996 album Universal but got shelved because it sounded too much like early OMD and was out of step with the more reflective tone of Universal. The song "Suspicion" is also rumoured to be included. The track was originally going to be the new song from the 1988 The Best of OMD album but was shelved when the band decided "Dreaming" was better.[4]

"Save Me" uses samples from a song by Aretha Franklin.

Expected tracks

  • "Sister Marie Says" (confirmed[2])
  • "If You Want It" (confirmed[2])
  • "History of Modern" (confirmed, but title might change to "Big Bang Theory" [2])
  • "Save Me"
  • "Suspicion"


  1. ^ "OMD NEWS : JANUARY 2010 - History Of Modern update". Retrieved 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12).  
  2. ^ a b c d e Browne, Paul. "INTERVIEW : ANDY McCLUSKEY". Retrieved 17 November 2009 (2009-11-17).  
  3. ^ "OMD NEWS : NOVEMBER 2009". 25 November 2009 (2009-11-25). Retrieved 25 November 2009 (2009-11-25).  
  4. ^ "OMD Discography: Dreaming". Retrieved 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12).  

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