Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Universal (eng)
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- Released: September 15, 1996
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Emi Europe Generic
UNIVERSAL was the last recording from electronic pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark before Andy Mccluskey, by then the only member, abandoned the group name in 1996. The album was never released in the United States.
Personnel: Matthew Vaughan (guitar, piano, keyboards); Jimmy Taylor (guitar); Chuck Sabo (drums, percussion); Phil Spalding, Hannah Clive, Carol Kenyon (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Nicholas; Gregg Jackmann; Andy McCluskey.
Recording information: JE Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolis, London, England; The Factory, Dublin, Ireland; The Townhouse, London, England.
Photographer: Michelle Turiani.
Unknown Contributor Role: Gregg Jackmann.
Universal is a rote collection of synth-pop and dance-pop from OMD, demonstrating only a fraction of the sophisticated craft that made its predecessor Liberator enjoyable, and none of the adventurous spirit of their '80s records. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine