|Produced by Brian Tench/O.M.D.|
|Released on April 2, 1984|
|UK CHART POSITION #5|
|Find it at GEMM|
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K RONOMYTH 5.01: LOW ON SOUL COAL. The new single from the fifth OMD album was the slight and bouncy confection, “Locomotion.” As with the earlier “Telegraph,” the band was clearly engineering a commercial crossover, though enough of the old, eerie electronic glow remained in the album tracks, as evidenced by the twitchy, well-mixed “Her Body In My Soul.” The 12-inch single includes an overextended, underweight version of “Locomotion” and another non-album entry, “The Avenue,” that treads Dazzle’s darker corridors. If I were plotting the point at which OMD sold out (and I’m not), I’d probably start my downward slope here, since “Telegraph” seems like highly principled art in comparison. The B sides, by the way, turned up on 2001’s compilation, Navigation.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|UK/AUSL||April 2, 1984||Virgin||7"/12||VS660/-12||picture sleeve, avail. as shaped picdisc|
|UK||1984||Virgin||7SHAPIC||VSS-660||shaped picture disc|
|GER||1984||Virgin||7"||106 377-100||picture sleeve|
|GER||1984||Virgin||12||601 265 213|
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