SP-12108 Locomotion
Produced by Brian Tench/O.M.D.
Released on April 2, 1984
UK CHART POSITION #5
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SP-12108 cover
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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.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LOCOMOTION
  2. HER BODY IN MY SOUL

    12-inch track listing
  3. LOCOMOTION    (O.M.D.)    5:20
  4. HER BODY IN MY SOUL    (O.M.D.)    4:40
  5. THE AVENUE    (O.M.D.)    4:12

CREDITS

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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
US 1984 A&M 7" 2671 picture sleeve
US 1984 A&M 12 SP-12108  
CAN 1984 Virgin 7"/12 VS/VSX-1183 picture sleeve
GER 1984 Virgin 7" 106 377-100 picture sleeve
GER 1984 Virgin 12 601 265 213  

 

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