OMD Singles from the 70s and the 80s

Messages

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Messages 02/05/80 Messages

Messages

The original album version of Messages was due to be used. However, Andy objected to this version and wanted to re-record the song. The 10,000 copies cut with the original mix were scrapped and a new, radically different version was recorded under the control of producer Mike Howlett.

Howlett introduced the idea for a new intro featuring a speeded organ chord going from low to high, overlaying one playing high to low. Then they recorded a cymbal, reversed it and added it to the mix. With the addition of a new bass line by Howlett the song was radically different from the original album version.

Taking Sides Again is an instrumental 'dub'version of Messages.

 Additional chart information provided by: Stuart Morris (Genola May)
Highest global chart position
13
Where UK

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