Joan of Arc 09/10/81 Joan Of Arc

 

Joan of Arc

Joan Of Arc had actually been the second song about Joan that had been written (Maid Of Orleans having initially been shelved).

The Romance Of The Telescope takes its title from a chapter in a book of astronomy that Paul and Andy had read. Due to the short period involved in recording the track (one day's work) Andy and Paul decided to label the song as 'unfinished'. However, with hindsight they decided that they liked the song and decided it was fine as a finished track.

There are several variations for the record labels for this release as follows:

  • Initial releases featured a burgundy record label with the song credits picked out in silver.
  • Later releases featured a darker, wine red label on one side with black credits and a slightly darker burgundy label with silver credits on the flipside.
  • At the same time there were releases with the wine red labels on both sides and black credits.
  • Later releases were issued with light red labels with the credits in black.

Initial copies of Joan Of Arc also featured a silver/grey sticker on the front stating the band's full name. The single releases from Architecture And Morality had adopted the now-common shorthand of 'OMD' which may have confused some people, hence the stickers.

 Additional chart information provided by: Stuart Morris (Genola May)
Highest global chart position 5
Where UK.

Join our FREE mailing list and get news and updates for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fans.

NOTE: You will need to verify your details to be part of this, look out for the verification e-mail, when you subscribe.
 
 
 
 

OMD Albums

News image

You will find details on the OMD albums here... OMD have many albums that have been released over..... etc etc Please use the links below to find out more on...

More in: OMD Snippets

OMD Singles

News image

Here on this section, you will find information on the OMD singles. Since 1979 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, have issued many singles..... Please take a moment and explore our...

More in: OMD Snippets

OMD Video & DVD

News image

The OMD DVD and Video section...  I need your help to get this section complete... Can you help?

More in: OMD Snippets

OMD Books

News image

Details on OMD books will be added here  I need your help to get this section complete....

More in: OMD Snippets