OMD Singles from the 70s and the 80s

Maid of Orleans (The Waltz of Joan of Arc)

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Maid of Orleans (The Waltz of Joan of Arc) 15/01/82 Maid of Orleans (The Waltz of Joan of Arc)


Maid of Orleans

Maid Of Orleans was actually written before Joan Of Arc, but the waltz-style of the song was something that the band felt didn't work too well and it was shelved. A new song was written about Joan Of Arc, but during the Manor sessions the original version was dusted down and the band decided that this version had some merit after all.

Maid Of Orleans also proved to be quite successful in Europe, reaching No 1 in Belgium, Holland, Austria and Portugal.

Initial releases featured a card sleeve with a high gloss finish. Later copies featured paper sleeves.

Additional chart information provided by: Stuart Morris (Genola May)
Highest global chart position 1
Where Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal.

 Biggest seller Germany, 1982.

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