heard on the wire

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Architecture and Morality 1

A recent post that celebrated having finally listened to a record I bought five years ago has given me an idea. The idea is to take a vinyl record from the shelves, scan the sleeve in a decent resolution and post the images alongside some cuts from the plastic they encased.

Architecture and Morality was the third LP by Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark and proved to be their most successful, selling three million copies and spawning three hit singles, two of which deserve to be listed among the finest of all time.

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