Saturday, February 16, 2013
"Metroland" is the lead single from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's forthcoming longplayer, "English Electric". Released as a 12" single, the full length, seven minute album version will feature on the a-side, while the b-side will be non-album track "The Great White Silence".
Unfortunately, the 12 inch single, released on March 25, will be the only physical configuration made available. While it would be nice to have a vinyl collectible, I prefer to have a CD single. Digital downloads, although convenient, are not satisfying to a collector. A CD single would maintain the collectibility and still keep things in the realm of zeros and ones. Not sure why artists and labels have been so quick do distance themselves from the dominant physical format.