Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - OMD - Electricity Factory Records 7''
O.M.D. Electricity (Rare original 1979 UK Factory Records issue 7"" vinyl single also incluudes Almost and comes nestled in the very hard to find Peter Saville designed black braille sleeve. With only minimal signs of play evident thiscopy remains in fantastic condition FAC6)
The sleeve was designed by Factory's designer Peter Saville. The band and Saville met in a Rochdale pub and exchanged ideas. Saville told them about a book of avant-garde musical scores which he'd come across. Andy McCluskey said that he sometimes wrote down the tunes he composed in a similar shorthand. This led to the unusual graphics that feature on the sleeve. Saville suggested to use shiny black ink on black paper. Neither OMD nor Tony Wilson believed it could be done, but Saville persuaded a printer to do the job. The thermographic printing was a success, but the place set on fire three times, so eventually only 5,000 sleeves were printed.