Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sailing on the Seven Seas

One of the most distinctive commercial numbers in synth-pop veterans OMD's oeuvre, the most recognisable trademark of 1991's "Sailing on the Seven Seas" is its glam-isnpired galumphing cadence, which is overlaid with a smart sprinkling of measured piano arpeggios. While diehard OMD aficionados might not rank it on the same level as confirmed standards like "Enola Gay" and "Souvenir", "Sailing on the Seven Seas" remains an important track in the band's catalogue, serving to firmly condone Andy McCluskey's decision to carry on with the OMD name, after the rest of the band decided to leave the ship in 1988. Check out the surreal but light-hearted video clip for the song.


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