Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have announced a limited edition 12” coloured vinyl release of the band’s legendary anti-war hit single Enola Gay, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, and 75 years since the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the Enola Gay aircraft.

The release features two brand new mixes of the track by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. One extended mix uses the original master multi-track, that sounds like the 12″ version that never was, but should have been released in 1980. The second is a slowed down, chilled out rework that is far removed from the original, but remains unmistakably OMD.

The digital version is available to purchase today (29 September), and pre-orders for the 12” coloured vinyl, out 27 November, are available now here. The band have also unveiled a special new and enhanced HD version of the original Enola Gay video which you can watch here.

The single has also received a thrilling remix from Hot Chip’s Al Doyle, out today. Of the remix, Al commented: “Getting your hands on the raw material of Enola Gay feels like stealing into hallowed halls. It’s already a perfect song, so this is just a tribute and an homage, made all the more meaningful with the occurrence this year of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombs on Japan. OMD forever.” You can listen to Hot Chip’s remix of Enola Gay here

The band will also perform a special live streamed show from London’s Indigo at The O2 on 24 October – set to raise money and awareness for their crew, whose livelihoods have been so affected in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

D2C Coloured 12″ Single Track Listing

Side A

  1. Enola Gay (Extended Mix)

Side B

  1. Enola Gay (Slow Mix)