- Black Sheep Hit: "If You Leave", the band's best-known song in the U.S., is a lot poppier than their earlier material.
- Channel Hop: The band's debut single, "Electricity", was released through Factory Records. However, the success of the single drew the attention of Dindisc Records, a semi-autonomous imprint of Virgin Records, to whom OMD signed. After Dindisc closed in 1983, they signed directly to Virgin, who issued Dazzle Ships under a bespoke imprint, Telegraph Records. Subsequent records appeared on Virgin until McCluskey, by then the only original member remaining, retired the band in 1996. After reforming in 2006, the band signed onto Bright Antenna Records, then BMG Records in 2013, before ultimately winding up on White Noise Records in time for the release of The Punishment of Luxury in 2017.
- Similarly Named Works: Architecture And Morality famously has "Joan Of Arc" and "Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)". Both were released as singles, the latter being retitled "Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)". Also "Apollo" from Junk Culture and "Apollo XI" from Sugar Tax are completely different songs.
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