This Is Helena (2008 Digital Remaster)
Label: Virgin Catalogue
This dazzling, if somewhat dour, experimental concept album was a commercial misfire in Europe, but it became one of OMD's biggest hits in the U.S., thanks to the chart success of "Telegraph" and "Genetic Engineering." The ballads "Silent Running" and "International" offer wry, humanistic perspectives amid the Kraftwerk-goes-cold-war instrumentals. This remastered edition includes early demos, extended dance remixes and b-sides.