Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and was the third single released from their third studio album Architecture & Morality. The track has been described by OMD frontman Andy McCluskey as the group's "Mull of Kintyre". To prevent confusion with their previous single "Joan of Arc", the song was retitled "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)" for its single release
Wait until you hear the next single - it's our Mull Of Kintyre. The single release was titled "Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc). However on the Architecture and Morality album the song was named "Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans).
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Maid of Orleans had originally been written by Andy McCluskey on 30 May 1981, the 550th anniversary of Joan of Arc's death. The song is in 6/8 time. The main theme is played on the Mellotron (using its "3-Violins" sound). There is only one studio recording of the song, identical for both the album and single releases. The song has been performed at live shows on a regular basis since the Architecture & Morality tour in 1981. A live performance from 1981 was filmed for the Live at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane concert in December 1981, initially released on VHS (1982) and laserdisc (1984) and later on DVD.
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|A||Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)|
|B1||Of All The Things We've Made|
- Producer – O M D*, Richard Manwaring (tracks: A)
- Written-By – McCluskey*, Humphreys* (tracks: B)
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|DIN 40||OMD*||Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) (7", Single, Gre)||Dindisc||DIN 40||UK||1981|
|DIN 40-12||OMD*||Maid Of Orleans (12", Whi)||Dindisc||DIN 40-12||UK||1982|
|DIN 40||OMD*||Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) (7", Single)||Dindisc||DIN 40||UK||1982|
|103 894-100||OMD*||Maid Of Orleans (7")||Dindisc Ltd.||103 894-100||Europe||1981|
|103 894, 103 894-100||Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark||Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) (7", Single)||Dindisc, Dindisc||103 894, 103 894-100||Netherlands||1981|