Architecture & Morality is the third studio album by British electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. It was released on 8 November 1981 by Dindisc. Hailed as the band's seminal work, the album received critical acclaim and has appeared on various lists of the best albums; The Morning News named it the finest record of 1981, and "the blueprint for synth-pop". The album also became a commercial success, selling over four million copies by 2007. Architecture & Morality yielded three singles, all of which reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart: "Souvenir" (#3), "Joan of Arc" (#5), and "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)" (#4), a retitled "Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)". The singles were also successful on international charts, with "Souvenir" and "Maid of Orleans" each charting at #1 in various European countries; the latter became Germany's biggest-selling single of 1982.
Half speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios.