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THE OCEAN BLUE

About the Band

Category: Band
Music Genre: 80's

The Ocean Blue‘s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania went on to do two more well-received records for Sire, the atmospheric Cerulean and alt pop Beneath the Rhythm and Sound, and a fourth record for Mercury/PolyGram, See The Ocean Blue, before leaving the majors in the late 90s. The band did several independent releases in the 2000s, including Davy Jones Locker and Waterworks, and in 2013 released their first full length record in over 10 years, Ultramarine, on Korda Records, a new Minneapolis cooperative label that the band helped launch in 2013. In 2014, the band released and toured for an LP version of Waterworks, and in 2015, the band's first 3 albums for Sire were reissued on vinyl. The band performed a limited number of special shows in the U.S. to mark the occasion, performing the first 2 albums in their entirety. In 2016, the band is playing 7 cities in South America and working on a new full length record.

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So many fond memories of our times in South America but this one in #paraguay was all the way 💙
bluey 📷@positivepauly ・・・ #NowSpinning @theoceanblue “Waterworks EP” #vinyl Been awhile since I’ve spun this treasure. The blue vinyl is so perfect! As is the mood for this evening.
💙📷 @segali.sinople ・・・ #TheOceanBlue #IntroducingTOB for a young #summer #afternoon while doing #homeOffice #SpiritOfThe80s
standard issue black vinyl LP 🌊⚫️ 📷@rickyrecords77 ・・・ A perfect record to end the night. #theoceanblue
one hot Fourth of July many years ago #hfsfestival
📷 @jeffographer ・・・ THE OCEAN BLUE // HOLOCENE // 6-28-19
On this day a year ago “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” was released - thanks to all of you who bought the album and came to shows this year 💙🙏🌊🔵
when skies were blue
From last year @unionstage in DC playing our favorite #thesmiths song with our friend Kenny from @theriversideusa 📷 Brian Yeh #thereisalightthatnevergoesout
💙💛#Repost @vinylvictim ・・・ #theoceanblue #ultramarine #coloredvinyl #igvinyl #igvinylclub #igvinylcommunity #vinylcollectionpost #vinylcollector #vinylcollection #vinyloftheday #vinylgram #vinyligclub #vinyllove #vinyljunkie #vinylporn #dreampop #records #recordcollection #onmyturntable #nowspinning
💙🌊🔵@8musique ・・・ คิดถึงก็มาหากันครับ ❤️ ขอบคุณมากคร้าบ 🤘🎵 #theoceanblue
#Repost @iplayvinyl ・・・ #TheOceanBlue #kingsandqueensknavesandthieves #kordarecords #indie #indiepop #instavinyl #nowspinning
Lima 9.5.19 always 💙
9.7.19 Arequipa 📷 @apitaud who gave us a breathtaking tour of #thewhitecity high up in the #andes
9.4.19 🌊🔵cartel azul en Lima
Norfolk 8.24.19 blue stage just before doors @thenorva
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Friday July 10th, 2020

THE OCEAN BLUE

So many fond memories of our times in South America but this one in #Paraguay was all the way 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

So many fond memories of our times in South America but this one in #paraguay was all the way 💙

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Would love you all or Dave to perform a 'from home concert' during these times. Would be worth the cost of a ticket for many of us I imagine. #Ceruleanunplugged

Paraguay my 💙!

Thursday July 9th, 2020

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bluey 📷@positivepauly
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#NowSpinning @theoceanblue “Waterworks EP” #vinyl

Been awhile since I’ve spun this treasure. The blue vinyl is so perfect! As is the mood for this evening.
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bluey 📷@positivepauly ・・・ #NowSpinning @theoceanblue “Waterworks EP” #vinyl Been awhile since I’ve spun this treasure. The blue vinyl is so perfect! As is the mood for this evening.

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Such a beautiful record... the moment you drop the needle on it and listen to the first notes of “FFR”... and with all TOB John Hancock’s on my vinyl copy well... what can I say... 🌊 🔵 er 4Ever!!!

Amazing cool blue color.

That’s one I don’t own on vinyl. CD, I have the original and the expanded reissue.

If it fills your senses and sends your soul to another place then it is a great record!

Did some new vinyl come out?

wanna here some

Got it!

Wait what????

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Wednesday July 8th, 2020

THE OCEAN BLUE

💙📷 @segali.sinople
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#theoceanblue
#introducingtob
for a young #summer #afternoon
while doing #homeoffice
#SpiritOfThe80s
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💙📷 @segali.sinople ・・・ #TheOceanBlue #IntroducingTOB for a young #summer #afternoon while doing #homeOffice #SpiritOfThe80s

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Wow that is a cool version of that cd. I still have mine from that time - cracked case, wrinkled pages but will never toss out

I have that same denon! (But in black)

What is on this?

Where can I get that CD??

That version I do not have in my collection!

Rafael Abarca Torres.. Tu CD de colección aun lo tienes?

SACD?

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Tuesday July 7th, 2020

THE OCEAN BLUE

🖤 @hi_.hello._
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Been listening to Joy Division a lot lately. We saw these folks @theoceanblue back in January and they did an outstanding job covering “Love will tear us apart”. So, so good...it was a great way to end an incredible night!!
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#lovewilltearusapart #theoceanblue #theoceanbluelive #whiteoakmusichall #livemusic #concertvideo #imisslivemusic #concertlife
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I saw Peter Hook month before I saw you guys at DNA Lounge SF last year. I requested Bizarre Love Triangle on FB page. Peter play it that night. Everybody went bonkers when they play Ceremony. It's great song should try covering it.

That was the Houston gig, right? I think I can hear myself screaming!

What a perfect band for TOB to tour with!

A Joy Division & Smiths cover in the same show is pretty darn incredible. Oh, plus 20+ TOB songs 😍

Love this!!! Great band singing my favorite song. 💕

They did a great job of that song in phoenix Phoenix as well.

Your so sweet sharing my video...I’m smiling from ear to ear!!! Just wish I had recorded more...ya’ll sounded sooo good. 💜🌊🔵

i saw them a few times on the tour -- fit seemlessly into the show--which doesn't happen often with covers

The highlight of the night for sure! 💙🌊

The best cover!

I thought they were doing aha... 😉

Joy Division 👏👏👏👍

I was there!! What a show!

Awesome!

Nice Tele David!

Lance VanDyke...this was at White Oak....awesomeness!!!

🤩😍😎

Ye Ye

Awesome version

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Monday July 6th, 2020

THE OCEAN BLUE

standard issue black vinyl LP 🌊⚫️ 📷@rickyrecords77
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A perfect record to end the night.
#theoceanblue
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standard issue black vinyl LP 🌊⚫️ 📷@rickyrecords77 ・・・ A perfect record to end the night. #theoceanblue

Comment on Facebook standard issue black...

I approve of this message.

I hope this one sounds better than the red disc. This album is too good for a shoddy pressing.

Hi.! THE OCEAN BLUE | Oroya Manchester - Tu Radio Melómana |🇵🇪

A perfect record any time!

I’ve gotta get this!

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Saturday July 4th, 2020

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one hot Fourth of July many years ago #hfsfestival

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I love the Ocean Blue! I've seen them 4 times - twice when Steve was still with them, twice with Oed - most recently about a year ago. They're still great live, and such a nice bunch of folks. The true pride of central PA.

Saw you on another very hot 4th of July in DC, think it was ‘91, outside of Lulu’s in a sand-covered parking lot

I was there with my girlfriend now wife of 25+years. Great lineup, and my first discovery of you guys. Hope to see you in Sept in ATL.

Happy independence day! Go red white and all the way blue!💙

Was there and loved it.

Yup, I was standing close to that same spot that day... Subsequently, I got classic shots that day at the equestrian center, one day I'm gonna scan those negatives, good times!😉🤙

Sirius First Wave is currently playing Between Something and Nothing on their IndepenDANCE

Cool.. 😎 this had to have been back in the early to mid 90's.

PG Equestrian Center?

Between something and nothing is my fave

Happy Independence Day

I was there!

I miss WHFS.

Awesome

☀️

I W A S T H E R E!! 💙

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Thursday July 2nd, 2020

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📷 @jeffographer
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THE OCEAN BLUE // HOLOCENE // 6-28-19
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📷 @jeffographer ・・・ THE OCEAN BLUE // HOLOCENE // 6-28-19

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The best way to get “Blue”... enjoy your weekend!!!

Still sound awesome. Great American band playing interesting well composed music.

I saw you guys in Lancaster last year. Great show! 🥳

What model telecaster do you use?

This was such an amazing show!! Thank you again!!

Was this in Portland?

My last two gigs of the year in the U.S. 😢... in January!!! #LetTheMusicPlay

Magical! 💙🌊

💙🌊

🇵🇪💙🌊

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Sunday June 21st, 2020

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On this day a year ago “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” was released - thanks to all of you who bought the album and came to shows this year 💙🙏🌊🔵 ... See MoreSee Less

On this day a year ago “Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves” was released - thanks to all of you who bought the album and came to shows this year 💙🙏🌊🔵

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An excellent album, guys... As always! Paraguay my Love is my favorite from this collection. Keep up the awesome work. And your live performances on stage are getting better... Much better! Loved the last show I saw in Chicago! Hope to see you again maybe in West Palm Beach. 😁

Wow a year already? I’m ready for the next album and concert, I love you guys so much....

I’ve been a huge fan since the early days. Was so excited when you started making new music and I have to say, Ultramarine and the above are among my favorite! Amazing music all around!

An excellent album with at least a couple of your finest songs. “All the Way Blue” and “Love Doesn’t Make it Easy on Us.”

An awesome record!!! Loved the Houston & Austin shows... no idea they would be my last 2020 shows in the U.S. driving from Monterrey, México 😢. Look forward to see you back soon, guys!!!

This record is awesome gentlemen, and we are thankful that we were able to share a stage with you guys during this tour!

As good as, if not better than, "Ultramarine"...and I loved that album. I've seen you in L.A. on every one of your comeback tours and can't wait to see you again.

Still listening. Thank u for the wonderful music and hope to see you in Atlanta and Nashville!!

Last two albums are true masterworks and forever on my desert island disc list. A shame more people other than us rabid fans haven’t heard them the way the music industry is today.

great music wish you were touring again soon

The show is Austin was soooo much fun!!!🙂🙂

Woooow. What an album. 🤩😍🧠👂👁💙

Bought mine at the Portland show.

It's a divine Summer/Midsommar record for me. Always will be

I like them all, but this one’s right behind Rhythm & Sound for me. I hope we see another tOB LP sometime soon.

It’s another awesome piece of your work 💙

It’s really an awesome collection of songs. It fits any mood and always sounds new. I can’t seem to get tired of it😎

A remarkable work! Thank you for your artistry!

Last concert (in Brooklyn) I attended before starting quarantine/stay at home.

It’s an amazing album! Can’t wait to see you guys in November!

I was just listening to it yesterday. Great album!

Such a great album!

Seriously, this album rocks.

Looking forward to the day I’ll be able to see you live again!

Excellent album, masterpiece❤️

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Saturday June 20th, 2020

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Making this video in #iceland during Midsummer years ago was indeed so sublime 🖤🎥 ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an amazing band. Thanks for all the great song throughout the years.

Such an amazing song the video is awesome 2

This made me want to visit and it didn’t disappoint. A truly magical place!! You guys were very convincing explorers. 😘 ❄️🌨💙

It was a WONDERFUL and BEAUTIFUL, SO SUBLIME, Because muy friend Bobby Mittan was the image oficina this Song

Great song, great video!

Truly one of the best videos ever!

Ah, watching this video on 120 Minutes ...... great memories

Love this Song. You're great

Blue Lagoon 💙 Love This Song 🌊💙

Blue Lagoon

One day I’ll submit my video....

Is that Bobby?

💙

🌊💙

Tremenda cancion

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Friday June 19th, 2020

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First song is a great sounding summer song.

Congratulations, David!!! Missing you guys from Monterrey, México!

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