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OMD – Pretending To See The Future

Written in sand… OMD’s history in print has been surprisingly bare considering the band have been active for 4 decades. The first book to emerge was the unofficial biography, arriving in timely fashion during the band’s Architecture & Morality period … Read More

OMD/RLPO In Concert 2018

This field remains… When OMD first collaborated with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra back in 2009, you would be forgiven for thinking the project sounded unfeasible. For a band that’s carved an impressive career utilising electronic music, the idea of … Read More

First Four OMD Albums Due For Vinyl Reissue

Classic OMD albums return The first four OMD albums are due to be reissued on vinyl this November. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Organisation, Architecture & Morality and Dazzle Ships have been mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at … Read More

RLPO Live Albums announced

Orchestral Manoeuvres As part of OMD’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, the band’s forthcoming performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will also be featured on a new live album. The October concerts will see the first reunion with the RLPO since … Read More

Pretending To See The Future

New OMD Book explores the electropop outfit’s legacy OMD have a new book out in November which tracks the band’s extensive history and musical career. It includes input from the band members as well as contributions from the fan community. … Read More

Friends of 632 3003 Updates

Join fellow OMD fans for a Beer & Cheese Pairing on the Wirral As regular Messages readers will be aware, the grassroots support group The Friends of 632 3003 have done wonders with their work on preserving a piece of … Read More

Final Song: A Tribute To The Music Of OMD

Paying tribute to Wirral’s Finest… Organised by Stanlow Incorporated, Kidderminster College Year 1 Music Performance presents ‘Final Song: A Tribute To The Music Of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’. This is an exclusive, one night only performance that will take … Read More

On A Ship To Nowhere – Universal Revisited

An in-depth look at OMD’s tenth studio album With rave reviews – and a top five placing – for their latest album The Punishment Of Luxury, a near sell-out UK tour, plus long-overdue recognition for their pioneering synth-pop work, it’s … Read More

The Year In Review – 2017

2017 was a special year for OMD with a brand new studio album and plenty of live performances that took the band around the globe. Here’s the Messages review of 2017… The biggest news was the announcement of OMD’s latest … Read More