Julia’s Song – Handwritten Lyrics

‘Julia’s Song’ remains one of OMD’s classic songs whose history dates back to pre-OMD outfit The Id. The song’s evocative lyrics were penned by then-member of The Id Julia Kneale whose own history is detailed in her fascinating book Moods … Read More

MESSAGES XMAS SALE

Grab an OMD fix this weekend as Messages delivers its XMAS SALE on selected merchandise. Snap up back issues of Messages or one of Marsheaux’s CDs. A perfect opportunity to obtain the superb A Ton Of Love album (with its … Read More

UMMAGMA Frequency

Dreampop duo UMMAGMA release an EP of ethereal delights… In a world of landfill indie and ‘retro electro’, it’s always a pleasant diversion to stumble across an aural oasis that occupies its own distinct territory, which is certainly the landscape … Read More

SASH! Q&A

1998 saw the release of The OMD Singles – a compilation album designed to showcase the best of OMD’s single releases. The album had originally been conceived as a double CD release featuring a bonus disc of remixes, although budgetary … Read More

Club 66 : Annex

Give me what I want… The Organisation album had given Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys a fresh canvas to work on. The sombre soundscapes that dominated their second album were a world away from the ‘garage punk’ stylings of their … Read More

The Definitive ENOLA GAY Guide

Despite its troubled beginnings, OMD’s ‘Enola Gay’ has remarkably seen very little variation from its original incarnation to final release. While the song has had its own unique history, the classic Organisation cut has avoided the complicated evolution that tracks … Read More

The Recording History Of ENOLA GAY

Looking back at a synthpop classic… It’s one of OMD’s most iconic songs and gained them their first UK Top Ten – as well as their first international hit single. Enola Gay remains a classic OMD song, yet its evolution … Read More

Messages & Patreon

Over recent months I’ve been pondering an idea which I wanted to float past OMD fans regarding the Messages website and plans for the future… I’ve been involved creatively with OMD for over 25 years now. Initially, it was starting … Read More

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