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Happy Birthday ANDY McCLUSKEY

Andy McCluskey celebrates his birthday today, offering Messages a chance to reflect on Andy’s commentary on being part of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark for nearly 40 years. In interviews Andy has always been effusive and engaging, while also presenting … Read More

SASH! Q&A

This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… 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 … Read More

JO MOONEY INTERVIEW 2003

2003 saw Mal Holmes working with singer Jo Mooney on a series of songs that captured a soulful, reflective element. This archive interview reveals her thoughts at the time… Can you tell me a little about your background and interest … Read More

PHIL COXON INTERVIEW 1993

Exploring OMD’s ’90s days… The release of Liberator in 1993 saw a continuation of Andy McCluskey’s desire to keep the OMD name relevant by giving a nod to contemporary trends in music at the time. As with Sugar Tax, Andy … Read More

BRETT WICKENS INTERVIEW

OMD’s design history revealed… OMD’s history is marked not only by some classic records, but also some classic designs. The sleeves for releases such as Architecture & Morality, Souvenir, Maid Of Orleans and Dazzle Ships are iconic designs that have … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL COLLISTER

OMD’s first manager in conversation… The early years of OMD were bolstered by the talents of Paul Collister who acted as the band’s first manager – as well as supplying the tape recorder known as ‘Winston’ that formed a crucial … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL WILSON

Carol Wilson played an integral role in OMD’s transition to commercial success by signing the band to the DinDisc record label. As founder and manager of the label (which was an independent operation under the Virgin label) Carol was also … Read More

ABE JUCKES INTERVIEW

The return of OMD in the 1990s saw a surge of renewed interest in the band, especially with the success of Sugar Tax and subsequent live concerts. OMD’s live shows introduced a whole new generation of fans to OMD – … Read More

2003 MAL HOLMES INTERVIEW

Following on from his involvement in post-OMD outfit The Listening Pool, Mal Holmes launched new record label Fin Music. Fin managed to put out the critically acclaimed album Loser Friendly by Dean Johnson and at the time of this interview … Read More

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