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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

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

MAL HOLMES INTERVIEW 2003

Following on from his involvement in post-OMD outfit The Listening Pool, MAL HOLMES launched new record label Fin Music to develop new talent. In 2003 MAL HOLMES was working with a variety of singers and musicians, such as Dean Johnson … Read More

JO MOONEY INTERVIEW 2003

Back to the archives for this interview from 2003 with musician and singer JO MOONEY. Jo was one of the artists that MAL HOLMES was working with at the time as he was very keen to promote and develop new … 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

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 part of OMD’s sound. Post-OMD, … 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

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