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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

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

Ikutaro Kakehashi 1930 – 2017

The passing of Roland’s founder marks the end of an era… Ikutaro Kakehashi was a visionary whose work in the world of electronic music has helped to shape and hone it into a revolution that continues into the modern era. … Read More

Last Minute OMD Xmas Gift Ideas

Despite our best plans, it’s often the case that we put aside Christmas present shopping right to the last minute. That accounts for the surge in sales at petrol stations on Christmas Eve where your loved ones receive that festive … Read More

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

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