SASH! Q&A
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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
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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
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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
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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 was also keen to … Read More

BRETT WICKENS INTERVIEW
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OMD’s history is marked not only by some classic records, but also some classic sleeve designs. BRETT WICKENS was one of the people involved in the design process for releases such as Architecture & Morality, Souvenir, Maid Of Orleans and … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL COLLISTER
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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
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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, Carol was also responsible for bringing the likes of Martha And The … Read More

THE ARCHITECTURE & MORALITY INTERVIEWS
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In 1981 OMD released what has largely been regarded as their most definitive album release. Architecture & Morality brought OMD both public and critical appraisal augmented by the success of the singles ‘Souvenir’, ‘Joan Of Arc’ and ‘Maid Of Orleans’. … Read More

THE ORGANISATION INTERVIEWS
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Arriving in the latter part of 1980, Organisation followed up the ‘garage synthpop’ of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark with an album of Gothic moods that included the classic ‘Enola Gay’. In 2003 the album was reissued featuring remastered tracks … Read More

THE OMITD INTERVIEWS
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Back in 2003, OMD’s eponymous debut album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks, sleeve notes, photos and restored artwork. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark featured many of the best OMD songs, including ‘Electricity’, ‘Bunker Soldiers’ and ‘Messages’. The sleeve … Read More

ABE JUCKES INTERVIEW
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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
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Following on from his involvement in post-OMD outfit The Listening Pool, MAL HOLMES launched new record label Fin Music, responsible for the critically acclaimed album Loser Friendly by Dean Johnson. At the time this interview took place, Mally was also … Read More

ANDY McCLUSKEY Q&A 1998
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In 1998 during the very early days of the Official OMD Website, fans were invited to submit questions to ANDY McCLUSKEY for a Questions and Answers session. This was the year in which the OMD SINGLES album was released and … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROB FINIGHAN
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In 2006, Cardiff-based independent television producer ROB FINIGHAN approached Andy McCluskey with the suggestion of an OMD documentary. With OMD reforming it seemed the right time to capture a picture of the band as they returned to both live performances … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL HUMPHREYS 2005
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In 2005 plans were already underway to remaster and reissue OMD’s 1983 album DAZZLE SHIPS. Meanwhile, PAUL HUMPHREYS was in the process of writing material for the then-forthcoming ONETWO album ‘Instead’. This interview captured Paul’s thoughts on the reissue of … Read More

ANDY MCCLUSKEY INTERVIEW 2009
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Continuing our OMD Archives we have an interview that was originally posted on an electronic music blog in August 2009. In this more in-depth interview with ANDY McCLUSKEY, The Electricity Club‘s Chi Ming Lai put some questions put to him … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDY McCLUSKEY 2009
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2009 marked a significant year in OMD’s history with the band performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the summer, while the autumn schedule included OMD touring alongside SIMPLE MINDS for a series of special concerts. HISTORY OF MODERN … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH HAMBI HARALAMBOUS 2008
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The OMD Archives series continues with this 2008 interview with HAMBI HARALAMBOUS. Best known for his video work with OMD, Hambi has carved out an exciting and varied career on the Liverpool music scene. Here he discusses his time as … Read More

PAUL HUMPHREYS INTERVIEW 2004
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Continuing our OMD Archives series, here’s a 2004 interview with PAUL HUMPHREYS. His collaboration with Claudia Brücken as ONETWO was underway and their first release was just around the corner. Along the way, Paul reflects on THE ID EP, OMD … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIA KNEALE
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A former member of pre-OMD outfit The Id, Julia Kneale occupied an important role in the formative years of the popular synthpop band. Already a published writer prior to Joining The Id, Julia is perhaps best known to OMD fans … Read More

OMD Live in Cologne + ANDY McCLUSKEY Interview
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When the question of how German live audiences differ from British ones is asked, the answer is clear… the Germans are there for the music. An enthusiastic and informed crowd at Cologne E-Werk acknowledged a superb performance by OMD with … Read More

TOM SKIPP Interview
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If there’s one thing that has stood out with the launch of OMD’s 2013 album release English Electric it’s the design aspect of the album and subsequent releases. From the FAC6 homage of the limited edition metal box set to … Read More

English Electric – Andy McCluskey Interview
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With the forthcoming release of the new OMD album English Electric an eager audience is keen to hear what OMD have been cooking up post-History Of Modern. Kathryn Hooper collared Andy McCluskey earlier this year to field some questions on … Read More

An Interview with ANDY McCLUSKEY Part 2
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Since the release of HISTORY OF MODERN, OMD have been keeping busy, both with tours domestic and abroad and also with plans for their next album ENGLISH ELECTRIC. Prior to OMD’s plans for the recent North American Tour, Lori Tarchala … Read More

An interview with ANDY McCLUSKEY
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Since the release of History Of Modern, OMD have been keeping busy, both with tours domestic and abroad and also with plans for their next album ENGLISH ELECTRIC. Prior to OMD’s plans for the recent North American Tour, Lori Tarchala … Read More