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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

The Year In Review – 2016

2016 proved to be a busy year for OMD with the band presenting a variety of approaches to live performances, as well as seeing some anniversaries for classic OMD releases. Along the way, Andy McCluskey guested at events and gave … 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

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

THE ARCHITECTURE & MORALITY INTERVIEWS

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

OMD Q&A : PRODUCTION

Continuing the OMD Q&A archives with a section dedicated to production and recording of OMD songs. Queries about the classic OMD choir sounds, the Fairlight CMI, ‘Joan Of Arc’, ‘Georgia’ and ‘The Romance Of The Telescope’ are some of the … Read More

2011 – The Year In Review

Looking back at OMD’s 2011… 2011 was a busy year for OMD following on from the release of History Of Modern. It was also the year that saw the Messages site feature some great articles, stories and interviews. January saw … Read More

ANDY McCLUSKEY INTERVIEW 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s founding members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys have been making music together since the mid ’70s. They were eventually enlarged to a quartet when Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper joined the team and together they … Read More