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Liberator Revisted

“I thought this one would be edgier, but I seem to have written my poppiest album ever!” – Andy McCluskey >If you were to poll a cross section of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans asking them to rank their … 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 Launch Of Liberator

Sleeve design liberation The design of a record sleeve can be a difficult and time-consuming process in which initial inspirations can falter when executed as visual ideas. This was probably never more true than when applied to the sleeve design … Read More

OMD And The Art Of War

Despite the horrors of armed conflict, it’s probably not surprising how influential war has been on popular culture. Growing up in the post-war years, it’s inevitable that bands such as OMD would draw on these strong cultural influences. Many of … 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

OMD Q&A : MISCELLANEOUS

The last of our OMD Q&A updates takes a look at miscellaneous queries from OMD fans. Among the topics covered are Winston, Organisation, Atomic Kitten, Liberator, Depeche Mode, gigs, OMD TV appearances and soundtracks and OMD’s record labels. More Inside … Read More

OMD Q&A

The QUESTIONS & ANSWERS section of the Official OMD Website proved to be a popular feature in which queries about OMD’s record releases and career could be answered directly by ANDY McCLUSKEY or by site administrator and OMD archivist Paul … 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 2002

In 2002 during an active time in terms of OMD releases, and prior to the release of The Id EP, Andy McCluskey reflected on OMD’s past, present and future including the forthcoming unreleased material album Looking back with a sense … Read More