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A Band At Work

After signing to the DinDisc label, OMD’s manager Paul Collister negotiated an advance so the band could construct their own studio in the heart of Liverpool. The idea of their own studio, inspired in part by Kraftwerk’s own Klingklang studio, … Read More

Pretending To See The Future

Between Thursday 20th September to Monday 8th October 1979, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark played as the opening act on Gary Numan’s Touring Principle which took in UK cities as far and wide as Glasgow, London, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and … Read More


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