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OMD – Future Yard, Birkenhead

OMD return to Wirral… It’s been a long time coming, but last night we finally saw OMD at Birkenhead’s newest music venue, Future Yard. With an audience of 350, it promised to be a very special night for fans of … Read More


In 1989, the classic four-piece line-up of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark split up. Following a well-publicised legal tussle, singer Andy McCluskey took the OMD name, while the remaining members formed The Listening Pool. Barry Page tells the story. In … Read More

SUGAR RUSH – The Story of ‘Sugar Tax’

It’s a long long way… Thirty years ago, OMD scored back-to-back top 10 hit singles for the first time since their commercial and artistic peak in the early 1980s, but it was a success that was achieved without three of … Read More


How can this be true… After a year of a live performance schedule that resembled a scene from Mad Max, the news that OMD were to perform live once again came as something of a shock. In fact, the You … Read More

The Story Of If You Leave

Like time was standing still… Straddling the gap between OMD’s Crush and The Pacific Age albums, OMD’s phenomenally successful single ‘If You Leave’ was a bit of an oddity. It embraced the smoother, more organic (and certainly more US-friendly) style … Read More

Club 66: 88 Seconds in Greensboro

We won’t forget… ‘If You Leave’ is one of OMD’s more unusual releases, emerging as a standalone single in 1986 on the back of its inclusion in the film Pretty In Pink, where it served as the soundtrack to that … Read More

The Year In Review – 2020

A tough year… 2020 hasn’t exactly been a good year with the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, live gigs effectively being written off and the OMD community suffering some tragic losses. But it’s also the year that’s marked some special … Read More

ORGANISATION: These Games You Play

A vision fading fast… Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Organisation, OMD’s second album release and also the album that showed the band taking a more serious step into music as a business – as well as changing some significant … Read More