OMD at Hammersmith 14/11/21
OMD Live at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
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Look at what we’ve done… It’s not unusual for fans of a particular band to be asked why they continue to go and see said band night after night on tour, despite the fact the band play the same songs … Read More

OMD – Future Yard, Birkenhead
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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

STILL LIFE – THE STORY OF THE LISTENING POOL
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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’
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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

YOU ME & OMD
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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
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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
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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
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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

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