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Post  SaintMike on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 3:02 pm

I believe that members of OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) may be willing to answer a few questions.



From Wikipedia....

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD or O.M.D. ) are a synthpop group whose founding members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, England. OMD were originally assimilated in the greater new wave batch of synthesiser-based acts of the later 1970s–early 1980s.

The group was founded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys who remained, and were perceived as, the core members. Adding sidemen Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper by the end of 1980, this quartet (with occasional line-up fluctuations) was the live concert line-up until 1989, when Humphreys, Cooper and Holmes all left OMD to found The Listening Pool. McCluskey then retained the OMD name and continued to record and tour as OMD with new line-ups through 1996.

Although McCluskey essentially retired the OMD name in 1996, shortly thereafter Humphreys began playing live shows as OMD with other musicians on an as-needed basis, but without McCluskey. Then in late December 2005, OMD's official website announced a forthcoming reformation of the "classic" 1980's line-up (Humpheys/McCluskey/Cooper/Holmes), both for live performances and for a new studio album. This reformed quartet began touring in 2007, and further successful sold-out tours took place in 2008 and 2009. OMD's most recent studio album History of Modern was released on 20 September 2010.

Their many hit singles include.....

1."Electricity" – 3:32
2."Messages" – 4:46
3."Enola Gay" – 3:32
4."Souvenir" – 3:37
5."Joan of Arc" – 3:47
6."Maid of Orleans" – 4:12
7."Tesla Girls" – 3:34
8."Locomotion" – 3:57
9."Talking Loud and Clear" – 3:56
10."So in Love" – 3:30
11."If You Leave" – 4:30
12."(Forever) Live and Die" – 3:36
13."Dreaming" – 3:58
14."Sailing on the Seven Seas" – 3:45
15."Pandora's Box" – 4:06
16."Call My Name" – 4:15
17."Dream of Me" – 3:53
18."Walking on the Milky Way


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Post  half pint on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:08 am

My favourite OMD tracks are Enola Gay and Pandora's Box, how do you rate those tracks? And whick are your favourites?
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Post  North End Mam on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:11 am

Hi, did you write your songs or which writers did you use?
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Post  another fine mess on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:19 am

What was the reason for the group splitting up in the late eighties?
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Post  hbk4894 on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 10:03 pm

which of today's bands and singer do you listen to?
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Post  harvey on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:26 pm

OMD were my first live concert (well either you or b movie), about 1982/3?

Which do you think is your best album?
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