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  The Best of OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Song Listings
Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys make up Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who were responsible for some of the catchiest and brightest synth pop that the '80s had to offer.
O.M.D.'s material was a step above other keyboard pop music of the time, thanks to the combination of intelligently crafted hooks and colorful rhythms that bounced and jittered with pristine charm.
O.M.D.'s best work came from 1985's Crush album, which harbored the midnight airiness found in "So in Love" as well as the adolescent innocence that streamed its way through "Secret," which are two of the best tracks on this set.
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  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or OMD were a synth pop group from the Wirral, UK, who recorded for Virgin Records (originally for Virgin's DinDisc subsidiary).
McCluskey briefly sang with electronic Wirral quartet Dalek I Love You, however eventually rejoined Humphreys, and their VCL XI project was rechristened Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
The album's striking sound saw OMD's original synth-pop sound augmented by the mellotron, an instrument previously associated with prog rock bands.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or OMD were a Liverpool synth pop musical ensemble which recorded for Virgin Records.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was one of the original "synth-duos," and easily one of the best.
OMD created the field of synthetic syncopation and melody merged as one.
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 OMD Biography
OMD's third album, the ethereal 'Architecture and Morality' proved to be one of their finest moments.
OMD ended an era in 1989 with the departure of Humphreys, Holmes and Cooper leaving Andy McCluskey to forge ahead under the OMD banner.
From the beginning, OMD have managed to occupy that rare space between the alternative and the commercial, writing songs about such diverse subjects as airplanes, oil refineries, religious icons and movie stars.
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 OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) - Nostalgia Central
They called the session 'Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark' and it was such a success they decided to "do this sort of thing on a more permanent basis".
McCluskey continued to release records under the OMD moniker into the 1990s, though failing to match the commercial success he enjoyed with Humphries during the mid-80s.
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 OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Featuring the core members Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey, the Liverpudlian synth pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark formed in the late '70s.
Once he left Dalek, he joined with Humphreys and Paul Collister to form Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
After Sugar Tax failed to gain an audience, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark returned with Liberator in 1993, which also was ignored.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark interviews, articles and reviews from Rock’s Backpages
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Hammersmith Odeon, London
A) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark is a synthesizer duo, a pair of chilly intellectual technocrats...
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: The Pacific Age
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 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
That’s not to detract anything from OMD’s accomplishment, but it does explain why their debut is so good: they pick and choose from the best that the genre has to offer.
OMD does arrive at what could be called a signature style, that wilting romantic music where two voices intertwine in wistful countermelody over a twitchy rhythm and oddly remote accompaniment.
As I’ve said before, 1980 was an exciting time for new music, and OMD certainly generated their share of excitement with this energetic album.
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 Amazon.ca: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Music: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If you are a true OMD fan, this is a must, even thought you may alredy have the b-sides from the "Navigation" CD, this is a good chance to get your hands on this CD and listen to this excellent extra version of "Almost" or "Messages" don't miss it!
This album was the first long-play recording for Liverpool band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
OMD singles give the image of a group devoted to producing good pop tunes.
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 Billboard.com - Discography (more) - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Dazzle Ships
Producers: Rhett Davies, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
OMD's glistening run of top-flight singles and chart domination came to a temporary but dramatic halt with Dazzle Ships, the point where the band's pushing of boundaries reached their furthest limit.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Released: February, 22, 1980
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgin's DinDisc subsidiary).
After a compilation album released successfully in 1988, OMD broke in two.
With McCluskey focusing his talents elsewhere, Humphreys decided to play many revival shows using the OMD banner, whilst also recording with Claudia Brücken, of the ZTT bands Propaganda and Act, as onetwo.
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 Music : Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I got this CD at a local outlet store, and i must tell you the content is a beautiful combination of dark, synth driven vocals and superb early 80s electronica.
If you are a true OMD fan, this is a must, even thought you may alredy have the b-sides from the "Navigation" CD, this is a good chance to get your hands on this CD and listen to this excellent...
Their self-entitled album starts with "Bunker Soldiers", a song that give us a general impression of what is going to be on the rest of the album: punk singing, experimental electronic backgrounds, strong melodies that remain in your...
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 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
They met at school, grew up in '70s listening to Kraftwerk and Can; formed group called Equinox, later the Id '77, then OMD '78, played first gig at legendary Liverpool Eric's during burgeoning 'second wave of Merseybeat'.
First OMD single 'Electricity' on Joy Division's Factory label; subsequent singles 'Red Frame, White Light' and 'Messages' '80 were minor UK hits, incl.
on LP Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark '80.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - That Was Then – Music at Last.fm
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 ttgapers store - USA - Pacific Age - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Product Details :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pacific Age, while not completely devoid of substance, finds OMD watching the cutting edge fade in the rear view mirror, replaced with slickly produced pop that struggles to be relevant.
The three opening pieces set the tune for the versatility of the disc, from the delicate and pleading notes mixed with rampaging sounds of Stay, to the beautiful and tragic Forever with its amazing bassline and seducing orchestra, to the astonishing Pacific Age, capable to move the harshest grounds with its complexitiy and sweet lyrics.
This is the peak that OMD fans were pursuing after the enticing Organisation and Architecture & Morality, the point that Dazzle Ships mastered technowise along with the orchestral sounds that Crush left unexplored.
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 Amazon.com: Crush: Music: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pacific Age ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
OMD continued to have a couple more hits after this.
My favorite album by OMD came out after CRUSH and was entitled "The Pacific Age" which is now unfortunately nearly impossible to find on CD.
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 Official Ticketmaster site. Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark tickets, concerts and tour dates
Featuring the core members Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey, the Liverpudlian synth pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark formed in the late '70s.
Humphreys and McCluskey began performing together in school, playing in the bands VCL XI, Hitlerz Underpantz, and the Id. After the Id split in 1978, McCluskey was with Dalek I Love You for a brief time.
Once he left Dalek, he joined with Humphreys and Paul Collister to form Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
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 Jase on Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The first OMD song I recall hearing was "If You Leave".
"This band's name is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark," he said.
OMD is credited with being one of the first synth-pop bands and a big influence on future Euro-pop artists.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) : Rolling Stone
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) : Rolling Stone
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A Brit synth duo with brains under their sleek haircuts and hooks aplenty programmed into their keyboards, OMD were the best of their genre -- while seldom forgoing the dance-floor punch of electronic pop, the band revved beyond the form's limits by stressing experiment over formula, melody over beat.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - AOL Music
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 YouTube - If You Leave - OMD/Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) were a synth pop group from the Wirral, UK, who recorded for Virgin Records (originally for Virgin's DinDisc subsidiary).
The second album Organisation (perhaps a reference to the band which preceded Kraftwerk, founded by Krafwerk's original members Florian Schneider-Esleben and Ralf Hütter) followed later that year, recorded as a 3 piece with Humphreys, McCluskey and Holmes.
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 Listen to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark :: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark free mp3 ,music colleges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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1981 would see the release of what many consider OMD's ''magnum opus'' (and it was also the peak of their commercial success in the UK and Europe) - the ''Architecture & Morality'' album.
By now the band were seeing their critical and public popularity wane in the UK, whilst they struggled to break the US market.
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 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Second Thought – Music at Last.fm
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