Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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1977
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, North West England. While steadily eschewing ...

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, North West England. While steadily eschewing pop star status, the band cultivated a fanbase in the United Kingdom from 1978–1980. They gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 single "Enola Gay", and achieved broader recognition via album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its singles. OMD also garnered acclaim for their experimental recordings.

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Enola Gay
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Enola Gay Enola Gay Enola Gay Enola Gay
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Electricity
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Electricity Electricity Electricity Electricity
Enola Gay
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Sailing On The Seven Seas
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Sailing On The Seven Seas Sailing On The Seven Seas Sailing On The Seven Seas Sailing On The Seven Seas
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Messages
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Messages Messages Messages Messages
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Pandora's Box
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Pandora's Box Pandora's Box Pandora's Box Pandora's Box
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Dazzle Ships
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Dazzle Ships Dazzle Ships Dazzle Ships Dazzle Ships
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Joan Of Arc
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Joan Of Arc Joan Of Arc Joan Of Arc Joan Of Arc
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Souvenir
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Souvenir Souvenir Souvenir Souvenir
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If You Leave
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If You Leave If You Leave If You Leave If You Leave
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Tesla Girls
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Tesla Girls Tesla Girls Tesla Girls Tesla Girls
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Red Frame/White Light
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Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)
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Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)
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Time Zones
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Time Zones Time Zones Time Zones Time Zones
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(Forever) Live and Die
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(Forever) Live and Die (Forever) Live and Die (Forever) Live and Die (Forever) Live and Die
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Talking Loud And Clear
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Talking Loud And Clear Talking Loud And Clear Talking Loud And Clear Talking Loud And Clear
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Locomotion
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Locomotion Locomotion Locomotion Locomotion
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The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You
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The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You
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Messages (Radio 1 Session, 20 Aug 1979)
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Messages (Radio 1 Session, 20 Aug 1979) Messages (Radio 1 Session, 20 Aug 1979) Messages (Radio 1 Session, 20 Aug 1979) Messages (Radio 1 Session, 20 Aug 1979)
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Of All The Things We've Made
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Of All The Things We've Made Of All The Things We've Made Of All The Things We've Made Of All The Things We've Made
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Biography

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, North West England. While steadily eschewing pop star status, the band cultivated a fanbase in the United Kingdom from 1978–1980. They gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 single "Enola Gay", and achieved broader recognition via album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its singles. OMD also garnered acclaim for their experimental recordings.

Although retrospectively lauded, their album Dazzle Ships (1983) eroded European consumer interest during the mid 1980s; Junk Culture (1984) marked a shift toward more pop-oriented songwriting. Concurrently, OMD reached their peak in the United States and had a major hit with 1986's "If You Leave", written for the film Pretty in Pink. Humphreys departed in 1989 with Martin Cooper (various instruments) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) to form The Listening Pool, leaving McCluskey to lead the outfit; Sugar Tax (1991) and its initial singles were sizeable hits in Europe. By the mid 1990s, however, synthpop had become unfashionable amid the guitar oriented musical climate, and McCluskey dissolved the band in 1996, months after their last successful single, "Walking on the Milky Way". He founded pop group Atomic Kitten in 1998.

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