Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Feel The Electricity: OMD Is Back!

Back in September I posted a piece on Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. A reader named Craig commented that the band planned to release a new album in 2010. Even though I had not followed OMD in more than 20 years, I was pleasantly surprised to read that piece of news since it would be the first time Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys would be recording a studio album together since 1989. McCulskey had kept the band alive for several years in the early and mid-'90s, but I have never heard one note of the albums 'Sugar Tax', 'Liberator' or 'Universal'.

In 2007, McCluskey and Humphreys reunited to perform the classic 'Architecture & Morality' album on stage. The tour went so well they started work on a new album called 'The History of Modern'. It will, indeed, be out sometime this year, and the band has given us a sneak listen with the release of a demo called "Sister Marie Says". Fans of their early work are about to be stunned. If you were one of the lucky ones to see them on stage at the end of last year when they toured England with Simple Minds, perhaps you could let us know if the band played any new tunes and, if so, how they sounded. I'm actually looking forward to this one.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sister Marie Says (mp3)

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