Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Holland 1980

This is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) live in concert back on the 12th December 1980 at Rijswijk in Holland.

The bands first album released in 1980 showcased the band's live set at the time, and was basically recorded by the Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey duo, although included some guest drums from Id drummer Mal Holmes, and saxophone from fellow Wirral (Merseyside) musician Martin Cooper.

DinDisc arranged for the song "Messages" to be re-recorded (produced by Gong bassist Mike Howlett) and released as a single and this gave the band their first hit. Dave Hughes a founder member of Dalek I Love You who joined OMD in early 1980 featured in the "Messages" video.

Soundboard (pre AM broadcast).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps

Genre: New Wave, Synth Pop.

Set: Full set.

Set List:

1. Pretending to see the future
2. Almost
3. Messages
4. The more I see you
5. Statues
6. Red frame white light
7. Electricity
8. Bunker soldiers
9. Enola Gay
10. I'm waiting for the man

Links: Official site HERE.

Comments: By the time of this gig the band had broken through with a hit single and debut album. Winston the tape recorder was augmented with live drums from Mal Holmes, and Dalek I Love You's Dave Hughes on synths. Hughes then left OMD in November 1980, and by the time of this concert had been replaced by Martin Cooper. OMD has recently announced a new studio album called "History of Modern," which will be released sometime in 2010.

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Mike - Beehive Candy
This is a gem! Thank you!