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At some stage we will be doing a video interview with Andy, this is long overdue due to a number of factors.

Here are some of the possible questions that will be asked.

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Phil Woodward Will mal Martin and Stuart have any input on the new album?
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 · 13 October 2016 at 23:46
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David Elms
David Elms Might this be the last album you release?
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Anne-Marie Sykes
Anne-Marie Sykes Will you consider doing 'A Day on the Green' tour in Australia?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 00:10
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Liz Marshall
Liz Marshall or any tour in Australia...or New Zealand??? i'd come to that!!! and all my fangirl mates!!!
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 · 14 October 2016 at 01:56
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Anne-Marie Sykes
Anne-Marie Sykes I think A Day on the Green would be perfect for them. Simple Minds are doing their second in February and ADOTG gets 10000 to 15000 per venue!
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 · 14 October 2016 at 02:18
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Carine Van Tendeloo
Carine Van Tendeloo Yes, yes, yes, I can't wait for the release ! Are they planning a tour ? Please come to Belgium again for a full show.
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Neil Taylor
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Steve Schommer
Steve Schommer cant wait!
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Here's 2 questions please, I'd love OMD to do a collaboration with another Electronic band, could you see yourself working with Pet Shop Boys, or Human League, Or Vangelis, or maybe some other??? Question 2: would we be able to hear Paul sing Secret live, as this is an awesome song and I love electronic music. As it's on my bucket list to hear it live, hahaha :)cheers PS You Guys are my fave band of all time. :D
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Kurt Iverson
Kurt Iverson One question on my mind since 1986: what's with the phrase "Heaven knows..."?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 01:52
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Ged Kenyon
Ged Kenyon Hi. If you had the opportunity to add another member to the band from previous members. Who would it be and why? Ged kenyon.
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Scott Kidd
Scott Kidd after touring your older albums for the last few years are you looking forward to getting on the road 
with some new material?
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Louise White
Louise White Looking forward to a new album, who would you like to be support act on a tour to go with the new album? 
Also............
Who are the best support acts you've ever had on tour (there must be a fair few)

Cheers x

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Chris Bayne
Chris Bayne Does new technology make the song writing process easier or harder? Do you think anything is lost?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 10:21
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David Canning
David Canning What topic or theme are you currently interested in that may turn into a future OMD song or project?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 10:21
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Kevin Hitch
Kevin Hitch Andy I thought the RAH gig was amazing, are there plans for another unusual venue that you would like to do and would you ever consider covering the first two albums live ?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 11:29
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Sue Cartwright
Sue Cartwright This latest album, which sound has been the strangest you have heard ( out n about everyday life) and thought, hell yeah there is a track in that?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 11:47
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Steve Morley
Steve Morley Does the new album feature any ethereal choir samples on any tracks and if so which ones? Will the new album feature any bonus tracks/material as personally I thought Kill Me and No Mans Land were two of the best tracks and should have been on the album. PS sorry for making you write out the lyrics for No Mans Land, but now framed and on my wall in the office
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 · 14 October 2016 at 12:16
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Cameron Snook
Cameron Snook What inspired the first song that you worked on for the new album?

Have you ever thought about doing a similar gig to the Dazzle Ships and Architecture and Morality Royal Albert Hall show but with the first two albums? There are tracks that fans would love to hear.

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 · 14 October 2016 at 12:21
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Al Ferrier
Al Ferrier Does it become easier to play your old material or do you have to go back and relearn your parts?
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Sandra Taylor
Sandra Taylor Over the years you have used a lot of religious themes, topics and sounds yet you are an atheist. What is it that interests you about religion?
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 · 14 October 2016 at 14:07
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Ian Plested
Ian Plested Acoustic wise, is there a favoured venue in the UK to play in? Do you ever get out and see local bands in pubs/small venues etc?
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Jane Rachel
Jane Rachel Ian there are some great bands in Lpool at the moment. Keyboards coming back in, but as part of guitar based bands and there is a great electronic group called Feral Love.
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 · 14 October 2016 at 16:35
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Spencer Acadia
Spencer Acadia Any chance of giving Crush, Pacific Age, and Sugar Tax the "deluxe" re-mastered treatment with bonus tracks like you've done with the earlier albums (e.g., Junk Culture most recently)?
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Dariusz Figiel
Dariusz Figiel Do exist any unheard (by the public) and unreleased stuff from the times you 've started to write and compose your songs. ? And if so, are there any chances to be released. ?
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Gary Dore
Gary Dore What have you learnt in recent years with regards to promotion or release of a new album . Will you be using Pledge again
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 · 14 October 2016 at 17:12
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Neil Mortimer
Neil Mortimer How many songs were written for the new album & how many didn't make the New album ? How did you choose which stayed on the new album.
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 · 14 October 2016 at 17:31
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Angela K Brown
Angela K Brown When are you touring again and will there be any dates in Leeds/
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Carol Friedman-Sliger
Carol Friedman-Sliger Similar to Angela K Brown's question - I am hoping for dates in the USA and hope that Malcolm is ready to come back!
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Brigitte Donvil
Brigitte Donvil thank you neil for this personal interview. so nice for you , that you could do this, so close to Andy, lucky one!!!
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 · 14 October 2016 at 18:39
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Alistair Coleman
Alistair Coleman Are there any more plans to gig whole albums?
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Mark Booth
Mark Booth How much for the old bass Andy ?
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Jane Rachel
Jane Rachel Somethings do not have a price.
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Mark Booth
Mark Booth lol I can ask right :)
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Kathryn Hooper
Kathryn Hooper What personal qualities are you grateful that your patents took the time to instill in you, & what do you hope your children will be grateful to you for? (Hope that's not too personal 😉)
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 · 14 October 2016 at 22:33
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Kathryn Hooper
Kathryn Hooper What prompted the decision to purchase a new bass after all these years? Does it take you a while to 'bed' in with a new guitar so to speak?
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MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper
MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper Best and worst support bands through the years?
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Randy Wade
Randy Wade Power Station was a real mess toward the end of the Crush USA Tour. And, they were the headliner. We left half way through PS's act after dancing our asses off to OMD.
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MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper
MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper How difficult/easy was it being the support band to BNL this summer?
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MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper
MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper Depeche mode are on tour around the same time-any chance of a co-concert!!! I know I know.....
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Al Ferrier
Al Ferrier Bugger all given what Gahan said recently about Andy and what Andy has said about Fletch in the past.
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MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper
MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper Al Ferrier -didn't hear this Al ...please enlighten me if its appropriate-actually the last 3 depeche albums have been dire with about one good song each and I really tried to like it-that doesn't compare with the last 3 OMD ones which all have half a dozen exceptional songs
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 · 17 October 2016 at 09:12
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Al Ferrier
Al Ferrier Gahan described OMD's music as "shite" and Andy said that Fletch just plays a cash register live.
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Depeche mode were only ever good before 1985. The rest meh 🤐
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 · 17 October 2016 at 21:57
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Mark Booth
Mark Booth Agreed Paul Kennelly. I don't get why people love their later stuff.
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 · 18 October 2016 at 01:23
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Kathryn Hooper
Kathryn Hooper Clearly you make more tracks than you need for an album - do you have a tick off list which a track must achieve to get onto an album or do you rely more on gut feel? What stopped No Mans Land from being on EE? - its such a fantastically emotional track & would have sounded great on there.
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 · 18 October 2016 at 00:03
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Hagen Schmitt
Hagen Schmitt A very deep matter question Andy :D : I know you're still holds interest for Archeology - on the other hand you're an atheist and you wasn't very responsive with the established religions. Do you know the book 'Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History ...See more
Forbidden Archeology Over the centuries, researchers…
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Hagen Schmitt
Hagen Schmitt English Electric was a well balanced album with experimental tracks on the one hand and catchy pop songs on the other hand. Can we expect the same for the new album 'The Punishment Of Luxury'?
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Gary Dore
Gary Dore Is this title confirmed ?
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Hagen Schmitt
Hagen Schmitt Andy himself mentioned it at a current radio interview :)
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Gary Dore
Gary Dore Hagen cheers for that , missed that one
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 · 18 October 2016 at 10:05
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John Gasser
John Gasser Brill interview
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Neil Taylor
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Ian Plested
Ian Plested Do you have a favourite preset/sound that you try to use on every song?
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Israel David Rodriguez Lopez
Israel David Rodriguez Lopez responde usted por carta a sus admiradores??See translation
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Daren Welch
Daren Welch The "Rumour Mill" seems to be slowly grinding it's cogs - people are asking is this the final OMD Album and/or the final OMD Tour, are you guys looking at retirement soon ?
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Never retire. Keep going earn loads and entertain your fans.
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 · 31 October 2016 at 21:15
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Neil Taylor
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Hagen Schmitt
Hagen Schmitt What do you think about a special 40th aniversary concert in 2018 in Liverpool?
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 · 31 October 2016 at 13:42
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Jane Rachel
Jane Rachel Agnus Dei and Apollo 11 were erring on dance music. Why didn't you go into the dance direction in the early 90s?
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Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder
Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder No comment....is mine to view as ....not a question....Neil!
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Jane Rachel
Jane Rachel It's a valid question.
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Neil Taylor
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Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder
Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder What were your thoughts before and reflections after the Royal Albert Hall performance?
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Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder
Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder All rumours suggest that the band will be retiring in the next three years, however much as a fan I would want you to continue, I thankyou for making every performance as memorable as the first, you have created amazing legacy.
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 · 17 November 2016 at 00:54
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Colin Caulfield
Colin Caulfield Crush, WHY???...
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Kurt Iverson
Kurt Iverson More like, "Crush, WHY YES!" :)
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Daren Welch
Daren Welch Crush -why not ? :-)
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Neil Taylor
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Nina Jordan
Nina Jordan When will you becoming to Birmingham or Wolverhampton again?
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Colin Caulfield
Colin Caulfield i'm not going to birmingham...
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 · 25 November 2016 at 11:19
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George Scott
George Scott I know you are busy working on the new album the question I have is would the band ever consider re-recording any of the early albums as like blancmange done with happy families.
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 · 25 November 2016 at 11:35
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Gabriel Medeiros
Gabriel Medeiros Will You ever be coming to South America?
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Jane Rachel
Jane Rachel What would you like to happen to the Greenwood Road telephone box when it is decommissioned? Could the MOL acquire it for the Wondrous Place collection....
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PF Wilson
PF Wilson Where is my Crush re-master with b-sides and remixes? I'm not even joking...
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Paul Vallely
Paul Vallely 1. Considering you effectively disowned Dazzle Ships at the time. Are you surprised at how it has now viewed as a classic and a key influence on bands like Radiohead?
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George Scott
George Scott Do you think the band would ever consider doing an album of cover versions
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Will OMD do a Christmas song. Keep you in royalties forever. 😊
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Neil Taylor
Neil Taylor OK we now have over 50+ questions in the bag and I will be locking this of for any more soon, so last chance to ask a question.
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Jiska Jonker Jansen
Jiska Jonker Jansen Did you get my pm with my question Neil?
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Neil Taylor
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Please ask them to do a gig in Bristol. The west of England gets overlooked.
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Kathryn Hooper
Kathryn Hooper Thanks for the warning Neil - here's another for the pot then...Usually your albums have quite distinctive sounds from one another so how would you describe the sound of the Punishment of Luxury? Is there an obvious single from it or are you undecided as to what track will be released first?
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Steve Morley
Steve Morley Having played Butlins, MoL and RAH in recent years, any other plans on one off concerts in special venues going forward? How about Organisation being played in full at Stanlow?
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Steve Morley
Steve Morley How about letting 3 - 5 fans listen to the new album ahead of the launch and write a track by track review for the website as a teaser campaign.......PS I will volunteer myself :-)
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MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper
MicknBeth Miceli-Cooper Great idea -I'm in as back up!
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Mark Booth
Mark Booth So good of you Steve LOL
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Neil Taylor
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Rhiannon Biddulph
Rhiannon Biddulph When you do those 80 reunion gigs, what do you talk about with the other bands/singers/survivors?
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Paul Kennelly
Paul Kennelly Would OMD be open for fans to ask for some songs to be sung at their next gigs. Like a request two or three songs where the fans choose some of the playlist. I mean it would make the gig probably the best for them. I know there are some songs i'd love to hear live and still haven't. Thanks. Keep up the good work chaps and don't ever retire. Hope Malc is getter better. Cheers.
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Neil Taylor
Neil Taylor Just to say, we should have had this interview this week. But due to personal circumstances, that many will know about we have put a pause on this. Always family first..
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 · 21 June at 00:18
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Mark Booth
Mark Booth Poor Andy. God bless
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Chantelle Phillips
Chantelle Phillips Mark Booth God, what happened?!
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Liam Obrien
Liam Obrien Cant wait for the new album,,,should be good to have a listen to thier approach to new material in todays music scene ???
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Steve Cavey
Steve Cavey If its not " Too Late"(excuse the pun)... my question would be..."is there any remote chance of a 'big orchestra sound' album ever being recorded (not with a crowd clapping etc,)? The RLHO gig showed that it could work but it was very hit and miss(Andys own words)
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Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder
Ali Beaumont Campbell Filder Would so love that too .. never say never!
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Angela K Brown
Angela K Brown I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in April, I'll be near the front at the Sheffield concert in November with my daughter, give me a wave
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Liam Obrien
Liam Obrien Im sure they will see you.they not really in the dark.keep strong Angela.
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Robert Haake
Robert Haake My questions would be when will they ever tour in Scandinavia again. doesn´t have to be many gigs just for example Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki.

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