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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Pretending To See The Future

 

The book contains a commentary from OMD founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys and is packed full of fan memorabilia and hundreds of photos. With many images in full colour and previously unseen pictures from the bands own archive, this is the OMD story as it's never been told before.

 

Told in the first person, Pretending To See The Future is an oral history of OMD, mixing hundreds of fan anecdotes with memories from the band, their collaborators, other musicians and celebrity admirers garnered from 40 years of recording and performing.

The book contains commentary from OMD founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, plus band members Martin Cooper, Malcolm Holmes and Stuart Kershaw, and is packed full of memorabilia and hundreds of photos. With many images in full colour and previously unseen pictures from the band’s own archive, this is the OMD story as it’s never been told before.

 

Contributors include:

Professor Brian Cox
Gary Numan
Phil Oakey
Stephen Morris
Jeremy Vine
Steve Lamacq
Richard Blade
Adam Clayton
Howard Jones
Peter Saville
Karl Bartos
John Dowie
Vince Clarke

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the world's most popular electronic bands, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Pretending To See The Future is the first official OMD biography since 1987's Messages. Taking the reader on a journey from their Merseyside beginnings via debut single `Electricity' (released on Manchester's iconic Factory label) into the 1980s and a string of Top 40 hits that includes `Enola Gay', `Souvenir', `Joan of Arc', `Locomotion' and US smash `If You Leave',

the book also covers the band's break up in the 1990s and their triumphant return in 2006. The book contains a commentary from OMD founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys and is packed full of fan memorabilia and hundreds of photos. With many images in full colour and previously unseen pictures from the bands own archive, this is the OMD story as it's never been told before.

You can now purchase the book on Amazon by following THIS LINK

 

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These really caught our eye when we saw them, and hope that you will agree.

And this is the story behind the artwork that has been created. 

Heloisa Flores
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band, and since I can't go celebrate it myself at the gigs, I made this series of illustrations/posters with the help of my friend Isabelle.

Each set represents a couple of albums (except for the first set with the hippie hair that's just the first one). The backgrounds have many little references to their album art.

Which one do you like best?

Come and join us and comment on our Facebook Group. 

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Interviews by both Andy and Paul have been shown on Vintage TV once again. 

 

 

We catch up with Barry and Sarah from Manoeuvres - The OMD Tribute Band

 

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