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OMD Live: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “British Live Performance Series” out 8/26

British synth icons OMD are set to be the next artist celebrated in RAINMAN RECORDS’ “BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES”.  Set for release August 26, this 1980 OMD show captures a hungry new-wave electronic band on the rise.  Recorded in July 1980 for “Rockstage,”  a series of TV showcases hosted by the Nottingham Theatre Royal, the band shared the stage with the likes of new wavers Joe Jackson and Squeeze to metal heavyweights Motorhead.

OMD formed in 1978 by Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals) and quickly established themselves on the burgeoning electronic music scene.  Gary Numan invited them out on an early tour, and they quickly became an acclaimed live act.  OMD would release 12 studio albums and sell over 40 million copies worldwide, with artists such as Depeche Mode and Human League citing them as influences.

OMD continue to make new music, with Pitchfork declaring that with their latest album, 2013’s English Electric, “OMD continue to stake out their retrofuturism on their terms, a roots jam for a generation raised on wires.” The band recently wrapped a U.S. tour with Howard Jones and Barenaked Ladies.

Here’s the OMD “British Live Performance Series” track listing:



–Bunker Soldiers

–Motion & Heart

–Red Frame/White Light

–Enola Gay


Check out the lineup of Rainman Records’ in-progress “British Live Performance Series,” with more to be announced in the near future:


Glen Campbell


Rick Wakeman


Belinda Carlisle


Joe Jackson


Uriah Heep


The Buzzcocks


Ten Years After




Average White Band



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