Category Archives: Core Collection

Releases by groups that make up the serious bulk of my music collection. There are bands that I have been collecting for around 30 years or so.

OMD Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Book, Orchestra… and STANLOW!

We interrupt the loooooong OMD thread for some significant OMD news. Like another of my favorite bands [Simple Minds] this year is the group’s 40th anniversary. Simple Minds are doing a brief tour [now finished] with their new album played, … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 41]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from previous post] Andy McCluskey undoubtedly heard a compilation of African American gospel recordings released in 1994 by Smithsonian Folkways entitled “Wade in the Water: African American Sacred … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 40]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from previous post] The next track had been the initial, pre-release single, but that meant nothing to me. It still took me almost two years to finally hear … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 39]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from this post] It was a three year gap between the release of “Liberator” and the next OMD album, “Universal.” I remember having a very difficult time finding … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 38]

The Listening Pool – Still Life | 1994 – 1 [continued from last post] In spite of having Paul Humphreys back in the driver’s seat, “Promised The World” offered yet more bland sophistipop. His presence didn’t make a lot of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 37]

The Listening Pool – Still Life | 1994 – 1 I remember hearing somewhere along the way that Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes threw their lot in with Paul Humphreys to reunite as a new band once Paul left OMD … Continue reading

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Shriekback Kickstarter Perilously Still At Halfway Point

We interrupt this OMD Rock G.P.A. for the following public service announcement. It’s now half way into Shriekback’s Kickstarter campaign to finance a tour of America this year, and it’s been stalled since day two at around 22% of goal. … Continue reading

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