Tag Archives: Paul Humphreys

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 52]

Onetwo – Instead | 2007 – 3 [continued from last post] Following a startling Pink Floyd cover version, another big shock occurred at the end of “Have A Cigar,” when Bob Kraushaar was just starting to let rip on a “hot” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 51]

Onetwo – Instead | 2007 – 3 [continued from last post] The album opened with a Big Bang. “The Theory Of Everything Part 1” was a cinematic cauldron roiling with anxious dread and by far the most portentous track ever to … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 50]

[continued from last post] With OMD kaput as of 1998 with only catalog projects to fulfill their Virgin contract, there was also the prospect of the Claudia Brücken/Paul Humphreys project that perpetually flew under the radar for long years. It … 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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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin part 5]

So the new OMD album is in hand after the band spent two years writing this new album [apart from Kissing The Machine”]. That makes for a very coherent album, as compared to the last one. The only moments that … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 4]

As with the DLX edition of their previous album, “English Electric” is bundled with a CD of demos. These are not for the entire album, but the brief [26:11] glimpse into the processes of making “English Electric” offers up a … Continue reading

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