Tag Archives: Paul Humphreys

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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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 3]

When OMD returned in 2010 with “History Of Modern,” I couldn’t help but notice that “auxiliary vocalist” Paul Humphreys was sitting out the album, with none of his dulcet tones on the mic. This has been corrected with “English Electric” … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 2]

We were discussing the admittedly catchy “Night Café” which negotiates its painful landscape via the song’s stately, mid-tempo vibe that’s strongly redolent of earlier songs like “She’s Leaving” or “Souvenir.” Where “Night Café” falters, is that not only has it … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 1]

OMD: English Electric UK Collector’s Tin 2xCD+DVD+7″ [2013] CD 1 [album] Please Remain Seated Metroland Night Café The Future Will Be Silent Helen of Troy Our System Kissing the Machine Decimal Stay With Me Dresden Atomic Ranch Final Song CD 2 … Continue reading

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