Tag Archives: Paul Humphreys

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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OMD Gear Up For “English Electric” in 2013

Sure, sure. David Bowie is back in 2013 but the world doesn’t revolve solely around the orbit of the Thin White One. OMD have not been resting on their laurels since making the largely wonderful “History Of Modern” album in … Continue reading

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Record Review: Andrew Poppy – Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling

Andrew Poppy: Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling UK CD [2012] Thoughts On The Language Of Others Dark Spell Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling Persephone Calls Dance With Me Unravelling Singing Into The Air If I Could Copy You Knackers Yard Blues Do … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: OneTwo VS John Foxx + The Maths

By a strange and eerie coincidence [none dare call it conspiracy], September has brought to the Monk’s Record Cell two completely different cover versions of the same Pink Floyd song  from 1975’s “Wish You Were Here.” The original “Have A … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: The Id [OMD] Debut Single

The Id: Electricity CD EP [2002] Electricity Julia’s Song The Misunderstanding The Id were legendary as being the proto-OMD Liverpool band from whence came 75% of the classic OMD lineup. They began as a large eight piece unit before slimming … Continue reading

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