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Tag: OMD (page 1 of 15)

TEC’s 25 SINGLE VERSIONS THAT ARE BETTER THAN THE ALBUM VERSIONS

Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work. Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›

THE ELECTRICITY CLUB 2CD Compilation

Amour Records / Minos EMI / Universal Music in collaboration with Undo Records are to release a 2CD compilation compiled by The Electricity Club. Capturing its ethos to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music, this compilation is the culmination of a period which has seen the resurgence of the genre. Over the years, The Electricity Club appears to have reflected the interests of people who love the Synth Britannia era. Continue Reading ›

2nd Thought: The Legacy of OMD

In an accolade already accorded to ENO, JAPAN, SIMPLE MINDS, ABBA and THE POLICE, OMD’s first four landmark long players ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’, ‘Organisation’, ‘Architecture & Morality’ and ‘Dazzle Ships’ are being reissued as Half Speed Abbey Road vinyl remasters. Packaged in reproductions of their original Peter Saville designed sleeves, these releases from Universal Music reaffirm OMD’s often forgotten role as premier electronic pop pioneers. Continue Reading ›

RATIONAL YOUTH Interview

Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were among the trailblazers for electronic pop in Canada. They quickly made an impression and supported OMD at Auditorium Le Plateau in March 1982 RATIONAL YOUTH will be playing live in London for the first time at Non Stop Electronic Cabaret on Saturday 29th September 2018. Tracy Howe kindly chatted to The Electricity Club following completion of this summer’s ‘Canadian Synth Legends Tour’ with PSYCHE… Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 21ST CENTURY SYNTH COVERS

“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›

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