Marking The Human League’s progression towards chart dominance, ‘Travelogue’ was a highly accessible album that retained their group’s early experimentalism.
With their debut single, ‘Electricity’, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark spearheaded an electronic revolution in pop music.
The footage from the much-acclaimed 2019 concert will premiere at 8pm (BST) on YouTube tonight.
Having startled their fans with ‘Dazzle Ships’, OMD set out to make ‘bright and well-crafted pop songs’ with their ‘Junk Culture’ album.
From classic pop hits to infectious dancefloor anthems, the best prom songs will make it a night to remember.
Mixing some of their most appealing songs with baffling experimental works, ‘Dazzle Ships’ found OMD creating a classic that took years to be understood.
With their self-titled debut, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark lit the path towards an electronic future for pop music. “We’re really proud of it,” they say.
Hailed as “the first true masterpiece of the 80s”, ‘Architecture & Morality’ pushed pop new directions. “It’s my favourite OMD album,” says Paul Humphreys.
Andy McCluskey says: “The whole reason for being OMD, even 40 years into our career, is to keep doing music that is of a good quality."
The new release is a career-spanning multi-disc collection with 5CDs, 2 DVDs, rare and previously unreleased tracks and memorabilia galore,
The single’s new version has been pressed on ultra-clear vinyl and includes a new remix of 'Almost' by Vince Clarke.
The band's 40th anniversary and will be celebrated with a career box set and brand new greatest hits collection, 'Souvenir', on 4 October.
The special box set will comprise of 5 CDs and 2 DVDs housed in a 10” box set, together with a hardback book, poster and a series of 10” prints.
The new, soft back edition has a bonus extras section which contains an additional 100 stories from OMD fans not included in the hardback version.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.