London Overgrown (Exclusive)
Release Date: 30/03/2015
London Overgrown by John Foxx
For over thirty years I’ve been writing about, filming, photographing and exploring a city. Assembling a travelogue of an invisible place that may be found across any street.
Even though we may live in the same physical space, we all carry our own vastly different maps of it – from personal routes, shortcuts to the connections with accumulated memories, associations and experiences. Our own maps of our own city.
1 Oceanic II
2 The Beautiful Ghost
3 A Man, A Woman And A City
4 London Overgrown
5 A Small Revolving World
6 Everything Is Illuminated
7 Often Now, I Wake
8 Persistence Of Vision
9 City Of Mirage
10 Imaginary Music
OMD’s appearance at the Dresden prize caused quite a stir. Not only did the performance of 4 songs rock the normally sedate Semperoper, but the prize recipient the Duke of Kent was moved to stand and clap along, whilst the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Bishop of Coventry Chirstopher Cocksworth were both seen to be busting a few moves.
Andy’s speech at the event can be read here.
Matt Jessup’s latest project… WOW!
The Numan RSS feed went screwy and started posting crap.
Deleted it, AND the dodgy posts. Sorted.
Due to production errors, all formats of the delxue Junk Culture reissue have the wrong tracklist (Wrappup is absent, and All Wrapped Up is erroneously in its place on Disc 2).
Universal have agreed to supply a corrected copy of Disc 2 to anyone who contacts them at email@example.com with proof of purchase.
We apologise for the error and hope that the rest of the reissue is proving enjoyable, particularly the long-awaited unreleased tracks.
The 2CD deluxe reissue of Junk Culture is released today. The package includes the remastered album, a collection of the era’s b-sides and 5 previously unreleased tracks as well as extensive sleeve notes. It is available to order now.
We’re pleased to confirm that we will be headlining all three Rewind Festival events this year in the UK.
We will be playing:
26th July: Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, Perth
9th August: Rewind North, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire
22nd August: Rewind South, Temple Island Meadows, Henley-On-Thames
As previously announced, due to Malcolm’s ongoing recovery Stuart Kershaw will be drumming for all shows for the foreseeable future (with Malcolm’s blessing).
Tickets and further information are available at the Rewind website.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will be playing at the presentation of the "Dresden Prize" to HRH Prince at Dresden’s Semper Opera next month. The prize recognises contributions to the reconciliation of Great Britain and Germany.
The performance will include the track "Dresden" from the album "English Electric". Andy McCluskey said of the track "Most people in Great Britain know that Dresden was bombed in the Second World War; it was shocking and gruesome. I used this event as a painful metaphor for futility, sadness and loss".
More information about the prize is available here.
I’ve just noticed that the “Music” section is dead in the water..
None of the links actually work.. I’ll sort it out as soon as I can – I’m a bit busy fixing a large qube! renderfarm.. deja vu or what?
Happy New Year to everyone.
Over the next few weeks we will be announcing news about some more summer festival appearances. Stuart Kershaw has been at Andy’s house today and is now starting to rehearse the drum parts for the live shows later in the year.
Writing of the new album has started in earnest and there are already two track titles to share – "Evolution of Species" and "The Punishment of Luxury".
Finally, Junk Culture will be reissued in February with bonus tracks and previously unreleased material. Pre-order your copy here and keep watching for further Junk Culture news in the coming months.