Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Live: Architecture & Morality & More

In the States O.M.D. was more known as a singles band than they were an album band but in their U.K. homeland it was the sublime synthpop album Architecture & Morality that first garnered major attention.

The band had never performed the album live in its entirety prior to this concert that took place at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 2007, 26-years after its initial release.

To add to the excitement for the home crowd, the band line-up featured the "classic" version of O.M.D. with Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphries, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper and a visual show highlighted by the projection of mini-films made just for the occasion and synchronized to album favorites like "Souvenir" and "Joan of Arc."

For American fans and the more casual O.M.D. fan in general though it is the & More portion of the film that will be of more interest; here the band reels off their big hits including "So in Love," "If You Leave," "Electricity," "Enola Gay" and "Forever (Live and Die)."

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