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About Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are one of the earliest, most commercially successful, and enduring synth pop groups. Inspired most by the advancements of Kraftwerk and striving at one point "to be ABBA and Stockhausen," they've continually drawn from early electronic music as they've alternately disregarded, mutated, or embraced the conventions of the three-minute pop song. Outside their native England, OMD are known primarily for "Maid of Orleans" and the Pretty in Pink soundtrack smash "If You Leave," yet they scored 18 additional charting U.K. singles in the '80s alone. After roughly a decade of silence, OMD returned in the mid-2000s to add to their legacy with additional recordings and a 2019 box set coinciding with their 40th anniversary.

ORIGIN
Liverpool, England
FORMED
1978

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