Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

"A&M basically put their money where their mouth is. They decided we could sell more records, and they've gone out there and made sure we did. You don't get very far in the States unless you've got the wheels of the machine running in your favor," Andy McCluskey told Billboard about the marketing of The Pacific Age. A&M supported the album with a CD single of the single "(Forever) Live and Die" along with posters, tee-shirts and a video for MTV. OMD really came to Americans attention through touring.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

Pretty In Pink celebration. Front row: Mark Williams, Steve Resnick, Rob Gold 
Back row: Wayne Isaak, Tom Corson, Alan Oken, Martin Kirkup (co-worker), Paul Humphries, Andy McCluskey, David Anderle, Steve Jenson (co-manager)



The Pacific Age 1986 A&R Presentation

  1. OMD in the Spotlight. Linda Moleski. Billboard, October 11, 1986.
Recording Years / Label
1984-1988 -  A&M Records
1981-1988 -  Virgin Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Paul Humphries 1984-1986 keyboards, vocals
Andrew McCluskey 1984-1986 bass, guitar, percussion, vocals
Michael Douglas 1981 organ, piano, synthesizer
Malcolm Holmes 1984-1986 drums, percussion
Martin Cooper 1984-1986 keyboards, sax, marimba
Graham Weir 1986 trombone, keyboards, guitar
Neil Weir 1986 trumpet, bass
Name Birth Death
Paul Humphries 1960-02-27
Andrew McCluskey 1959-06-24
Michael Douglas
Malcolm Holmes 1960-07-28
Martin Cooper 1958-10-01
Graham Weir 1960-12-22
Neil Weir 1961-11-10

There are thousands of artists on the ON A&M RECORDS website. Click on a photograph to take you to a new artist!