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'Live: Architecture & Morality & More' [Blu-ray]
(OMD / Blu ray / NR / 2013 / Eagle Eye Media)

Overview: In 2007 Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys reunited with Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper as OMD for an extensive tour of Europe. This concert was filmed in high definition at London's Hammersmith Apollo in May.

Blu ray Verdict: When you think of Andy Mucclusly you always think of that incredible voice. Distinctive vocals on 80's pop songs that have lived and breathed with us for over 30 years now. And so I was hugely impressed that his vocals were as incredible, as pinpoint here on this new Blu ray of their live performance.

Confident, charismatic, and full of energy at this show, all the keyboards are live, of course, because that's the only way Paul Humphreys knows how! From all the melodic parts to the simple bass lines this show was simply, as noted before, incredible to watch and listen to.

Indeed, and now talking about the Blu ray aspect of this relesse, I was amazed how clean and clear the audio was. I especially liked the mixing of the surrounds. It felt like you are in a concert and not just watching it on TV. The bass was solid and tight and not boomy. Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys voices are clear.

These guys are pioneers and I have total respect for this comeback show. How they were able to perform at this level after 15 years is truly something special to see.

1) Architecture & Morality 2) Sealand 3) The New Stone Age 4) Georgia 5) She's Leaving 6) Souvenir 7) Joan Of Arc 8) Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) 9) The Beginning And The End 10) Messages 11) Tesla Girls 12) Forever (Live And Die) 13) If You Leave 14) Pandora's Box 15) Talking Loud & Clear 16) So In Love 17) Locomotion 18) Sailing On The Seven Seas 19) Enola Gay 20) Walking On The Milky Way 21) Electricity 22) Romance Of The Telescope.

This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Features of:

Alternate edits of: (1) Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) (2) The New Stone Age
Interviews with the band and director Hari Haralambous