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Old 12-23-2017, 09:03 AM
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Just picked up the Punishment of Luxury B Sides and Bonus Materials Album.

Their Punishment of Luxury album was pretty good, and the B Sides are as good, if not better. Plus, the various remixes of the singles are very good.

I recommend both if you are an O.M.D. fan.

Old 12-23-2017, 09:23 AM
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I'm going to boycott it until they release it on cassette, like the original Luxury version...
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:43 AM
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I do indeed like OMD, cheers for the heads up, see you guys later, off to ebay I must go!
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:00 AM
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Going to look that one out!

Thank you for posting.... Always liked OMD!

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Old 12-23-2017, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the heads up.
At the Launch Party (see YouTube) they had some technical difficulties.
During that time McCluskey mentioned that Winston (their stage TEAC) is probably in a museum...
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:00 AM
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I didn't really listen to OMD much in the eighties, but in the last couple of years have picked up all their albums and have developed a huge appreciation for their music.

Their early, almost experimental stuff was good, and that is what the Punishment of Luxury sounds like.

I like their more melodic synthpop stuff better. Their last album English Electric is one of my favorites.

Old 01-12-2018, 11:49 PM
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Hehe, the Launch Party... I went to that. And yes indeed, Winston is in the Museum of Liverpool, it's part of the exhibition now, but they have the tape threaded wrong, which I've told them about a few times. They promised to fix it, but never have.

The album is great. They've even released it in HD and a yellow LP. I dubbed the HD version to tape for my listening pleasure. I'd say they sort of messed up the cassette release, as it was recorded too hot.

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