English Electric, is OMD‘s second album since their hiatus, but it’s the first one to truly justify their reformation. Lead singer Andy McCluskey may be in his fifties, but his vocals have been left untarnished by age, with his voice sounding just as wonderfully melodramatic as it did in the ’80s. He hits some big notes on this album, especially on lead single “Metroland”, and even backing vocalist Paul Humphreys gets a showcase of his singing chops on the evocative ballad “Stay with Me”.
On their second album since their 2005 reunion, synth pop pioneers Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark rekindle the spirit of two new wave classics, the first being their own "slept on" masterpiece from 1983, Dazzle Ships, an album that pushed the boundaries sonically. From the blippy, robotic, and almost musique concrète opener "Please Remain Seated" to the geometric sleeve that credits DZ designer Peter Saville with Executive Art Design, English Electric carries on the pop-meets-avant-garde spirit of that fan favorite album.
By the time MTV got around to taping an Unplugged special with Rod Stewart, the singing soccer fanatic had spent most of the '80s and early '90s churning out albums full of glossy pop songs. UNPLUGGED…AND SEATED found Stewart going back to his earlier material where soul, folk and rock blended together into something special. Stewart made these chestnuts more authentic by reuniting with old mate Ronnie Wood. Backed by a string section, vocalists, and a couple of pianos, Stewart dug deep into his catalog for folk-flavored favorites such as "Handbags And Gladrags," "Mandolin Wind" and "Cut Across Shorty."…
THROES OF DAWN: the new album “Our Voices Shall Remain” consists of seven tracks, with a total running time of 67 minutes. The album is a clear highlight on their musical career, showing the band at it´s best. The songs are flowing, progressive and ethereal with long guitar leads, layered synths and clear production.
David Dimbleby presents the second of two special editions of Question Time. Prime minster David Cameron MP answers questions on the case for remaining in the European Union from an audience in Milton Keynes. This follows the previous special edition featuring justice secretary Michael Gove MP.