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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 30 April 1983

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES In The Dark are a triumph of packaging over content. The same principle that determines the lavishly striking sleeves by Peter Saville extends to their stage-set and to the inflated overload of second-hand conceptualism with which they attempt to give their enterprise intellectual weight. There's a yawning gap, in more ways than one, between what OMD are and what they'd like to be, as the live show makes all too clear.

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