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a b Trendell, Andrew (27 September 2019). "Listen to Vince Clarke of Erasure's remix of OMD's 'Almost' ". NME . Retrieved 2 April 2021. As OMD appeared poised to consolidate their US success, the band continued to fracture. Humphreys departed in 1989 amid personal and creative dissension with McCluskey. [2] Cooper and Holmes then left OMD to join Humphreys in founding a new band called the Listening Pool. [32] [55] McCluskey recalled, "We were all in agreement that something was wrong. How to fix it was where we disagreed." [56] Wilson, Lois (26 November 2019). "My Favourite Record". Record Collector . Retrieved 30 April 2021. OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) – Locomotion". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 December 2020.

a b c d e f g "OMD's 'Pretending to See the Future' ". Mersey FM. 17 May 2020. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020 . Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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Ryzik, Melena (1 October 2010). "An Admirer of Tight Production, But of Sludge, Too". The New York Times . Retrieved 28 January 2016. Top 100 ( Kent Music Report) peaks to 12 June 1988: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrateded.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p.224. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA from mid-1983 until 12 June 1988.

Sherwin, Adam (16 October 2020). "OMD forced to postpone benefit gig for roadies after Andy McCluskey tests positive for Covid-19". iNews . Retrieved 9 May 2021. Locomotion is an up-beat pop song making use of the sampled sound of steel drums and brass instruments. The lyrics deal with the subject of various forms of movement (" I walk..run.sail...fly,,) , transport (" railways..seaways.. airways..moving..at a million miles an hour..") and of with the singer delivering lyrics in the first person about reaching a desired or loved one (" I'm staring out the window, wonder where you are... I can't say no to you"). The song has a catchy chorus driven by the repetitive bass tone lyric " Crossing every ocean for the sake of locomotion.." Turner, Luke (24 March 2010). "Orchestral Manoeuvres & Homoerotica: Owen Pallett Opens His Heartland". The Quietus . Retrieved 24 May 2021. OMD News – Record Store Day". Archived from the original on 18 April 2013 . Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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Sinclair, Paul (2 February 2023). "OMD / Dazzle Ships reissue". Super Deluxe Edition . Retrieved 23 March 2023. Conversely, Tom Hibbert of Smash Hits saw "Locomotion" as a return to form after the commercially unsuccessful Dazzle Ships, observing a "swingy dance number that contains sharp horns, sparkling steel drums and no references whatsoever to genetic engineering. Pleasant." [9] The North Wales Weekly News called the single "[OMD's] best since ' Enola Gay'." [10] KROQ ranked it the 31st-greatest song of 1984. [11] The Punishment of Luxury (liner notes). Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. 100% Records. 2017. 100CD66. {{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link) Brayden, Kate (4 April 2023). "OMD's Andy McCluskey: 'I'm really happy that I don't have to pander to a TikTok generation to get my songs heard' ". Hot Press. Archived from the original on 4 April 2023 . Retrieved 5 April 2023. European Top 100 Singles" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol.1, no.7. 14 May 1984. p.8. OCLC 29800226– via World Radio History.

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