Tuesday, 20 June 2017
715 OMD Live At Sheffield City Hall
First viewed : 23 July 1985
This was a one-off special by the ORS 85 crew interspersing concert footage from a date on the Crush tour with a mini-documentary presented by Peter Powell who was, to be fair, a long time fan of the band. This included a brief contribution from Tony Wilson and a short interview with the guys themselves.
The concert was fairly enjoyable although the sound was a bit murky and Andy McCluskey's vocals were always a bit wayward even in the studio, The other comment to make is that this wasn't the best time to catch OMD. The Crush LP was patchy and the one before that, Junk Culture , was a dog so you got crap like White Trash and Crush rubbing shoulders with the classics - Messages, Enola Gay, Maid of Orleans and so on.