China Crisis supported OMD on this tour. A recording of this concert was released on DVD in December. A European tour followed in autumn. In NovemberOMD announced they were getting back to the studio to start work on their latest album, English Electric. Reviews for both the album and their concerts have generally been positive.
The only song post they played was "History of Modern Part 1". The concert was recorded and made available on double CD right after the show.
A triple LP vinyl recording of the concert was also made available. InOMD published a book entitled "Pretending to See the Future", which is a first-person "autobiography" about the band. For people who pre-ordered the book on PledgeMusicthey received a limited-edition flexi-disc containing a previously unheard demo of " Messages " from As part of the group's 40th-anniversary celebrations, a UK and European tour was announced in March It will also contain 22 previously unreleased recordings from the group's archive, selected and mixed by Paul Humphreys.
The 40th anniversary has seen their first since "Electricity" reach the charts for the first time, albeit in Scotland, reaching 22 in its first week. OMD's experimental brand of synth-pop  has garnered limited mainstream attention. McCluskey in opined that OMD had become "the forgotten band"  he had predicted inat the peak of the group's popularity, that they would soon be forgotten .
The band have nonetheless earned a growing cult following. The group regularly features on s compilation albums and box sets; multiple OMD tracks feature on each of the three volumes of Ministry of Sound 's Anthems: Electronic 80s series. The film Ex Machina also Razzle Dazzle - Various - Country Roots (Box Set) their song "Enola Gay". The group's ambitious early work earned them critical acclaim.
OMD's recent work — specifically English Electric — has been seen as more akin to their early output. As one of the new wave pioneers, OMD impacted several musical peers. Vince Clarkeoriginal composer of Depeche Modeand later songwriter of the bands YazooThe Assembly and Erasuresaid that "Electricity" "really made me want to make electronic music, 'cause it was so unique".
I was downright jealous to be honest, and I still am when I hear those tunes! Several 21st-century acts have namechecked OMD. Kristian Bush of Sugarlandwhose album The Incredible Machine was Razzle Dazzle - Various - Country Roots (Box Set) by the band, stated: "OMD wasn't something you got a lot when growing up in eastern Tennessee [ When you suddenly hear it through someone else's ears and think: this is so great!
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