O.M.D. fans had reason to rejoice in 2007 when the band reunited for a tour performing 1981’s ARCHITECTURE & MORALITY, an album many consider the group’s best, in its entirety. With O.M.D. classics like “Souvenir” and “Joan of Arc,” ARCHTECTURE & MORALITY is one of synth pop’s finest moments, and the band gives it an energized reading some 26 years after its release. Paul Humphries, Andy McCluskey, and company still sound surprisingly spry, and LIVE is therefore a safe bet for both newcomers and old school fans looking to relive memories. Performances of the hits “Enola Gay,” “Electricity,” and “If You Leave” add to the appeal.
AllMusic Review by Anthony Tognazzini