Mike Oldfield ‎– Incantations

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VDT 101, VDT101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin VDT 101, VDT101 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Avik 271101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xCass, Album) Virgin Avik 271101 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-9905~06 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VIP-9905~06 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101, VDT101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VDT 101, VDT101 Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
2676716 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin 2676716 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
300 193-420, S 300 193-420 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 300 193-420, S 300 193-420 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDT 101 Norway 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDT 101 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDT 101 Israel 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDT 101 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101, VS 238 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album + 7", EP + Ltd) Virgin, Virgin VDT 101, VS 238 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
300193-XD Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 300193-XD Spain 1978 Sell This Version
VDT 101, VDT101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin VDT 101, VDT101 Finland 1978 Sell This Version
VV-33002-3-DN Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin VV-33002-3-DN Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
615305 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 615305 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
AVIL 21101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin AVIL 21101 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
300 193-420 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 300 193-420 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
300 191 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 300 191 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
300193, 300191, 300192 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 300193, 300191, 300192 France 1978 Sell This Version
VW 500 191 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Ariola Eurodisc S.A. VW 500 191 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
3537 716 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Virgin 3537 716 France 1978 Sell This Version
VW 500 192 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Ariola Eurodisc S.A. VW 500 192 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
TCVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Virgin TCVDT 101 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TCVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Virgin TCVDT 101 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
500 193, 500 193-422 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 500 193, 500 193-422 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
LSVIRG 75071/2, VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Jugoton, Virgin LSVIRG 75071/2, VDT 101 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
VV-33002-3-DN, VV33002/3DN Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VV-33002-3-DN, VV33002/3DN Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
9124 138 9 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 9124 138 9 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
2676 716 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2676 716 France 1979 Sell This Version
DLPL 483/4 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin DLPL 483/4 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
60005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 60005 France 1984 Sell This Version
40005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(Cass, RE) Virgin 40005 France 1984 Sell This Version
CDVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVDT 101 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CDVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVDT 101 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CDVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVDT 101 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDVDT 101, 0777 7 86730 2 6 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDVDT 101, 0777 7 86730 2 6 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
VKPL–0010~11, VDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) EMI (Korea), Virgin VKPL–0010~11, VDT 101 South Korea 1989 Sell This Version
VJD-23005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJD-23005 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
VJD-23005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJD-23005 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CAROL 1854-2 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Blue Plate CAROL 1854-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
7243 8 49371 2 6, MIKECD5, 7243 8 49371 26 Mike Oldfield Incantations(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 49371 2 6, MIKECD5, 7243 8 49371 26 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CAR 1854 Mike Oldfield Incantations(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAR 1854 US 2000 Sell This Version
JPCD 2001368 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD 2001368 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
CDVDT 101, CD 0450 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) CDVDT 101, CD 0450 Yugoslavia 2002 Sell This Version
VJCP-68832 Mike Oldfield Incantations(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-68832 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
0600753346334, 533 463 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, Universal UMC, Mercury, Universal UMC 0600753346334, 533 463 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
533 463-6 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal UMC 533 463-6 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
533 463-6 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal UMC 533 463-6 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
UICY-91795 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM + CD, SHM + DVD-V, Multicha) Mercury UICY-91795 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
533 463-7 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + DVD-V, Comp, Multichann) Mercury, Universal UMC 533 463-7 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
0600753346334 Mike Oldfield Incantations(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal UMC, Mercury Records, Universal, Universal Music, Universal Music Distribution 0600753346334 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
300193-XH Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 300193-XH Spain Unknown Sell This Version
300 193-420 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 300 193-420 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CAROL 1854-2 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Blue Plate CAROL 1854-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVDT 101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none, 0777 7 86730 2 6, CDVDT 101 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "СПЮРК", Virgin (2), Virgin (2) none, 0777 7 86730 2 6, CDVDT 101 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDVDT 101, 0777 7 86730 2 6 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDVDT 101, 0777 7 86730 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

October 29, 2018
referencing Incantations, 2xLP, Album, Gat, VDT 101, VDT101
There seems to be several dead wax listings missing on this one
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side A): VDT 101 A10
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side B): VDT 101 B10
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side C): VDT 101 C11
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side D): VDT 101 D1
With a Harp like design stamped on all 4 sides
christham

christham

July 31, 2018
referencing Incantations, 2xLP, Album, L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101

Mike's fourth album, and a double album, this takes Mike's ideas from his first three and expands them into a swirling extended work. Considered by some to be overly repetitive the music does improve with repeated listening and really represent the last of his albums where I think he is given complete creative freedom (he became increasingly pressured to produce a more "commercial" and digestible hits in many of his later albums). The quality of the recording is okay but exhibit some groove distortion towards the end of some sides.
james73

james73

June 7, 2017
referencing Incantations, 2xLP, Album, Gat, VDT 101, VDT101

My copy of this has the following deadwax info (needs added to the list?):

Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side A): VDT 101 A3
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side B): VDT 101 B4
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side C): VDT 101 C10
Matrix/Runout (Etchings Side D): VDT 101 D2
Clogwhistle

Clogwhistle

August 10, 2013
referencing Incantations, CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + DVD-V, Comp, Multichann, 533 463-7
On initial copies of this version a small section from Incantations Part 4 (Track CD1-4) was missing. At the time I recall being told that Universal had put it down to an edit that had deteriorated but my understanding is that the disc was remastered with the missing part restored. At the time of writing the download version available through Amazon is taken from the first (faulty) batch of discs.
terrymiller

terrymiller

June 3, 2008
referencing Incantations, 2xLP, Album, Gat, VDT 101, VDT101

This, to me, is the greatest album by Mike Oldfield. Its long, and on this album in particular Mike gives each theme time to grow and evolve in ways that he didn't let happen on previous albums. Sometimes on those albums new themes seem to bump up uncomfortably to the previous one. Incantations is a more relaxed and inspirational affair.

A paean to great strong leaders, be they female, the goddess Diana, or male, The peacemaker Hiawatha. The beautiful repetetive music, sometimes reminds one of Steve Reich, but it never goes into the esoteric stratosphere, it is firmly based on melody. (special recognition must be given to Pierre Moerlin for his excellent percussion work.)

This is a fantastic album. give Incantations a listen and you'll be hooked for quite a while.