Mike Oldfield ‎– Incantations

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Virgin ‎– VDT 101, Virgin ‎– VDT101
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gat
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Incantations
A Part One 19:05
B Part Two 19:34
C Part Three 16:59
D Part Four
Vibraphone [Vibraphones] – Pierre Moerlin*
16:59

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Notes

Recorded at Througham Dec 1977 - Sept 1978.

℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd.

© 1978 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Printed in England

Gatefold sleeve.

Utopia symbol etched into the runout.

Has the cat. # as VDT101 on the rear of the sleeve and spine.

Pierre Moerlin - Courtesy Arista Records
Sally Oldfield - Courtesy Bronze Records
Maddy Prior - Courtesy Chrysalis Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A, Variation 1): VDT 101 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B, Variation 1): VDT 101 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side C, Variation 1): VDT 101 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side D, Variation 1): VDT 101 D3
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A, Variation 2): VDT 101 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B, Variation 2): VDT 101 B9
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side C, Variation 2): VDT 101 C10
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side D, Variation 2): VDT 101 D2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A, Variation 1): VDT 101 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side C, Variation 1): VDT 101 C9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variation 3 (Hand Scratched)): VDT-101.A10 17 C1 (Lyre)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variation 3 (Cat# Stamped, 'A Porky Prime Cut' Hand Scratched)): VDT 101 B-11U-1-1-1C A Porky Prime Cut
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Variation 3 (Hand Scratched)): VDT-101.C.10 C1 (Lyre)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side d Runout Variation 3 (Cat# Stamped, 'Porky' Hand Scratched)): VDT 101 D-11U-1-1 Porky

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
533 463-6 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal UMC 533 463-6 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
VIP-9905~06 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album) Virgin VIP-9905~06 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
60005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin 60005 France 1984 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
VJD-23005 Mike Oldfield Incantations(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJD-23005 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

October 29, 2018
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
james73

james73

June 7, 2017

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
terrymiller

terrymiller

June 3, 2008

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.