Mike Oldfield ‎– The Songs Of Distant Earth

WEA ‎– CD 98581
CD, Album


1 In The Beginning 1:24
2 Let There Be Light 4:52
3 Supernova 3:29
4 Magellan 4:41
5 First Landing 1:16
6 Oceania 3:27
7 Only Time Will Tell 4:19
8 Prayer For The Earth 2:10
9 Lament For Atlantis 2:44
10 The Chamber 1:49
11 Hibernaculum 3:32
12 Tubular World 3:23
13 The Shining Ones 2:59
14 Crystal Clear 5:42
15 The Sunken Forest 2:39
16 Ascension 5:48
17 A New Beginning 1:33

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℗ 1994 Warner Music UK Ltd. © 1994 Warner Music UK Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music UK Ltd. Distributed by Warner Music Canada Ltd. A Time Warner Company.

All tracks published by Mike Oldfield Overseas Ltd/EMI

Extracts from:
Bill Anders quoting from The Book Of Genesis aboard Apollo 8, whilst orbiting the Moon, Christmas 1968, with fellow astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman.
Saami chant - (Ofelas-theme) performed by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Nils-Aslak+Valkeapää]Nils-Aslak Valkeapaa[/url], for Ofelas (Pathfinder) film.

A musical suite inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke book "The Songs Of Distant Earth".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4509-98581-2 4
  • Barcode (String): 745099858124
  • Label Code: LC 4281
  • Other (Distributing Code): WE833
  • Rights Society: Gema/Biem
  • Mastering SID Code: L382
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000
  • Matrix / Runout: #941216DD CD-98581 MFG BY CINRAM

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4509 98581-2 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth(CD, Album) WEA 4509 98581-2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
9 45933-2 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth(CD, Album, Enh, Mixed) Reprise Records 9 45933-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
4509 98581 2, 4509-98581-2 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth(CD, Album, Unofficial) WEA (2), WEA (2) 4509 98581 2, 4509-98581-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Mike Oldfield) none 1994 Sell This Version
SAM 1477 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth(CD, Album, Promo, Ltd) WEA SAM 1477 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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September 11, 2010
Just for your information, this album was also released on vinyl on the Warner Music UK label. It was pressed in Germany and the catalogue number is 4509-9581-1. The deadwax as well as the catalogue number also contains the letters WMME.

The album is of course superb.


April 8, 2004

From over 600 cds in my collection, this probably would be the one that I would take with me to a desert island, and never again come back. It is so from a distant earth. You truly travel to another dimension when listening to.
I only play it on special ocasions, such as on an expedition to the Teotihuacan piramids outside mexico city, and this is a cd I always give new friends as a gift.
I discovered the marvels of Mike Oldfield, with my first encounter in the DVD Computer Animation Festival, the video is an amazing piece of imagery.
I do recommend this Oldfield release to everyone.
It has filled my life in more than a musical way.