Mike Oldfield

Real Name:
Michael Gordon Oldfield
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Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield (born 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music, New Age, and more recently, dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells, which launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He is also well known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece, "In Dulci Jubilo".

Brother of Terry Oldfield and Sally Oldfield.
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V2001 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells album art Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells (Album) Virgin V2001 Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
V 2013 Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge album art Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge (Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2013 Ireland 1974 Sell This Version
PES 90411 Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells album art The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With Mike Oldfield The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Album) Virgin, Virgin PES 90411 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
PZ 33913 Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn album art Mike Oldfield Ommadawn (Album) Virgin PZ 33913 US 1975 Sell This Version
811 924-1 Mike Oldfield - Children Of The Sun album art The Sallyangie Featuring Sally* And Mike Oldfield The Sallyangie Featuring Sally* And Mike Oldfield - Children Of The Sun (Album) Transatlantic Records 811 924-1 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101 Mike Oldfield - Incantations album art Mike Oldfield Incantations (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3393/S Mike Oldfield - In Concert-206 & 207 album art Mike Oldfield In Concert-206 & 207(2xLP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3393/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
L 70127/8 Mike Oldfield - Exposed album art Mike Oldfield Exposed (Album) Virgin L 70127/8 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
V 2141 Mike Oldfield - Platinum album art Mike Oldfield Platinum (Album) Virgin V 2141 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
V2153/2 Mike Oldfield - Airborn album art Mike Oldfield Airborn (Album) Virgin V2153/2 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
V2181 Mike Oldfield - QE2 album art Mike Oldfield QE2 (Album) Virgin V2181 UK 1980 Sell This Version
90133, B 90096 Mike Oldfield - The Consequences Of Indecisions  album art Mike Oldfield The Consequences Of Indecisions (Album) Happy Bird, Happy Bird 90133, B 90096 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2222 Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out album art Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out (Album) Virgin TCV 2222 Finland 1982 Sell This Version
RL 18-2 Mike Oldfield - Stars On Long Play III / Five Miles Out album art Stars On / Mike Oldfield Stars On / Mike Oldfield - Stars On Long Play III / Five Miles Out(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, United States Department Of Defense RL 18-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
062 VG-50006, 062 VG 50006, 813685/1 Mike Oldfield - Crises album art Mike Oldfield Crises (Album) Virgin 062 VG-50006, 062 VG 50006, 813685/1 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
V 2328 Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack) album art Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2328 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
V 2308 Mike Oldfield - Discovery album art Mike Oldfield Discovery (Album) Virgin V 2308 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
TCV2466, TCV 2466 Mike Oldfield - Islands album art Mike Oldfield Islands (Album) Virgin TCV2466, TCV 2466 1987 Sell This Version
VG 50461 Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving album art Mike Oldfield Earth Moving (Album) Virgin VG 50461 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
CDV 2640, 260 707 Mike Oldfield - Amarok album art Mike Oldfield Amarok (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2640, 260 707 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50537 Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open album art Michael Oldfield* Heaven's Open (Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-VG 50537 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
V990618-2 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells II album art Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II (Album) WEA V990618-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
ZWIC 5197 Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth album art Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth (Album) WEA, WEA, WEA ZWIC 5197 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
VP191CD Mike Oldfield - Variations On A Rhythm Of Mike Oldfield album art David Bedford, Tom Newman (2) & Mike Oldfield David Bedford, Tom Newman (2) & Mike Oldfield - Variations On A Rhythm Of Mike Oldfield(CD, Album) Voiceprint VP191CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
TCDC 0046 Mike Oldfield - Classic In Concert - 43 album art Mike Oldfield Classic In Concert - 43(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0046 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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Celvin97

Celvin97

January 21, 2019
One of the best musican I have ever heard. In my opinion the biggest masterpiece from him is Ommadawn.
rrdesign

rrdesign

September 19, 2017
I wish this was available on vinyl. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
UndercoverMusiclover

UndercoverMusiclover

June 8, 2016
His period with Maggie Reilly was the best. Her voice is brillant. They should do something together again.
Mrmilano

Mrmilano

August 28, 2014
How brilliant is Mike Oldfield!
How relevant is his early discography to this day and age.
all 3 Tubular Bells albums are of major significance in music.
My personal favourite is The Songs of Distant Earth, an incredible journey into the world of the metaphysical and the unreal.

Brought back to the world spotlight during the 2012 Olypmics reignited his career and a new generation has started to follow.

Sentido

Sentido

January 25, 2013
Hi,

Everybody knows Mike Oldfield from his soundtrack:: Exorcist (Tubular bells) & his latest presence at the Olympic Games in London 2012.

I bought Amarok when I was 15 years of age. Now I'm 38 years old.
Amarok is one of the albums that I listen so once in a while and that for the last 23 years...

The CD cover has a little story inside about 2 men who are walking to a huge 'Golden statue' that's making a noise or sound witch can be felt and heard. But you can't explain it to someone else.

Yesterday when I cleaned up a secondhand Denon Micro set AMP. I first listened to Amarok to test the system.

I truly believe that Mike Oldfield made a Masterpiece with this.
Throughout the Musical sound scape, Mike uses all kinds of techniques & sounds in such a way, that the most stupid listener is forced to finds the zero point of truthfully knowing how Sounds, Instruments, Harmonie, Rhythm & Natural structures are blend together.
If you hear the Golden Statue? Then Mike has penetrated your brain and has given you the most beautiful gesture you can get.

:: Natural connection between brain and ear ::

Musical shock therapia I want to call it.
I still can enjoy the programming of different styles and there blending.

I've been a Studio Amateur DJ who was keen on a proper, tight, smooth blending mix.
Amarok was my foundation to find other great music.

Regards,

Marcel S
acidbeats

acidbeats

June 13, 2008
I really started dig Oldfield after his well documented crazy excursions to Ibiza, however that all came surprisingly after he had laid down FOREIGN AFFAIR his sunset masterpiece. Never released on its own, it was hidden away on his CRISES LP way back in the melted roads of 1983. And yeah you’ve probably walked past it in charity shops a thousand times thinking it was an intense one note with bongos collection but I tell you it’s a tune to behold. Also forget about those beard heads that babble on about Tubular Bells, because we all know that only sounds good when you’re sat in a field in Dorset, cranking a giant cone as you tuck into mummy’s fresh salmon hamper. However, Mike’s redemption can be found in this elegant chill out anthem. The aching dream like vocals of Maggie Reilly set you in a perfect mood and transport you elsewhere. While the whistling synths and oceanic sweeps create a sun bleached backdrop to die for…. Just close your eyes and its instant beach action! Get your trip in now and register at beach music time travel dot COM !

Crijevo

Crijevo

April 14, 2004
Personally, as much as I feel respect for Oldfield (mostly because of his earlier work), his current adventures in new age or whatever that's called seem more like a big fart - too ambitious and lush orchestrations but no particular direction... and sometimes it's just too serious to be taken seriously...

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