Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield

Real Name:
Michael Gordon Oldfield
Profile:
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.
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Mike Oldfield Discography

Albums

V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells (Album) Virgin V2001 Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
VR 13-109 Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge (Album) Virgin VR 13-109 US 1974 Sell This Version
PZ 33913 Mike Oldfield Ommadawn (Album) Virgin, Virgin PZ 33913 US 1975 Sell This Version
VI863154 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With Mike Oldfield Conducted By David Bedford The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With Mike Oldfield Conducted By David Bedford - The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Album) Virgin, Virgin VI863154 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
811 924-1 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, Comp) Virgin, Virgin L 70111/2, L-70,111, L-70,112, VDT 101 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
201 206 Mike Oldfield Platinum (Album) Virgin 201 206 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
L 70127/8 Mike Oldfield Exposed (Album) Virgin L 70127/8 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
V2153/2 Mike Oldfield Airborn (Album) Virgin V2153/2 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
V2181 Mike Oldfield QE2 (Album) Virgin V2181 UK 1980 Sell This Version
90 096, 90133 Mike Oldfield The Consequences Of Indecisions (Album) Happy Bird, Happy Bird 90 096, 90133 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2222 Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out (Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2222 Finland 1982 Sell This Version
RL 18-2 Stars On / Mike Oldfield Stars On / Mike Oldfield - Stars On Longplay / Five Miles Out(LP, Transcription) AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service) RL 18-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
49 532 5 Mike Oldfield Crises (Album) Virgin, Virgin 49 532 5 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
TMS-60.110 Mike Oldfield Discovery (Album) Virgin TMS-60.110 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
90591-4 Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin 90591-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
124661 Mike Oldfield Islands (Album) Virgin 124661 France 1987 Sell This Version
CDV 2610 Mike Oldfield Earth Moving (Album) Virgin CDV 2610 UK 1989 Sell This Version
V 2640, 210 707 Mike Oldfield Amarok (Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2640, 210 707 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50537 Michael Oldfield* Heaven's Open (Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-VG 50537 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
4509-90618-4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II (Album) WEA 4509-90618-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
4509-98542-2 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth (Album) WEA 4509-98542-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
VP191CD 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
0630 15896-2 Mike Oldfield Voyager (Album) WEA 0630 15896-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
VP180CD Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill, Six Beautiful Girls Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill, Six Beautiful Girls - The Garden Of Love (MiniAlbum) Voiceprint VP180CD UK 1997 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 7 Reviews

Add Review

vibrasphere

vibrasphere

July 23, 2016
What a dick. Read Richard Branson's book 'Screw It, Let's Do It'.

Oldfield never cared or respected other artists, bands or people he worked since early days, all he cared was how to milk more money just for himself.

Great music by a great prick.
StefanBuerger

StefanBuerger

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

zeviwolmark

July 16, 2015
Brilliant! Simply Brilliant!
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...

Videos (121) Edit