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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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2C 184-52277/78 Mike Oldfield - The Joy Of A Toy / Shooting At The Moon album art Kevin Ayers Featuring Mike Oldfield & David Bedford Kevin Ayers Featuring Mike Oldfield & David Bedford - The Joy Of A Toy / Shooting At The Moon (Album, Comp) Harvest, Harvest 2C 184-52277/78 France 1975 Sell This Version
VBOX1 Mike Oldfield - Collaborations album art Mike Oldfield Collaborations (Comp, Album) Virgin VBOX1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
VBOX1 Mike Oldfield - Boxed album art Mike Oldfield Boxed (Comp, Album) Virgin VBOX1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TELLY 4 Mike Oldfield - Impressions album art Mike Oldfield Impressions (Comp) Tellydisc TELLY 4 UK 1980 Sell This Version
203.550 Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield's Wonderland album art Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield's Wonderland (Comp) Virgin 203.550 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
VIP-5905 Mike Oldfield - The Singles album art Mike Oldfield The Singles (EP, Comp) Virgin VIP-5905 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
36 151 9 Mike Oldfield - Music Wonderland album art Mike Oldfield Music Wonderland (Comp, Album) Virgin 36 151 9 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
TCVD 5000 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells + Hergest Ridge album art Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells + Hergest Ridge(Cass, Comp) Virgin TCVD 5000 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
203803, 203 803, 203.803 Mike Oldfield - Episodes album art Mike Oldfield Episodes (Comp) Virgin, Virgin 203803, 203 803, 203.803 France 1981 Sell This Version
MOC 1 Mike Oldfield - The Complete album art Mike Oldfield The Complete (Comp) Virgin MOC 1 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
PR2169, 2169-4 Mike Oldfield - A Virgin Compilation album art Mike Oldfield A Virgin Compilation (Comp) Virgin PR2169, 2169-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
TPAK 16 Mike Oldfield - Platinum / QE2 / Five Miles Out album art Mike Oldfield Platinum / QE2 / Five Miles Out (Album) Virgin TPAK 16 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
TPAK 15, 354 057 Mike Oldfield - Collectors' Edition album art Mike Oldfield Collectors' Edition (Comp, Album) Virgin, Virgin TPAK 15, 354 057 UK 1990 Sell This Version
TPAK 10 Mike Oldfield - Soundtracks album art Ryuichi Sakamoto / Eurythmics / Mike Oldfield Ryuichi Sakamoto / Eurythmics / Mike Oldfield - Soundtracks(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, Pic + CD, Album, R) Virgin TPAK 10 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CDV2001B Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells / Amarok album art Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells / Amarok(2xCD, Comp) Virgin CDV2001B Australia 1990 Sell This Version
7243 8 39089 2 9, CDBOX2 Mike Oldfield - Elements album art Mike Oldfield Elements (Comp) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 39089 2 9, CDBOX2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
V2 7243 8 39069 2 5 Mike Oldfield - The Best Of Mike Oldfield: Elements album art Mike Oldfield The Best Of Mike Oldfield: Elements (Comp, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2 7243 8 39069 2 5 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
397442, 7243 8 39744 2 9 Mike Oldfield - Crises / Platinum album art Mike Oldfield Crises / Platinum(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) Virgin, Virgin 397442, 7243 8 39744 2 9 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
3984 21218 4 Mike Oldfield - XXV: The Essential Mike Oldfield album art Mike Oldfield XXV: The Essential Mike Oldfield (Comp) WEA, Virgin 3984 21218 4 Indonesia 1997 Sell This Version
HR 854582 Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn / The Orchestral Tubular Bells / Earth Moving album art Mike Oldfield Ommadawn / The Orchestral Tubular Bells / Earth Moving(3xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Disky HR 854582 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
HR 854592 Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out / Crises / Heaven's Open album art Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out / Crises / Heaven's Open(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Al) Disky HR 854592 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 10140 2, CDVDJ2936 Mike Oldfield - The Best Of Tubular Bells album art Mike Oldfield The Best Of Tubular Bells (Comp) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 10140 2, CDVDJ2936 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8 12145 2 7, VIR 8121452 Mike Oldfield - Collection album art Mike Oldfield Collection (Comp) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 12145 2 7, VIR 8121452 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
2564602052 Mike Oldfield - The Complete Tubular Bells album art Mike Oldfield The Complete Tubular Bells(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album,) WEA 2564602052 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth / Tres Lunas album art Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth / Tres Lunas WEA, DA Records (2) none Ukraine 2002 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
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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