Mike Oldfield


Multi talented genious

>>By bassic   (Thursday, 24 Oct 2002 22:14)

Maybe he´s not the same genious when he was younger but he had writen some of the most beautiful pieces from the last quarter of the last century. And high quality music!. When no one of us stay here Mike Oldfield´s music still make people to find a way to beauty.

>>By Caico   (Tuesday, 24 Dec 2002 02:23)

I'm looking for a quite old album: Incantations
Does anybody know it and where I can find it

>>By woezel   (Tuesday, 9 Mar 2004 02:57)

Sorry, just found it. It's an album I'm really fond of. I suppose the release in 2000 is just the cd-version of the original?

>>By woezel   (Tuesday, 9 Mar 2004 03:00)

Not too many people on the site of Mike i must say. To woezel i wanna add that the original
release took place in the seventies. You probebly found out already, but just in case.............
I like almost all of the music of Mike, particularly the seventies. I think he's weakening now,
but that really doesn't matter. His contribution to the human soul of music is big enough.
He indeed was a real genius. But there's only one thing i do not understand. People i've met
in my life knowing or loving Mike Oldfield never, and i really mean nèver, have a meaning
on 'Amarok '. And that surprises me. Maybe i ám an idiot but though i prefer his seventies-
work, i can not ignore the Amarok. Call it pop, call it classical, celtic, rock, African or psyche-
delic. It doesn't matter, the album has got it all ! The album is a sixty minute-one second jour-
ney into the hidden of human spirit, discovering time as a none-existing place in imagina-
tion. Once ya like it, ya just can't stop. It's another world in another dimension. Once you've
opened the door to it's music you'll find yourself in the middle of a chase. Then being escaped the music guides you through many adventures on the way to freedom. The album
ends in great great victory. And as i'm really inside then concearning to me that victory
almost demands to be named by the first name. And the first name is life !

>>By Sanvean   (Sunday, 12 Dec 2004 01:28)

How old are Mike Oldfield's albums? I mean what year was each one made. I'm just wondering because his song: Moonlight Shadow is on one of DJ Mystik's old albums.

>>By Geotrio   (Sunday, 12 Dec 2004 23:22)

You can find Moonlight Shadow on the album named 'Crises'. Don't know the precise year
of release but it must have been in 1981 or 1982. His first album was released in 1970.
He is still making music.

>>By Sanvean   (Monday, 13 Dec 2004 00:15)

My favourites of Mike's career are The Millennium Bell and Voyager, both containing very great choral & orchestral things indeed!

>>By cantilena91   (Monday, 13 Dec 2004 21:13)

Wow, now I knew Mike Oldfield was an old artists but I didn't think he was that old. None the less his music kicks ass.

>>By Geotrio   (Saturday, 25 Dec 2004 06:11)

my two mike oldfield classics:
songs of distant earth

>>By pivo   (Wednesday, 29 Dec 2004 12:51)

Magazines ain't that positive about the new album of Mike. All say he's losing passion for creativity because the album would be mainly techno-orientated. That makes me curious.
But yes, i think it would be a shame when he stops using his qualities as a multi-instrumentalist. Anyone already heard his new one?

>>By Sanvean   (Friday, 28 Apr 2006 10:52)

Just have heard that Mike's first-ever 100% acoustic album "Music Of The Spheres" will be released in 2008, can hardly wait for that because it will feature one my favourite composers Karl Jenkins (scoring & conducting the orchestra) and one of my favourite singers Hayley Westenra!

>>By cantilena91   (Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 15:36)

We have now the exact release date for Mike's album "Music Of The Spheres", it is March 17th (in some countries it may be March 19th). Let's see how the music on the album will sound!

>>By cantilena91   (Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 18:42)

Oldfield is a genius. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells, which broke new ground as an instrumental concept album and launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He's still coming up with innovative concepts in his music. A real original.

>>By crazyhorse   (Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 10:16)

Oldfield's the chief music idol of my neighbour, who's 35, so Mike's clearly appealing to younger generations.

>>By nonyeb   (Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 21:09)

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