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  Mike Oldfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oldfield's most famous work is Tubular Bells, an instrumental composition recorded in 1972 and launched on May 25, 1973 as the inaugural album of Richard Branson's Virgin Records label.
Oldfield's rebellious response was Amarok, an hour-long work featuring rapidly changing themes (supposedly devised to make cutting a single from the album impossible), unpredictable bursts of noise, and a very cleverly-hidden Morse code insult directed at Richard Branson.
Oldfield elaborated on his next project saying he was working on a long instrumental - probably in three parts and without any drum loops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Oldfield   (1598 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Wikipedia
In den frühen 80er Jahren wendet sich Mike Oldfield der damals populären Musik zu.
Oldfield's größte, kommerziellen Single-Erfolge waren in den Achtziger Jahren.
Oldfields Begründung dafür ist, dass er damit viele Unvollkommenheiten des Originals verbessern konnte, die auf die damaligen Aufnahmetechnologien und die Zeitbeschränkungen für Studioaufnahmen zurückzuführen sind (Seite 1 des Megasellers musste 1973 in nur EINER Woche aufgenommen werden!).
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Oldfield   (1154 words)

 Mike Oldfield Ultimate News
Mike Oldfield ha dato il nome a tutti i passaggi musicali dell'album, a differenza della versione originale che vedeva una divisione solamente in parte prima e seconda.
Mike Oldfield ha annunciato attraverso il suo sito ufficiale con una lettera a tutti i fans l'avvenuto accordo con la WARNER per la pubblicazione dei prossimi 3 album.
Mike Oldfield, in attesa di un prossimo lavoro discografico, ha deciso di utilizzare la rete come mezzo di diffusione della propria musica e dei propri esperimenti strumentali.
www.voilier2000.com /spl80/oldfield.htm   (1171 words)

 Adrian's Album Reviews : Mike Oldfield
Child prodigy Mike Oldfield was out there playing folk clubs in a duo with his sister at the sprightly age of 10 or 11.
Mike plays virtually all the instrumentation, anything that was laying around in the studio at the time, usually.
Mike's arrangements are stunning: layers of strings, mallet percussion, and guitar (and some piano and synths).
www.adriandenning.co.uk /oldfield.html   (4329 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Tubular.net
Mike Oldfield will be on BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce show in the next couple of weeks picking his favourite tracks.
According to a BBC article, "Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield on 7"" is the first record bougth by Mark Morriss of The Bluetones.
Mike is the owner of the DPA type 4040 microphone serial number 001 (only 100 were made).
tubular.net   (1919 words)

 AbsoluteFacts.nl - Mike Oldfield
Oldfield begon zijn loopbaan in een duo met zijn zus Sally.
Oldfield probeerde zijn compositie bij verschillende maatschappijen onder te brengen, maar alleen het kleine, net gestarte, Islands van Richard Branson, had belangstelling voor de lange compositie.
Mike Oldfield trok met "Hergest ridge" (1974) en "Omnadawn" (1975) de lijn van "Tubular bells" door.
www.absofacts.com /popmuziek/data/oldfieldmike.shtml   (281 words)

 Mike Oldfield
The first Mike Oldfield album I heard was "Ommadawn" which I still rate highly today.
With regard to Mike's cd singles, they seem to be spoiled by dance mixes of the same song which is a bit of a rip off.
Mike's fanzine never seems to talk about other artists but I think Oldfield fans should give Gandalf, Steve Cochrane, Stephen Caudel and Bjorn Lynne a try.
www.tandet.freeserve.co.uk /oldfield.html   (597 words)

 Mike Oldfield Biography
Mike Oldfield has never repeated the extraordinary success of Tubular Bells, which is sometimes referred to as the theme from The Exorcist (much to Mike's chagrin).
Perhaps not as well recognized as he deserves, Mike Oldfield continues to produce exquisite music and will always be admired by his loyal fans.
Mike composed the music for a film Lawrence Moore made for the British Arts Council in 1978.
www.topedge.com /panels/music/pages/mo/bio.html   (775 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 2003 - Rhino Records - DVD-Audio
Such is the case with Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'.
The fact that it is Oldfield redoing his own work must lend the 2003 version creedence, as well as a certain respect and authority.
Utilizing 5.1 surround, and its composer Mike Oldfield's judgements as to how he wanted this 30th Anniversary edition to sound, it'll put a smile on the face of most any lover of the original or of aggressive, well-done 5.1 channel music.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/OldfieldMikeTB03DVDA.html   (1023 words)

 Welcome to The Official Mike Oldfield Information Service
Though Mike found it interesting to work together with people who were creative in different fields from himself, he also found the exercise of writing music for the film frustrating.
Mike didn't like the elements of compromise involved in producing the soundtrack, later saying that he was used to producing music simply to please himself rather than to please other people, like film directors (though it could be argued that there have been attempts by him to please his record companies at times).
Mike felt, after listening to it, that it had a feel of Cambodian music to it, so he included it in the film soundtrack, where it features beneath the closing credits.
www.mikeoldfield.org /info/discography/kfields.htm   (556 words)

 Amazon.com: Tubular Bells: Music: Mike Oldfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The opening bars of this classic album by Mike Oldfield were heard by audiences that packed theaters to witness one of the scariest films of all time--The Exorcist.
Mike Oldfield took a bunch of instruments, (some electronically created, some all the way live), and melded them together.
Mike Oldfield's first solo album, leading to a string of distinctive works spanning a decade before he drifted towards commercial mediocrity, remains a masterpiece.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000WG4?v=glance   (1389 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Lézerszínház
Az 1999-es Színházi világnap alkalmából mutatja be  a Lézerszínház a Mike Oldfield életmûvet feldolgozó új mûsorát.
Stílusok jönnek és mennek, de a Mike Oldfield megalkuvásmentes instrumentális szerzeményei ma is alapvetõ értéket képviselnek.
A LézerSzínház Mike Oldfield 3D mûsora térben és idõben is nagy utazásra invitálja nézõit.
www.lasertheater.hu /mike.htm   (311 words)

When 19-year-old Mike Oldfield documented what would become one of the best-selling instrumental albums of all time, he took a do-it-yourself approach by recording first takes and playing all of the 30-odd instruments himself.
Oldfield used an AMS Neve Capricorn digital mixing console interfaced with a Mac G4 running Emagic Logic Audio (occasionally using an Emagic ES1 software synth and Digidesign Pro Tools hardware) into a Fairlight Merlin disk-based multitrack recorder/editor.
But Oldfield is not much for rabid gear reflection — or even music, for that matter.
remixmag.com /mag/remix_mike_oldfield/index.html   (733 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Biografía   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mike fue el más joven de una familia de tres, con su hermana Sally, nacida en 1947, y su herman, Terry, nacido en 1949.
Mike Oldfield estudió en St. Edward's School y Presentation College, ambos en Reading.
De todas formas, Mike no estaba muy a gusto en Virgin debido a las presiones de la compañía para sacar discos todos los años.
home3.worldonline.es /mikeoldf/biografia.htm   (428 words)

 Amazon.com: Light & Shade: Music: Mike Oldfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The decline of Oldfield's career in recent years has been downright painful, and I believe this is the end.
Mike Oldfield is one of my favorite musical composers/artists, so I was very excited to see this new album.
I'm not saying Oldfield should go out to make jazz-records (altough that would be something unexpected)but maybe he and some readers of this review could take a listen to the Electrique Noir album of Eivind Aarset to hear already has been accomplished in the combination folk and beats (and in this case jazz).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B7HY9M?v=glance   (1560 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Mike Oldfield
Oldfield's work and thought the name sounded nice, so I chose it for the application." Of course, it doesn't hurt that the name already has a "K" in it.
The overall effect is that of a Grimm's yarn in Stygian overdrive with obvious (and nice) nods to the work of Mike Oldfield (you may recall that his Tubular Bells was used to great effect in The Exorcist).
For rock history was made here: Mike Oldfield clanged out his soporifically repetitive "Tubular Bells", turning the young Virgin producer Richard Branson into as great a star as Oldfield himself.
news.surfwax.com /music/files/Mike_Oldfield.html   (864 words)

 MIKE OLDFIELD discography, MP3 and reviews
Born in 1953 in Reading, England, Mike OLDFIELD took up the guitar at seven and was composing instrumental pieces by age 10.
This was the prototype for "Tubular Bells", but OLDFIELD had no success generating label interest until he met with future Virgin Records founders Simon Draper and Richard Branson.
The record shot to first place in the UK and elsewhere, attracting the attention of director William Friedkin, whose use of the intro segment in "The Exorcist" generated widespread recognition (OLDFIELD was not pleased by the association, however).
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=839   (656 words)

 Mike Oldfield - Tubular Places
Shivaree, a musical partnership comprising of Mike Arnold and Thorin Kerr, transcribed, arranged and organised two performances of Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn in Auckland, New Zealand, in October 1994.
Mike Oldfield FanClub italiano - il più grande musicista di tutti i tempi - biografia, musica, concerti, tours e progetti - testi, immagini, forum, webring, chat e musica.
Mike Oldfield fan page including news, lyrics, a discography with Real Audio samples and also MIDI Files.
tubular.net /links   (2334 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Mike Oldfield - Exposed: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I guess Mike was trying to counter the rather static nature of the audience during Incantations (it’s not a piece to bop to) and get them moving a bit for the rock’n’roll version of Tubular Bells.
Mike Oldfield wasn't particularly renowned for public appearances in the 70s, so this is certainly a gem to have in your collection, if you're a fan of Mike's.
Considering Mike was a star and rich at this point in time, he didn't go overboard in hiring luxury coaches for the musicians to travel to the venue in!
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000B5KEDM   (993 words)

 Other Mike Oldfield Sites
Mike Oldfield's official page for his upcoming virtual reality project.
The Mike Oldfield mailing list is the closest thing we have to a Mike Oldfield usenet group.
Contains some exclusive Mike Oldfield photos including a shot from Edinburgh Castle, and photographs taken at Mike's Philadelphia concert during his 1982 North American tour.
www.toucansolutions.com /oldfield/links.htm   (1067 words)

 The Bell -- Mike Oldfield Home Page
In case you've never heard of him, Mike Oldfield is probably the best musician this side of Gershwin.
You can always tell when Mike is playing, his style is without precedent.
Gareth Williams for providing the data for Mike's asteroid.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/mike_oldfield/the_bell.html   (505 words)

 DVD-Audio Review: Mike Oldfield - ‘Tubular Bells 2003’
Oldfield’s reasons for re-visiting his most famous recording were to correct what he considers “mistakes” in the original and to take advantage of today’s latest studio technologies.
Mike Oldfield has been reported as saying that he prefers the 2003 multi-channel version to that created eighteen years ago by Phil Newell, but I will dare to disagree.
Those expecting to hear a young Oldfield introducing each of the parts might feel let down, but be sure to listen out for the abrupt and rather comical ending all the same.
www.highfidelityreview.com /reviews/review.asp?reviewnumber=14485140   (2921 words)

 Amadian - The Mike Oldfield Discography (videos - I)
Written by Mike Oldfield except "Shine" lyrics written by Mike Oldfield and Jon Anderson.
Written by Mike Oldfield except "In Dulci Jubilo" by Robert Lucas Pearsall, and "Étude" by Francisco Tárrega.
A video version of the same title album including promotional video-clips of some Mike's hits, a live performance of "Tubular Bells" from BBC Second House TV production (1974), an excerpt of "Incantations" that was used in the NASA's film "Space Movie" released on July, 1979, as well as exclusive interview footage.
www.amadian.net /videos1.htm   (430 words)

 VH1.com : Mike Oldfield : Biography
Composer Mike Oldfield rose to fame on the success of Tubular Bells, an eerie, album-length conceptual piece employed to stunning effect in the film The Exorcist.
15, 1953, in Reading, England, Oldfield began his professional career at the age of 14, forming the Sallyangie folk duo with his sister Sally; a year later, the siblings issued their debut LP, Children of the Sun.
By the age of 16, he was playing bass with Soft Machine founder Kevin Ayers' group the Whole World alongside experimental classical arranger David Bedford and avant-garde jazz saxophonist Lol Coxhill; within months, Oldfield was tapped to become the band's lead guitarist prior to recording the 1971 LP Shooting at the Moon.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/mike_oldfield/bio.jhtml   (432 words)

 Mike Oldfield Reviews
With his first release, Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield created a genre that can best be termed "symphonic folk-rock." Ommadawn, his third album, continued in a similar though somewhat more ambitious and less portentous vein.
Perfectionist Mike Oldfield (unhappy, apparently, at the odd bum note on the indubitably classic original) utilizes updated studio techniques to re-record his flagship classical/folk/rock instrumental masterwork in its bar-for-bar entirety.
There are minor distinctions, including louder bass guitar, better sounding bagpipes, Sally Oldfield (presumably) joining Mike for a grunt on the amusing "Caveman" section, and John Cleese playing master of ceremonies on "Finale," saving his best "pining for the fjords" voice for the announcement of the arrival of the "double speed guitar.".
www.iq451.com /music/mike-oldfield.htm   (932 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Mike Oldfield - Elements - The Best Of: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mike Oldfield - The Millennium Bell - Live In Berlin [1999]; DVD ~ Mike Oldfield;
I became a fan of mikes music from his platinum tour and started collecting his music past and present but some videos went out of print but thanks to this dvd my collection is now complete.
All in all a must have for a Mike Oldfield fan...not sure if it has much appeal for others but it does have enjoyable moments and the music is certainly high quality pretty much throughout.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002YCY8K   (869 words)

 Mike Oldfield CDs, Mike Oldfield Records, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl, Albums, Discography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells (Original 1974 Japanese 2-track white label promo sample vinyl LP with 'two virgins' label, housed in a pasted colour picture sleeve complete with glossy Japanese biography insert and mauve & fl 'Exorcist' obi-strip.
MIKE OLDFIELD The Mike Oldfield EP (1982 German Virgin 4-track 7" vinyl EP featuring Mistake, Waldberg The Peak, Family Man & Mount Teide, unique fl, white & red picture sleeve with German tour dates on reverse.
MIKE OLDFIELD Don Alfonso (Deutsche Version) (Supremely rare 1975 original German 7" sung in German b/w In Dulci Maureen [For Maureen].
eil.com /shop/artistlist.asp?artistname=mike-oldfield   (1175 words)

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