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Mike Oldfield


Post Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:51 pm
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serjio wrote: Possibly someone in the UK could download it from iPlayer and share with the world?
http://binsearch.info/?q=tubular+bells+ ... 00&server=
:q!
Post Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:04 pm
serjio


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Thanks for that, 1906! Sure, others will also appreciate ;)
Post Posted Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:13 pm
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n answer to Martin Glatz' Dark Star interview on 28 June that year Oldfield had said:

"We'll have a fifty piece string orchestra, a couple of woodwind, an opera singer, two child sopranos, a rapper, a fifty piece choir, and we're going to make a documentary film to go along with the whole thing. We'll tour it. We would go in much the same way as Jean Michel Jarre does his things." The details were similar, still spectacular, but not quite the same as he envisaged at that time. The very impressive concert and light show are available on video.



"The Edinburgh show was an outdoor show and we can have fireworks and we can have lots of people and that kind of show is more like a big event, like a Jean-Michel Jarre type of thing and I'd love to do more of those - I love outdoor shows.


http://www.mikeoldfield.org/index.php/info/tourography/
"I will release my next album at the end of this year"
Post Posted Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:23 pm
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Sailing: http://www.goear.com/listen/b91492f/sai ... e-oldfield

thanks to 1906 for notifying me.
Post Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:56 pm
Velodynamic


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Just listening to the new album Man On The Rocks.
It's nowhere near the old Mike but yet a decent easy listening pop/rock album that simply puts you in a good mood. Quite some ballads a la Robbie William style going on and one or two rock'n roll songs. Sure in the short guitar solos you can notice that classical Oldfield sound but that's about it. Far away are the synths, for some maybe for the better.
So a happy little album from a senior garage rock band with a young, promising singer.

"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:03 pm
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Mike talks new album and possible Tubular Bells prequel...

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03 ... ostpopular
Jarre concerts attended - Destination Docklands 1988 - Paris La Defense 1990 - Europe In Concert 1993 (Manchester & London) - Oxygene Tour 1997 (Birmingham)

"A group of men and woman entered the laboratory one month ago to live in a smell free world. Body odour, sweaty arms pits and smelly feet are to create the energy to survive. A total mystery surrounds this experiment, and it's project code name: B.O and Smell'i "
Post Posted Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:08 pm
Velodynamic


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Tubular Bells : The Mike Oldfield Story - BBC Documentary

"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:41 pm
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Very interesting. The rock album I will certainly buy. :clap:
Mike is inspired by divorce, he has creative ideas without a woman. JMJ only if he has a woman. :wink:
Post Posted Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Black Bird


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Velodynamic wrote:Tubular Bells : The Mike Oldfield Story - BBC Documentary

SHIT :cry: Not available in Germany ....
"Thank you " GEMA (CISAC ) :wtf:
Post Posted Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:13 pm
Velodynamic


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That's very strange I think because the paid TV-channel doesn't seem to show it anymore...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03cw8g0

I can watch it on the tube though. If only I knew how to rip it from YouTube?? :roll:
Black Bird wrote:
Mike is inspired by divorce, he has creative ideas without a woman. JMJ only if he has a woman. :wink:
Well as the producer of Tubular Bells, Tom Newman, puts it in the documentary the music came to Mike through pain. He was a mental "wreck" by the time when TB was composed. Mike's depression started when his mother lost her fourth child (David) who died from Down Syndrome when he was only about 1 year old. She never became herself again after that and the whole Oldfield family suffered a form of crisis. So playing guitar and other instruments and composing music was the only way for Mike to be able to deal with reality whatsoever.

What was the spark to the compositions of Oxygene or Equinoxe in Jean Michel Jarre's case is hard to know as apparently he has chosen not to speak openly about it the same way as Mike Oldfield have told us. I respect that though.
A man has his fully right to some privacy. :)
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:12 pm
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@ Velodynamic,

Thanks for the YouTube link.

If you use Firefox as a browser you can install an add-on called "YouTube Video and Audio Downloader" for it.

The add-on will place a Download button under a YouTube video. When you click on it you can choose from a variety of video and audio formats you want to download. I'm downloading the documentary now :-)

Cheers,

HD
Concerts: 2017: Upper Darby < 2010: Lille, Liège, Paris < 1997: Lille < 1990: La Défense
Post Posted Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:22 pm
Black Bird


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Velodynamic wrote:That's very strange I think because the paid TV-channel doesn't seem to show it anymore...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03cw8g0

I can watch it on the tube though. If only I knew how to rip it from YouTube?? :roll:
Black Bird wrote:
Mike is inspired by divorce, he has creative ideas without a woman. JMJ only if he has a woman. :wink:
Well as the producer of Tubular Bells, Tom Newman, puts it in the documentary the music came to Mike through pain. He was a mental "wreck" by the time when TB was composed. Mike's depression started when his mother lost her fourth child (David) who died from Down Syndrome when he was only about 1 year old. She never became herself again after that and the whole Oldfield family suffered a form of crisis. So playing guitar and other instruments and composing music was the only way for Mike to be able to deal with reality whatsoever.

What was the spark to the compositions of Oxygene or Equinoxe in Jean Michel Jarre's case is hard to know as apparently he has chosen not to speak openly about it the same way as Mike Oldfield have told us. I respect that though.
A man has his fully right to some privacy. :)
Yes every human has a fully right to have privacy. Thanks for explanation. :) I did not know about Mike Oldfields psychical pain. But for me he gave me the best concerts I ever attended The Millenium Concert at Berlin 1999/2000. (ecept "The Wall " by Pink Floyd) It was so fantastic, I will never forget. And I`m sad about his "scrapped" charisma today. He looks sick on the pics.
Jean Michel Jarre told some time about his inspiration by women, so if he will produce a new album we can be sure he has a woman by his side now. :wink:
Post Posted Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:26 pm
Black Bird


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Herr Dunkel wrote:@ Velodynamic,

Thanks for the YouTube link.

If you use Firefox as a browser you can install an add-on called "YouTube Video and Audio Downloader" for it.

The add-on will place a Download button under a YouTube video. When you click on it you can choose from a variety of video and audio formats you want to download. I'm downloading the documentary now :-)

Cheers,

HD
Yes, I have such YouTube downloader for IE but if YouTube don´t Show this Video, there is nothing to download.....I guess..... :? But ...I will try .

But this docu will be broadcast at the 11.April, so maybe later there it will be also on Youtube ? :)

Edit: No it don´t work. I can copy the link into the app, but than it was written in German,
" This Video is not available in your Country " :roll:
Post Posted Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:58 pm
Velodynamic


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Black Bird wrote: Yes every human has a fully right to have privacy. Thanks for explanation. :) I did not know about Mike Oldfields psychical pain. But for me he gave me the best concerts I ever attended The Millenium Concert at Berlin 1999/2000. (ecept "The Wall " by Pink Floyd) It was so fantastic, I will never forget. And I`m sad about his "scrapped" charisma today. He looks sick on the pics.
Jean Michel Jarre told some time about his inspiration by women, so if he will produce a new album we can be sure he has a woman by his side now. :wink:
Wow you was at that pretty concert. I envy you. 8)
Mike's face kind of tell you what a tough life he must have lived. Life as a celebrity came as a shock for him at a sensitive periode and he wasn't prepared. He probably didn't took very good care of his body during that era as he used some of his fortune to build walls between himself and the journalists as best as he could. Too much alcohol, smokes and even some LSD "experiments" wich really didn't help. He has a lot of hair left on his head though. His humor and the long guitar nails are still there.
Except from this Mike has also been in relationships with women (some for the better and some for the worse) and has got at least two kids what I know of.

I never knew JMJ have said that about inspiration and women. However looking back at his career it's an accurate statement in a way. :)
Black Bird wrote: But this docu will be broadcast at the 11.April, so maybe later there it will be also on Youtube ? :)
AH yes, you're right! I was 1 month too early in my brain. :lol:
It says on the BBC4's site they will show it there right after the broadcasting so hopefully there will be more links to follow later on.

Thank you Mr Dunkel for that information. I'll try this recording technique as soon as time exists. :fine:
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:17 am
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Velodynamic wrote:... and has got at least two kids what I know of.
He has 7 kids : Molly, Dougal, Luke, Greta, Noah, Jake and Eugene







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