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Mike Oldfield


Post Posted Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:43 am
Velodynamic


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Project_Z wrote:
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
Thanx. Yes Molly and Eugene sounds familiar. :)

Black Bird: Check your PM. :wink:
"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 4:37 pm
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Velodynamic wrote:
Project_Z wrote:
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
Thanx. Yes Molly and Eugene sounds familiar. :)

Black Bird: Check your PM. :wink:
Yes, thank you very much Velodynamic :D

Wow 7 Kids, I had not realized that there are so many. From different women (?) I think some are adult ?
Velodynamic wrote:
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:
Velodynamic wrote: 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. :)

Yes, this concert was in real much more atmospheric, bombastic, musically and visually ....a Revelation !!! More than the Video can repreduce. I will never forget the feelings I had this night.

Yes sad for Mike , but it seems he had to be the burden of a child prodigy ??? I can rember in the 80th he was aked more and more about his Genius "Tubular Bells"
The pressure to create such masterpiece again was enormously. He has created another wonderful works, even in recent times, but like any artist, he also had weaker phases

I have these interviews here in the forums read by old links from other fans. One was in German. He told a few times that he needs a muse. His best was perhaps Charlotte Rampling (?). But maybe he sucks the personality and converts it to music? This could be, because his creative phases with the respective women (if known) were also different. I mean especially the feelings that inducing his music while listening. Hard to explain :)
Post Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:22 pm
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I've been listening to more and more Mike Oldfield lately. Well, not as much Mike Oldfield than Tubular Bells, but still. I do prefer Tubular Bells 2003 to the original (I wish the former got a vinyl release at some point), but man, is the original version (where they're all drunk) of "The Sailor's Hornpipe" from the original album hilarious. :]

Just ordered the 2015 vinyl reissue of Tubular Bells II (so far my favorite album, even though it is a bit cheesy at times* :P), here's hoping it will be outstanding. 8)

* = More or less, some of the instrument choices are a bit... uncouth. The music remains great, however, so it reminds me a lot of the Final Fantasy VII game soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu - while great, its impact can sort of be diminished by the cheap instruments... which of course also add to the charm of the game :]
Post Posted Tue May 12, 2015 5:48 pm
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Received the Tubular Bells II vinyl last week, actually. Sounds gorgeous.

Also picked up my copy of Tubular Bells 2003, and I really prefer it to the original album which at sounds really sounds like it was just cobbled together in a week.
Post Posted Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:51 am
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Found this on Soundcloud recently, a full synthesized version of Mike's Hergest Ridge 1. Captures thel atmosphere of the original
Silicon Ridge I
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Post Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:53 pm
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Universal will re-release on December 2nd a remastered vinyl edition of the 1979 double live album Exposed, as well as Collaborations, originally included as part of the 1976 Boxed compilation set.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/AS ... dfitubulwe

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/CDs-Vinyl/Co ... WXQD7CT0Y7

Thx to: Olivier @ Tubular.net
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Post Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:48 pm
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Been really hyped for the new album. Such an amazing year and a half for me. Vangelis, Jarre, Oldfield all new albums! :D
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:00 pm
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As much as I absolutely love owning all three albums on transparent vinyl, absolutely everything seems half baked about it. Missing drum hit in Part VI, clicks and pops through the entirety of Oxygene 7-13 and Oxygene 3 being ridiculously loud. Vinyl isn't much better and seems like a straight digital rip and are off-center for some.

I adore Jean-Michel, however that he keeps letting these things slip through and ends up blaming Sony in the end is terrible. Take some responsibility as the actual owner of the records. Put your foot down, say no and don't budge no matter what. If Vangelis and Mike Oldfield have full control over their older works why not him? The albums sound worse than they've ever done in the past fourthy years and it's amazing that this is the anniversary of one of the most celebrated electronic albums ever.
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Post Posted Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:28 am
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"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:48 pm
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27-11-10: Ahoy Rotterdam
22-11-16: Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam
Post Posted Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:18 pm
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A "very" short sneak-peek. :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MikeOld ... 755367606/

An around 2 min special outtake can be found at BBC 2 radio site.
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0848fc4
and aim for 02:10:20 ;)

For the first time in 44 years (TB 1) Mike releases a newly composed 42 minutes long
piece of music made in 2 parts and a quick judge from the little I heard he really is going back to his roots again.
This is awesome ! 8)
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:42 pm
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An interesting tidbit from this interview:
http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-12-08/ ... o-ommadawn

“I saw that Jean-Michel was doing a live Facebook chat with his fans, and I went online to follow what was being said. One person asked him whether he might ever collaborate with me, and his answer was interesting. Because he said that he loved my music, but that I was too acoustic for him. This got me thinking. If someone like him believes I’m an acoustic musician, then it showed how important that part of my career has been. So with all this overwhelming evidence, I felt it would be very exciting to do a project again along those lines.”
Post Posted Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:38 pm
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On the one hand I entirely understand Jarre's reason. But on the other hand, Mike has done entirely electronic albums. The Songs of Distant Earth is one of his best album.
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Post Posted Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:34 pm
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My favourite Oldfield track (which is mainly electronic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiwSeUs ... el=spawnW1
Post Posted Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:56 pm
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Angelique is awesome!
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