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Mike Oldfield


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. :)


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)

Post Posted Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:56 pm
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Angelique is awesome!
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Post Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:26 pm
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Sony Experia Lounge interview with Mike:

https://xperialounge.sonymobile.com/exp ... fd6e?lc=en
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:29 pm
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New FB message from Mikefield:
Mike wrote:Hi Everyone.
Happy New Year to everyone !
Hope you will love RTO as much as I do, it is coming out very soon.
As usual working on the next project and working on a Super Advanced music player for TB4 that will have multitrack mixing and Virtual reality as well as the usual high definition Audio.
Excited for 2017 !
Best wishes from Mike
8)
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:16 pm
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I'm still waiting for the DVD to be available on bol.com. It's strange that it's still not up, it's just the CD release...
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Post Posted Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:05 pm
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shadow wrote:I'm still waiting for the DVD to be available on bol.com. It's strange that it's still not up, it's just the CD release...
Do they offer free shipping or are the price tags a bit salty over there?
I have a pre-order directly at Virgin's artist shop.
I hope the LP + CD/DVD will turn up before mid summer. :pwned:
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:16 pm
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shadow wrote:I'm still waiting for the DVD to be available on bol.com. It's strange that it's still not up, it's just the CD release...

I just ordered the CD/DVD on platomania.eu, which delivers to my local record store.
Post Posted Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:12 pm
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I'm listening to Return to Ommadawn right now and: WOW ! Very good stuff!

It's full of references to earlier work. If you like Tubular Bells, Amarok, Ommadawn, Hergest Ridge you won't be disappointed with this one.

Just buy this disc.
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Post Posted Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:09 pm
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BBC Radio 6 music: Mike Oldfield
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08b2fvr
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:09 pm
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In the waiting for the RTO album to show up at my post office and
through a rather complicated way I found some lossless 24bit/96kHz FLACs of the album made in 2 parts (about 1 GB each).
After just 15 minutes I can tell immediately that this is a fantastic album which I'll love for a very long time. It has got that classic haunting Oldfield electro-acoustic sound that I've missed for so many years.
Listening through my new headphones I do hear some white noise popping in here and there. But overall I can enjoy a very neat sound quality in this. Thank you Mike for not quitting just yet.
"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
- JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Post Posted Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:55 pm
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"The worst thing in any form of art is to be betrayed by your own habits."
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