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Tubular Bells
#1 uk chart
Tubular Bells © 1973 Virgin · CDV 2001

1. Part One (25:33)
2. Part Two (21:46)
3. The Sailor's Hornpipe (01:36)

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "The Sailor's Hornpipe" which is trad., arr. by Mike Oldfield.
Produced by Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on May 25th, 1973.

"The Sailor's Hornpipe" is not listed as a separate track on the album considering it part of "Part Two", therefore the timing of "Part Two" is 23:22.

Avaliability: cd, hdcd & sacd

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Hergest Ridge
#1 uk chart

Hergest Ridge © 1974 Virgin · CDV 2013

1. Part One (21:29) remixed
2. Part Two (18:45)
remixed

Composed by Mike Oldfield.
Produced by Tom Newman and Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on August 28th, 1974.

There are two versions of "Hergest Ridge", one known as the "original mix" avaliable on most vinyls though not all, and the other known as the "boxed version" due to it was first released on the "Boxed" set in 1976 and was used for all CD versions even for the HDCD remaster.

Avaliability: cd, hdcd

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Ommadawn
#4 uk chart
Ommadawn © 1975 Virgin · CDV 2043

1. Part One (19:23) lyrics
2. Part Two (13:54)
3. On Horseback (03:23)
lyrics

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "On Horseback", lyrics by Mike Oldfield & William Murray.
Produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on October 28th, 1975.

"Ommadawn" is the english spelling of the gaelic word "Amadian" meaning silly, fool.

Avaliability: cd, hdcd
HQ vinyl reissue · SVLP322 © 2001
Simply Vinyl (April 23rd)

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Boxed
#22 uk chart
Boxed © 1976 Virgin · CDBOX1 (3 CD Set)

CD 1

1. Tubular Bells: Part One (25:49) remixed
2. Tubular Bells: Part Two (including the original "The Sailor's Hornpipe") (25:45)
remixed lyrics
3. The Rio Grande (06:34)
lyrics
4. Portsmouth (02:04)
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5. In Dulci Jubilo (02:51)
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CD 2

1. Hergest Ridge: Part One (21:24) remixed
2. Hergest Ridge: Part Two (18:46)
remixed
3. An Extract From Star's End (07:33)
4. Argiers (03:59)
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5. Speak (Tho' You Only Say Farewell) (02:56)
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CD 3

1. Ommadawn: Part One (20:06) remixed lyrics
2. Ommadawn: Part Two (including the original "On Horseback") (17:22)
remixed lyrics
3. The Phaeacian Games (03:59)
4. First Excursion (05:57)
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This record was originally released as a 4 vinyl "Boxed" set on October 29th, 1976.

The first three vinyls were quadrophonic remixed versions of "Tubular Bells" (with a totally different version of "The Sailor's Hornpipe" that claims to be the original rejected version, timing 03:54), "Hergest Ridge" and "Ommadawn", while the last and fourth vinyl was entitled "Collaborations" containing works with David Bedford and Leslie Penning and its original track listing was:

Collaborations

1. Phaeacian Games (03:59) (Bedford) From the album "The Odyssey" © 1976 Virgin
2. Extract from "Star's End" (07:33) (Bedford)
From the album "Star's End" © 1974 Virgin
3. The Rio Grande (06:34) (Bedford)
lyrics From the album "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" © 1975 Virgin
4. First Excursion (05:57) (Oldfield/Bedford)
© 1976 Virgin
5. Argiers (03:59) (Trad., arr. Oldfield)
© 1976 Virgin
6. Portsmouth (02:04) (Trad., arr. Oldfield)
© 1976 Virgin
7. In Dulci Jubilo (02:51) (Robert Lucas Pearsall, arr. Oldfield)
© 1975 Virgin
8. Speak (Tho' You Only Say Farewell) (02:56) (Ray Morello/Horatio Nichols)
lyrics © 1974 Virgin

Track 1 produced by Peter Jenner, track 2 produced by David Bedford and Mike Oldfield, track 3 produced by David Bedford, tracks 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 produced by Mike Oldfield.

"Tubular Bells" remixed by Phil Newell & Alan Perkins.
"Hergest Ridge" remixed by Mike Oldfield.
"Ommadawn" remixed by Mike Oldfield & Phil Newell.

The quadraphonic encoding is believed to still be present on the CD release as this encoding is totally stereo compatible. Therefore, the actual "Hergest Ridge" CD should also be quadraphonic encoded.  

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Incantations
#14 uk chart
Incantations © 1978 Virgin · CDVDT 101

1. Part One (19:09) lyrics
2. Part Two (including "The Song Of Hiawatha") (19:38)
lyrics
3. Part Three (17:00)
4. Part Four (including "Hymn to Diana") (17:01)
lyrics

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "The Song Of Hiawatha", lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and "Hymn to Diana", lyrics by Ben Johnson from "Cynthia's Revels".
Produced by Mike Oldfield.

This record was originally released as a double vinyl album on November 24th, 1978.

The first pressing of the CD had a shorter version of "Part Three" which timing was only 13:49 due to a limitation in Compact Disc storage capacity. Finally the CD was reissued with "Part Three" complete as on vinyl version. On some discographies the poem "Hymn to Diana" is referred to as "Ode To Cynthia".

Avaliability: cd, hdcd

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Exposed
#16 uk chart
Exposed © 1979 Virgin · CDVD 2511 (2 CD Set)

CD 1

1. Incantations Part 1 (13:13) lyrics
2. Incantations Part 2 (including "The Song Of Hiawatha") (13:14)
lyrics
3. Incantations Part 3 (08:46)
4. Incantations Part 4 (including "Hymn to Diana") (12:07)
lyrics

CD 2

1. Tubular Bells Part 1 (28:21)
2. Tubular Bells Part 2 (including "The Sailor's Hornpipe") (11:05)
3. Guilty (06:22)

Recorded live in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and England during March and April 1979.

Written by Mike Oldfield except "The Song Of Hiawatha", lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and "Hymn to Diana", lyrics by Ben Johnson from "Cynthia's Revels", and "The Sailor's Hornpipe", trad., arr. by Mike Oldfield.
Produced by Philip R. Newell and Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on July 17th, 1979.

The album tracks "Incantations Part 1 & 2" together, as well as "Incantations Parts 3 & 4".

Avaliability: cd, hdcd

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Platinum
#24 uk chart
Platinum © 1979 Virgin · CDV 2141

1. Platinum Part 1: Airborne (05:06)
2. Platinum Part 2: Platinum (06:06)
3. Platinum Part 3: Charleston (03:17)
4. Platinum Part 4: North Star / Platinum Finale (04:49)
5. Woodhenge (04:05)
6. Into Wonderland (03:46)
lyrics
7. Punkadiddle (05:46)
8. I Got Rhythm (04:44)
lyrics

Written by Mike Oldfield except "North Star" written by Mike Oldfield & Philip Glass and "I Got Rhythm" written by George & Ira Gershwin.
Produced by Tom Newman.

Originally released on November 23th, 1979.

The first 30.000 pressed copies of the vinyl included a song called "Sally" written by Mike Oldfield & Nico Ramsden that, due to problems with the record company, was finally rejected and substituted with "Into Wonderland", a song based on the same music track but with a slower tempo an totally different lyrics. However that change was never reflected on the cover, even on CD reissues, confussing everybody.

Avaliability: cd, hdcd

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QE2
#27 uk chart
QE2 © 1980 Virgin · CDV 2181

1. Taurus 1 (10:16)
2. Sheba (03:33)
lyrics
3. Conflict (02:48)
4. Arrival (02:46)
5. Wonderful Land (03:38)
6. Mirage (04:40)
7. Q.E.2 / Q.E.2 Finale (07:38)
8. Celt (03:06)
lyrics
9. Molly (01:15)

Q.E.2 stands for "Queen Elizabeth II", the name of the biggest oceanliner in those days.

Written by Mike Oldfield except "Arrival" written by Benny Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus, "Wonderful Land" written by Jerry Lordan, "Q.E.2" written by Mike Oldfield & David Hentschel and "Celt", music written by Mike Oldfield & lyrics written by Tim Cross.
Produced by David Hentschel.

Originally released on October 31st, 1980.

Avaliability: cd, hdcd

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