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Music Of The Spheres
#9 uk chart

 

Music Of The Spheres © 2008 Mercury · 476-620-6

01. Harbinger (04:08)
02. Animus (03:09)
03. Silhouette (03:19)
04. Shabda (03:56)
lyrics
05. The Tempest (05:48)
06. Harbinger (01:30)
reprise
07. On My Heart (02:26) lyrics
08. Aurora (03:42) lyrics
09. Prophecy (02:54)
10. On My Heart (01:16)
reprise lyrics
11. Harmonia Mundi (03:46)
lyrics
12. The Other Side (01:28)
13. Empyrean (01:37)
14. Musica Universalis (06:24)


Written by Mike Oldfield.
Produced by Mike Oldfield and Karl Jenkins.
Performed by Mike Oldfield and The Sinfonia Sfera Orchestra.
Conducted by Karl Jenkins.

Originally released on March 14th, 2008.

This album was also avaliable as 2 CD limited edition with different package. Bonus CD included the live premier at The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, on March 7th 2008.

BONUS CD

01. Harbinger (04:08)
02. Animus (03:04)
03. Silhouette (03:19)
04. Shabda (04:01)
lyrics
05. The Tempest (05:38)
06. Harbinger (01:27)
reprise
07. On My Heart (02:26) lyrics
08. Aurora (03:38) lyrics
09. Prophecy (02:58)
10. On My Heart (01:08)
reprise lyrics
11. Harmonia Mundi (03:10)
lyrics
12. The Other Side (01:27)
13. Empyrean (01:57)
14. Musica Universalis (06:13)

Written by Mike Oldfield
Performed by Mike Oldfield and Euskadi Symphonic Orchestra with Bilbao Choral Society.
Conducted by Enrique Ugarte.

Originally released on November 21st 2008.

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The Collection
#11 uk chart

The Collection © 2009 Mercury · 270-355-05

01. In Dulci Jubilo (02:52) © 1975 Virgin yellow star
02. Ommadawn (03:39)
extract from part one © 1975 Mercury
03. Portsmouth (02:01)
© 1976 Mercury yellow star
04. William Tell Overture (03:55)
© 1976 Virgin yellow star
05. Incantations (including "Hymn to Diana")
(04:40) excerpt from part four lyrics © 1978 Mercury
06. Guilty (06:45)
long version © 1979 Mercury yellow star
07. Blue Peter (02:08)
© 1979 Virgin yellow star
08. Five Miles Out (04:19)
lyrics © 1982 Virgin
09. Wonderful Land (03:40)
© 1980 Mercury
10. Taurus II (11:18)
extract © 1982 Virgin
11. Family Man (03:47)
lyrics © 1982 Virgin
12. Shadown On The Wall (03:09)
lyrics © 1983 Virgin
13. Moonlight Shadow (03:39)
lyrics © 1983 Virgin
14. Foreign Affair (03:55)
lyrics © 1983 Virgin

All tracks written by Mike Oldfield except "In Dulci Jubilo" (Robert Lucas Pearsall, arr. Oldfield), "Portsmouth" (trad., arr. Oldfield), "William Tell Overture" (Gioacchino Rossini), "Hymn To Diana" (lyrics by Ben Johnson), "Wonderful Land" (Jerry Lordan), "Family Man" (Oldfield, Cross, Fenn, Frye, Pert & Reilly) and "Foreign Affair" (Oldfield/Reilly),

Produced by Mike Oldfield except "Five Miles Out" (Oldfield/Newman), "Wonderful Land" (Oldfield/Hentschel) and "Shadown On The Wall", "Moonlight Shadow" & "Foreign Affair" (Oldfield/Phillips).

Originally released on June 8th, 2009.

This release was also avaliable packaged together in a cardboard box with the standard edition of "Tubular Bells 2009 Remaster". Some tracks from Virgin years, are now published under the copyright of Mercury Records as Mike's original 35-year deal with Virgin ended in 2008. Like in best Virgin's tradition there are some typos on booklet, most evident is "In Dulci Jubilo" credited to Johann Sebastian Bach. "Blue Peter" considered traditional is here credited to Ashworth Hope.

First compilation by Mercury, the third in seven years after "Collection" and "The Platinum Collection". Nothing new for collectors, nor the title neither the cover.

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Two Sides
#6 uk chart

Two Sides © 2012 Mercury · 539-182-2

CD 1

01. Tubular Bells (13:28) extract from part one © 1973 Mercury
02. Ommadawn (06:47)
extract from part one lyrics © 1975 Mercury
03. Crises (10:29)
extract © 1983 Mercury
04. The Lake (05:29)
extract © 1984 Mercury
05. Amarok (05:04)
Intro © 1990 Virgin
06. Amarok (15:15)
Africa lyrics © 1990 Virgin
07. Sentinel (08:08)
© 1992 WEA
09. Supernova (03:23)
© 1994 WEA
10. Ascencion (05:50)
© 1994 WEA
11. The Tempest (05:48)
© 2007 Mercury

CD 2

01. Guilty (04:14) © 1979 Mercury yellow star
02. Family Man (03:46)
lyrics © 1982 Mercury
03. Five Miles Out (04:18)
lyrics © 1982 Mercury
04. Moonlight Shadow (03:38)
lyrics © 1983 Mercury
05. Shadow On The Wall (03:08)
lyrics © 1983 Mercury
06. To France (04:39)
lyrics © 1984 Mercury
07. Etude (04:39)
© 1984 Mercury
08. Magic Touch (04:15)
lyrics © 1987 Virgin
09. Islands (04:19)
lyrics © 1987 Virgin
10. Heaven's Open (04:29)
lyrics © 1991 Virgin
11. Tattoo (03:46)
single edit © 1992 WEA yellow star
12. The Song Of The Sun (04:32)
© 1996 WEA
13. Summit Day (03:46)
© 1999 WEA
14. Lake Constance (05:17)
© 1999 WEA
15. Broad Sunlit Uplands (04:03)
© 1999 WEA
16. The Doge's Palace (03:06)
lyrics © 1999 WEA
17. Amber Light (03:44)
lyrics © 1999 WEA
18. Angelique (04:40)
© 2005 Mercury
19. On My Heart (02:28)
lyrics © 2007 Mercury

Written by Mike Oldfield except "Family Man" written by Oldfield/Reilly/Fenn/Frye/Pert/Cross, "Etude" written by F. Tárrega, "The Song Of The Sun" written by B. Romero.
Produced by Mike Oldfield excpet CD 1 track 1 (Newman/Heyworth/Oldfield), CD 1 tracks 3, 4 & CD 2 tracks 4, 5, 6 (Oldfield/Phillips), CD1 track 7 & CD 2 track 11 (Oldfield/Newman/Horn), CD1 track 10 & CD 2 track 19 (Oldfield/Jenkins), CD 2 track 3 (Oldfield/Newman),  CD 2 track 10 (Newman), CD 2 track 8 (Oldfield/Downes) & CD 2 track 9 (Oldfield/Shacklock/Newman).

Originally released on July 30th, 2012.

Subtitled "The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield" it's the second compilation by Mercury, the fourth in ten years and growing up. There are nor extended neither remixes variations except for the single edit of "Tattoo", but at least, this time, it is compiled by Mike Oldfield himself. It was released the same day as QE2 and Platinum remaster and a 6 CD boxed set including all remasted editions to date (from "Tubular Bells" to "QE2"). Yes, there is a bell on the cover, or two.

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Man On The Rocks
#12 uk chart
Man On The Rocks © 2014 VirginEMI · 376-069-6

CD 1

01. Sailing (04:44) lyrics
02. Moonshine (05:47)
lyrics
03. Man On The Rocks (06:09)
lyrics
04. Castaway (06:33)
lyrics
05. Minutes (04:50)
lyrics
06. Dreaming In The Wind (05:26)
lyrics
07. Nuclear (05:01)
lyrics
08. Chariots (04:37)
lyrics
09. Following The Angels (07:04)
lyrics
10. Irene (03:58)
lyrics
11. I Give Myself Away (05:10)
lyrics

CD 2

01. Sailing (04:47) instrumental version
02. Moonshine (05:49)
instrumental version
03. Man On The Rocks (06:11)
instrumental version
04. Castaway (06:38)
instrumental version
05. Minutes (04:52)
instrumental version
06. Dreaming In The Wind (05:33)
instrumental version
07. Nuclear (05:04)
instrumental version
08. Chariots (04:26)
instrumental version
09. Following The Angels (07:06)
instrumental version
10. Irene (03:59)
instrumental version
11. I Give Myself Away (05:08)
instrumental version

CD 3

01. Sailing (04:14) demo version lyrics
02. Moonshine (05:24)
demo version lyrics
03. Man On The Rocks (05:40)
demo version lyrics
04. Castaway (06:24)
demo version lyrics
05. Minutes (04:28)
demo version lyrics
06. Dreaming In The Wind (05:27)
demo version lyrics
07. Nuclear (04:54)
demo version lyrics
08. Chariots (03:54)
demo version lyrics
09. Following The Angels (06:24)
demo version lyrics
10. Irene (03:59)
demo version lyrics
11. I Give Myself Away (05:08)
demo version lyrics
12. Sainling (04:45) alternative mix lyrics
13. Dreaming In The Wind (05:28)
alternative mix lyrics
14. Following The Angels (07:04)
alternative mix lyrics
15. I Give Myself Away (05:11)
alternative mix lyrics

Written by Mike Oldfield except "I Give Myself Away" written by William McDowell.
Produced by Stephen Lipson & Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on March 3rd, 2014.

The album was released as Standard Edition (1 CD), Deluxe Edition (2 CD) and Super Deluxe Edition (3 CD) by VirginEMI, marking the return of Oldfield to a Virgin label due to the merger of Mercury Records and Virgin Records after Universal Music purchased EMI Records.

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Return To Ommadawn
#4 uk chart
Return To Ommadawn © 2017 VirginEMI · CDV 3166

1. Part One (21:11)
2. Part Two (20:56)

Composed by Mike Oldfield.
Produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on January 20th, 2017.

The album was released as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (1 CD + 1 DVD). The DVD includes 5.1 mixes presented in Dolby Digital AC3 and DTS, and 24-bit high resolution stereo tracks.

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