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Apart from Tubular Bells 25th Anniversary edition and the Elements Box compilation, Mike's back catalogue was first fully remastered by Virgin in 2000 in HDCD format; these remasters series included all Mike's releases from Tubular Bells to Heaven's Open.

After Mike signed for Mercury (Universal Music) he recovered his rights over all his Virgin recordings when his original 35-year deal ended and therefore a new set of remasters began to be released since 2009 till present days with full vinyl artwork and plenty of bonus tracks in regular and deluxe editions.

HDCD Remasters HDCD Remasters © 2000 Virgin

Bteween May 29th and July 31st, 2000, Virgin re-released all its Mike's back catalogue, remastered in HDCD format by Simon Heyworth at Chop 'em Out studios. See further details.

 

 

 

Tubular Bells 25th Anniversary
#43 uk chart
Tubular Bells 25th Anniversary © 1998 Virgin · CDVX 2001

1. Part One (25:36)
2. Part Two (21:46)
3. The Sailor's Hornpipe (01:34)

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, 1998.
"Tubular Bells" 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 running time of "Part Two" is 23:20.

This is a limited edition, on golden disc, remastered by Symon Heyworth from the original tapes using a high resolution analogue to digital converter.

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Tubular Bells Tubular Bells SACD © 2001 Virgin · SACDV 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 February 5th, 2001.
"Tubular Bells" 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 running time of "Part Two" is 23:22.

Disc format: Hybrid SACD
Audio format: 4.0 Multi-channel Surround Sound & SBM Stereo.

This is an edition, on golden disc, remastered by Simon Heyworth and David Glasser from the original tapes using the DSD technology. The stereo-PCM layer version cames from the 1998 25th Anniversary Remaster made by Simon Heyworth at Chop' em Out Mastering; the multi-channel layer cames from the 1975 quad four channel surround mix made at The Manor in the Westlake Audio designed control room.

 
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Tubular Bells Tubular Bells © 2009 Mercury · 270-354-1

CD 1

01. Part One (26:01) 2009 remix
02. Part Two (including "The Sailor's Hornpipe") (23:17)
2009 remix
03. Mike Oldfield's Single (03:56)
2009 remix
04. The Sailor's Hornpipe (02:48)
lyrics original version 2009 remix

CD 2

01. Part One (25:30) 1973 original mix
02. Part Two (23:18)
1973 original mix

DVD

01. Part One (25:57) 2009 5.1 remix
02. Part Two (including "The Sailor's Hornpipe") (23:15)
2009 5.1 remix
03. Mike Oldfield's Single (03:58)
2009 5.1 remix
04. The Sailor's Hornpipe (02:38)
lyrics original version 2009 5.1 remix
05. Video: Part One (25:18)
BBC TV 2nd House Performance

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 except "Mike Oldfield's Single" and "The Sailor's Hornpipe Original Version" produced by Tom Newman.
2009 remixes produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on June 8th, 2009.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD), Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD) and Ultimate Edition (3 CD, 1 DVD & 1 LP). The later included a vinyl containing the original 1973 mix, a 60-page hardback book and several bonus track as listed below:

Bonus CD

01. Tubular Bells (22:55) original "Opus One" demo
02. Caveman Lead-in (02:44)
demo
03. Caveman (05:06)
demo
04. Peace A (07:01)
1971 demo
05. Peace B (04:22)
1971 demo
06. Part One (25:13)
1973 scrapped first mix

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Hergest Ridge Hergest Ridge © 2010 Mercury · 532-675-4

CD 1

01. Part One (19:22) 2010 remix
02. Part Two (18:50)
2010 remix
03. In Dulci Jubilo (For Maureen) (02:47)
04. Spanish Tune (03:11)

CD 2

01. Part One (21:34) original 1974 mix
02. Part Two (18:45)
original 1974 mix
03. Part One (20:23)
1974 demo
04. Part Two (18:13)
1974 demo

DVD

01. Part One (19:19) 2010 5.1 remix
02. Part Two (18:47)
2010 5.1 remix

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "In Dulci Jubilo" written by Robert Lucas de Pearsall, arr. by Mike Oldfield.

Produced by Tom Newman and Mike Oldfield, except "In Dulci Jubilo" produced by Mike Oldfield.
2010 remixes produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on June 7th, 2010.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD). It featured for first time on CD the original 1974 Hergest Ridge mix, not the Boxed 1976 mix.

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Ommadawn Ommadawn © 2010 Mercury · 532-676-1

CD 1

01. Part One (19:06) lyrics 2010 remix
02. Part Two (including "On HorseBack) (17:25)
lyrics 2010 remix
03. In Dulci Jubilo (02:53)
04. First Excursion (05:55)
05. Argiers (04:00)
06. Portsmouth (02:01)

CD 2

01. Part One (19:12) lyrics 1975 mix
02. Part Two (including "On HorseBack) (17:17)
lyrics 1975 mix
03. Ommadawn (Lost Version) (17:10)
1975 demo

DVD

01. Part One (19:06) lyrics 2010 5.1 remix
02. Part Two (including "On HorseBack) (17:21)
lyrics 2010 5.1 remix
03. Video: In Dulci Jubilo (03:04)
04. Video: Portsmouth (02:03)

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "On Horseback", lyrics by Mike Oldfield & William Murray, "In Dulci Jubilo" written by Robert Lucas de Pearsall, arr. by Mike Oldfield, "First Excursion" written by Mike Oldfield & David Bedford, and "Argiers" & "Portsmouth" which are trad., arr. by Mike Oldfield.

Produced by Mike Oldfield.
2010 remixes produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on June 7th, 2010.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD).

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Incantations
Incantations © 2011 Mercury · 533-463-7

CD 1

01. Part One (19:07) lyrics
02. Part Two (including "The Song Of Hiawatha") (19:34)
lyrics
03. Part Three (16:58)
04. Part Four (including "Hymn to Diana") (16:57)
lyrics
05. Guilty (04:13)

CD 2

01. Diana (06:35) lyrics 2011 remix
02. Northumbrian (02:56)
2011 remix
03. Piano Improvisation (05:38)
2011 remix
04. Hiawatha (09:01)
lyrics 2011 remix
05. Canon For Two Vibraphones (02:48)
2011 remix
06. William Tell Overture (03:55)
07. Cuckoo Song (03:22)
08. Pipe Tune (03:27)
09. Wrekorder Wrondo (02:35)
10. Guitly (06:40)
long version 2011 remix
11. Diana - Desiderata (07:05)
lyrics 2011 remix

DVD

01. Diana (06:35) lyrics 2011 5.1 remix
02. Northumbriam (02:56)
2011 5.1 remix
03. Piano Improvisation (05:38)
2011 5.1 remix
04. Hiawatha (09:01)
lyrics 2011 5.1 remix
05. Canon For Two Vibraphones (02:48)
2011 5.1 remix
06. Guilty (06:40) long version 2011 5.1 remix
07. Video: William Tell Overture (03:54)
08. Video: Incantations Part One & Part Two (30:11)
live
09. Video: Incantations Part Three & Part Four (21:13)
live
10. Video: Guilty (04:10)

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "The Song Of Hiawatha", lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Hymn to Diana", lyrics by Ben Johnson from "Cynthia's Revels", "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini, "Cuckoo Song" by Michael Praetorius and "Wrekorder Wrondo" by Tielman Susato.

Produced by Mike Oldfield.
2011 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on July 25th, 2011.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD). The live version of "Incantations" was made in 1979 at Wembley Conference Center, the same recording that was previously included on "Exposed" DVD. First pressings of the disc had a glitch on "Incantations Part Four" between 12:36 and 12:38, this was fixed on further pressings but it still can be heard. The remaster of "Guilty" on CD 1 is a faulty one as the original master tape was transferred at slower and variable speed than original. Curiosly on back cover it says this remix was supervised by Mike Oldfield himself... really?

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Platinum
Platinum © 2012 Mercury · 533-942-2

CD 1

01. Platinum Part 1: Airborne (05:06)
02. Platinum Part 2: Platinum (06:05)
03. Platinum Part 3: Charleston (03:16)
04. Platinum Part 4: North Star / Platinum Finale (04:44)
05. Woodhenge (04:05)
06. Into Wonderland (03:46)
lyrics
07. Punkadiddle (05:46)
08. I Got Rhythm (04:43)
lyrics
09. Platinum Part 2 (05:10) rehearsal
10. North Star (08:07)
2012 remix
11. Blue Peter (02:08)

CD 2 (Recorded live at Wembely Arena, London, May 28th 1980)

01. Platinum (20:43)
02. Punkadiddle (05:17)
03. I've Got Rhythm (04:59)
lyrics
04. Polka (03:34)
05. Incantations (22:14)
lyrics medley
06. Tubular Bells (08:53)
extract from part 2
07. Guilty / Tubular Bells (05:45)
finale from part 1
08. Blue Peter / Portsmouth (03:38)
09. William Tell Overture (02:27)

Written by Mike Oldfield except "North Star" written by Mike Oldfield & Philip Glass, "I Got Rhythm" written by George & Ira Gershwin, "Polka" & "Portsmouth" trad., arr. by Mike Oldfield and "William Tell Overture" written by  Gioachino Rossini.

Produced by Tom Newman except "Blue Peter" produced by Mike Oldfield.
Wembley Arena's live recording mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell.
2012 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on July 30th, 2012.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD).

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QE2 QE2 © 2012 Mercury · 533-941-8

CD 1

01. Taurus 1 (10:16)
02. Sheba (03:32)
lyrics
03. Conflict (02:49)
04. Arrival (02:47)
05. Wonderful Land (03:37)
06. Mirage (04:39)
07. Q.E.2 / Q.E.2 Finale (07:37)
08. Celt (03:02)
lyrics
09. Molly (01:14)
10. Polka (03:36)
live
11. Wonderful Land (02:51)
single edit
12. Shiva (03:34)
Sheba 2012 remix

CD 2 (Recorded live from The European Adventure Tour)

01. Taurus 1 (11:12)
02. Sheba (03:27)
lyrics
03. Mirage (05:01)
04. Conflict (05:16)
05. Ommadawn (21:45)
lyrics part one
06. Punkadiddle (05:24)
07. Tubular Bells (18:30)
part one
08. QE2 (04:55)
finale
09. Portsmouth (02:28)

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, "Celt", music written by Mike Oldfield & lyrics written by Tim Cross and "Polka" & "Portsmouth" trad. arr. by Mike Oldfield.

Produced by David Hentschel except "Polka" produced by Mike Oldfield.
European Adventure Tour live recording mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell.
2012 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on July 30th, 2012.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD).

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Five Miles Out Five Miles Out © 2013 Mercury · 374-043-7

CD 1

01. Taurus II (including "The Deep Deep Sound") (24:45) lyrics
02. Family Man (03:45)
lyrics
03. Orabidoo (13:03)
lyrics
04. Mount Teide (04:10)
05. Five Miles Out (04:19)
lyrics
06. Waldberg (The Peak) (03:25)
07. Five Miles Out (04:10)
lyrics demo 2013 remix

CD 2 (Recorded live in Cologne, 6th December 1982)

01. Tubular Bells (23:12) part one
02. Sheba (04:22)
lyrics
03. Mirage (05:37)
04. Family Man (03:45)
lyrics
05. Taurus II (25:32)
lyrics
06. Mount Teide (04:21)
07. Five Miles Out (07:23)
lyrics
08. Guilty (05:38)

DVD

01. Taurus II (including "The Deep Deep Sound") (24:43) lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
02. Family Man (04:01)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
03. Orabidoo (10:47)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
04. Mount Teide (04:06)
2013 5.1 remix
05. Five Miles Out (04:22)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
06. Video: Five Miles Out (04:15) lyrics
07. Video: Five Miles Out (04:14)
lyrics BBC show
08. Video: Mistake (03:12)
lyrics BBC show live

Written by Mike Oldfield except "Family Man" and "Orabidoo" written by Mike Oldfield, Tim Cross, Rick Fenn, Maggie Reilly, Mike Frye & Morris Pert.

Produced by Mike Oldfield except "Five Miles Out" produced by Mike Oldfield & Tom Newman and "Waldberg" produced by Mike Oldfield and David Hentschel.
Cologne's live recording mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell.
2013 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on September 2nd, 2013.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD). There are notable differences on 5.1 mixes, among then "Family Man" seems slower on a different key & "Orabidoo" is more than 2 minutes shorter. DVD video tracks 7 & 8 are taken from the BBC show "The Six Fifty-Five Special" but only "Mistake" is a real live recording.

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Crises

Crises 30th Anniversary Box Set
30th Anniversary
Box Set

Crises © 2013 Mercury · 374-044-7

CD 1

01. Crises (20:57) lyrics
02. Moonlight Shadow (03:38)
lyrics
03. In High Places (03:33)
lyrics
04. Foreign Affair (03:53)
lyrics
05. Taurus 3 (02:25)
06. Shadow On The Wall (03:10)
lyrics
07. Moonlight Shadow (03:35) lyrics unplugged mix
08. Shadow On The Wall (03:21)
lyrics unplugged mix
09. Mistake (02:56)
lyrics
10. Crime Of Passion (04:10)
lyrics extended version
11. Jungle Gardenia (02:46)
12. Moonlight Shadow (05:15)
lyrics 12" single version
13. Shadow On The Wall (05:10)
lyrics 12" single version

CD 2 (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 22nd July 1983)

01. Woodhenge (03:52)
02. Incantations (04:18)
extract from part three
03. Sheba (03:23)
lyrics
04. Ommadawn (08:52)
lyrics extract from parte one
05. Mount Teide (04:10)
06. Five Miles Out (05:03)
lyrics
07. Tubular Bells (18:44)
part one

CD 3 (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 22nd July 1983)

01. Taurus I (09:14)
02. Taurus II (23:08)
lyrics
03. Crises (23:15)
lyrics
04. Moonlight Shadow (05:28)
lyrics
05. Shadow On The Wall (06:26)
lyrics
06. Family Man (04:14)
lyrics

DVD 1

01. Video: Crises (22:48) lyrics recorded live at Wembley Arena, 22nd July 1983
02. Video: Tubular Bells (18:59)
part one, recorded live at Wembley Arena, 22nd July 1983
03. Video: Moonlight Shadow (03:42)
lyrics
04. Video: Shadow On The Wall (03:11)
lyrics
05. Video: Crime Of Passion (03:41)
lyrics
06. Video: Moonlight Shadow (03:20)
lyrics BBC TV "Top Of The Pops"

DVD 2

01. Crises (20:37) lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
02. Moonlight Shadow (04:06)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
03. In High Places (03:54)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
04. Foreign Affair (04:17)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix
05. Taurus 3 (02:40)
2013 5.1 remix
06. Shadow On The Wall (05:14)
lyrics 2013 5.1 remix

Written by Mike Oldfield except "In High Places", lyrics written by Mike Oldfield & Jon Anderson, "Foreign Affair", lyrics written by Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly and "Family Man" written by Mike Oldfield, Tim Cross, Rick Fenn, Maggie Reilly, Mike Frye & Morris Pert.

Produced by Mike Oldfield & Simon Phillips except "Mistake" produced by Mike Oldfield & David Hentschel.
Wembley Arena's live recording mixed by Ben Wiseman & Mark Powell.
2013 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on September 2nd, 2013.

This remaster was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD), Deluxe Edition (2 CD) and 30th Anniversary Box Set (3 CD & 2 DVD). Deluxe Edition includes CD 1 & CD 3. Remastered version of "Crises" on CD 1 is nearly 15 longer than standard version due to a longer fade out. "Woodhenge" and "Incantations Part Three" on CD 2 are tracked together with a total running time of 08:09. "Mistake" seems to be out of place here as it should has been included on "Five Miles Out" remaster as its B-side "Waldberg" was. 5.1 mixes on DVD 2 have noticeable differences and some tracks are remarkable longer also there's a minor glitch on tracks separation as the last bits of "In High Places" are on "Foreign Affair" track.

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Discovery Discovery © 2016 Mercury · 474-657-9

CD 1

01. To France (04:43) lyrics
02. Poison Arrows (03:52)
lyrics
03. Crystal Gazing (03:02)
lyrics
04. Tricks Of The Light (03:52)
lyrics
05. Discovery (04:34)
lyrics
06. Talk About Your Life (04:24)
lyrics
07. Saved By A Bell (04:38)
lyrics
08. The Lake (12:10)
09. To France (05:33)
lyrics extended version
10. In The Pool (03:42)
11. Bones (03:20)
12. Afghan (02:41)
13. Tricks Of The Light (03:55)
instrumental version

CD 2 The 1984 Suite

01. To France (04:47) lyrics
02. The Lake (13:43)
03. The Killing Fields (Pran's Theme) (02:44)
04. Étude (04:37)
05. The Royal Mile (Afghan) (03:37)
06. Zombies (Halloween Special) (03:45)
lyrics
07. Discovery (04:27)
lyrics

DVD

01. To France (04:47) lyrics 2016 5.1 remix
02. The Lake (13:43)
2016 5.1 remix
03. The Killing Fields (Pran's Theme) (02:44)
2016 5.1 remix
04. Étude (04:37)
2016 5.1 remix
05. The Royal Mile (Afghan) (03:37)
2016 5.1 remix
06. Zombies (03:45)
lyrics 2016 5.1 remix
07. Discovery (04:26)
lyrics 2016 5.1 remix
08. Video: To France (04:29)
lyrics
09. Video: Étude (03:24)
10. Video: Tricks Of The Light (03:55)
lyrics

Written by Mike Oldfield except "Étude" composed by Francisco Tárrega, arr. by Mike Oldfield.

Produced by Mike Oldfield & Simon Phillips. "The 1984 Suite" album produced Mike Oldfield.
2016 remixes by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on January 29th, 2016.

This remaster, also known as "Discovery And The Lake", was issued as Standard Edition (1 CD) and Deluxe Edition (2 CD & 1 DVD). "The 1984 Suite" album, featuring remixes and reworked versions of tracks from "Discovery" and "The Killing Fields" recording sessions, was also standalone avaliable as vinyl LP. The DVD also includes 24-bit high resolution stereo versions of the tracks.

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields © 2016 Mercury · 474-658-6

01. Pran's Theme (00:48)
02. Requiem For A City (02:10)
03. Evacuation (05:12)
04. Pran's Theme 2 (01:40)
05. Capture (02:24)
06. Execution (04:47)
07. Bad News (01:11)
08. Pran's Departure (02:04)
09. Worksite (01:16)
10. The Year Zero (00:28)
11. Blood Sucking (01:17)
12. The Year Zero 2 (00:38)
13. Pran's Escape / The Killing Fields (03:16)
14. The Trek (02:00)
15. The Boy's Burial / Pran Sees The Red Cross (02:43)
16. Good News (01:45)
17. Étude (04:38)
18. Evacuation (04:10)
single edit
19. Étude (03:06)
single edit

Composed by Mike Oldfield except "The Year Zero" composed by David Bedford, and "Étude" composed by Francisco Tárrega, arr. by Mike Oldfield.

Produced by Mike Oldfield.

Originally released on January 29th, 2016.

This remaster was issued only as Standard Edition (1 CD) packaged on jewel case. Stereo and 5.1 new remixes of some tracks were included  on "The 1984 Suite" album released as part of "Discovery" remaster

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