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Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn [Virgin Records PZ 33913] (10-21-1975)

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Artist:

Mike Oldfield

Title:

Ommadawn

Released: 10-21-1975
Label: Virgin Records
Catalog: PZ 33913
Genre: Electronic, Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Ommadawn (Part I)
02 Ommadawn (Part II)
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Ommadawn is the third record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1975 on Virgin Records. It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. [wikipedia.org]


Mike Oldfield - QE2 [Epic / Virgin FE 37358] (1980)

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QE2

Released: 1980
Label: Epic / Virgin
Catalog: FE 37358
Genre: Electronic, Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Taurus 1
02 Sheba
03 Conflict
04 Arrival
05 Wonderful Land
06 Mirage
07 QE2
08 Celt
09 Molly
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QE2 is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. The album was named after the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2.

The album contained both original Oldfield compositions as well as two cover version of pieces recorded by other bands (''Arrival'' by ABBA and ''Wonderful Land'' by The Shadows).

The longest tracks on the album are ''Taurus I'' and the title track, ''QE2'', lasting 10 minutes and 7 minutes respectively. Some years later The Shadows responded to Oldfield's cover of ''Wonderful Land'', by releasing a cover of Oldfield's ''Moonlight Shadow''. The cover songs were released as singles; and the helicopter cover for ''Arrival'' was clearly a reference to ABBA's Arrival album cover.

The album was the first Oldfield album to feature Maggie Reilly as a collaborator. Some tracks on the album feature vocals sung through vocoder. ''Conflict'' has an excerpt from J. S. Bach’s ''Badinerie'' (the last part of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor). The lyrics for ''Celt'' were written by Tim Cross.

''Molly'' was made for his daughter, Molly Oldfield, who would later play keyboards on The Songs of Distant Earth and play a part in the Songs for Survival project. She went on to work on the BBC Two programme, QI as a ''QI Elf'', a researcher.

The European Adventure Tour 1981, which ran from March to August of that year, was in promotion of the album.

Mike Oldfield's Biography

Michael Gordon ''Mike'' Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. His biggest commercial success is the 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit in America after its opening was used as the theme for the film The Exorcist. He also recorded the 1983 hit single ''Moonlight Shadow'' and a rendition of the Christmas piece ''In Dulci Jubilo''.

Oldfield has released more than 20 albums with the most recent being a sequel to his 1975 album Ommadawn titled Return to Ommadawn. It was released on 20 January 2017.
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