Mike Oldfield – Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield (2012)

Posted by Green on December 26, 2019as

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CD1
01. TUBULAR BELLS (Part One) (TWO SIDES EXCERPT) (14:06)
Original version appears on TUBULAR BELLS (1973) © 2012
02. 0MMADAWN (Part One) (TWO SIDES EXCERPT) (6:50)
Original version appears on OMMADAWN (1975) © 2012
03. CRISES (TWO SIDES EXCERPT) (10:40)
Original version appears on CRISES (1983) © 2012
04. THE LAKE (TWO SIDES EXCERPT) (5:31)
Original version appears on DISCOVERY (1984) © 2012
05. AMAROK (Part One) (TWO SIDES EXCERPT) (5:04)
Original version appears on AMAROK (1990) © 1990
06. AMAROK(Part Two) (Two SIDES EXCERPT) (15:21)
Original version appears on AMAROK (1990) © 1990
07. SENTINEL (8:07)
From the album TUBULAR BELLS II (1992) © 1992
08. SUPERNOVA (3:24)
From the album THE SONGS OE DISTANT EARTH (1994) © 1994
09. ASCENSION (5:50)
From the album THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH (1994) © 1994
10. THE TEMPEST (5:48)
From the album MUSIC OF THE SPHERES (2007) © 2007

CD2
01. GUILTY (4:14)
Originally Appeared as SINGLE A SIDE VIRGIN VS 245 © 1979
02. FAMILY MAN (3:47)
From the album FIVE MILES OUT (1982) © 2009
03. FIVE MILES OUT (4:17)
From the album FIVE MILES OUT (1982) © 2009
04. MOONLIGHT SHADOW (3:38)
From the album CRISES (1983) © 2009
05. SHADOW ON THE WALL (3:09)
From the album CRISES (1983) © 2009
06. TO FRANCE (4:37)
From the album DISCOVERY (1984) © 2000
07. ETUDE (4:39)
From the album THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) © 1984
08. MAGIC TOUCH (4:15)
From the album ISLANDS (1987) © 2000
09. ISLANDS (4:20)
From the album ISLANDS (1987) © 2000
10. HEAVEN’S OPEN (4:28)
From the album HEAVEN’S OPEN (1991) © 2000
11. TATTOO (3:47)
From the album TUBULAR BELLS II (1992) AND TREVOR HORN © 1992
12. THE SONG OF THE SUN (4:35)
From the album VOYAGER (1996) © 1996
13. SUMMIT DAY (3:47)
From the album GUITARS (1999) © 1999
14. LAKE CONSTANCE (5:16)
From the album THE MILLENNIUM BELL (1999) © 1999
15. BROAD SUNLIT UPLANDS (4:03)
From the album THE MILLENNIUM BELL (1999) © 1999
16. THE DOGE’S PALACE (3:07)
From the album THE MILLENNIUM BELL (1999) © 1999
17. AMBER LIGHT (3:42)
From the album THE MILLENNIUM BELL (1999) © 1999
18. ANGELIQUE (4:40)
From the album LIGHT + SHADE (2005) © 2005
19.ON MY HEART (2:27)
From the album MUSIC OF THE SPHERES (200S) © 2007

Mike Oldfield, the self-taught guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer, is chiefly remembered for his album-length “Tubular Bells” composition, an eerie, fascinating, and conceptual piece that did so much to set the tone for the movie The Exorcist. Oldfield played most of the instruments himself on “Tubular Bells” and it remains, and undoubtedly always will remain, his signature piece, but he’s done a lot more than that, exploring styles and musical forms from progressive rock and folk to jazz, ambient, world, pop, and even disco and beyond throughout his maverick recording career. This two-disc set, selected and sequenced by Oldfield himself, provides a nice survey of his shifts and turns, and illustrates the restless and often brilliant way he produces a sound and style that manages to be expansive and insular, popular and eccentric, and sometimes all of these at once. Excerpts from “Tubular Bells” are here, naturally, along with the African section of “Amarok,” “Ommadawn,” and shorter pieces like “Ascension,” “Supernova,” and “The Tempest,” and there’s even a message in Morse code for Richard Branson woven in here. Now 60, and making his home in the Bahamas, Oldfield continues to do his own thing, combining the avant-garde with classical composition techniques, prog rock dynamics, and his own restless sense of pop music. This self-chosen set makes a great introduction to his life’s work, although ardent fans will no doubt have everything here in their longer forms.

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