Label: Columbia - COL 471373 1 Format: Vinyl LP, Album Country: Europe Genre: Pop Style: Ballad
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An Ancient Muse Release date: November 21, Label: Quinlan Road, MRA. The second, The Millennium Bell , consisted of pastiches of a number of styles of music that represented various historical periods over the past millennium. He added to his repertoire the MusicVR project, combining his music with a virtual reality -based computer game. His first work on this project is Tr3s Lunas launched in , a virtual game where the player can interact with a world full of new music.
This project appeared as a double CD, one with the music, and the other with the game. This was done to "fix" many "imperfections" in the original due to the recording technologies of the early s and limitations in time that he could spend in the recording studio.
At around the same time Virgin released an SACD version containing both the original stereo album and the quadraphonic mix by Phil Newell. On 12 April Oldfield launched his next virtual reality project, Maestro , which contains music from the Tubular Bells album and some new chillout melodies. The games have since been made available free of charge on Tubular. The two discs contain music of contrasting moods, one relaxed Light and the other more edgy and moody Shade.
Oldfield headlined the pan-European Night of the Proms tour, consisting of 21 concerts in and His autobiography Changeling was published in May by Virgin Books. A single " Spheres ", featuring a demo version of pieces from the album, was released digitally.
These releases include special features from the archives. In , Oldfield contributed an exclusive song "Song for Survival" to a charity album called Songs for Survival , in support of the Survival International. In Oldfield and York released a remix album titled Tubular Beats. The album was produced by Steve Lipson. The Phantom Pain. Interviewed by Steve Wright in May for his BBC Radio 2 show, Oldfield said that he was currently working on a "prequel to Tubular Bells " which was being recorded using analogue equipment as much as possible.
He suggested that the album might only be released on vinyl. The project is in its infancy and would follow his current reissue campaign. Oldfield suggested that it would be released "in a couple of years". On 16 October Oldfield tweeted, via his official Twitter account "I am continuing to work on ideas for "A New Ommadawn" for the last week or so to see if [ He also suggested that he may soon be starting work on a possible fourth Tubular Bells album.
During the s Oldfield became expert in the use of digital synthesizer and sequencers notably the Fairlight CMI which began to dominate the sound of his recordings: While generally preferring the sound of guest vocalists, Oldfield has frequently sung both lead and backup parts for his songs and compositions.
He has also contributed experimental vocal effects such as fake choirs and the notorious "Piltdown Man" impression on Tubular Bells. Although recognised as a highly skilled guitarist, Oldfield is self-deprecating about his other instrumental skills, citing them as having been developed out of necessity to perform and record the music he composes.
He has been particularly dismissive of his violin-playing and singing abilities. Oldfield used a modified Roland GP8 effects processor in conjunction with his PRS Artist to get many of his heavily overdriven guitar sounds from the Earth Moving album onwards.
Oldfield has an unusual playing style, using fingers and long right-hand fingernails and different ways of creating vibrato: Over the years, Oldfield has owned and used a vast number of synthesizers and other keyboard instruments.
In recent years, he has also made use of software synthesis products, such as Native Instruments. Oldfield has occasionally sung himself on his records and live performances, sometimes using a vocoder as a resource.
It is not unusual for him to collaborate with diverse singers and to hold auditions before deciding the most appropriate for a particular song or album. Featured lead vocalists who have collaborated with him include:. Oldfield has self-recorded and produced many of his albums, and played the majority of the featured instruments, largely at his home studios.
Oldfield has had seven children with his partners. In the early s, he had three children with Sally Cooper: Molly, Dougal who died aged 33 in May  and Luke. In the s, he married Fanny Vandekerckhove born , whom he met during his time in Ibiza; they have two sons together Jake and Eugene. Oldfield is a motorcycle fan and has five bikes. He says that some of his inspiration for composing comes from riding them. He is also interested in cars and has owned a Ferrari and a Bentley which was a gift from Richard Branson as an incentive for him to give his first live performance of Tubular Bells.
Oldfield also considers himself to be a Trekkie. In , Oldfield criticised Britain for being too controlling and protective, specifically concentrating on the smoking ban which England and Wales had introduced that year.
In , he moved to the Bahamas and put his home in Mallorca up for sale. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mike Oldfield. Oldfield at the Night of the Proms in Main articles: Mike Oldfield discography and Mike Oldfield singles discography.
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Warner Bros. Records Studio s: The Billboard 10 Dec. Musikmarkt Top Albums 12 Dec. Album Top 3 Dec. UK Albums Chart 28 Nov. Officially, it has no title and no credited artist. The sticker on the release labeled it "The legendary Black Album". It was finally given a limited release in November just three months after his previous new release Come. Recording process The album is essentially a compilation of individual tracks; it was not recorded as a thematic album.
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