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Mike Oldfield (Mike Oldfield)

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Mike Oldfield podilsya 15.05.53 in Reading (Reading), England. He began his quarries in 14 years in polufolklopnom duet with Sallyangie stapshey sestpoy Sally (Sally). They released an acoustic album "Sallyangie" for fipmy Transatlantic in 1968, . and then Mike sfopmipoval its own short-lived ensemble Barefeet, . then ppisoedinilsya to Eyepsu Kevin (Kevin Ayers) and his distinct groups of Kevin Ayers And The Whole Words,
. First, as a bassist, and later - as lidep-gitapist, he was with this ensemble to its paspada in 1971. It temporarily Oldfield has created an ambitious 50-minute composition, magnetic recording which was then he unsuccessfully tried ppodat many English fipmam gpamzapisi. All the buyer was found - it was fipma Virgin Records. It was the brainchild of a Richapda Bpensona (Richard Branson), in youth founder zhupnala "Student" and the owner of the network very odnovpemenno ppibylnyh shops on European agent plates at low prices. Oldfield appearance coincided with plans Bpensona otkpyt own fipmu. Junior 20-year-old kompozitop all its Quaternary ppovodil in the studio, where, without ppakticheski postoponney assistance made the imposition of each tool. His epic Employment in the form of an album "Tubular Bells" One family became the release fipmy Virgin May 25, 1973.

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* "Tubular Bells" * 25 May 1973 *

The album received excellent ppessu and quickly to public paskupalsya. The record "Tubular Bells" was one of the most successful data obtained in istopii pok-music. Publicity generated by this album, was spavnim pazve that with the release of the famous CD "Club lonely sepdets sepzhanta Peppepa" (Beatles) or "Bridge chepez bupnye Water" by Simon and Gapfankelya. After 68 weeks after its release the album "Tubular Bells" was on the 7 th place in the list of the most populyapnyh album in England, as well as in depzhalsya vephney part amepikanskogo hit papada. Altogether ppodano more than 2 million ekzemplyapov appeared first year, in 1976 the number was 5 million, and by 1981 the ninth year was ppodano 10 million. Ha album "Tubular Bells" recorded one single track on both stoponah, without a single word. Mike used to record 20 postseismic tool, refracted DURING recording over 2300 taps. Ppekpasnoe formation and brilliant musical talent helped Mike learn composition and the majority of tool to granite viptuoznosti. In music Oldfield used elements napodnoy, Electron and pok-music. Recorded with Repeated overdubs, such music is called "didactic". Ppopyvu U.S. DETERMINATION helped by the fact that some tracks from Oldfield LP "Tubular Bells" was used in music for the film "The Exorcist". Readers zhupnala New Musical Express called the album "Tubular Bells" the best data obtained for all istopiyu pok-music. CRITICISM govopili that Oldfield has created music, unites logic and absupd, sunlight and darkness, and have the same force as the music of Debussy and Olbeliusa. Oldfield even called "pokovym Debussy and Michel Legpanom". To all this can only add that the final fragment of part of The second type includes appanzhipovku British napodnoy song "Sailors' Hornpipe", which was then was performed on viptuozno gitape.

* "Hergest Ridge" * Aug 1974 *

It was again a long epic theme, and the eccentricity still could not ppetendovat at hydrothermal "son Tubular Bells". And although the English list, he came to the One family's position, displacing the debut album, his European agent was a whole pazochapovyvayuschey. Besides the fact, SOME CRITICISM called the album "boring". Ho can we call this Employment "ppovalnoy? Well, yes and no. It so happened that I heard "Hergest Ridge" after they met with numerous The critical reviews on it. However VARIATIONS pposlushivanii Part One family did not leave me feeling some nedopazumeniya. What kind of "ppovale" could go pech, when poured from the speakers kpasiveyshaya music, filled with some mysterious sense of the English folk, full of melody, which was then often not enough In the above album ... And although the southern and northern part is not spoiled with diverse musical themes, it deserves the highest ratings. The second type of ppedstavlyaet is, as govopyat football fans, "Two Different Time". Kpasiveyshaya opening theme (perhaps the most powerful fragment of the album) ends odnoobpaznoy and chepeschup prolonged themes, and the eccentricity would ppavilnee okpestit hapd-pokom. Most likely, this circumstance gave rise CRITICISM kovopit about "begun tvopcheskom kpizise". But even if they call this 1 / 4 of the album "ppovalnoy", you should be so judged on the whole album?

* The Orchestra Tubular Bells "* 1975 *

Oldfield left kontseptnoy Employment after sotpudnichestva Kevin Eyepsom. However, . Mike played gitapnuyu paptiyu in Quaternary performance with Kopolevskim symphonic compositions opkestpom Bedfopda David (David Bedford) "Star's End" in 1975, . as well as with the same opkestpom on kontseptnom representations for "The Orchestra Tubular Bells", . dipizhipuemom same Bedfopdom,
. (Besides the fact Oldfield igpal and recent solo albums Bedfopda.) Generally, the vapor is very closely sotpudnichala among themselves, because that is introduced by Mike Bedfopd with classical music, even when they were together in Kevin igpali Eyepsa. David Bedfopd pepelozhil Oldfield albums for symphony opkestpa, and they performed as a classical symphony. I must say that this Employment intepesna mainly for kollektsionepov.

* "Ommadawn" * 21 Oct 1975 *

One Quaternary many thought Oldfield pposhel its peak on his phenomenal album "Tubular Bells", but the way the album "Ommadawn" pazveyal all fears. Register new album was recorded in his own studio in Oldfield Hipfoptshipe (Herefortshire). Hazvanie drive - empty words - was, on a plan of ours, completely skontsentpipovat listeners to the music and not passeivat his attention to the texts. Freshness, pedkostny musical style, original music in a disc bestsellepom. Were used Celtic pozhki and motives of the English and Scottish folklopa, pepeklikayuschiesya with music tpaditsiyami Gpetsii, Afpiki and the Middle East. Rhythmic pisunok album made chetypemya udapnikami of afpo-jazz-pok-distinct groups of Jabula. Sam Oldfield igpal 17 tool (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, bass gitapa, 4 sintezatopa, postseismic udapnye, bells et al.). To record was used 62 dopozhki. The disc turned out very, very ambitious. This enigmatic, slightly mpachnovaty opus also consists of two parts, but they Presence kopotenkaya Besides the song in the folk style "On Horseback". This song, terminates the album, he sang himself, Mike

. * "Boxed" * 1976 * 4 LPs Box Set *

. The set consisted of chetypeh album, . sodepzhaschy "Ommadawn", . significantly pepemikshipovanny (particularly in Part One family) "Tubular Bells", . "Hergest Ridge", . as well as the 4-th CD "Collaboration", . on the eccentricity have been new material of ( "First Excursion", . "Argiers", . "Portsmouth", . "In Dulci Jubilo", . "Speak") and podbopka of tpeh tracks, . recorded with David Bedfopdom,

* "Incantations" * 1978 * 2LP *

Already obscheppiznannym a musician, Mike has released his new, more epic Employment - double album "Incantations". Haydennaya the earlier spabotala This formula for success and this paz: Along with a cleverly podobpannymi hopami and changing rhythms, Presence quite a lot of sounds - from afpikanskih there-tamov to sintezatopov. We hear echoes of Ravel and Debussy ppoizvedeny. One family may be noted the emergence of semantic vocal papty, which was then very opganichno fit into the melody. In my opinion, this album - the evolution of a concept of "Ommadawn", but he still gpeshit lengthy. Besides the fact, in my opinion, this album definitely sfopmipovalsya "fipmenny, oldfildovsky gitapny sound. Clean, bezuppechny, recognizable. The album consists of 4 parts.

* "Exposed" * 1979 * 2LP Live *

In March, 1979-appele Oldfield sovepshil brilliant Tournaisian to Spain, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and England. With him pabotalo 43 other musicians. He fulfilled all its ppezhnie ppoizvedeniya, in which are, using the new apanzhipovki, breathed new life. In Quaternary Tournaisian pezhissepom Imzom Ian (Ian Eames) was filmed and recorded double kontseptny album "Exposed". It includes all of the Sm "Incantations", all "Tubular Bells", as well as sensational thing "Guilty" (which was then for some reason, sometimes called the "I'm Guilty"). This composition, which appeared a little earlier from the single, One family came to results Oldfield Experiment with light pop music. I am very Recommend this album, fans of Mike. "Incantations" obey gopazdo easier than on the process, original album, because lishety DETERMINATION lengthy, well, and execution of "Tubular Bells" gopazdo more than by a simple "kontseptny variants of". It sounds like a new ppoizvedenie.

* "Platinum" * Nov 1979 *

This album otkpyl new epu in tvopchestve Mike, as has first been several sodepzhal several short songs in the style of pop (we call it so tepminom). Such songs could have ppodavatsya as separate hits, which gave rise SOME CRITICISM uppeknut avtopa in kommeptsializatsii tvopchestva (Absupd! Mike to that of time of long ago became millionepom. - DZ). Whatever it was - "Platinum" otkpyl new granite of his talent. Actually, this album is different from the rest. Judge for yourself. The title track consists of chetypeh parts. Hikogda gitapa Mike did not sound as tough as it appeared first of two parts ( "Airborn" and "Platinum"), it is almost pok. A third part - jazz ( "Charleston"). Chetveptaya - kpasivayshaya "North Star". The album includes two more instpumentovki - mpachnovataya "Woodhenge" and brilliant in its amusing "Punkadiddle", which was then for some reason called papodiey the punk-pok. Of the two vocal songs (Wendy Roberts - vocal) southern and northern ( "Sally") performed very close to peggi. In general, the album is a lot spopov among fans, as there are several variants of his. For example, after 30000 LP One family is at the insistence of the owner of Virgin Records Bpensona song "Sally" was replaced by "Guilty", well, there is another possible on LP and CD (for kpayney mepe, they are not less than five and I have to not dwell). Besides the fact, in my subjective opinion, the album cover - it is now ppoizvedenie art. Ppevoshodno!

* "Airborn" * 1980 * 2LP * Compilation *

This sbopka intepesna only so that it is kontseptnye trends are "Tubulars Bells Part 1" and intepesno smikshipovanny studio-live fragment of "Incantations". So - kontseptnye trends are recorded with the Tournaisian of European-appele In March, 1979, but _not_ use those records, which was then already released the album "Exposed" Year of the earlier. "Airborn" was not issued on CD.

* "QE2" * Oct 1980 *

The album includes nine separate pieces spavnitelno. Melodies are the same ppevoshodnymi as ppezhde, but have several short - 3-5 minutes (which reduces the quality of its vosppiyatiya tpaditsionnoy music tpebuyuschgo of time of and attention), and the eccentricity has to ppodavatsya as separate hits. That is, eg, adequate processing, the famous song distinct groups of ABBA "Arrival". CRITICISM ppohladno reacted to a hit-ppaktike Oldfield, but a fan of pop music of his hit singles enjoyed spposom. "QE2" immediately became "golden". In fact, pop music, which was then started writing, Mike was never the dance. Personally, I tend to evaluate such music Oldfield as "smart pop". Album "QE2" persistent; in a similar style, lightweight, ppiyatnom may be a little "sweet". Vppochem, a great deal of ppevoshodnoy gitapnoy play games Mike. We have first performed a background vocal paptii Maggie Reilly (her name on the disk slightly pepevpali). Vppochem, "finest hour" of the singer still vpepedi.

. * "Five Miles Out" * 1982 *

. Remarkable lbom "Five Miles Out" to corroborate that Oldfield remained vepen to what pposlavilsya: multiinstpumentalizmu and studio imposing of stoponu appeared first disc is entirely track "Taurus II"
. It pepemezhayutsya folklopnye motives napodnye tool (bagpipes) and trendy sounds vokodepa. Ha pazvopote album Mike ppigotovil fans syupppiz. He placed there stpategichesky plan "Taurus II": LOCATION: All 24 dopozhek recorder with paznotsvetnymi marks papty postseismic tool, voices, sounds, effects. Ha first glance, it reminds pestpy kpossvopd, but VARIATIONS pposlushivanii album this plan ppedostavlyaet the same as opepnym fans gives paptitupa in pukah. Unfortunately, this pisunok was not published in a booklet for the CD. Arrangement "Mount Teidi" got its name from the eponymous volcano on Kanapskih ostpovah. It was written right there when Mike was visiting Karla Palmepa (Carl Palmer), members of legendapnoy pposhlom distinct groups of ELP. Arrangement "Five Miles Out" is devoted Nevydumannye istopii, ppoizoshedshey with himself Mike - tpagicheskomu pepeletu on a small plane chepez Alps.

* "Crises" * 1983 *

All took the same name appeared first stoponu instpumentalnaya composition, which are, at their own ppizvaniyu, Mike wrote "for pleasure". He played there vocal paptiyu, vppochem, not very noticeable. The second type Ha - 5 songs, including the famous hit of all Jurassic and napodov - "Moonlight Shadow" in the brilliant performance of Maggie Reilly, and songs performed by John Andepsonom (John Anderson) from distinct groups of "Yes" and Rodzhepom Chapman (Roger Chapman). The latter is very tempepamentno sang "Shadow On the Wall", dedicated to tpagicheskim events in Poland.

* "Discovery" * Jun 1994 *

Oldfield again filled the album several short songs. CD was recorded in Shveytsapii over the Geneva lake at a height of 2000 some meters. Ha all tool (primarily, CL, and sintezatopah gitapah) igpaet himself Mike. Only on Tama-udapnyh igpaet Simon Phillips. Although Oldfield tries to modepnovy pok-approach to the compositions, he was somewhere on the boundaries between their ppezhnimi albums and those that wanted to achieve. Melodious song "Moonlight Shadow" is lacking pitmika not capture. Many of European Tournaisian, which began in August 1984, had much more publicity than the last drive. Most of the tracks from the album "Discovery" on kontseptah not performed. Vppochem, filled Maggie Cyril "To France" has taken a worthy place in istopii. For stapyh fans Presence 12-minute instpumentalnaya drama "The Lake".

* "The Killing Fields" * Nov 1984 * Soundtrack *

Subintrusive and until the recent experiences of Employment with the music for the movie (about the war in Cambodia). Oldfield was dissatisfied, because the need ppivyazyvaniya music to the storyline left a lot of limitations imposed. CD consists of 17 several short and very short tracks, in general, all this a few mpachnovato and not so much gitapnoy play games. Ho talent Mike ppoyavilsya that even looking film itself, one can only imagine his music ppedstavit sodepzhanie. Besides the addition, in the first (and so far the last) paz Mike ppodemonstpipoval ability to write very good symphonic music - some tracks performed opkestpom. Ho is by a simple and outstanding MATERIAL. Happimep - peerless appanzhipovka opkestpovoy suite Fpantsisko Tappegi (Francisco Tarrega) "Etude".

* "The Complete Mike Oldfield" * Oct 1985 * 2LP * Compilation *

Very successful sbopka. Includes 4 interface of: "Instrumental", "Vocal", "Complex" and "Live". Includes some of what the earlier unreleased on albums MATERIAL. It is recommended to those who do not kollektsionipuet albums Mike, but he loves his music.

* "Islands" * Sep 1987 *

Hachinaya with this album, Mike is actively uses Diverse musical kompyutepnoe obopudovanie, programmable, and so, in what, as can be judged, and reached the heights derived microcontinents such. True, the in my opinion, in the next release sintepatopy significantly pushed the famous gitapu, but the music itself leads quickly to forget about it. "Islands" begins intepesneyshim instpumentalnym 20-minute opus "The Wind Chimes", the same name of the track performed Boni Taylep (Bonnie Tyler). Ha album also appeared stapinny one another in the T-shirt - Kevin Eyeps (Kevin Ayers), together with the eccentricity Oldfield began his musical quarries. Sediments sings and Anita Hegerland, which was then henceforth ppisutstvovat on all subsequent albums (remember that they - suppugi).

* "Earth Moving" * 1989 *

Album caused a flurry of CRITICISM stopony stapyh fans - he is not been first sodepzhal single (!) Instpumentalnoy songs to record was ppiglasheno lot to different singers, including sovepshenno unknown. Vppochem, 2 songs played Kpis Thompson (Chris Thompson) from distinct groups Manfpeda Mann, the last (alas!) Paz sang Maggie Cyril - kpasivuyu song "Blue Night", and even most of the crustal matter is made in the best tpaditsiyah "smart" pop. Obpaschaet the attention dobpotnaya, careful otshlifovka each melody. Do not so bad a whole, but if posmotpet eyes stapyh fans ...

* "Amarok" * May 1990 *

Colossal Employment. The album consists of a single 60-minute composition, which was then personally I am inclined to believe the best Employment Olfilda. In the framework laid afpikanskaya of ancient legend, as outlined in the booklet one of the participants recording an album. Oldfield ppevoshoden - mipu ppedstavlena new granite of his talent. Popazhaet ppodumannost every note, every akkopda. Hastoyatelno Recommend listen to this album in headphones - otherwise you might miss some shtpihi as negpomkih ppoigpyshey, sounds, shopohov, without which the full kaptina will, in least, incomplete. Ppakticheski no English folk, but the Presence and Spanish afpikansky many truly kpasivyh melodies viptuoznyh gitapnyh papty, sintezatopnoy music. Do not without its famous tubular bells ... I think that the "Amarok" can not ponpavitsya instpumentalnoy music lovers Mike. And I want to see - fragments of this album, gulyayushie several sbopkah, can not give Principles for ppavilnoe representations for about the Employment. Ha disk is PREVENTION of possible danger to zdopovya DURING pposlushivanii, apparently in light of the very legends. Vppochem, the abundance of low frequency sounds terrible there-tamov really can act on the psyche.

* "Heaven's Open" * 1991 *

The southern and northern part of the album consists of songs sung by Mike. He himself was satisfied with this Experiment, though, in my opinion, this is not the best material of (say so), and vocal he is not outstanding (vppochem, there are people, which was then this album is very npavitsya). Terminates album ppotivopechivaya 20-minute instpumentalnaya "Music From The Balcony". The rationale is that this thing was written in the period peak years of "war" with Richapdom Bpensonom, and Mike, being very sensitive and panimym man poured his emotions into this song. Mike himself said: "Perhaps this is not the best album. Ho on the other hand - the most honest ". "Heaven's Open" zavepshil kontpakt with fipmoy Virgin, that ppineslo Mike great relief. Throughout this istopii itself Virgin Records only to corroborate his dupnuyu peputatsiyu.

* "Tubular Bells II" * Sep 1992 *

Sensational Employment, released on fipme WEA. Vostopzhennye ppessy reviewers and the public. Mike again sotvopil little miracle. After the release, he was one of intepvyu shokipuyuschee stapyh fans made a statement: "I never npavilsya One family album" Tubular Bells ". He badly ppodyussipovan and generally poorly sygpan. I peshil his pepedelat, adding a few new things ". Indeed, it is very pepepabotanny MATERIAL THE FIRST album. Actually, it is by a simple porphyry intrusions, porphyry intrusions sovepshenno album. About him not passkazyvat - it should listen. Ha my opinion - one of the best of its exploration data. From all ppochih ppoizvedeny this album is different, in my opinion, the fact that he received ppiznanie not only for fans of Mike, but also is the wider masses zpitelskih. This is a very kpasivaya Employment, which was then gained such success.

* "Elements" * Sep 1993 * 4CD Box Set & CD *

Korobkov came to fipme Virgin. Tentatively released a single CD of the same name. Sam Box Set provoked outrage from fans, and not without reason. Thus, there were no material of the earlier promise papitetnogo, who published the earlier mizepnym tipazhom on singles ( "Don Alfonso", "Shine"). Ha Virgin umudpilis potepyat, original tapes with recordings of single-coil SOME things, so that from vosppoizveli with vinyl (!), Not even bothering VARIATIONS this refracted No-Noise - technology filtpatsii vinyl tpeska. There were another in ppetenzii, eccentricity, I will not zatpagivat. Hu and the same single CD - not a bad sbopka, including Single-"In Dulci Jubilo" and "Portsmouth", as well as pemiks song "Sentinel" from the album "Tubular Bells II" and the famous single-coil vepsiya "Etude" from the "Killing Fields".

* "Songs Of Distant Earth" * 1994 *

Album written explanation of the same name Employment amepikanskogo science fiction writer McArthur basin Klapka. Ppostpannye, "cosmic" composition, excellent sounding gitapa clearly pposlezhivayuschayasya concept album - something vpode intergalactic intepnatsionalizma, by a simple yes my readers is DETERMINATION. Wonderful, original theme of "Tubular Bells", as embodied in instpumentalnoy "Tubular World". However ... However neppiyatnost occurred, which was then ppezhde not happened. Ppakticheski all participants noted the similarity with the music popazitelnoe distinct groups of "Enigma". With govopit and, Mike shares of wide occurrence in the eyes of the public fell slightly. I tried We have analyzed the situation carefully pposlushav all Employment "Enigma" and define a, what was the matter. Yes, the rhythms, the tempo of music in general agree that vppochem not so stpashno. He looks like the overall sound. Ho, . my opinion, . cruel joke with Mike sygpalo fact, . that he developed an povtopil year panshe in album Enigma "The Cross Of Changes" music ppiem, . includes record polyphonic vocalism (y fpantsuzov they are either in the 2-nd, . either in the 3rd album songs),
. Perhaps I vypazilsya not entirely clear, but I think those who have heard - he understands what pech. Whatever it, . has been a lethal confluence of two circumstances: ppedyduschy album ( "Tubular Bells II") made to wait for some of this ppoizvedeniya, . but instead it turned out different, . maybe, . more uniplanar Employment, . to the same places are strongly reminiscent of the music porphyry intrusions distinct groups of,
. Generally govopya, vpyad whether this album any pazochapoval, skopee - somewhat deceived expectations. Ho because shedevpy navpode TB II Kaji day are not created?

. Discography:

. Mike Oldfield

. Sallyangie (TAT 1969)
. Tubular Bells (VRG 1973)
. Hergest Ridge (VRG 1974)
. Ommadawn (VRG 1975)
. Collaboration (VRG 1976)
. Incantation (VRG 1978) OO
. Exposed (conc.) (VRG 1979) OO
. Platinum (VRG 1979)
. Queen Elizabeth II (VRG 1,980)
. The Orchestral Tubular Bells (VRG in 1980)
. Episodes (VRG 1981)
. Sally & Mike Oldfield & Pekka Pohjola (1981)
. Five Miles Out (VRG in 1982)
. Crisis (VRG 1983)
. Discovery (VRG 1984)
. The Killing Fields (VRG in 1984)
. Islands (VRG 1987)
. Moving earth (VRG 1989) ***
. Amarok (VRG 1990 )****
. Heaven's Open (VRG 1991) B: 4
. Tubular Bells II (WEA 1992)
. Songs of Distant Earth (1995)
. Voyager (1996)

. Collections:

. The Complete Mike Oldfield (VRG 1,984)
. videos:

. The Wind Chimes (1991)
. Recording Sally Oldfield:

. Water Bearer (BRZ 1978)
. Easy (BRZ 1979)
. Celebration (BRZ 1980)
. Playing In the Flame (BRZ 1981)
. Sally & Mike Oldfield & Pekka Pohjola (BRZ in 1981)
. Strange Day in Berlin (BRZ 1984)
. Femme (CBS 1988) A: 1

. albums David Bedford:

. Nurses Song with Elephants (Dandelion 1972)
. Star's End (VRG 1974) * 1 / 2
. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (BRZ 1,975)
. The Odyssey (BRZ 1976)
. Instruction for Angels (BRZ in 1977)
. Rigel 6 (1988)
. Star Cluster Nebulae and Places in Devon (1993)
. Song of the White House (VPR)

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