History Music / MikeOldfield

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* ''Exposed'' (1979) (His only live album)

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* ''Exposed'' (1979) (His only live album){{live album}})
23rd Dec '17 1:40:54 AM bt8257
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* GloryDays: Oldfield released his greatest hit within his debut album. While he has released several other respectable hits, none has really matched it in terms of critical success or musical influence.

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* GloryDays: Oldfield released his greatest hit within his debut album. While he has released several other respectable hits, none has have really matched it in terms of critical success or musical influence.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: As noted in TakeThat above, Mike's friendship with Richard Branson had gone downhill [[{{Understatement}} quite a bit]] by the late '80s. Now, they seem to have patched things up, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djdf45E5URg this]] is any indication.
29th Nov '17 5:12:34 PM bt8257
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%%(Tropes related to ''Tubular Bells'' or its sequels go on the Music/TubularBells page)

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%%(Tropes related to ''Tubular Bells'' or its sequels go on the Music/TubularBells page)

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2nd Nov '17 9:03:24 AM dlchen145
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Mike Oldfield (May 15, 1953) is an eclectic musician who has, in the span of a career going into its fifth decade, explored various musical genres. Mostly known for his 1973 debut album ''Music/TubularBells'', his SignatureStyle is the use of overdubbing in studio recordings, which allows him to play most or all of the instruments on a given piece a practice that was much less widespread when he began using it. He's done several radio-friendly pop singles, but his better-known works are long instrumentals, occasionally clocking in at a hour of continuous music.

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Mike Michael Gordon Oldfield (May 15, 1953) (born 15 May 1953) is an eclectic English musician who has, in the span of a career going into its fifth decade, explored various musical genres. Mostly known for his 1973 debut album ''Music/TubularBells'', his SignatureStyle is the use of overdubbing in studio recordings, which allows him to play most or all of the instruments on a given piece a practice that was much less widespread when he began using it. He's done several radio-friendly pop singles, but his better-known works are long instrumentals, occasionally clocking in at a hour of continuous music.
2nd Aug '17 3:28:27 PM Exxolon
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->''"I'm just so grateful and astonished that I'm still respected and listened to."''
4th Jul '17 9:19:54 AM bt8257
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From "Moonlight Shadow": "4 AM in the morning, carried away by a moonlight shadow"

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From "Moonlight Shadow": The line "4 AM in the morning, carried away by a moonlight shadow"morning", from "Moonlight Shadow".



* {{Leitmotif}}: In addition to the aforementioned re-recordings, the ''Tubular Bells'' intro was recycled in some of his later works, such as "Taurus 2", which itself has riffs recycled in other songs of ''Five Miles Out.''
* LiveAlbum: ''Exposed.''
* LyricalDissonance: "Moonlight Shadow" and "Crime of Passion."

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* {{Leitmotif}}: In addition to the aforementioned re-recordings, the ''Tubular Bells'' intro was recycled in some of his later works, such as "Taurus 2", which itself has riffs recycled in other songs of ''Five Miles Out.''
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* LiveAlbum: ''Exposed.''
''Exposed''.
* LyricalDissonance: "Moonlight Shadow" and "Crime of Passion."Passion".



* PopStarComposer: Wrote the soundtrack for ''Film/TheKillingFields.''

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* PopStarComposer: Wrote the soundtrack for ''Film/TheKillingFields.''''Film/TheKillingFields''.



** Before that, On Horseback from ''Ommadawn'' in 1975 had the song On Horseback, which was sung/spoken by him; later the title tracks of ''Five Miles Out'' and ''Crises.''

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** Before that, On Horseback from ''Ommadawn'' in 1975 had the song On Horseback, which was sung/spoken by him; later the title tracks of ''Five Miles Out'' and ''Crises.''''Crises''.



** ''Amarok'' is one huge one directed to Richard Branson, whose relationship to Mike became very icy by the late '80s...

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** ''Amarok'' is one huge one directed to Richard Branson, whose relationship to Mike became very icy by the late '80s...'80s.



*** Tubular bells were played on the album, but Mike called them "long, thin metallic hanging tubes."

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*** Tubular bells were ''were'' played on the album, but Mike called them "long, thin metallic hanging tubes."



*** It's the only album to be credited to "Michael Oldfield."

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*** It's the only album to be credited to "Michael Oldfield."Oldfield".



*** The third song, "Mr. Shame," asks the titular character to "embrace love", most likely referring to Branson.

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*** The third song, "Mr. Shame," Shame", asks the titular character to "embrace love", most likely referring to Branson.



*** The last song, "Music From The Balcony" ends with someone laughing and saying "Now fuck off!" It's also about a one-third scale spiritual sequel to ''Amarok''--try finding an excerpt of this one to put on radio.

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*** The last song, "Music From The from the Balcony" ends with someone laughing and saying "Now fuck off!" It's also about a one-third scale spiritual sequel to ''Amarok''--try finding an excerpt of this one to put on radio.
2nd Jun '17 11:17:09 PM Xtifr
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'''Mike Oldfield''' (May 15, 1953) is an eclectic musician who has, in the span of a career going into its fifth decade, explored various musical genres. Mostly known for his 1973 debut album ''Music/TubularBells'', his SignatureStyle is the use of overdubbing in studio recordings, which allows him to play most or all of the instruments on a given piece a practice that was much less widespread when he began using it. He's done several radio-friendly pop singles, but his better-known works are long instrumentals, occasionally clocking in at a hour of continuous music.

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'''Mike Oldfield''' Mike Oldfield (May 15, 1953) is an eclectic musician who has, in the span of a career going into its fifth decade, explored various musical genres. Mostly known for his 1973 debut album ''Music/TubularBells'', his SignatureStyle is the use of overdubbing in studio recordings, which allows him to play most or all of the instruments on a given piece a practice that was much less widespread when he began using it. He's done several radio-friendly pop singles, but his better-known works are long instrumentals, occasionally clocking in at a hour of continuous music.
13th Feb '17 2:47:48 PM aaaaa
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* ''Tubular Bells 4'' (TBA)
20th Jan '17 4:20:09 PM Maxiboy136
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* IAmTheBand: He played most of the instruments on many of his earlier albums.

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* IAmTheBand: He played most of the instruments on many of his earlier albums.albums, and then went back to this method for ''Return to Ommadawn''
9th Dec '16 9:36:14 AM Maxiboy136
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* ''Return to Ommadawn'' (2017)
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