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From Facebook:

Hi Everyone.
Happy New Year to everyone !
Hope you will love RTO as much as I do, it is coming out very soon. As usual working on the next project and working on a Super Advanced music player for TB4 that will have multitrack mixing and Virtual reality as well as the usual high definition Audio.
Excited for 2017 !
Best wishes from Mike


Tuesday, 3 January 2017 24 comments


Mike announced on Facebook the release of Return To Ommadawn for January 20 2017, and posted a 32 seconds excerpt of the new album. BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright played a snippet too (starting at 2 hours 12 minutes, thanks Harmono!).

Hello everyone,

I’m delighted to announce that my new album, Return To Ommadawn, will be released on January 20 2017
and is available to pre-order on my official store now: https://MikeOldfield.lnk.to/ReturnToOmmadawnFP

I hope you will enjoy listening to the new album as much as I have enjoyed making it.

Thanks for your patience, I know it has been a long wait.
Meanwhile here is a short snippet with elements from the introduction to Part One.

I also hear that Steve Wright will be playing the radio exclusive single version on his show this afternoon on BBC Radio 2.
You can hear it just after 4.pm UK time at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

Hope you will be able to tune in and enjoy.

All the best for now !

Mike Oldfield


Wednesday, 7 December 2016 110 comments


Virgin EMI will re-release on December 2nd a remastered vinyl edition of the 1979 double live album Exposed, as well as Collaborations, originally included as part of the 1976 Boxed compilation set.

Saturday, 19 November 2016 11 comments


Posted by Terry Oldfield this evening to his Facebook page upon the passing of Raymond Henry Oldfield, father of Mike, Sally, and Terry.  Condolences to the Oldfields.

"A tribute of thanks to my Dad who just passed away this morning .. At the time I am born in he is leaving .. Much peace to you my wonderful Father ..Thank you so much.."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIGSUctbcHQ

Thursday, 11 August 2016 9 comments


Mike has posted on his Facebook group the list of instruments for Return To Ommadawn.

INSTRUMENTS USED RETURN TO OMMADAWN

STRINGS.
ACOUSTIC STEEL - ANDY MANSON HERON
FLAMENCO - PACO DE LUCIA
BASS - FENDER ROSCOE BECK
ACOUSTIC BASS - FENDER KINGMAN
GIBSON - SG STANDARD P.90
FENDER - TELECASTER
FENDER - STRATOCASTER
PRS - SIGNATURE
MANDOLINS - OVATION AND WASHBURN
BANJO
UKULELE
CELTIC HARP

KEYBOARDS.
ORGANS - VOX CONTINENTAL, FARFISA AND HAMMOND
MELLOTRON
SOLINA
CLAVIOLINE
GRANDMA'S PUB PIANO

PERCUSSION.
BODHRAN
AFRICAN TABLE DRUMS
GLOKENSPIEL

WHISTLES.
PENNY WHISTLES IN BB, C, D, EB, F AND G

AMPLIFIER.
MESA BOOGIE MARK FIVE

Monday, 23 May 2016 54 comments


Mike has posted on his Facebook group the names for the 55 sections of his new album:

INTRO
Spanish Tune Acoustic
Mandolins 1
Spanish Tune 2
Mandolins 2
High Bridge 1
Spanish Tune 3
High Bridge 2
Bodhrans
Fast Tune 1
Fast Tune Bridge 1
Fast Tune 2
Fast Tune Bridge 2
Fast Tune Boogie 1
Fast Tune Break
Grand Tune 1
Victory V 1
Victory V 2
Victory V 3
Reef Intro
REEF 1
BASS SOLO
HeavyFUZZ
FUZZ TUNE 2
AFRICA 2
Big WhistleTune
BWT END
END TUNE
CLIMAX ENDING
JIG
JIG 2

WhistleInt
Tune 1
EthnicFlute 1
2 Spanish
Glock 1 Riff
GIok 2 Eloc
Glok 3 Mandolins
EthnicFlute 2
Tune 1 *2GT
Not Happy
BIG Tune
Soft Tune
Bolero
Bolero Blues
Glock 3 Blues Guitar
WhistIeMIX
Africa 1
CHANT 1
AF PIANO
AF QUIET
AF ACOUSTICS
AF BASS
AF GIBSON SOLO
CODA



Thursday, 21 April 2016 10 comments


Mike's update Re: Return to Ommadawn as posted on his Facebook group 9 April:

"Hello Everyone some news : Well today got to the end of Part 2 Return to Ommadawn. Most of Part 2 I am happy with just have to finish up the ending and then polish both Part 1 and 2. So looking to finish everything around my birthday mid May. It has been a wonderful experience and I have loved playing all the acoustic instruments. So just have to complete the final steps. All the very best from Mike"  He subsequently said he expects to release it in mid-August.

Saturday, 9 April 2016 43 comments


Tubular Brass, a 28-piece brass band, will perform Sandy Smith's arrangement of Tubular Bells in St Peter's Church, Manchester, on May 28 at 7pm. Advance tickets are £16.50.

Tubular Brass will also perform the world premiere of the specially commissioned piece for brass band and synthesisers: Mary Casio by, and also featuring, Hannah Peel.



Tuesday, 1 March 2016 2 comments


Mercury Records has released the 2015 remasters of Discovery and The Killing Fields, as well as The Suite 1984:

Discovery
1. To France
2. Poison Arrows
3. Crystal Gazing
4. Tricks of the Light
5. Discovery
6. Talk About Your Life
7. Saved by a Bell
8. The Lake
9. To France (Extended version) (bonus track)
10. In the Pool (bonus track)
11. Bones (bonus track)
12. Afghan (bonus track)
13. Tricks of the Light (Instrumental) (bonus track)

The Killing Fields
1. Pran's Theme
2. Requiem for a City
3. Evacuation
4. Pran's Theme 2
5. Capture
6. Execution
7. Bad News
8. Pran's Departure
9. Worksite
10. The Year Zero
11. Blood Sucking
12. The Year Zero 2
13. Pran's Escape / The Killing Fields
14. The Trek
15. The Boy's Burial / Pran Sees the Red Cross
16. Good News
17. Étude
18. Evacuation (Single Edit) (Bonus Track)
19. Étude (Single Edit) (Bonus Track)

The Suite 1984
1. To France
2. The Lake
3. The Killing Fields (Main Theme)
4. Étude
5. The Royal Mile (Re-discovered track)
6. Zombies (Halloween Special)
7. Discovery

Saturday, 30 January 2016 35 comments


Mike has released an humorous Halloween special of Poison Arrows called Zombie. You can watch the video clip on Vevo, stream it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.

Saturday, 31 October 2015 38 comments


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Return To Ommadawn Articles

MIKE OLDFIELD - Im Schmerz geboren: Return To Ommadawn
– Eclipsed

Return To Ommadawn - Progarchives.com Review
– Progarchives.com

Mike Oldfield: "I used to think 'What's gone wrong with the world?'"
– TeamRock

Mike Oldfield desbanca a Melendi del número 1 con ‘Return to Ommadawn’
– El Independiente

Album Review: Return To Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield - 2017)
– Ambient Dreams

Richard Branson on Return To Ommadawn
– Virgin.com

An Ommadawn Chorus: Mike Oldfield's Favourite Albums An Ommadawn Chorus: Mike Oldfield's Favourite Albums
– The Quietus

MIKE OLDFIELD – Return to Ommadawn: retorno sin nostalgia
– Palabra de Rock

Mike Oldfield, Return To Ommadawn. Album Review.
– Liverpool Sound and Vision

Modern Mozart – Mike Oldfield’s latest reminds us of the uplifting power of music
– Culture is Upstream

Mike Oldfield über sein neues Album "Doom-Takka-Takka-Doom"
– Spiegel

CD: Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
– theartsdesk.com

Album der Woche: Return To Ommadawn
– der Freitag

Das optimistischste Requiem aller Zeiten.
– laut.de

Mike Oldfield: Return To Ommadawn
– nordbuzz

Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn album review: Long playing from long ago
– The Irish Times

Mike Oldfield opens his heart on the pain of losing his son
– Mirror

Mike Oldfield vuelve a sus orígenes con 'Return to Ommadawn'
– RTVE

Mike Oldfield – Return to Ommadawn
– Reviews New Age

He's endured divorce, death, disaster... and a feud with Richard Branson. Now Mike Oldfield's back – and he's plotting a gleaming new Tubular Bells
– Daily Mail

Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn - 9/10
– Guitarist

Mike Oldfield Returns To Ommadawn
– Team Rock

On The Record with MIKE OLDFIELD
– Universal Music

Mike Oldfield confirms details of new album, Return To Ommadawn
– UNCUT


Mike Oldfield in the Media

Mike was featured on Matt Everitt's show 'The First Time With...' yesterday. He discussed many of his early musical influences, plus the making of Tubular Bells and of course Return to Ommadawn.

UK-based listeners can hear it for the next 29 days via the BBC Website.

Monday, 23 January 2017 1 comment


"Gazing out onto the deep turquoise ocean, Mike Oldfield is in a reflective mood..... "

Click here to read the 14 January 2017 article published in the Daily Mail Online. Mike initially shared the link on his Facebook page.

Sunday, 15 January 2017 Post a comment!


Tonight's Echoes.org  program will feature Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn @ 40. That is, October 21, 2015 at 10 pm EDT on many public broadcasting stations including WITH in Ithaca,NY. They do stream.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 1 comment


On Tuesday, 12 May, Mike will be featured on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon program to chat about his new Best Of work. The show begins at 2 p.m.; the specific time that Mike will appear is unknown at this point. The archived program will be available shortly after broadcast.

Thursday, 7 May 2015 2 comments


From Caroline Monk:  Mike Oldfield, creator of the acclaimed Tubular Bells rocks out with his first vocal album in 23 years. He talks about Man on the Rocks tonight [1 April 2014] on
Echoes http://wp.me/pgATL-2Nr

Spread the news.

You can hear this streaming live on any of or stations.
http://www.echoes.org/stattime.html

And later today, you can hear it on demand at Echoes On-Line, but that's via subscription. http://www.echoes.org/online-oneweektrial.html

Note: See http://www.echoes.org/stattime.html for a list of stations and times broadcasting Echoes.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Post a comment!




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Moonlight Shadow and To France covers in Nolwenn Leroy's Bretonne album. (Thanks, Yvan Doyeux)

Czech TV station Prima often uses a sample of Mike Oldfield's version of Abba's Arrival, as well the original Abba's piece as a TV trailer or intermezzo. (Thanks, Ondrej Misak)

The new TV channel Direct uses Moonlight Shadow as its main jingle. (Thanks, Vinz)

Reference to Mike Oldfield in Bernard Werber's besteller Nous les Dieux. The author confesses having listened to Mike's music and be inspired by it while writing his book. (Thanks, Aurélien Duvallet)

Moonlight Shadow cover in Frérérique's Irish Ties album. (Thanks, Olier)

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