Mike Oldfield - Tubular.net

  

This is Tubular.net, an open website dedicated to Mike Oldfield.
Ingredients: organic fan input, a touch of fresh official news.
Warning: may contain slightly distorted comments.

 
Mike Oldfield Forums
New Posts | Updates
      Discography
With extensive notes
      Instruments
All about MIke's gear
      Fan Music
Listen, or post your tracks!

Mike Oldfield cartoon - by Marko
Wallpapers   More artwork 
Order Man On The Rocks at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 
     


E-mail us news tips! Thanks! Tweeter feed


The Tubular.net team sends its heartfelt condolences to Mike and his family upon the passing of Mike's son, Dougal. May you find peace and solace at this challenging and sad time.

Friday, 22 May 2015 12 comments


Happy Birthday, Mike! In Star Trek episode 62, phasers are replaced by swords and knifes. Rings a bell? ;)

Thursday, 14 May 2015 1 comment


Mike confirmed on BBC Radio 2 he is in the early stages of a Tubular Bells prequel album, that would be released in about 2 years, after the Islands, Earth Moving, Amarok, and Heaven's Open remixes. It would be instrumental, would try not to use digital instruments, sequencers or computer software, and might be released only on vinyl.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 13 comments


Rhino has released Mike's 30th or so compilation: The Best of Mike Oldfield: 1992-2003. You can order it at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, etc.

The collection is drawn from Oldfield’s eight studio albums released on Warner Bros. Records between 1992 and 2003, a period that saw him revisit Tubular Bells three times.
The inclusion of non-album versions, rare edits and radio mixes on the first CD will be welcomed by fans and disc two takes this a step further with various remixes, including The Orb’s “Orbular Bells” mix of Sentinel.


Tracklist:

Disc One: Singles
1. Sentinel (Single Restructure)
2. Tattoo (Edit)
3. The Bell (Mc Viv Stanshall Remix)
4. Hibernaculum
5. Let There Be Light
6. The Voyager
7. Women Of Ireland (Lurker Edit)
8. Man In The Rain
9. Far Above The Clouds (Timewriter's Radio Mix)
10. Cochise
11. Out Of Mind
12. Pacha Mama
13. Sunlight Shining Through Cloud
14. Amber Light
15. To Be Free (Single Remix)
16. Thou Art In Heaven (Radio Edit)
17. Introduction 2003 (Single Remix)
18. The Sailor's Hornpipe 2003

Disc Two: Rarities & Mixes
1. Early Stages
2. Silent Night
3. The Bell (Mc Billy Connolly Remix)
4. The Spectral Army
5. The Song Of The Boat Men
6. Indian Lake
7. Mike's Reel
8. Sentinel (Orbular Bells Mix)
9. Let There Be Light (Bt's Pure Luminesence Remix)
10. Women Of Ireland (System 7 12'' Mix)
11. Far Above The Clouds (Jam & Spoon Mix)
12. To Be Free (Soultronik Mix-Tical Mix)
13. Thou Art In Heaven (Pumpin' Dolls Vs. Mighty Mike Club Mix) [Radio Edit]

Sunday, 26 April 2015 13 comments


Mike, or his management, seems to have opened a Twitter account! Check it out at @oldfield_mike

Sunday, 22 March 2015 6 comments


Caroline Monk posted to Mike's Facebook page on 22 March: "Mike just asked me to tell you all that Discovery and Killing Fields will be coming out soon and one of the disks and vinyl will be called " SUITE 1984 " and will be in 5.1."

Sunday, 22 March 2015 10 comments


A rare opportunity to experience a full performance of Mike Oldfield’s debut album which launched Virgin Records in 1973 and a collection of other instrumental and chart hits.

This one-off concert features a band of over 20 professional musicians led by Colchester Institute’s own Head of Digital Media, Phil Toms, and is a must for fans across the country and beyond!

Guest performers include film composer Roger Eno as the Master of Ceremonies, West End star Nicole Faraday (The Eva Cassidy Story, Bad Girls) on vocals and lead guitarist Jay Stapley, who performed with Mike Oldfield at the premiere of Tubular Bells II in Edinburgh in 1992.


Click here for details and tickets.

Sunday, 25 January 2015 5 comments


Phil Spalding has published a detailed article about the recording of Crises and Moonlight Shadow in which he played bass, and the influence Mike had on him.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 4 comments


Caroline Monk has announced on Mike's personal Facebook group that Man On the Rocks will be release on August 4th as an EP on iTunes with Mike’s single edits for the album:
  • Man On The Rocks
  • Moonshine
  • Sailing
  • Man On Rocks Acoustic Video

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 34 comments


  • Gonzo Multimedia are preparing to release Howling at the Moon, a recording of the 1970 Hyde Park concert by Kevin Ayers and the Whole World. It features Mike Oldfield on bass.

    The album will be released on June 9th, and can be pre-ordered from the Gonzo website or from all good record shops!

    Danke, manintherain!

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014 1 comment


    Archives

    MO cartoons by Marko
    Marko's cartoons + Hans' 3D strips

    Mike Oldfield in the Media

    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!


    An interview with Mike will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 this Sunday November 3rd, as part of Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone show.

    They say Mike will be talking about "how Tubular Bells affected his life, his attitude towards the music industry and his new album Man On The Rocks", and it'll include a short excerpt from the new album.

    The show is from 20:00 until 22:00 GMT and can be listened to online in the UK via the BBC's iPlayer service.

    Thursday, 31 October 2013 18 comments


    Caroline Monk posted in Facebook a link to a sweet article written by Richard Branson entitled, "Tubular Bells Revisited." Pictures included! The piece was posted to virgin.com on 1 Oct.

    "Without Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ it is quite conceivable that the Virgin Group may never have got off the ground. Without Tom Newman, ‘Tubular Bells’ may never have been recorded."

    Tuesday, 1 October 2013 Post a comment!


    The new issue of Prog magazine features a brand new interview with Mike as well as articles on the 40 years of Tubular Bells and Virgin Records. It is on sale now. Magazine wallet and cover.

    Thanks, Jerry Ewing of Prog!

    Tuesday, 4 June 2013 4 comments




    Finale, the tubular.net fan tribute
    Listen to the tubular.net Finale cover


    Buy

    Amazon.com
    Man On the Rocks
    Live In Montreux DVD

    Amazon.co.uk
    Man On The Rocks
    Changeling
    Live In Montreux DVD


    More Coverage  E-mail us what you've spotted

    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)

    Archives

         

    Forums | Links | Instruments | Discography | Tours | Articles | FAQ | Artwork | Wallpapers
    Biography | Gallery | Videos | MIDI | Tabs | Lyrics | Books | Sitemap | Contact

    Mike Oldfield Tubular.net
    Mike Oldfield Tubular.net