Joined: May 2002
||Posted: Nov. 13 2007, 16:55
I translated it (maybe it is not perfect English )
Here it is:
The woman says:
'His first album made him a millionaire. At that time, Mike Oldfield is 20 years old. At the age of 30 he made us happy with hits like Moonlight Shadow or Shadow On The Wall. Now the musician who loves experimenting surprises us again: Mike Oldfield comes classical. His new album should be available now, but the publishing has been delayed until february.'
Mike Oldfield totally relaxed in Berlin. The multiinstrumentalist laid his music into the hands of other people, his new album is classical music a la Oldfield, played by a big orchestra.
MO says: 'Well, first I was nervous because I didn't know if the whole thing will work, I booked all these musicians, that was a big thing and as the conductor raise his stick and they began to play I thought, Oh my god... But after a minute it was clear, everything is OK, thanks God.'
Applause as he introduced his new album in Germany for the first time. Here he has some of his biggest fans.
MO: 'When I went up on the stage and the showmaster introduced me to the people I looked at them and they looked at me, and it was as if they wanted to say: Hello, we know you, where have you been all the time?? That was very nice.'
Oldfield always loved to experiment, the spherical sounds of his first album Tubular Bells were even used in the horror film The Exorcist and hits like Moonlight Shadow became evergreens.
The woman says:'I heard Mike Oldfield and this music reflected for me the grandeur and mysteriosity of the world in some ways.'
That Mike Oldfields music can take the listener to other spheres obviously also the astronomers thought who named the asteroid number 5656 after him 'Oldfield'.
MO: 'It wasn't just me, I think Mick Jagger got one, David Bowie got one, several people got one. It is funny to imagine that one day someone could land on my asteroid and put a flag there or a tubular bell on a stick with 'Mike's asteroid' written on it. I hope it's a nice one.'
Mike Oldfields life became more quiet now. Even if he didn't smoke during our film works he is a notorious smoker, because of the smoking ban in his home country he recently moved to Spain. There he enjoys that he became older, but still not old. Content he concentrates on what he loves: music.
Greetings from Munich