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Posted: Nov. 07 2012, 20:40

Mike would like to say how delighted he is that Caroline is back on board as his PA. She will be able to keep you all well up to date with his current activities. These are:

New Rock Album
Mike will be playing all the instruments except drums and there will be a guitar solo on every track. So far he has made 9 demos and has ideas for the 10th track. Mike is singing the vocals on the demos but the intention is that all or most of the tracks will be sung by  the best talented vocalists, male and female, suited to each track. The vocalists are under discussion and may be well known artists or maybe not so well known.

Mike is in preliminary discussions with Steve Lipson as possible co producer. Mike's record company, Mercury/Universal, are very excited about the project. The album will feature only live guitars, basses, and hammond organs with live strings. The drums so far have been recorded by John Robinson.

New website
Mike has finally re acquired www.mikeoldfield.com after nearly 10 years of having lost control of it. It will be Mike's personal site which he will be heavily involved with and will feature subjects that interest him personally.

There will of course be musical parts to the site but also there will be areas devoted to spiritual interests and also psychological issues which as you know is one of Mike's special interests.

Watch out for sections on motorbikes and model helicopters! Mike's children will also be invited to contribute to their own section and Caroline will have her own "Mad Cow" page. There will of course be forums on every subject.

Here's to the future!
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 00:49

Sounds VERY good, thanks for the info!
Very much looking forward to the new album, and the website.
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 01:16

Best news I've heard all Year.

Bring on the new album and Forum ect....
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 01:30

Two thumbs up!
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 02:30

FANTASTIC !!!! .... Best news all week ? .... BEST NEWS IN YEARS !!!!!!!

Album sounds great !! .... though I wish it would include some instrumental(s) as welll  !

Happy ? ... YES I AM !!!  :)
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 02:41

'Album sounds great' ...... Obviously I haven't heard it yet ! ... but you know what I mean !

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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 03:42

This is fantastic news :) Mike playing the guitar live again, and solo's on every song. I wonder if he is going to use a main guitar for the album, like the PRS or different ones for each track. I'd love to hear him play some clean Strat again.
I'm glad Caroline is back too. She seems a really nice person.
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 05:24

:) ahhhh ! finally !!! something new for my ears ! Great !!  ;)
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 06:12

Quote (qjamesfloyd @ Nov. 08 2012, 09:42)
I wonder if he is going to use a main guitar for the album, like the PRS or different ones for each track.

I would tip the Fender Telecaster.

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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 06:57

I'd be a lot happier if the news would be "Mike Oldfield is working on a new album in the Hergest Ridge/Ommadawn style on which he will be playing all the instruments except drums because there won't be any drums on the album"... :/

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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 07:55

Great news !!

BTW, did you notice that John Robinson's new album is called Platinum  :)
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 07:58

...and it gave Earth moving :/

(please no :D )
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 08:31

The Earth Will Move For you I am Sure... :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?f....OgMyIZw

Looking Forward to this Album.. Lots of Variety Hopefully.


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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 08:52

amazing news!!! but who is this mad cow???

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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 09:03

Quote (Tubularman @ Nov. 08 2012, 13:52)
amazing news!!! but who is this mad cow???

Caroline Monk, was also Mikes PA late 90's early noughties. She's said hi at tubular.net before, see topic from 2006 here.

Great to hear news like this about progress on a new album, and I reckon him having a PA again is a fab idea :)

Edit: Just checked that old topic. Tubularman you must have forgotten because you said hi to her back then in the same topic :D


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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 10:03

great news, yo ha!
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 10:28

That is fantastic!

And not just any fantastic... :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs5zvzTcqrE
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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 13:18

Yes, yes and YES again.
Awesome news!!  :cool:


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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 14:56

Simply brilliant news. And in this age of social media great that Mike is engaging (via a PA) with his fan base especially as if has his own issues with that.

Looks like his creative juices have re awoken! Break out the Guinness.


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Posted: Nov. 08 2012, 15:45

'The album will feature ONLY live guitars, basses, and hammond organs with live strings'

Somewhat worried if this is all the instrumentation .... Only time will tell !

Only one drummer as well though there still maybe need for more than one if played live ? Hope so ! ... Just like the great early 80s concerts of Mike ..... Gave the music a hard edge which I loved !
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