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MusicRadar has published a 6-page interview of Mike reflecting on his musicianship and his career and emotions leading to Return to Ommadawn.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 3 comments


Anil Prasad of Innerviews has published an interview with Hansford Rowe, who played bass with Mike in Gong sessions, in Platinum, and in Mike's 1980 tour.

Saturday, 3 June 2017 2 comments


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 30 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


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Mike Oldfield in the Media

MusicRadar has published a 6-page interview of Mike.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 Post a comment!


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




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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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