Guitars Press Release

April, 1999


Mike Oldfield

Released May 24th on WEA, "Guitars" is the enchanting new album from Mike Oldfield.

Mike continues to enhance his vast reputation for innovation and experimentation throughout the album's 10 atmospheric tracks. Highlights include the stripped down acoustic opener "Muse", the pulsating "Cochise, the rocking "Out Of Sight", the sinister "B Blues", and the powerful finale "From The Ashes".

Written and produced by Mike, the album was recorded at Roughwood Studios with engineering assistance from Ben Darlow. Mike performed all the guitar parts and once again embraced computer technology by using sequenced midi guitars and individual guitar samples to construct the layers of sounds.

Mike will be playing his first U.K. indoor dates for 6 years this summer as part of the 30 date "Then And Now" European Tour. The 2 dates are Wembley Arena (July 13th), and NEC Birmingham (July 14th). Tickets are on sale now from the Official Mike Oldfield Credit Card Hotline - 0990 321 321 and from the usual outlets.

Since his earth-shattering 1973 debut, "Tubular Bells", Mike Oldfield has sold well over 40 million acclaimed albums world-wide, producing groundbreaking and hugely influential music. Last year Mike released "Tubular Bells III" which was a critical and commerical success.

Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield