Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]


Question: Best 'Guitars' track? :: Total Votes:73
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Muse 12  [16.44%]
Cochise 7  [9.59%]
Embers 4  [5.48%]
Summit day 12  [16.44%]
Out of sight 1  [1.37%]
B. Blues 0  [0.00%]
Four winds 10  [13.70%]
Enigmatism 8  [10.96%]
Out of mind 18  [24.66%]
From the ashes 1  [1.37%]
Guests cannot vote


Pages: (3) < 1 [2] 3 >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Topic: Best 'Guitars' track?, This album deserves more recognition :)< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
Inkanta Offline




Group: Admins
Posts: 1453
Joined: Feb. 2000
Posted: Jan. 26 2006, 17:04

"Enigmatism" is among my favorite pieces that Mike has ever composed. I love the way that the counterpoint develops. Overall, I do like the album; besides, it inspired one of the worst jokes I ever made. Actually, it may be the only joke that I ever made. Which, I suppose, makes it the worst one. :D

Why did MO create a work comprised solely of guitars? So he could win the No-Bell prize. :O


--------------
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From:  Moongarden's "Solaris."
Back to top
Profile PM 
Alan D Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 3670
Joined: Aug. 2004
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 04:07

Quote (Inkanta @ Jan. 26 2006, 22:04)
Why did MO create a work comprised solely of guitars? So he could win the No-Bell prize. :O



The Ballad of Inkanta's Joke


There was a day (we remember well,
The ancient balladeer would tell)
When unsuspecting people who
Were doing their thing, as people do,
Quite unaware of what was coming.
The first they heard was distant drumming
Of thunder, then a flash of light
Streaked the sky and split the night.
'What is it?' people asked, 'and why?'
They strained and looked up to the sky.
But then the Earth began to quake,
Tremble, rumble, wobble, shake!
'Is it the end?' the people cried.
'Will the earth split open wide?'
Then all was silent. People waited,
Anxious, worried, breath all bated.
The recognition soon came after.
'That wasn't thunder! It was laughter!'

'And that's what happened,' the balladeer spoke,
'The day Inkanta told her joke.'
Back to top
Profile PM 
Sir Mustapha Offline




Group: Musicians
Posts: 2802
Joined: April 2003
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 05:51

Man, two Tubular.net gems on a row. That's brilliance. I don't care if I sound silly, but I did laugh, guys. :)

My vote goes to "Summit Day", btw; like I described once, Mike Oldfield's own "Fake Plastic Trees".


--------------
Check out http://ferniecanto.com.br for all my music, including my latest albums: Don't Stay in the City, Making Amends and Builders of Worlds.
Also check my Bandcamp page: http://ferniecanto.bandcamp.com
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
Bill Bobaggins Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 477
Joined: June 2005
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 09:49

Quote (Inkanta @ Jan. 26 2006, 17:04)
So he could win the No-Bell prize. :O

I've always admired people with a sense of humor and a witty mind.  Very good - I loved it!!

--------------
Speak friend and enter.
Back to top
Profile PM 
hiawatha Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 2391
Joined: Mar. 2004
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 10:50

Quote (Inkanta @ Jan. 26 2006, 17:04)
Why did MO create a work comprised solely of guitars? So he could win the No-Bell prize. :O

This reminds me. It seems like an obvious question that might come from those legions who know Oldfield ONLY from the first few minutes of the first "Tubular Bells".

But I've never heard anyone ask "Why is it called 'Tubular Bells'? There are no bells in it!!!!"


--------------
"In the land of the Dacotahs,
Where the Falls of Minnehaha
Flash and gleam among the oak-trees,
Laugh and leap into the valley."
- Song of Hiawatha
Back to top
Profile PM 
moonchildhippy Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 1807
Joined: Dec. 2004
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 18:19

Quote (arron11196 @ Jan. 26 2006, 07:25)
I've never really understood why people use the word "suck" to indicate something bad. Anything that I can think of which involves a light suction should be quite pleasureful.

Anyways...

My vaccuum cleaner really sucks. :laugh:


Favourite track from Guitars, that's a difficult one, I did vote for Four Winds, but now I reckon Out Of Mind is fractionally better:) . Bubbling under are Summit Day, Out Of Sight, B.Blues and Enigmatism. Guitars is a rather underrated album IMHO     :/ .


--------------
I'm going slightly mad,
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad , just very slightly mad

If you feel a little glum to Hergest Ridge you should come.


I'm challenging  taboos surrounding mental health


"Part time hippy"

I'M SUPPORTING OUR SOLDIERS

BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!
Back to top
Profile PM 
Inkanta Offline




Group: Admins
Posts: 1453
Joined: Feb. 2000
Posted: Jan. 27 2006, 22:37

Quote (Alan D @ Jan. 27 2006, 03:07)
The Ballad of Inkanta's Joke

Oh Alan....I am speechless--primarily from laughing and groaning at the same time!  :laugh:  :O  :laugh:


--------------
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From:  Moongarden's "Solaris."
Back to top
Profile PM 
Alan D Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 3670
Joined: Aug. 2004
Posted: Jan. 28 2006, 05:07

Quote (Inkanta @ Jan. 28 2006, 03:37)
laughing and groaning at the same time!

A potent combination! The official name for it is graughing, I believe. We need a proper smilie for it.
Back to top
Profile PM 
Inkanta Offline




Group: Admins
Posts: 1453
Joined: Feb. 2000
Posted: Jan. 29 2006, 00:39

Mmmm.....indeed! Ha ha! Tubular.net could become the first spot in cyberspace to birth the mutant smilie (hmmm....mutant smilies on the run....now there's a scary thought! )  :O  :O

Ha! Do you know I just corrected a typo? Well...of course not...you're not on the board at this moment. :D  I had typed mutant "similies" -- now that really IS scary!


--------------
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From:  Moongarden's "Solaris."
Back to top
Profile PM 
Sonilink Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 393
Joined: Jan. 2005
Posted: Feb. 06 2006, 07:09

I have always been a fan of Four Winds mostly the first section, very cleverly written.

--------------
Take the Time
Back to top
Profile PM 
Moz Offline




Group: Musicians
Posts: 600
Joined: July 2005
Posted: Aug. 28 2006, 10:58

I think that the album is OK, but Four Winds is great.  On repeated listens, the other tracks get boring, but Four Winds does not!

--------------
Twitter: @benbarden
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
SoimSandheaver Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 325
Joined: May 2006
Posted: Oct. 16 2006, 12:56

I think Muse is a nice, gentle track. One of my favourites. Guitars just perfectly displays Mike's ability to utilise the instrument as his voice.

--------------
"Three blokes go into a pub, one of them's a little bit stupid, then the whole scene unfolds, with a tedious inevitability."
Back to top
Profile PM 
AlexS Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 194
Joined: Nov. 2005
Posted: Oct. 31 2006, 05:52

Cochise for me... I love the production of the track. Great for late night driving.

--------------
http://www.thelightdream.net
http://thelightdreams.bandcamp.com/
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
El Bosnia Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 58
Joined: Sep. 2005
Posted: Nov. 01 2006, 11:41

I loved this album immediately after the first listening. It's an impressive piece of work and is remarkable that Mike only used guitars to record every sound on it.
I think all the tracks has their particular beauty but my favourite is Four Winds. I like the way it changes and move to the next 'wind'  ;)


--------------
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering"
"Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny"
Back to top
Profile PM 
Ray Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 857
Joined: Jan. 2000
Posted: Nov. 01 2006, 18:28

out of mind ..........please?

because I'd realy like to be able to play that well.

Ray :cool:


--------------
Looking out over the harbour in Peel.......
Back to top
Profile PM 
Ugo Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 5490
Joined: April 2000
Posted: Nov. 02 2006, 07:40

Out of Mind. I'm just mad about the way it goes from soft to loud and vice versa. :)

To Alan D. - congrats for your ballad. I wish I could write such good and such funny poetry... ;)


--------------
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian
Back to top
Profile PM 
Sweetpea Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 1476
Joined: April 2007
Posted: Sep. 04 2007, 23:40

Quote (The Bell(end) @ Jan. 14 2006, 14:34)
I find that when listening, the tracks are pretty level in quality and enjoyment, all at a high standard

I agree. Years ago, I used to only listen to a few favorites, but these days I'm loving pretty much all of it.


--------------
"I'm no physicist, but technically couldn't Mike both be with the horse and be flying through space at the same time? (On account of the earth's orbit around the Sun and all that). So it seems he never had to make the choice after all. I bet he's kicking himself now." - clotty
Back to top
Profile PM 
trcanberra Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 349
Joined: Jan. 2008
Posted: Mar. 14 2008, 05:47

Voted for Four Winds but was hard to choose between it, Cochise, Summit Day and Out of Mind.

Yes - great album.
Back to top
Profile PM 
Bassman Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 548
Joined: Feb. 2008
Posted: Mar. 18 2008, 03:48

"Out Of Mind" all the way!
Back to top
Profile PM 
The Caveman Offline




Group: Members
Posts: 2178
Joined: Jan. 2008
Posted: Mar. 18 2008, 04:26

4 Winds.Especiallt the West section as it has that lazy summer feel (reminds me yet again of the West Country)and the East section cos i'm a sucker for indian sounds.

--------------
THE COMING OF THE GREAT WHITE HANDKERCHEIF IS NIGH.
Back to top
Profile PM 
52 replies since Jan. 13 2006, 17:47 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Pages: (3) < 1 [2] 3 >






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

Mike Oldfield Tubular.net
Mike Oldfield Tubular.net