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Posted: May 13 2005, 14:03

This is great news for all Oldfield fans. I will reserve judgement on the use of software vocalist technology and other things of which I know nothing. I simply look forward to hearing more great music from Mike.

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Posted: May 13 2005, 14:24

Mike, if you are reading this, "throw us a bone" here. We'd love to hear something like a 10 second snippet "preview" of one of the album tracks, even if it is is in early form! Put something on the web site.

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Posted: May 13 2005, 14:53

Quote (hiawatha @ May 13 2005, 14:24)
Mike, if you are reading this, "throw us a bone" here. We'd love to hear something like a 10 second snippet "preview" of one of the album tracks, even if it is is in early form! Put something on the web site.

Hi,

I think this is absolutely wonderful news.

I'd like to add a "pretty please" to that demanding message.

Pretty pretty pretty pretty please

Terry.

PS: Anyone want to sell me a second hand tent so I can go and queue outside HMV for 5 months?


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Posted: May 13 2005, 15:03

Horray

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Posted: May 13 2005, 15:41

Hi MO Fans

My thoughts :-

'double Album' = Yippee !!!!!!!!!!!!!
'atmospheric " Ambient " or " Chillout " pieces' = NOT GAIN ? !! I'll wait and see .... or hear !

Potential downside : Doesn't sound like an album suitable for a concert ! ...... I convinced myself there would be a tour this year esp. after the Spain concert rumours on Tubular.net ! ..........BLAST ! I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME UK CONCERTS THIS YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!

Neil

P.S. 'Quicksilver' ? .... That was the name of my homemade GO-CART when I was a lad !!! ........without hearing the music how can we decide whether its a good name or not ? Does it imply drowning in a wall of sound ?

Neil
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Posted: May 13 2005, 15:48

Quote (Ostach @ May 13 2005, 11:45)
YEAH!!! At last! :D :D :D


but no! not the 'Quicksilver'!!! Everything but not this! :/

*Everything*?

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I decided to call the album Tubular Bells 2005: The Return Of The Almighty Bells!"


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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:09

Most of you know this already, but "quicksilver" is another name for "mercury." Not a bad working title, given the circumstances.


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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:10

Great news!

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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:15

Quote (ktran @ May 13 2005, 21:09)
"quicksilver" is another name for "mercury."

Perhaps, like Bob Dylan, he's chasing 'that thin, that wild mercury sound'.....
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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:29

How many generations "of software virtual vocalists" would it take to approximate Bob's famous "Voice like Sand in Glue" ?

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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:38

Quote (hiawatha @ May 13 2005, 21:29)
How many generations "of software virtual vocalists" would it take to approximate Bob's famous "Voice like Sand in Glue" ?

I believe Bob said he can sing better than a software virtual vocalist. And that he can hold his breath twice as long.
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Posted: May 13 2005, 16:40

Quote (hiawatha @ May 13 2005, 16:29)
How many generations "of software virtual vocalists" would it take to approximate Bob's famous "Voice like Sand in Glue" ?

Oh you'd definitely have to break the machine......

.....and then install some "genius phrasing" software.

;)

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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:06

Quote (Sir Mustapha @ May 13 2005, 14:57)
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or something in between?


Not possible. It's love it or hate it, buddy. :D

"Hergest Ridge/Ommadawn/Incantations/Amarok" fans should not like this album...I do think,LOL.


Quote (ktran @ May 13 2005, 21:09)
"quicksilver" is another name for "mercury."


Is Mike reading the periodic table of elements? First was Platinum...


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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:06

Quote (Alan D @ May 13 2005, 16:38)
I believe Bob said he can sing better than a software virtual vocalist. And that he can hold his breath twice as long.

Mike Oldfield (in interview): "Well, the reason why I didn't call Dylan to sing is that I'm scared of human beings."

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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:07

This is great news,time to get excited again,a double album :) and it good to see Mike is with a good label like Mercury,so,they should give him some good promotion.He has already had an album called Platinum,so,what's wrong with Quicksilver.

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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:17

Hey Mike, i called it in one of the other threads. Your new album should be called "Indian Summer", thats what we usually get in September!!!!

Quicksilver is Kitsch, anyway.. Tony Banks and Fish have already used this title for a single they did together in the late 80`s    :)


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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:18

Quote (T4 @ May 13 2005, 19:03)
This is great news for all Oldfield fans. I will reserve judgement on the use of software vocalist technology and other things of which I know nothing. I simply look forward to hearing more great music from Mike.

Yippee, Yippee, Yippee :). I'm looking forward to it.
Friday the 13th is a good day after all, Thursday the 12th was pretty crap, personally speaking.

What exactly is "software vocalist technology"?  I'm assuming it's using computer generated voices, rather than human beings.


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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:23

I can virtualy see it, virtualy hear it

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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:31

Quote (The Big BellEnd @ May 13 2005, 22:23)
I can virtualy see it, virtualy hear it

I virtually like it already.
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Posted: May 13 2005, 17:47

Wah! can't wait to listen to it!! but, Mike, now we're not living (4 months left...!;) ..

Anyway, I'm not sure about "new virtual software studio".. fruity loops? ha! I've used it...

But, I'd like to know what you've composed... give us an extract!!!

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Will he go on a tour?? I need to see Mike in live.. and this new album could be a good reason to..

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