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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 05:49

Good point Jim..Yes he would be overshadowed...Still want my Gilmour Guilty cover though...

Hey if they both got Jeff Lynne an Old Bob involved they could be the Travelling Gilberrys  ;)
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 05:59

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Chris and Tati i'm ok with Bowie , Bush and Lennox !

Add Mark Hollis to that and you have my wish list.

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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 06:51

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Gilmour and Oldfield I've thought of. It would be too much of a competition. Gilmour would win and Oldfield would look like a supporting actor. Sorry, but Gilmour's fan base makes Oldfield's miniscule by comparison mostly because PF toured the USA extensively and Mike did not. I think MO played New York once but in the day, I looked....he never played in America other than that. Had he come, I would have been there. PF and MO were in different ballparks although they were both prog. I would like to see a union where Mike is "the show". Not someone else overshadowing him, especially since his days of diminished public appearance began long ago. Even MOTS saw him in a small role publicly. Gilmour....especially if he sang, would be a bad idea. It would become a Gilmour album.

A Gilmour/Oldfield team up could be interesting, but I fear you could be right about Gilmour 'winning'. That's the danger with collaborating with a really big name - at what point would it cease to be an Oldfield album with a guest spot or two and become instead a 'supergroup', or worse MO as the guest star?
I like your Ray Wilson suggestion. I loved 'Calling All Stations...", his vocals on that were excellent.
I also quite like Bowie and Kate Bush as suggestions. They're sufficiently kooky to bring something unique to the table. Ditto with Matt Bellamy of Muse. Although Muse are pretty hot in the UK and they've got a new album coming out soon, so I wouldn't have thought they'd be interested in such a project.
I hope though whoever he works with the results are truly OLDFIELD writ large. I quite like Elton John, but if I want to listen to him I'll put on an EJ CD not one by Mike Oldfield.  ;)


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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 07:41

Steve Hogarth or Kate Bush could work! Steve could very well be interested. Most of the other people mentioned have gone into semi-retirement are propably wouldn't be bothered.

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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 08:49

;) ..and why not Kevin Sumner !! he has a great voice too !!   ;)
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 11:33

Who knows who would come out of semi or full retirement if they had they chance to work with MO?

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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 12:51

:zzz: Joe Cocker ?
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 19:40

Bonnie Tyler. :D

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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 19:47

:) Pat Benatar ! Kim Wilde ! ...Barbra Streisand ! ...no i'm serious ! I really love her voice !
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 20:58

It has always been a dream of mine to put 2 of my favorite people together...Mike Oldfield and Nena! She needs to get back into good old rock again like back in the 80's.

Can't say I'm excited with the Elton idea...
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 21:08

:O didn't know that Nena could be famous in the States !

and what about Dolores O'riordan or ..Crissie Hynde
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 21:17

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:O didn't know that Nena could be famous in the States !

She's not. Most people don't know there's more to her career than 99 Luftballons.

Come to think of it Mike isn't exactly popular in the States, either.
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Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 22:52

Oh why didn't I think of this before. Debbie Harry.  She's a huge MO fan and she has a great voice that is easily recognizable.
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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 01:32

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Oh why didn't I think of this before. Debbie Harry.  She's a huge MO fan ...

Ik didn't know that? Is she? :O
Not sure if I'd like this combination.... Might work though....

The name of Pat Benatar sure sounds great to me.  :cool:
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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 05:13

What about Mike using more modern, up to date vocalists? Heres a few to muse over:

Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Adele
Paloma Faith
Lana Del Ray
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Newton Faulkner
Will Young

Emeli Sande would be my choice by a mile, such a fantastic voice. Just suggestions though, we can do better than the run of the mill Elton Johns, Rod Stewart.....


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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 09:10

Loads of Singers Bubbling under the Radar...   Not to Bothered if the Artist is Not so Well Known as Long as the Vocals Fit the Song..  I Reckon Mike writes a Song then Thinks of a Artist that would fit the Song..  Maybe he has written some Already

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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 12:33

Ratty I totally overlooked Adele in favor of Flouremce Welch. But yes you are totally right... Adele is perfect!! :)
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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 17:10

I've said it before, he needs to work with Mark Knopfler, forget the modern voices, it just won't work for him, Mark is a great guitarist, songwriter, producer, and has as different a voice as Mike does.

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Posted: Aug. 05 2012, 17:35

People can forget about Adele. A nice idea but she's pretty much the hottest musical property on the planet at the moment. If she was signed to Universal that it might have been a slightly more realistic proposition but she's not unfortunately. Universal might be willing to invest a bit more money in Mike post the Olympics but not that much.  

Singers like Florence Welch and Paloma Faith I could imagine slightly easier but they would have to seriously want to do it and I would have my doubts about either there. Personally I find Florence Welsh's voice way too over bearing to the point where it actually ruins her own songs. Paloma Faith I love but she's hyper opinionated and difficult to work with apparently so its probably a non starter.

Mark Knopfler could be good. He's much more of the generation I could see working with Mike but I don't know if there's any connection between the two. There's perhaps too much of the David Gilmour about him though, too much unspoken musical rivalry.

I think Mike and Universal should seriously think about who they're aiming the album at when going for singers. Do they chase a younger audience by selecting younger more slightly hip singers or do they go for a more mature audience. The latter is far more realistic I think. As Robert Plant found out with his massively successful duet with Alison Krauss the more mature audiences out there are actually the only ones who still pay for their music. Its a more lucrative market when it comes to album sales.
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Posted: Aug. 06 2012, 06:56

Maybe Mike should give Maggie Reilly a call? :)

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