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||Posted: April 12 2002, 16:02
Translation that Ocatavio Molano (OMA) sent to the Amarok mailing list:
The Spanish audience loves Mike Oldfield, they really do. In fact, Spain is one of the countries in Europe where he sells more records and is most successful. For this reason, Warner Music Spain, the Spanish filial of the multinational label, has made a three record contract with the British multi-instrumentalist and composer. The first one will see the light next 3rd of June and its name will be "Tres Lunas". The world premiere of this work will be held in the "Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències" ("Art & Science City"), in Valencia.
Mike Oldfield (Reading, England, 15th May 1953) is, from now on, a Spanish artist. The creator of the famous "Tubular Bells" - in its three volumes - and "Moonlight Shadow", among other hits, has always felt a special passion for Spain. Proof of that is that during a long time he lived in Ibiza, an island in which he composed some of his works, as "Voyager" (1996) or "Tubular Bells III" (1998). In any case, even if now has returned back to his British homeland, he still has that special predilection for our country.
Oldfield comes back into the spotlight again with double news. First, because he has signed a three record contract with Warner Music Spain, the Spanish filial of the multinational discographic label (so he is now considered as an Spanish artist), which was signed after the original label gave him the possibility to choose freely another label to publish his works. And second, because next 3rd of June he will publish with his new label his album number 22, the title of which will be "Tres Lunas". The first single will be "To Be Free".
The world premiere of "Tres Lunas" will be celebrated in our country, more exactly in the "Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències" in Valencia, where journalists from all over the world will see the come back of the precursor of the now so fashionable "chill out" phenomenon.
MVR, a musical videogame with several episodes
"Tres Lunas" will include, in addition to the musical themes, a second CD with the first episode (also called "Tres Lunas") of Music VR (MVR), a musical videogame in which the musician has been working since several years. In the first album there will be a free demo, but to have the full version, you'll have to register online and pay an extra amount - not very high, it seems - to download it from the Internet. MVR will be also downloadable without the need of buying "Tres Lunas".
Mike Oldfield is one of the most prestigious musicians of the UK. His debut was when he was just 17 years old with "Tubular Bells" (1973), and since then, his talent and creative capacity have made him sell more than 40 million records worldwide. Among his biggest hits are works like "Moonlight Shadow", "Family Man", "To France" or "Five Miles Out" among others.