mike oldfields iconic album “tubular bells” from 1973 back on double 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included. contains the original 1973 stereo album plus 2009 stereo mix by mike oldfield. mastered at abbey road studios, cut using half-speed mastering.
mike oldfields sixth album was a beautiful blend of instrumentals and songs that showed how he was able to adapt to the shifting musical mores of the new decade. released in october 1980, it features two of his most loved instrumentals, qe2 and taurus i, as well as cover versions of wonderful land by the shadows and, surprisingly perhaps for the time, arrival by abba.
mike oldfields fifth album was partially recorded at electric lady studios in new york city, and the title suite especially nods to the bustle of the city at the time. impeccably arranged and produced, the album was released in november 1979. it was oldfields first album that included shorter songs, including a beautiful version of george gershwins i got rhythm, and a new arrangement of north star by philip glass.