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Mike Oldfield (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by CREAM'd, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Sweaty

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    I am looking forward to more remasters, where is Crisis? it is a classic album along with some others that have yet to be re-released.
     
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    It's funny Mike Oldfield is so famous for Tubular Bells, but I like a few of his other albums more.
     
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    I've had a listen to Part I of Tubular Bells I think, though there's only so much I can take of it. :uh: It's been a little while since I've listened to it and the other day I decided to listen to Pink Floyds Ummagumma Studio album all the way through, so I'm kind of wondering if Tubular Bells got some of that from Ummagumma. There are some nice moments in Ummagumma, though in places I sort of feel like what were Pink Floyd thinking? I can only guess they were practicing new ways of incorporating sounds into their music both naturally and through the use of Synthesisers.
     
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    I think the boys in Pink Floyd were experimenting with more than just sounds/synthesizers when they recorded Ummagumma CP/M. :heheh:
     
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    Yeah you'd think Syd Barrett would of been a lesson for the rest of them. :woot: It's possible their favourite activity was drink. :D

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    You'd think they did see what happened to Syd and steer clear of the entire drug scene. But like almost all of their contemporaries PF experimented with the drugs of the day, maybe stopping before heroin which almost ruined Clapton's career when he was at the top of his game and Hendrix used to drop acid before doing his live shows that's why he liked chewing gum.(Anyone who's done acid knows why, you get dry mouth.)

    Even the Beatles were doing it, there's a story George tells in Scorcese's biopic about his life that during the recording of Abbey Road John, Ringo and him would pile in a limo and then get high on the way to the studio. Paul for all the flak he's taken over the years was the driving force the last few months the band was still together. He'd phone and get them off their lazy asses and come work in the studio.

    Sometimes experimenting with drugs and recording music has produced some really good songs, but more often than not you end up with something that is below standard.

    I rarely listen to Ummagumma, there are too many other PF albums I enjoy more so I'll take them out instead.
     
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    Agreed. :D

    Ditto. I simply wanted to know if I could play it from Start to Finish and simply avoid hitting the Skip button. I'd go into more detail elsewhere cause I'll be hijacking Mike Oldfield's Thread. :D
     
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    Two epic tracks by Mike Oldfield. I have got to thank EF for playing"Shadow on the wall" on his radio show.Great track! with the distinctive vocals of Roger Chapman [FAMILY/STREETWALKERS].This track really rocks ! :cheers2

     
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    Fantastic tunes there Lou, he has some top tunes available...
     
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    I picked up a Tubular Bells II CD in a secondhand shop last week. The jewel case is not perfect, but the CD itself is in very good condition and looks as if it has never been played. The front of the booklet has a signature in silver ink, which I thought was the previous owner's, but having done a Google search, I think it is Mike Oldfields autograph. The back of the case has a sticker which says, 'Promotional copy only, not for resale'.
     

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