Étude (instrumental)

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For the musical form, see Étude.
"Étude"
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album The Killing Fields
B-side "Evacuation"
Released 26 November 1984 (1984-11-26)
Format Vinyl
Genre Folk
Length 3:07
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Francisco Tárrega
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Tricks of the Light"
(1984)
"Étude"
(1984)
"Pictures in the Dark"
(1985)
"Étude"
Single by Mike Oldfield
B-side "Gakkaen" (The Ono Gagaku Kai Society)
Released 1990
Format Vinyl
Genre Folk
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Francisco Tárrega
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"(One Glance is) Holy"
(1989)
"Étude"
(1990)
"Heaven's Open"
(1991)

"Étude" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). It is from the album The Killing Fields, the soundtrack album for the film of the same name . It was reissued in 1990, when it was used in a commercial for Nurofen. The 1990 release also featured a track called "Gakkaen" by The Ono Gagaku Kai Society.

"Étude" is taken from the Francisco Tárrega piece "Recuerdos de la Alhambra".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Étude" which appears on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video shows a boy watching parts of The Killing Fields on a television from a reel-to-reel tape machine and looking through photographs. The boy also plays with a Fairlight CMI, which the soundtrack album was composed on.

Track listing[edit]

7-inch vinyl[edit]

  1. "Étude" (edit) – 3:07
  2. "Evacuation" (edit) – 4:11

12-inch vinyl[edit]

  1. "Étude" – 4:38
  2. "Evacuation" – 5:13

1990 release[edit]

  1. "Étude" – Mike Oldfield
  2. "Gakkaen" – The Ono Gagaku Kai Society


References[edit]

  • "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 2009-03-01.