Mike Oldfield discography
|1979||Platinum (aka Airborn)
|1982||Five Miles Out
|The Killing Fields
|1992||Tubular Bells II
|1994||The Songs of Distant Earth
|1998||Tubular Bells III
|The Millennium Bell
|2003||Tubular Bells 2003
|2005||Light + Shade
|2008||Music of the Spheres
|2014||Man on the Rocks
Although the introduction theme was used in The Exorcist, Tubular Bells (1973) was not a soundtrack album. Oldfield was commissioned to produce the music for NASA's The Space Movie in 1979; no soundtrack album was released however.
Mike Oldfield also contributed to the The X-Files movie soundtrack album, with his rendition of Mark Snow's main theme, entitled "Tubular X". Note, this does not appear on all versions of the soundtrack album for the movie.
In 1975 David Bedford arranged Oldfield's first two albums, Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge, for orchestra. These were both performed and recorded, however only The Orchestral Tubular Bells was released to the public as an album, and reached number 17 in the UK Albums Chart. Even though The Orchestral Hergest Ridge was not released, sections were used in the soundtrack to The Space Movie.
There is only one officially released Oldfield live audio album, Exposed, although others have been released on video (see below). Exposed reached number 16 in the UK Album Chart, was certified as Silver in the UK and was recorded in 1979.
The alternate version of Platinum, Airborn is a US-only 2-LP release from 1980. One LP being a version of Platinum, the other having a live version of Tubular Bells part one and a live/studio version of Incantations. Note, they are not the same recordings as Exposed.
The Special Edition of Music of the Spheres also contains the only live performance of the piece given by Oldfield.
There have been a number of reissue releases of Oldfield's work.
The most notable reissue sets have been of Oldfield's Virgin Records albums Tubular Bells through Heaven's Open:
- In 2000 Virgin issued HDCD reissues of the albums.
- This included a hybrid SA-CD version of Tubular Bells, containing a new remaster of the original LP in 2-channel CDDA and DSD, and a new remaster of the 1975 quadraphonic mix.
- In the 2000s Virgin Japan released the albums with Mini-LP style artwork.
- From 2009, when Oldfield's Virgin albums were transferred to Mercury Records they were slowly reissued with bonus material. In 2009 Tubular Bells was released in multiple editions including an Ultimate Edition and a Deluxe Edition. The Ultimate Edition contained 3 CDs, 1 DVD, 1 Vinyl, 1 Book and other items.
- Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn were reissued in June 2010, and Incantations followed in July 2011.
- On 30 July 2012 two more albums were re-issued, Platinum and QE2. Both are available as both a standard single CD edition, a 2 CD deluxe edition (each including a CD of a live concert performance from the respective tour) and a limited edition coloured vinyl LP (blue for Platinum, white for QE2). Both albums have been remastered and the releases were supervised by Mike Oldfield.
- On 2 September 2013 Five Miles Out and Crises (also in a 5 disc edition) were reissued.
Oldfield has had more than 25 charting singles in the UK. Oldfield's highest charting single in the UK is "Portsmouth", which charted at number 3, however "Moonlight Shadow" reached number 1 on many European charts.
Compilations and remixes
|Year||Title||Notes||UK Album Chart|
|1976||Boxed||Versions of Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn mixed into Quadraphonic. Also a 4th LP, Collaborations, of shorter tracks with some of the musicians he's worked with on the longer projects. The CD release mixes the quadraphonic versions back down to 2 tracks.||22|
|1980||Mike Oldfield's Wonderland|
|1985||The Complete Mike Oldfield||36|
|1987||A Virgin Compilation|
|1990||Collector's Edition Box I & II||Boxed sets of three albums.|
|1993||Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield||1 CD||5|
|1993||Elements Box||4 CDs|
|1997||XXV: The Essential||78|
|2001||The Best of Tubular Bells||60|
|2003||The Complete Tubular Bells||3 CDs + 1 DVD. Includes Tubular Bells 2003, Tubular Bells II and Tubular Bells III.||167|
|2006||The Platinum Collection||3 CDs||36|
|2009||The Mike Oldfield Collection 1974–1983||2 CDs (1 is Tubular Bells)||11|
|2012||Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield||2 CDs, personally compiled by Oldfield||6|
|2012||Mike Oldfield Classic Album Selection 1973–1980||6 CDs (Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations, Platinum, and QE2)||-|
|2013||Icon||1 CD Released 17 January 2013 by Universal Music Enterprises.||-|
|2013||Tubular Beats||Remix album by Mike Oldfield and York (Torsten Stenzel). Released on 1 February 2013 in Germany by Edel Records.||-|
|2013||Moonlight Shadow: The Collection||1 CD Released on 22 April 2013 by Spectrum Audio.||-|
|Year||Title||VHS release||DVD release||Blu-ray release|
|1979||The Space Movie||1983||2007||-|
|1980||The Essential Live||1980||-||-|
|1981||Live at Montreux 1981||-||2006||-|
|1988||The Wind Chimes||1988||Included on DVD Elements (2004)||-|
|1992||Tubular Bells II, The Performance Live at Edinburgh Castle||1992||1999 (with Tubular Bells III)||-|
|1993||Elements - The Best of Mike Oldfield||1993||2004||-|
|1998||Tubular Bells III, The Performance Live at Horse Guards Parade||1998||1999 (with Tubular Bells II)||-|
|2000||The Art in Heaven Concert, Live In Berlin||2000||2001||-|
|2012||2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony||-||2012||2012|
|1968||Children of the Sun||The Sallyangie||As part of a duo with his sister Sally Oldfield. Sallyangie also released two singles.|
|1969||"Two Ships" / "Colours of the World"||The Sallyangie||Single|
|1969||"Child of Allah" / "Lady Go Lightly"||The Sallyangie||Single|
|1970||Shooting at the Moon||Kevin Ayers and the Whole World|
|1971||Edgar Broughton Band||The Edgar Broughton Band|
|1971||Ear of Beholder||Lol Coxhill|
|1972||Nurses Song with Elephants||David Bedford|
|1973||Whatevershebringswesing||Kevin Ayers and the Whole World|
|1974||Rock Bottom||Robert Wyatt|
|1974||The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories||Kevin Ayers|
|1974||June 1, 1974||Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico and Brian Eno||Live album recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 1 June 1974.|
|1974||Star's End||David Bedford|
|1974||Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974||Robert Wyatt||Live album released in 2005.|
|1975||The Rime of the Ancient Mariner||David Bedford|
|1976||Odd Ditties||Kevin Ayers||A compilation of singles and unreleased tracks.|
|1976||The Odyssey||David Bedford|
|1976||Bandages||The Edgar Broughton Band|
|1977||Instructions for Angels||David Bedford|
|1977||Mathematicians Air Display||Pekka Pohjola||Also known as a collaboration with Pekka Pohjola or The Consequences of Indecisions album. The original title is Keesojen Lehto, under which it is available on CD from Love Records. There was also a release with a Swedish title.|
|1977||Song of the White Horse||David Bedford|
|1977||Fine Old Tom||Tom Newman|
|1978||Water Bearer||Sally Oldfield||Mandolin on "Child of Allah"; a song that Oldfield had previously recorded with his sister, Sally, as Sallyangie.|
|1979||Faerie Symphony||Tom Newman|
|1979||Downwind||Pierre Moerlen's Gong|
|1979||Strange Man, Changed Man||Bram Tchaikovsky|
|1979||"Judy's Gone Down/Jung Lovers"||James Vane||Single|
|1980||Live||Pierre Moerlen's Gong||Live album|
|1980||The Concertina Record||Lea Nicholson|
|1983||Star Clusters, Nebulae & Places in Devon/The Song of the White Horse||David Bedford||Produced and Engineered by Oldfield. Also the only LP issued by Oldfield Music.|
|1990||Natasha||Sally Nathasha Oldfield|
|1992||Still Life with Guitar||Kevin Ayers|
|1992||BBC Radio 1: Live in Concert||Kevin Ayers|
|1992||Pavarotti & friends||Luciano Pavarotti|
|1995||Variations on a Rhythm of Mike Oldfield||David Bedford|
|1996||Singing the Bruise||Kevin Ayers|
|1997||Snow Blind||Tom Newman|
|1998||The Garden of Love||Kevin Ayers|
|2000||Official Bootleg One||Phil Beer|
|2000||Do Ya Wanna Play, Carl||Carl Palmer|
|2002||From the Banks of the River Irwell||Max Bacon|
|2005||Tag und Nacht||Schiller|
|2006||Night of the Proms 2006||Night of the Proms||Various artists live concert album; sections of Tubular Bells and Ommadawn, and "Shadow on the Wall" with John Miles.|
|2008||"Song for Survival" featuring the Anuta tribe||Songs for Survival||Various artists charity album for Survival International. In support of the BBC television series Tribe and Amazon.|
|2012||Journey into Space||Terry Oldfield|
|2012||Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games||Various||Soundtrack from the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Features new arrangements of Tubular Bells introduction, "Far Above the Clouds" and "In Dulci Jubilo". This album charted in the top ten around the world.|
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- Mike Oldfield Discography – The official Mike Oldfield website discography
- Mike Oldfield Discography at Tubular.net
- Mike Oldfield Discography at Amadian.net
- Argiers - Mike Oldfield's collector corner, includes Rainer-Muenz's lists