Sentinel (instrumental)

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"Sentinel (Single Restructure)"
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album Tubular Bells II
B-side "Early Stages"
Released 3 October 1992 (1992-10-03)
Format 7" vinyl, CD
Genre New Age, progressive rock
Length 3:57
Label Warner Music UK
Writer(s) Mike Oldfield
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Mike Oldfield
Tom Newman
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Heaven's Open"
(1991)
"Sentinel"
(1992)
"Tattoo"
(1992)

"Sentinel" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1992. The single features a restructured, shorter version of "Sentinel", from the album Tubular Bells II. The piece itself is a re-imagining of the introduction theme from Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells which was known for its use in The Exorcist film.

Charts[edit]

It charted at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart and at number 14 in the Irish Singles Chart.

Chart (1992) Position
UK Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 14

Usage[edit]

An excerpt was used in the soundtrack for the "Back from the Dead" television programme, broadcast by the BBC in 2010 as part of its Horizon series of documentaries.

Track listing[edit]

UK single[edit]

  1. "Sentinel" (Single Restructure) (Mike Oldfield) – 3:57
  2. "Sentinel" (the orb 7" mix) – 4:07
  3. "Early Stages" – 4:08

UK promo single[edit]

  1. "Sentinel-Restructure" (Satoshi Tomiie Interpretation) – 7:41
  2. "Sentinel-Restructure" (Global Lust Mix) – 5:55
  3. "Sentinel-Restructure" (Trance Mix) – 5:52
  4. "Sentinel-Restructure" (Tubular Beats) – 4:12

Oldfield vs. The Orb[edit]

Oldfield Vs. The Orb - "Sentinel Total Overhaul". Cover art by The Designers Republic.

"Sentinel" was also released as a remix single, credited to Oldfield Versus The Orb. It was released on September 28, 1992.

"Sentinel Total Overhaul" track listing[edit]

  1. "Sentinel" (nobel prize mix) – 14:26
  2. "Sentinel" (orbular bells mix) – 12:26
  3. "Sentinel" (the orb 7" mix) – 4:03

References[edit]

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