Étude (instrumental)

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"Étude"
Etude (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album The Killing Fields
B-side"Evacuation"
Released26 November 1984 (1984-11-26)
FormatVinyl
GenreFolk
Length3:07
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Francisco Tárrega
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Tricks of the Light"
(1984)
"Étude"
(1984)
"Pictures in the Dark"
(1985)
"Étude"
Nurofen (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
B-side"Gakkaen" (The Ono Gagaku Kai Society)
Released1990
FormatVinyl
GenreFolk
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(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. 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.