Guilty (Mike Oldfield instrumental)
|Single by Mike Oldfield|
|B-side||Excerpt from Incantatations|
|Released||21 April 1979|
|Format||7", 12" vinyl|
|Recorded||New York City, New York|
|Mike Oldfield singles chronology|
"Guilty" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1979. It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart. It is notable for being Oldfield's first obvious attempt to capitalise on a current musical trend, in this case disco/dance music. The UK 12" edition was originally issued on pale blue vinyl.
The composition came from Oldfield's desire to create an up-tempo tune based on a more interesting chord structure than what was typical to disco music; it is built on the circle of fifths chord previously used as the leitmotif of the musician's album Incantations.
When Oldfield was in New York recording Platinum and "Guilty" he recorded a disco arrangement of his first album, Tubular Bells. A version of Free's "All Right Now" was also recorded during these sessions.
The music video for "Guilty" is in a colourful cartoon style. A promo video for "Guilty 2013" was released by earMusic, which features a shortened version of the "Guilty Electrofunk Mix" from the Oldfield/York remix album Tubular Beats. In 2011 Moist Creations had released a screenshot from this titled "Guilty 2011".
- "Guilty" Mike Oldfield – 4:00
- "Excerpt from Incantations" Mike Oldfield – 4:10
12" super giant 45
- "Guilty (Long version)" Mike Oldfield – 6:44
- "Guilty" Mike Oldfield – 4:02
- Mike Oldfield - producer
- Kurt Munkacsi - engineer
- Roddy Hui - assistant engineer
- Chris Parker - drums
- Garry Guzio - horn
- Dana McCurdy - synthesiser
- David Tofani - sax
- Raymond L. Chew - piano
- Neil Jason - bass
- Steve Winwood - organ
- Iris Hiskey - vocals
- Patricia Deckert - vocals
- David Anchel - vocals
- Phil Gavin Smith - vocals
- Christa Peters - photography
- Cooke Key - sleeve
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||22|
- The Essential Mike Oldfield (Videotape). Virgin Video. 1980. 1 minutes in.
- "Rare Tracks". Amarok (Ommadawn.net). Retrieved 2008-08-14.
- Guilty (12" single liner notes). Mike Oldfield. United Kingdom: Virgin Records. 1979-04-06. VS 24512.
- "Archive Chart: 1979-05-12" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-04-08.