Mike Oldfield discography
|Mike Oldfield discography|
|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
|2017||Return to Ommadawn
Oldfield was commissioned to produce the music for NASA's The Space Movie in 1979; no soundtrack album was released at the time. However a DVD and CD soundtrack (though the CD content is just the audio track from the DVD, including voiceovers and sound effects) were issued in October 2015.
Mike Oldfield also contributed to the movie soundtrack album on The X-Files, 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 (Bilbao 2008).
Live CDs are being included as well in Mercury Records Deluxe Editions of Oldfield's albums: Platinum (Live at Wembley Arena, May 1980), QE2 (Live from the European Adventure Tour), Five Miles Out (Live in Cologne – 6 December 1982 – Five Miles Out Tour), Crises (Live Highlights from Wembley Arena 22 July 1983 Crises Tour; Live at Wembley Arena 22 July 1983 Crises Tour).
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 SACD 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 (later Virgin EMI) 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 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.
- On 29 January 2016 Discovery and The Killing Fields were reissued. Discovery is a 2 CD, 1 DVD release including a CD of the 1984 Suite, a combination of the works from Oldfield's two 1984 albums.
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||GER||NED|
|1976||Boxed||Versions of Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn encoded into SQ 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 preserves the quadraphonic encoding.|
|1980||Mike Oldfield's Wonderland|
|1985||The Complete Mike Oldfield|
|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|
|1993||Elements Box||4 CDs|
|1997||XXV: The Essential|
|2001||The Best of Tubular Bells|
|2003||The Complete Tubular Bells||3 CDs + 1 DVD. Includes Tubular Bells 2003, Tubular Bells II and Tubular Bells III.|
|2006||The Platinum Collection||3 CDs|
|2009||The Mike Oldfield Collection 1974–1983||2 CDs (1 is Tubular Bells)|
|2012||Icon||1 CD released by Universal Music Enterprises.|
|2012||Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield||2 CDs, personally compiled by Oldfield|
|2012||Mike Oldfield Classic Album Selection 1973–1980||6 CDs (Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations, Platinum, and QE2)|
|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.|
|2014||The Studio Albums 1992–2003||8 CDs of Oldfield's Warner Music albums released in October 2014.|
|2015||The Best of 1992–2003||2 CDs of music from Oldfield's Warner Music albums released in April 2015. It features a number of edits and remixes that had previously only been available as single B-sides.|
|2016||The 1984 Suite||A compilation and remix album featuring pieces from Discovery and The Killing Fields.|
|2016||Collaborations||A standalone reissue of the 4th LP from Boxed.|
|Year||Title||VHS release||DVD release||Blu-ray release|
|1977||Reflection ||Unknown ||-||-|
|1979||The Space Movie||1983||2007, re-released in 2015.||-|
|1980||The Essential Live||1980||-||-|
|1981||Live at Montreux 1981||-||2006||-|
|1984||The Killing Fields||1992||2001||2013|
|1988||The Wind Chimes||1988||Included on DVD Elements (2004)||-|
|1992||Tubular Bells II, The Performance Live||1992||1999 (with Tubular Bells III)||-|
|1993||Elements - The Best of Mike Oldfield||1993||2004||-|
|1998||Tubular Bells III, The Performance Live||1998||1999 (with Tubular Bells II)||-|
|2000||The Art in Heaven Concert||2000||2001||-|
|2006||Best of Night of the Proms – Volume 2||-||2007||-|
|2006||Best of Night of the Proms – Volume 3||-||2008||-|
|2012||2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony||-||2012||2012|
- On 4 June 1977 a documentary showing Oldfield working on Ommadawn was transmitted on UK television, as a part of Tony Palmer's series All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music. The whole series was released in a 5 DVD collection in 2008.
- In 2003 Warner Music released a DVD-Audio with Tubular Bells 2003 in 5.1 Surround sound. The DVD includes also the original Tubular Bells demos of 1971.
- DVDs with diverse music videos, live performances and 5.1 Surround mixes are being included in Mercury Records Deluxe Editions of Oldfield's albums.
|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||Bass guitar, lead guitar and backing vocals|
|1970||"If You've Got Money" / "Yep"||Bridget St. John||Elektra single; Bridget St. John featuring Kevin Ayers and the Whole World, including Mike Oldfield on lead guitar|
|1971||Edgar Broughton Band||The Edgar Broughton Band||Mandolin on one track|
|1971||Ear of Beholder||Lol Coxhill|
|1971||Whatevershebringswesing||Kevin Ayers and the Whole World||Bass guitar and lead guitar|
|1972||Nurses Song with Elephants||David Bedford|
|1974||Rock Bottom||Robert Wyatt||Lead guitar on one track|
|1974||The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories||Kevin Ayers||Lead guitar on one track|
|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; lead guitar.|
|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||Guitar, sleigh bells and bodhrán on one track|
|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||Guitar on "Origin", "Flight of the Eagle" and "Dancer in the Void".|
|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. Live performance also released on BBC DVD/Blu-ray.|
- "Mike Oldfield". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- Peaks in Denmark:
- For all except noted: "Mike Oldfield search". Danish Charts. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- For The Songs of Distant Earth: "Listen - Danmarks Officielle Hitliste - Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark - Uge 48". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. 1994-12-04.
- For Voyager: "Listen - Danmarks Officielle Hitliste - Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark - Uge 36". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. 1996-09-08.
- Peaks in France:
- "Mike Oldfield search". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
- "Mike Oldfield search". Les Charts. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
- "Mike Oldfield search". Norwegian Charts. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- "Mike Oldfield search". Swedish Charts. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- "Mike Oldfield search". Billboard Albums Charts. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- "Boxed". tubular.net. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- Keith Critchlow, Lawrence Moore (1977). Reflection (16 mm film with stereo sound). Music by Mike Oldfield & Alan Hacker. A Vortex Production, ©Arts Council of Great Britain. OCLC 51663848.
- "Reflection (VHS)". Rainer Muenz (mike-oldfield.es). Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- "Bruce Parry presents Amazon / Tribe Songs for Survival". Kensaltown Records. Archived from the original on 30 August 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
- "Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack album tops download charts". Washington Post. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- "Opening Ceremony album tops the download charts". London2012.com. 29 July 2012. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.