Sheba (song)

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Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album QE2
B-side "Wonderful Land"
Released 28 November 1980 (1980-11-28)
Format Vinyl
Recorded Denham, 1980
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:33
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Mike Oldfield
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
David Hentschel
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"The Singles"

"Sheba" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1980. It is from the album QE2. In many countries the Shadows cover, "Wonderful Land", was the A-side, while the B-side was "Sheba".

Vocals on "Sheba" were performed by Maggie Reilly, and drum parts were played by Phil Collins; Oldfield plays all other instruments. The lyrics to "Sheba" are simply vocalisations set to the backing track.

"Wonderful Land" is an instrumental, and is a cover, originally released as a single by The Shadows in 1962.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sheba" – 3:33
  2. "Wonderful Land" (edit) – 2:50

"Wonderful Land" video[edit]

The video for "Wonderful Land" again shows Oldfield playing various instruments, including a violin, which he has claimed not to be able to play very well.[1] The video is available on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video.


  1. ^ "I don't know whether I'll do something musically incredible in the next years". Quico Balay - La Voz de Galicia ( 2005-09-30. Retrieved 2008-08-30.