|Studio album by Mike Oldfield|
|Released||3 June 2002|
|Recorded||Roughwood Studio, UK|
Plan 1 Studios, Munich
|Label||Warner Music Spain|
|Mike Oldfield chronology|
|Singles from Tres Lunas|
When translated from the Spanish language to English, the album name Tres Lunas is Three Moons. This is reflected in the typeface on the album cover, with the letter 'e' being replaced with a numeric '3'. Oldfield stated that the title was inspired by an Italian restaurant in Ibiza (where he was living at the time) called Las Dos Lunas, which uses two mirrored C-shaped moons as a logo - as well as by the fact that the Tres Lunas game, which he created simultaneously with the music, features three moons within its landscape.
Oldfield's sister, Sally makes a speaking appearance on this album. The last previous Mike Oldfield album which she had appeared on was 1978's Incantations. The main vocalist for "To Be Free" is the Jazz singer Jude Sim. British-Asian vocalist called Amar, who first appeared on Tubular Bells III, also contributes vocals to the album. The album was recorded at Oldfield's Roughwood Studios, with additional parts recorded at Plan 1 Studios, Munich.
Tres Lunas was the vehicle for Oldfield's first publicly released MusicVR game. It was followed by Maestro. Some of the music from the Tres Lunas game eventually ended up on Oldfield's Light + Shade album.
The cover is from an original idea by Hans Claesson of Kebawe.
- "Misty" – 3:59
- "No Mans Land" – 6:08
- "Return to the Origin" – 4:38
- "Landfall" – 2:19
- "Viper" – 4:32
- "Turtle Island" – 3:40
- "To Be Free" – 4:21
- "Fire Fly" – 3:46
- "Tr3s Lunas" – 4:35
- "Daydream" – 2:15
- "Thou Art in Heaven" – 5:22
- "Sirius" – 5:47
- "No Mans Land" (Reprise) – 2:56
- "To Be Free" (Radio edit) (Bonus track) – 3:56
- Mike Oldfield
- Sally Oldfield – Spoken voice
- Jude Sim – Vocals on "To Be Free"
- Amar – Vocals
- Ben Darlow – Assistant engineer
- Philip Lewis – Percussion programming (assistant at Plan 1)
- Thomas Süssmair – Percussion programming (assistant at Plan 1)
- Mike Oldfield Discography - Tres Lunas at Tubular.net
- Cover from an original idea by Hans Claesson of Kebawe
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