May 122020

After literally years of talking about it, Wilf gets together in a socially distanced, responsible fashion with two old friends of The European Perspective, Jon Hunt and James Hendry, to present an extravaganza of music by one of their favourite composers and musicians, Mike Oldfield. In this first show they look at the first ten years of his remarkable career, with a few rarities mixed in with the major releases. There’ll be a second installment in due course!

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells Part 1 (extract) (05:54) from Tubular Bells, 1973
Mike Oldfield – Mike Oldfield’s Single (03:57), 1974/
Mike Oldfield – Hergest Ridge Part 2 (extract) (05:34) from Hergest Ridge, 1974
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Bedford, featuring Mike Oldfield – The Orchestral Tubular Bells Part 2 (extract) (04:24) from The Orchestral Tubular Bells, 1974
Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn Part 1 (extract) (12:08) from Ommadawn, 1975
Mike Oldfield – The Path (03:31) from B-side of Shine, recorded 1976, released 1986
Mike Oldfield – Argiers (04:00) from Boxed, 1976
Mike Oldfield – Pipe Tune (03:30) from B-side of Cuckoo Song, 1977
Mike Oldfield – Incantations Part 4 (17:04) from Incantations, 1978
Mike Oldfield – Wrekorder Wrondo (02:37) from Take Four EP, 1978
Mike Oldfield – Guilty (live) (06:22) from Exposed, 1979
Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, featuring Mike Oldfield – Downwind (06:58) from Pierre Moerlen’s Gong Live, 1979
Mike Oldfield – Sally/Punkadiddle (09:55) from Platinum, 1979
Mike Oldfield – Platinum (live) (14:25) from The Complete Mike Oldfield, 1985
Mike Oldfield – Taurus 1 (10:17) from QE2, 1980
Mike Oldfield – Taurus 2 (24:44:00) from Five Miles Out, 1982

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  4 Responses to “The European Perspective 276 – Mike Oldfield part 1”

  1. Taurus 2 (24:44:00) – Wow, that’s really Prog!

  2. I’m a huge Mike Oldfield fan. Thank you for this great podcast, how far will part 2 go? Please go all the way up to 2017’s Return To Ommadawn, even if you need to do a part 3 lol.

  3. What a brilliant few hours… Amazing music of course and loved hearing the same kind of enthusiasm for Mike’s work from the three of you as I have… Any word on when you will do part 2? It’ll be worth the slog to get to Return to Ommadawn – in my opinion one of his very best!

  4. Fabulous programme for a dedicated Oldfield fan. Listening to Argiers took me back years! Here’s a suggestion for Part 2: an extract from David Bedford’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner from 1975. Thanks for the memories.

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