Mike Oldfield related and website news

Mike Oldfield’s iconic magnum opus, Tubular Bells, will be performed live at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London this summer, in a season of unique performances.

published on: 01 February 2021

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A brand new documentary about Mike Oldfield's seminal 1973 album Tubular Bells and the early days of Virgin Records is to be released through Tigermoth Records on December 14 2020.

published on: 17 November 2020

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Echoes podcast interviews Mike Oldfield, remembering Ommadawn on its 45th anniversary.

published on: 25 September 2020

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Our first post on this website outlines why the site was built and my vision going forwards.

published on: 20 August 2020

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Work is now steaming ahead on Discover Mike Oldfield. We had some severe delays in building the site due to complexities around hosting. These has been overcome and I'm looking forward to publishing something soon!

published on: 20 August 2020

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Luke Oldfield's band, Gypsy Fingers, has produced a new album called "stranger things", which is out now.

published on: 20 August 2020

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Featured Discovery

Recently voted by fans on the Mike Oldfield Facebook page as their favourite album of all time, Ommadawn is undoubtably Mike Oldfield at his best.

This short excerpt is a stirring introduction to the much longer original work. We've also added a bonus: listen to a selection of work from the recently released "Return to Ommadawn"

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The Classical Mike Oldfield

Some of Mike's most sublime creations are his classical works. From the recent hit album, Music of the Spheres, to the little-known and underappreciated wonder Mont St Michael, here are a few classical selections to get your ears tingling ...

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Ibiza Influences

Inspired by the nightclub scene in his then home of Ibiza, this Discovery showcases some of Mike's best work that has been influenced and inspired by dance, trance and house music.

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Mike's early music inspired a generation, because it was so unexpected, new and original. Mike was only 19 when he recorded the hit album Tubular Bells. He went on to create four more albums in this vein, all of them spectacularly original.

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