Knowledge Identifier: +Mike_Oldfield
Born in 1953.
Countries: United Kingdom (51%), (12%), United States (7%)
Linked to: Mercury Records, Elvian School, Queen's College, London, St Joseph's College, Reading
In September 1971 Oldfield went to The Manor Studio, owned by a young Richard Branson and run by engineers Tom Newman and Simon Heyworth, to record as bass guitarist in the Arthur Louis Band
The instrumental composition was recorded in 1972 and launched on 25 May 1973 as the inaugural album of Richard Branson's label Virgin Records
Tubular Bells - All songs written and composed by Mike Oldfield, except "The Sailor's Hornpipe" , copyright 1973 Virgin Music Publishers Ltd.
Virgin Megastores - The first release on the label was the progressive rock album "Tubular Bells" by multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield in 1973
Tubular Bells - "'Tubular Bells"' is the debut record album of English musician Mike Oldfield, recorded when he was 19 and released in 1973
Mick Taylor - In June 1973, he joined Mike Oldfield onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in a performance of Oldfield's "Tubular Bells"
In 1974, Oldfield played guitar on the critically acclaimed album "Rock Bottom" by Robert Wyatt
Phil Beer - He toured with Mike Oldfield in 1979 and recorded some tracks at Oldfield's Througham studio
During the 1980s, Oldfield's then-wife, Norwegian singer Anita Hegerland, contributed vocals to many songs including "Pictures in the Dark"
Moonlight Shadow - The vocals were performed by Scottish vocalist Maggie Reilly, who had been collaborating with Mike Oldfield since 1980
Jon Anderson - In 1982, he released "Animation" and in 1983 he appeared on Mike Oldfield's "In High Places" from the album "Crises" as well as another song called "Shine"
Released as the album's third single, it hit the Top 10 during the spring of 1983 and was a hugely popular MTV music video
Anita Hegerland - Performing on his non-album single "Pictures in the Dark" in 1985, she met British musician Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells - With the aid of the software house CRL and distributor Nu Wave, Mike Oldfield released an interactive Commodore 64 version of the album in 1986, which used the computer's SID sound chip to play back a simplified re-arrangement of the album, accompanied by some simple 2D visual effects
Michael Cretu - Among his early successful works, it is worth mentioning Mike Oldfield's 1987 album titled "Islands"
Michael Cretu - Among his other work, Cretu was one of the producers of Mike Oldfield's 1987 album Islands and the producer of Peter Schilling's 1989 The Different Story album
Bonnie Tyler - In 1987, Tyler recorded vocals for the Mike Oldfield single "Islands", which was a European chart hit
Volkswagen Amarok - Wiktionary It is the title of a 1990 record album by musician Mike Oldfield, a 2000 album of the German black metal solo project Nargaroth, and the name of an open-source music player
Alan Rickman - In 1992, he was the "master of ceremonies" on Mike Oldfield's album "Tubular Bells II" where he read off a list of instruments on the album
John Gordon Sinclair - Sinclair performed the part of "Master of Ceremonies" in Mike Oldfield's premiere performance of "Tubular Bells II" at Edinburgh Castle in 1992
Chris Thompson (English musician) - Thompson has been featured on several albums by artists such as Alan Parsons, Jan Hammer, Steve Hackett, Bonnie Tyler, Mike Oldfield, and Sarah Brightman, as well as providing back up vocals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, and later for Brian May of Queen, during his first few solo concerts, in South America in 1992
In 1998 he produced the third "Tubular Bells" album , drawing from the dance music scene at his new home on the island of Ibiza
Oldfield headlined the German Night of the Proms tour, consisting of 21 concerts around Europe in 2006 and 2007
Miriam Stockley - In December 2006, Stockley contributed as a solo vocalist and as a co-vocalist with Mike Oldfield at the German Night of the Proms tour, consisting of 18 concerts
In 2007 Oldfield caused a minor stir in the British press by criticizing Britain for being too controlling and protective, specifically concentrating on the smoking ban which England and Wales had introduced that year
Lang Lang (pianist) - In 2008, he was the pianist on Mike Oldfield's 2008 album "Music of the Spheres"
In 2010 lyricist Don Black said in an interview with "Music Week" that he had been working with Oldfield
Nolwenn Leroy - The album was re-released in November 2011 as a "Deluxe Edition" which added 7 English language tracks, including "Amazing Grace", "Scarborough Fair" and two Mike Oldfield tracks, "Moonlight Shadow" and "To France"
In 2012 Oldfield was featured on Terry Oldfield's "Journey into Space" album and on a track called "Islanders" by German producer Torsten Stenzel's York project
Interviewed by Steve Wright in May 2015, for his BBC Radio 2 show, Oldfield said that he was currently working on a "prequel to "Tubular Bells", which was being recorded using analogue equipment as much as possible