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Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (1982) [2013 Remastered, Deluxe Edition, 2CD+DVD]

Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (1982) [2013 Remastered, Deluxe Edition, 2CD+DVD]
EAC Rip | 2CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 860 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 325 MB | Full scans => 118 MB
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC (4:3) | Audio: LPCM, 2ch / Dolby AC3, 6ch / DTS, 6ch | 59 min | 3.42 GB
Label: Mercury Record Limited / Universal | Catalog.#: 374044-7 | Genre: Progressive rock

Five Miles Out is the seventh record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1982, at a time when his music was moving away from large-scale symphonic pieces towards a more accessible pop style. This 2013 reissue includes the original album remastered, plus a CD of live tracks from Cologne 1982, and a DVD of the album in 5.1 Surround Mix.

Mike Oldfield - Exposed (1979) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 2, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Exposed (1979) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Exposed (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 516 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 219 MB | Covers - 63 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDVD 2511)

Meant to show to the world at large that his music was ready for the concert stage, and that he was ready for live exposure (Oldfield suffered for many years from stage fright), Exposed is sometimes wonderful, sometimes bombastic. This double-CD set consists of performances of "Tubular Bells" and "Incantations," the latter abbreviated considerably, with "Guilty" tossed in for good measure.

Mike Oldfield - Light + Shade (2005) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 1, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Light + Shade (2005) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Light + Shade (2005)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 516 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 205 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: New Age, Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury Records (9873810)

Mike Oldfield, one of the legendary figures of British progressive rock, returned with this ambitious two-disc set. 2005's Light + Shade is divided into two parts: the "Light" portion featuring upbeat and melodic tunes, and the "Shade" disc leans to moodier and more atmospheric compositions. As is his custom, Oldfield plays all the instruments on Light + Shade, as well as handling most of the recording himself; several of the selections from the album became part of the score for the virtual reality games Maestro and Tres Lunas.

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) {CD + Hybrid SACD}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 17, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) {CD + Hybrid SACD}

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) {CD + Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 523 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 269 Mb
Scans Included (JPG) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Progressive Electronic / Experimental
Virgin # CDV2001| 7243 8 50733 2 8 / SACDV 2001

Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album Tubular Bells is arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music. Oldfield plays all the instruments himself, including such oddities as the Farfisa organ, the Lowrey organ, and the flageolet. The familiar eerie opening, made famous by its use in The Exorcist, starts the album off slowly, as each instrument acoustically wriggles its way into the current noise that is heard, until there is a grand unison of eccentric sounds that wildly excites the ears. Throughout the album, the tempos range from soft to intense to utterly surprising, making for some excellent musical culminations…
Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Remastered 2015]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:35 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released in June 1984, the UK Top 20 album contains two songs which Oldfield would later include on Two Sides his career best of – ‘The Lake’, an expansive instrumental reflection on Lake Geneva and ‘To France’, a classic folk-pop ballad featuring Maggie Reilly. Featuring 2015 remaster.
Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) {1987, Black Triangle Japan 1st Press}

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) {1987, Black Triangle Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 244 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 184 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | Virgin / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #32VD-1111

Following a long-established production pattern, Mike Oldfield assembled some relatively simple pop- and rock-flavored numbers following one long introductory piece on his 1983 Disky release, Crisis. The 20-minute opening title-track is a quintessential Oldfield texture study that consists of sparkling synth washes with edgier material weaving in and out. A fine setup, this track cleanses the aural pallet, preparing the listener nicely for the tunes that follow. Yes fans who can adjust to the sugary highlight "In High Places" will enjoy Jon Anderson's springy vocal work on the track. The energetic guitar romp "Taurus 3" will also appeal to most prog and art rock fans. Those in search of more ethereal Oldfield material should be aware of this record's pop leanings, but open-minded listeners will have a good time exploring Crisis, one of Oldfield's better releases of this type.
Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1984/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:34 minutes | 819 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mike Oldfield was asked in 1984 to score Roland Joffe’s film about two journalists’ experiences in the ‘killing fields’ of Kampuchea. Although Oldfield’s music is synonymous with film, it is his first and only score to date, The film was highly acclaimed winning two Academy awards and Oldfield’s score was an integral part of it, earning him a BAFTA and Golden Globe nomination. Newly remastered for 2016, The Killing Fields is a well-regarded entry in Mike Oldfield’s illustrious discography. As with all of Oldfield’s critically acclaimed re-release programme, the notes include a new interview with Mike.
Spymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield

Spymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield by Martin Pearce
English | 18 May 2017 | ISBN: 055217162X | 496 Pages | AZW3 | 3.49 MB

Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 19, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (CDV 2610)

Earth Moving was one of the last installments in Mike Oldfield's series of pop experiments, and the record does sound as if the musician was running out of patience with the genre. Many listeners have written off this period, but there were interesting moments that passionate fans still appreciate. Oldfield commits completely to the pop/rock format on Earth Moving by excluding the kind of long intro piece that he often used to kick off other '80s recordings. Instead, the composer puts a sprawling but focused (by Oldfield standards) eight-minute number, "Nothing But/Bridge to Paradise," at the end of this 1989 release…

Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 18, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2653)

Compared to the previous Amarok, Heaven's Open is far less experimental and clearly more conventional. But this is not necessarily a bad thing though! This album has the same structure as albums like Five Miles Out, Crisis and Islands in that half of the album consists of shorter songs while the other half is one longer piece.