Richard Oldfield

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

Sally Oldfield - The Enchanted Way (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 2, 2018
Sally Oldfield - The Enchanted Way (2018)

Sally Oldfield - The Enchanted Way (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 17 | 78:11 min | 179 Mb
Style: Folk, Pop, New Age, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Secret Ocean

The sister of both Terry and Michael "Tubular Bells" Oldfield, Sally Oldfield got her musical career started by appearing on several of Michael's projects in the '70s. This led to Sally securing her own solo record deal, resulting in such releases as 1978's Water Bearer, and the 1980 U.K. hit single "Mirrors." Sally also appeared on the holiday album Star of Heaven album with her brother Terry – showcasing her vocal talents on a 23-minute-long version of "Ave Maria" and a soul stirring reading of "Silent Night." She's issued solo albums throughout the '80s and '90s – her first release of the new millennium was the double-disc anthology Mirrors in 2001.

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.

Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 449 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDVVDT 101)

Incantations is the fourth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in late 1978 on Virgin Records. After a two-year pause following Boxed, Mike Oldfield released a new epic project, this one spread over four vinyl sides and devoted to Native American themes rather than hewing once more toward the Celtic end of the spectrum. Included was Oldfield's musical adaptation of "The Song of Hiawatha," which had a nice sense of the dramatic when it came to dynamic range. After this, Oldfield would not return to album-length concepts for quite some time.

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2308)

With 1984's Discovery, Mike Oldfield seems to be back on track, utilizing the vocal power of Maggie Reilly and the drum playing of Simon Phillips to create some rather appealing selections. "The Lake" is a simply gorgeous instrumental inspired by Switzerland's Lake Geneva, the location in which the album was recorded, while "To France" is a powerful pop/rock tune based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Both Reilly and Barry Palmer share the vocal duties throughout the tracks, signifying Oldfield's subtle emergence into a more pop-infused atmosphere. "Tricks of the Light" is a wonderful instrumental that relies on the keyboard to give it energy, while even so-so efforts like the title track and "Poison Arrows" come off as upbeat and inspired. Discovery peaked at number 15 in the U.K., and even though it didn't garner much attention elsewhere, it serves as one of Mike Oldfield's most entertaining releases from the decade.

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 13, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2262)

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 - Five Miles Out (1982) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 11, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (1982) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (1982) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 75 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (262 325)

Mike Oldfield was back into the extended composition game with Five Miles Out, continuing the "Taurus" series with the mammoth "Taurus II," an entertaining enough romp with references to Irish music, brass bands and Oldfield's beloved Morris. The true standout, though, was the title track, a paean to flying in bad weather that could easily double for Oldfield's feelings about the sort of monumental critical drubbing he was accustomed to receiving. "Family Man" became a huge worldwide hit for Hall & Oates.