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Patrik81
post Aug 18 2016, 11:38 PM
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How come this guy isn't talked about more often among guitarists. he's not a superfast shredder but his solos is something special. 3:36 into this clip is some of the most beautiful soloing iv'e ev
er heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRvdtTh2bA
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post Aug 19 2016, 01:24 AM
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Yeah, he's f'n great!
But he only ever had one 'hit' ... it was the theme from a movie and it wasn't guitar focused, the Exorcist.



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post Aug 19 2016, 06:41 AM
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Yeah, he's f'n great!
But he only ever had one 'hit' ... it was the theme from a movie and it wasn't guitar focused, the Exorcist.



I think thats the only Mike Oldfield track I know! Totally loved that movie smile.gif
Tubular Bells is a brilliant track.


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post Aug 19 2016, 01:27 PM
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He's more known over here in more 'Folk Music' terms. As to why he's not mentioned more? I have no idea, he's an amazingly talented multi-instrumentalist!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CCf7gvmDEU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCvz7uflMIU


Then there was 'Incantations' a 4 part LP that was accompanied by a hugely successful Tour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qrRmiFRWI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMhCb-FPZF4


He's also written for Films and TV.
All in all he's had 25 singles in the Charts and 30 LP's!
This is a list of his Studio LPs:-
Tubular Bells (1973)
Hergest Ridge (1974)
Ommadawn (1975)
Incantations (1978)
Platinum (1979)
QE2 (1980)
Five Miles Out (1982)
Crises (1983)
Discovery (1984)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Islands (1987)
Earth Moving (1989)
Amarok (1990)
Heaven's Open (1991)
Tubular Bells II (1992)
The Songs of Distant Earth (1994)
Voyager (1996)
Tubular Bells III (1998)
Guitars (1999)
The Millennium Bell (1999)
Tr3s Lunas (2002)
Tubular Bells 2003 (2003)
Light + Shade (2005)
Music of the Spheres (2008)
Man on the Rocks (2014)
Return to Ommadawn (TBR 2016)


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post Aug 19 2016, 01:51 PM
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I know my dad has a few records by him, I think. Will have to check once I visit them next time.


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post Sep 11 2016, 04:56 PM
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I still think Tubular Bells would work great as a Death Metal/Melodic Death Metal tune smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2016, 05:15 PM
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Discovery is my favourite album, To France and Poison Arrow are great:)


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