Mike Oldfield Crises 180g Import LP
Mike Oldfield Crises 180g Import LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Mercury
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Mike Oldfield Crises 180g Import LP

Mike Oldfield

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SKU:
MERLPI40449
UPC:
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180 Gram Vinyl LP! Perfect for Prog and Art Rock Fans!

Mike Oldfield is an artist like no other. Over the last 37 years he has produced timeless, unique and inspirational music that has enthralled listeners the world over.

In terms of overnight success stories, Mike Oldfield's is astounding. After a short stint playing bass in Kevin Ayers' backing band, he was taken under the guiding wing of a 22-year-old Richard Branson and Tubular Bells was born. Thrillingly enigmatic music that sounds like nothing before or since, a critical and commercial success, and, to cap it all, the coveted Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition after an excerpt was used in the film The Exorcist.

A blessing and a curse, the magnitude of Mike's sudden success could easily have stalled him and yet he returned almost immediately with another two-movement pastoral masterwork Hergest Ridge and a year later issued the groundbreaking world music suite Ommadawn. Mike Oldfield is that rare beast, the intuitive artist, a confident and creative multi-instrumentalist, not bound by rule or convention and content to follow his own path: "All I want to express with my music is my feelings. I think it's the purpose. To show images, landscapes, love, hate, fury."

Crises is the eighth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1983. Oldfield's well known hits "Moonlight Shadow" and "Shadow on the Wall" appear on the album. The title track of the album is a twenty minute long piece, featuring a small amount of vocals, sung by Oldfield. The beginning and end of the track are driven by a synthesised lead passage, stylistically similar to the opening theme to Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

"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... [O]pen-minded listeners will have a good time exploring Crises, one of Oldfield's better releases of this type." - Jason Anderson, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl

Selections:
Side One:

1. Crises
Side Two:
1. Moonlight Shadow
2. In High Places
3. Foreign Affair
4. Taurus 3
5. Shadow On the Wall
Description
180 Gram Vinyl LP! Perfect for Prog and Art Rock Fans!

Mike Oldfield is an artist like no other. Over the last 37 years he has produced timeless, unique and inspirational music that has enthralled listeners the world over.

In terms of overnight success stories, Mike Oldfield's is astounding. After a short stint playing bass in Kevin Ayers' backing band, he was taken under the guiding wing of a 22-year-old Richard Branson and Tubular Bells was born. Thrillingly enigmatic music that sounds like nothing before or since, a critical and commercial success, and, to cap it all, the coveted Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition after an excerpt was used in the film The Exorcist.

A blessing and a curse, the magnitude of Mike's sudden success could easily have stalled him and yet he returned almost immediately with another two-movement pastoral masterwork Hergest Ridge and a year later issued the groundbreaking world music suite Ommadawn. Mike Oldfield is that rare beast, the intuitive artist, a confident and creative multi-instrumentalist, not bound by rule or convention and content to follow his own path: "All I want to express with my music is my feelings. I think it's the purpose. To show images, landscapes, love, hate, fury."

Crises is the eighth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1983. Oldfield's well known hits "Moonlight Shadow" and "Shadow on the Wall" appear on the album. The title track of the album is a twenty minute long piece, featuring a small amount of vocals, sung by Oldfield. The beginning and end of the track are driven by a synthesised lead passage, stylistically similar to the opening theme to Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

"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... [O]pen-minded listeners will have a good time exploring Crises, one of Oldfield's better releases of this type." - Jason Anderson, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl

Selections:
Side One:

1. Crises
Side Two:
1. Moonlight Shadow
2. In High Places
3. Foreign Affair
4. Taurus 3
5. Shadow On the Wall
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Mike Oldfield
Title
Crises
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
09-18-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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