Release Date: 02 December 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Mike Oldfield Collaborations Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP + Download
We are delighted to offer two missing pieces in the Mike Oldfield 70s vinyl jigsaw – EXPOSED, his double live album from 1979 captured on his first solo tour, and COLLABORATIONS, available for the first time on its own, having previously been available only as part of his 1976 collection, Boxed. These two albums mark the closure of Mike Oldfield’s first phase as a solo recording artist and a celebration of the start of the second. The original vinyl albums have been mastered on 180gm discs by Sean Magee at Abbey Road using the original masters.
Collaborations was a tying up of loose ends and singles released in 1976, and is now available for the first time ever as a stand-alone album with newly designed artwork by Phil Smee and approved by Mike himself. Among its eight tracks it contains his two UK Top 5 smashes, ‘Portsmouth’ and perennial Christmas favourite, ‘In Dulci Jubilo’.
1. The Phaeacian Games
2. Extract From Star’s End
3. The Rio Grande
1. First Excursion
4. In Dulci Jubilo
5. Speak (Thi You Only Say Farewell)