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Mike Oldfield|Hergest Ridge (Deluxe Edition)

Hergest Ridge (Deluxe Edition)

Mike Oldfield

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Released as another lengthy composition, Hergest Ridge was the album that followed Mike Oldfield's momentous Tubular Bells release, with many of the same instrumental elements and methods employed throughout its two sections. Because of the time of its release, Hergest Ridge was overshadowed by the effects of Oldfield's first album for Virgin, but even so he manages to invoke some interesting patches of music by using instruments like the glockenspiel, sleigh bells, the Lowrey organ, oboes, and a variety of mandolins and guitars to maintain the same type of diversity as Tubular Bells. Symphonic throughout most of the album's two parts, the highlight of Hergest Ridge is Oldfield's use of 90 multi-tracked guitars clustered together to create one of the most unique sounds ever to surface on his albums. Actually, Hergest Ridge entered the British charts in the number one spot in the fall of 1974, but Tubular Bells finally took its place only three weeks later. The album was highly regarded in the U.K. upon its release and it continued Oldfield's creative pace, proving that the genius put forth on his claim-to-fame album would indeed have some effect on works to come.
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1
Hergest Ridge Part One (2010 Mix / Previously Unreleased)
00:19:20

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

2
Hergest Ridge Part Two (2010 Mix / Previously Unreleased)
00:18:45

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

3
In Dulce Jubilo (For Maureen)
00:02:45

Sally Oldfield, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Electric Guitar, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chili Charles, Snare Drum, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clodagh Simonds, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Lindsay Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Lucas de Pearsall, ComposerLyricist - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
Spanish Tune
00:03:10

Sally Oldfield, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Acoustic Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Julian Bahula, African Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paddy Maloney, Bagpipes, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie, Bagpipes, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Newell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pierre Moerlen, Timpani, AssociatedPerformer - Ernest Mothle, African Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bridget St. John, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Terry Oldfield, Panpipes, AssociatedPerformer - The Hereford City Band, Brass Band, AssociatedPerformer - David Strange, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Lucky Ranku, African Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Tatane, African Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Don Blakeson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Penrhos Kids, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

DISC 2

1
Hergest Ridge Part One (1974 Stereo Mix)
00:21:32

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

2
Hergest Ridge Part Two (1974 Stereo Mix)
00:18:39

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

3
Hergest Ridge Demo Part One (1974 Demo / Previously Unreleased)
00:20:20

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
Hergest Ridge Demo Part Two (1974 Demo / Previously Unreleased)
00:18:12

Sally Oldfield, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Chili Charles, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Bedford, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Tom Newman, Producer, Assistant Producer - Clodagh Simonds, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Hobart, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Whiting, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndsey Cooper, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

Album Description

Released as another lengthy composition, Hergest Ridge was the album that followed Mike Oldfield's momentous Tubular Bells release, with many of the same instrumental elements and methods employed throughout its two sections. Because of the time of its release, Hergest Ridge was overshadowed by the effects of Oldfield's first album for Virgin, but even so he manages to invoke some interesting patches of music by using instruments like the glockenspiel, sleigh bells, the Lowrey organ, oboes, and a variety of mandolins and guitars to maintain the same type of diversity as Tubular Bells. Symphonic throughout most of the album's two parts, the highlight of Hergest Ridge is Oldfield's use of 90 multi-tracked guitars clustered together to create one of the most unique sounds ever to surface on his albums. Actually, Hergest Ridge entered the British charts in the number one spot in the fall of 1974, but Tubular Bells finally took its place only three weeks later. The album was highly regarded in the U.K. upon its release and it continued Oldfield's creative pace, proving that the genius put forth on his claim-to-fame album would indeed have some effect on works to come.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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