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Mike Oldfield|Discovery (Deluxe / Remastered 2015)

Discovery (Deluxe / Remastered 2015)

Mike Oldfield

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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 DeGagne /TiVo

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Discovery (Deluxe / Remastered 2015)

Mike Oldfield

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1
To France (Remastered 2015)
00:04:43

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

2
Poison Arrows (Remastered 2015)
00:03:53

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry Palmer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

3
Crystal Gazing (Remastered 2015)
00:03:03

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
Tricks Of The Light (Remastered 2015)
00:03:53

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry Palmer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

5
Discovery (Remastered 2015)
00:04:34

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry Palmer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

6
Talk About Your Life (Remastered 2015)
00:04:25

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

7
Saved By A Bell (Remastered 2015)
00:04:38

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry Palmer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

8
The Lake (Remastered 2015)
00:12:10

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

9
To France (Extended Version / Remastered 2015 / Bonus Track)
00:05:37

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

10
In The Pool (Remastered 2015 / Bonus Track)
00:03:42

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

11
Bones (Remastered 2015 / Bonus Track)
00:03:21

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

12
Afghan (Remastered 2015 / Bonus Track)
00:02:40

Mike Oldfield, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

13
Tricks Of The Light (Instrumental / Remastered 2015 / Bonus Track)
00:03:57

Mike Oldfield, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

DISC 2

1
To France (Remastered 2015 / The 1984 Suite Version)
00:04:47

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

2
The Lake (Remastered 2015 / The 1984 Suite Version)
00:13:43

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

3
The Killing Fields (Remastered 2015 / The 1984 Suite Version)
00:02:44

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
Etude (Remastered 2015 / The 1984 Suite Version)
00:04:38

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Guitar, Synthesizer, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Francisco Tarrega, ComposerLyricist - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Morris Pert, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

5
The Royal Mile (Reworked 2015)
00:03:37

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

6
Zombies (Reworked 2015)
00:03:45

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

7
Discovery (Remastered 2015 / The 1984 Suite Version)
00:04:28

Maggie Reilly, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Simon Phillips, Producer, Drums, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paschal Byrne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry Palmer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2015 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

Album Description

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 DeGagne /TiVo

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