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Mike Oldfield|Ommadawn (Deluxe Edition)

Ommadawn (Deluxe Edition)

Mike Oldfield

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Although it features the beautiful recorder of Leslie Penny and the Chieftains' Paddy Maloney playing the uilean pipe, Ommadawn didn't gain Mike Oldfield the success he was looking for. The album was released in the same year as the David Bedford-arranged Orchestral Tubular Bells and nine months after Oldfield picked up a Grammy award for the original Tubular Bells album. The most pleasing attribute of Ommadawn is its incorporation of both African and Irish music in its symphonic rock & roll mainframe. Boosted by a hearty amount of different horns, piano, cello, trumpet, and synthesizer, the album has its moments of rising action, but the whole of Ommadawn fails to keep its lovely segments around long enough, and there are some rather lengthy instances that include bland runs of unvaried music. Another plus is Oldfield's use of a choir, giving the album a soft, humanistic feel when contrasted against the keyboards or synthesizer. While it does include flashes of Mike Oldfield's brilliance, the entire album may seem a little anticlimactic when compared to some of his other releases.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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1
Ommadawn Pt.1 (2010 Mix / Pt.1)
00:19:04

Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

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

2
Ommadawn Pt.2 / On Horseback (2010 Mix / Pt.1)
00:17:19

Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - William Murray, ComposerLyricist - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

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

3
In Dulce Jubilo (Bonus)
00:02:50

Sally Oldfield, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Arranger, Acoustic Guitar, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Robert Lucas de Pearsall, ComposerLyricist - 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

℗ 1975 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

4
First Excursion (Bonus)
00:05:53

Sally Oldfield, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Oldfield, Acoustic Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bedford, 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

℗ 1975 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

5
Argiers (Bonus)
00:03:57

Sally Oldfield, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Mike Oldfield, Acoustic Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Julian Bahula, African Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paddy Maloney, Bagpipes, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie, Bagpipes, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Lindsay, 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

℗ 1975 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

6
Portsmouth
00:02:01

Mike Oldfield, Producer, Unknown, Other, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Paul Lindsay, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Leslie Penning, Recorder, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2009 Oldfield Music Limited, under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited

DISC 2

1
Ommadawn Pt.1 (1975 Stereo Mix)
00:19:10

Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

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

2
Ommadawn Pt.1 / On Horseback (1975 Stereo Mix)
00:17:10

Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - William Murray, ComposerLyricist - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

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

3
Ommadawn Lost Version (1975 Demo / Previously Unreleased)
00:17:08

Mike Oldfield, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Clodagh Simonds, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

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

Album Description

Although it features the beautiful recorder of Leslie Penny and the Chieftains' Paddy Maloney playing the uilean pipe, Ommadawn didn't gain Mike Oldfield the success he was looking for. The album was released in the same year as the David Bedford-arranged Orchestral Tubular Bells and nine months after Oldfield picked up a Grammy award for the original Tubular Bells album. The most pleasing attribute of Ommadawn is its incorporation of both African and Irish music in its symphonic rock & roll mainframe. Boosted by a hearty amount of different horns, piano, cello, trumpet, and synthesizer, the album has its moments of rising action, but the whole of Ommadawn fails to keep its lovely segments around long enough, and there are some rather lengthy instances that include bland runs of unvaried music. Another plus is Oldfield's use of a choir, giving the album a soft, humanistic feel when contrasted against the keyboards or synthesizer. While it does include flashes of Mike Oldfield's brilliance, the entire album may seem a little anticlimactic when compared to some of his other releases.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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