Hergest Ridge is the second studio album by English musician and songwriter Mike Oldfield, released on 28 August 1974 by Virgin Records. The unexpected commercial and critical success of his debut album Tubular Bells (1973) affected Oldfield, who decided against touring and avoided the press with his newfound fame
Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells). 1-4. Sailor's Hornpipe (Viv Stanshall Version). Voice – Viv Stanshall. 2011 Universal International Music .
On 28 August 1974, Mike Oldfield released his sophisticated solo effort and follow-up to ‘Tubular Bells’, the ambitious ‘Hergest Ridge’. Published on. August 28, 2018. If you’re Mike Oldfield you do it with another remarkable album, but a very different one compared with your debut. The NME was not wrong. Probably the only real similarity between Hergest Ridge and its predecessor is the fact that it was a single work that occupied both sides of the original long-playing record. Released some 15 months after Tubular Bells, it’s very much more classical in its musical construction, and more complex
Tubular Bells III by Mike Oldfield. Discovery by Mike Oldfield. Islands by Mike Oldfield. Light + Shade by Mike Oldfield. Tubular Beats by Mike Oldfield. QE2 by Mike Oldfield. Crises by Mike Oldfield. 1. Hergest Ridge (Part One). 2. Hergest Ridge (Part Two).
Tubular Bells/Hergest Ridge.
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Mike Oldfield Produced by Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth and Tom Newman Sleeve Design and Photography: Trevor Key Recorded at The Manor Autumn 1972/Spring 1973. PART ONE Mike Oldfield plays: Grand Piano, Glockenspiel, Farfisa Organ, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Speed Guitar, Taped motor drive amplifier organ chord, Mandolin-like Guitar, Fuzz Guitars, Assorted Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Honky Tonk, Lowrey Organ, Tubular Bells Master of Ceremonies: Viv Stanshall Flutes: Jon Field String Basses: Lindsay Cooper Nasal Chorus: Nasal Choir Girlie Chorus: Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it into the nearest police station.
This page is a discography for the musician Mike Oldfield. Although the introduction theme was used in The Exorcist, Tubular Bells (1973) was not a soundtrack album. Oldfield was commissioned to produce the music for NASA's The Space Movie in 1979; no soundtrack album was released at the time. However a DVD and CD soundtrack (though the CD content is just the audio track from the DVD, including voiceovers and sound effects) were issued in October 2015.