Mike Oldfield: The Bootlegs
Mike Oldfield is a prolific musician.
You are no doubt aware of that fact if you have made it to this page.
I shan't waste any time going on and on about how Mike's music is simply the best in the world etc etc etc... I'm sure you *know* that already!
However, the *bootleg scene* as far as Mike's works are concerned, is somewhat lacking in quantity.
And those that *are* available are riddled with duplication and, quite frankly, false information.
Many people have bought certain bootlegs expecting to find something that is stated in the listing, but which does not exist on the disc.
I felt this needed to be brought to the attention of those looking to find certain discs...
So... Below is a list of *Pressed* and released Oldfield bootlegs, and also a collection of tracks that have been collected from various sources.
The advent of CD-R has somewhat dropped the amount of *real* bootlegs that are created these days.
It is, therefore, also neccesary to compile material which *is* available, but which has never been released in *any* form, bootleg or otherwise, until the MP3 was created.
Please feel free to email me, (link below), with any comments, criticisms, additions or errata regarding this page.
Covenant (but you can call me Joe!)
The *Listings* section is simply what is printed on the disc listing.
It may NOT actually be what is ON the disc. This is covered in the Info/ Problems section.
Tabular Bells - Live '73 (OHM Digital Recording OHM 073)
1 The Tubular Bells Part 1
2 The Tubular Bells Part 2
3 The Sailor's Hornpipe
4 The Tubualr Bells Part 3
5 Tubular Demo Bit 1
6 Tubular Demo Bit 2
7 Some Gaelic Tunes - A Duett
8 Don Alfonso
9 Don Alfonso - German Version
Overall: A decent enough disc. Fair recordings...
(But assumed it is taken from the vinyl, due to it being a *little* fast and a bit *hissy*.)
There are a *few* errors, to say the least.
First of all, this is *not* Tubular Bells 1973 as the title states.
It is, in fact, nothing more than a copy of the second disc from the *Official* Album 'Exposed'.
(Remastered CD: Mike CD6 7243 8 49372 2 5)
Track 4 is actually *Guilty* taken from the same album above.
Track 5 is Mike alone on acoustic playing *Red Dawn* or (*Russian* as it was originally called) and going into The Bell... and...
Track 6 is a very nice Keyboard merging of TB and TB2 from the same radio show above. (Any info on this would be nice!)
Track 7 is actually Fanny Planxty Power, (and not a very good copy of it)
Track 8 jumps into the track missing out the first word ('Now'). but is a very good transfer of the *extended version* of Don Alfonso.(But is slightly fast)
Track 9 is an Oddity... It *sounds* as if someone has done their own German version over the top of the English version! (Listen to the backing vocals... they are English!)
Mirage ( Vinyl Double Album ( VDT 102 )) - Mirage ( Private Collection Cover - GMOVJ )
(Live in Vienna 20/7/81)
Tubular Bells Part II
Incantations Parts III and IV
Ommadawn Part I
A really good bootleg. Sound goes a little *distant* at times.. but well worthwhile!
Not many problems, but worth having just for the way Mike suddenly starts playing *The Blue Danube* at the end of Punkadiddle!
It is a SUPERB moment!
Tabular Bells II (OHM Digital Recording OHM 93)
1 The Tubular Bells II
2 The Tubular Bells Encore
3 The Sailor's Hornpipe
Not a bad disc.
But very little info, and TB2 being one large track is annoying.
The back cover says only *Recorded live in Europe '93.
It was actually recorded in Paris on 31/03/93
(Sounds like a *good* audience recording. And also sounds like Mike and the Band are doing the MC parts themselves.)
Nice bits during The Bell; "Le Guitar Electrique!" and "maintenent, Tubular Bells!"
Track 2 is actually Tubular Bells (1) Part Two/Orabidoo. A really nice version, slower than usual.
Thanks to Serge Destor for venue info.
Swollowed up by a big fat snake (Tartan Productions)
1 Froggy went a-courting
2 Wrekorder Wrondo
3 The Orchestral Hergest Ridge Part One
4 Blue Peter Different mix
5 Five Miles Out - First mix
6 Adlib track
7 Extract from the Orchestral Tubular Bells incl: Sailor's Hornpipe
8 The Bell - Spanish version
9 Live orabidoo
10 When the night's on fire - Rough Mix
11 From BBC TV 1989
12 Moonlight Shadow - Acoustic Version
13 Australian TV 11,92
14 QE2 / Portsmouth Live
A very good, well transferred selection of very rare tracks on this disc.
The rough mixes of Five Miles Out and Night's On Fire *alone* make this a must have disc.
The live Orabidoo is superb and the Australian TV track is very interesting indeed!
(Any info on where this comes from exactly would be nice!)
Track 1 is the Ordinary release, (NOT the German one where Mike *doesn't* sing "There's bread and cheese upon the shelf.)
Track 3 is actually Orch HR part TWO. (And is a little *muffled*)
Track 4 has the *refined* ending (but is *almost* distorted)
Track 6 This is complicated...See below...
Track 7 is taken from the *Official* release.
Track 8 Cuts in very quickly. Sounds like it is the *instrumental *Bell* with a spaniard doing a voice over.
(The voice is slightly distorted. I doubt if this was ever an official release, or even a demo)
Track 9 *May* be the *US Premier of Orabidoo*. (It is exactly the same track that is described as such on the *Lost In Space* Bootleg) According to Stefano Paolucci it is from the Bootleg "My Father's Place" (Live in Roslyn)
Track 11 Is *Innocent*, (Mike on Acoustic and Anita), from ITV Breakfast Television (TVAM IIRC)
(Special prize to anyone who can tell me what Fromnificent means !!) ;')
Track 12 Is the version of Moonlight Shadow from the 'Colombian Volcano Concert' video (Hendring: HEN 2 086)
(Brief interview with Anne Nightingale.)
Track 13 Two different Tubular Bells and TB2 comparisons on Acoustic... (Nice!) With interviews and totally ad libbed bit!
Track 14 This track , I have conflicting info for. (Martin Bauml says this is from the QE2 tour, January 1980, Hannover; Germany. and Stefano Paolucci claims it is from "Live in milano (Velodromo Vigorelli) 8/7/81)
Now then..Track 6...
'Adlib-track', is a composition from a Dutch guy named Erik Visser.
The original title of the piece is 'Variaties op een dame' (variations on a lady).
At the time Visser wrote this piece (I think, late seventies), he was member of a Dutch band 'Flairck'.
It was released on a LP from Flairck with the same title.
It is actually debateable whether this is even Mike and the Orchestra or not! (I swing to the.... "Not Mike at all, side.")
Thanks to Stevie B for ITV info ! ;')
The Sorcerer (Tulamore Dew Records TDR 41278857 OR TD 41278857)
1 Tubular Bells, stage 1
2 Tubular Bells, stage 2 (Glasgow Appollo, 10.9.92)
3 Tubular Bells (Demo, nicky Campbell show Dec. 89)
4 Dance of the Daonhe Sidhe (Mike teaming up with Tom Newman in 1977 on the Faerie Symphony)
5 Passed you by (Collaboration with Phil Beer, recorded in 1987 for a charity album)
6 Royal Wedding Anthem (Guildhall, London, 28.7.81, officially dedicated to HRH Charles and Lady Diana)
A well produced disc. But, for the collector, only worthy for the inclusion of the 6:30 Nicky Campbell Demo (Good Quality) and Royal Wedding Theme, for reasons explained below...
Track 1 and Track 2 are NOT Glasgow Appollo (or even Apollo (to spell it correctly! ;') ). It is another copy of the Edinburgh Premier. (The drop-away at 33 seconds is in there! You can also hear the fireworks at the end, and the Glasgow Apollo was Indoors!! AND, thanks to Stevie B for pointing out, The Apollo was demolished three years previous to the concert!)
Track 4 From The Album "Faerie Symphony" by Tom Newman---(NOTE: *Officially* there has never been *definite* word that Mike actually plays on this track. (Although it certainly *does* sound like it!))
Track 5, from the Album "Where would you rather be tonight" (Sunrise A40111M)
Basically, apart from Nicky Campbell and Royal Wedding, the majority of this album is available in better quality elsewhere, and *officially*!
Tubular Bells II Live (EPL - CD 1000-001)
Stage 1: Sentinel-Dark Star-Clear Light-Blue Saloon-Sunjammer-Red Dawn-The Bell
Stage 2: Weightless-The Great Plain-Sunset Door-Tattoo-Altered State-Maya Gold-Moonshine
A VERY Good disc. Taken from the Radio One broadcast of the Edinburgh premier.
Well transfered and also well presented, with Edinburgh Castle printed on the disc itself.
This is the way all bootleg's *should* be.
None at all.
(Apart from the minor dip in sound at the very start of the disc, (This happened on the radio broadcast), at around 33 seconds.)
This is NOT the same mix as the Video/Dvd release's.
US Premier of Tubular Bells 2 (All of US AS 02)
1 Tubular Bells 2
A good disc. But it is marred by being one long 73:41 track.
(And the American M.C. being a bit naff!)
This is certainly the US premier, as the guy MC-ing, (name anyone??), states at the end of the Bell,
"For the first time in America, The Toobyoulir Bells!" ;') )
But the back cover artwork states that this was..."Recorded live at Eindhoven "Dynamo Open Air" Festival 1988"... which is obviously impossible ! ;') It is actually in New York (Carnegie Hall)
Thanks to Stefano Paolucci for venue info.
Other track info...
This is one, large, joined-up track... Of TBII parts one and two...
But it also contains a wonderful version of TB part 2/Orabidoo/The Bell at the end. (Worth it for that alone! Clean and crisp recording!)
I Met A Sweet Senora In Barcelona
1 Don Alfonso
2 I know what I like
3 Dance of the Daonhe Sidhe
5 Passed You by
6 Don Alfonso (German Version)
7 Tubular Bells Demo bits
8 Polka/ Ratezky March (Live)
9 Fanny Planxty Power
10 Alright Now
11 Royal Wedding Anthem
13 Ommadawn 12 Bar Blues
14 Tubular Bells Demo
15 Auld Lang Syne
This and *Balm for the Waking Dead* are identical* AFAIK !
Track 2 Is taken from a Marillion Anti-Heroin Gig (More below, in the *cassettes* section.)
Track 4 Is the Original Version of Sally/Punkadiddle from the first pressing of Platinum. (One of the best rips I have heard.)
Track 10 Is taken from a magazine flexidisc!
Info below taken from bootleg's booklet!
Track 7: Demo bits from BBC 2 (Steve Wright Show 24.08.1992)
Track 12: Duet with Diego Cortes, Spanish TV 09.07.1981
Track 13: BBC FM 1985
Track 14: Demo from Nick Campbell Show December 1989
Thanks to Johann Tsivis for the booklet info.
Lost in Space (Wise Records Ltd. 312 - 2 cd set)
1 Tubular Bells (Recorded Live in 1973)
2 Orchestral Hergest Ridge Part 1 Live
3 Live Orabidoo (First live-performance in New-York on April 8th ,
2: Dark Star
3: Clear Light
4: Blue Saloon
5: Sun Jammer
6: Red Dawn
7: The Bell
9: The Great Plane
10: Sunset Door
12: Altered State
13: Maya Gold
This bootleg is FULL of factual errors. (Or *lies* ;') )
Track 1 is the *Exposed* recording, *NOT* TB from 1973
Track 2 is part TWO of Hergest Ridge (the bad quality recording IIRC.)
Track 3 is the same version of Orabidoo from "Swollowed up by a big fat snake".
The date *may* be correct, but as the *factual content* of the notes are dodgy to say the least, I would take it with a pinch of salt...
This is marked as being, "Recorded live in USA 1992"
But this is YET ANOTHER copy of the Radio One broadcast Edinburgh Premier.
Right down to the old 33 second drop off...
Some mistakes in the titles of the tracks :
Sun Jammer for Sunjammer,
The great plane for The great plain and
Maja gold for Maya gold.
ALSO... The track listing is incorrect insofar as, Track 1 is not sentinel, just the short intro to the piece therefore the listings are incorrect, track 2 is Sentinel, track 3 is Dark Star and so on... Track 7 is Red Dawn AND The Bell... from Track 8 the listing is correct.
Thanks to Samuel Rives for some the info above!
Swiss Made (Fire Power FP-037)
Reference on the CD: FORMULA MF-800037
(also marked *Promotional Copy Not for sale*)
5: Tublar Bells part 2
7: Ommadawn part 1
Live in Montreaux, Switzerland. July 5, 1981.
The sound quality fluctuates badly on this recording, from pretty good to very bad. There are points where the level is far too high and this leads to some bad saturation.
Track 1: There is a slight *scratch* effect on first track at 4 m 12s.
Track 5: Has a really bad buzz all the way through it, which is a shame becuase it is a nice rendition of TB part 2
Track 6: 5 m 40 s into track is the beginning of Ommadawn (after Conflict), therefore...
Track 7: Does not start at the beginning and is just the 8 last minutes of "Ommadawn". BUT it is also incomplete. It stops whilst building to the final climax during the drum *solo*.
Track 4: is not ALL of Platinum, it stops on "Charleston".
Track 8: Punkadiddle is *very* abortive at the end... For those of you who have heard the Punkadidle on *Mirage* bootleg, Mike *seems* to be starting to do the same thing with the audience, but he doesn't seem to be playing too well and all of a sudden it just stops dead! The audience sound *bemused* to say the least...
Some names of musicians are given by Mike Oldfield all through the concert :
Maggie Reilly, Gary Fletcher...
In the beginning of track 1, Maggie Reilly sings an improvised lyric, (scat style) to the exact tune of "The deep deep sound" (from "Taurus II - from the Five Miles Out album ").
There is no box for this CD, just a sleeve.
There are a lot of mistakes in title listings :
Tauras (on the sleeve and the CD)
Tublar Bells (and just "Bells" on the CD)
Omadawn (on CD)
Pankadiddle (on CD)
Also has the cover
Swiss Made- Private Collection Cover - GMOVJ
Thanks to Samuel Rives for most of the info above!
Symphonies in Shadow (Kobra Records)
2 Dark Star
3 Clear Light
4 Blue Saloon
6 Red Dawn
7 The Bell
10 The Great Plain
11 Sunset Door
13 Altered State
14 Maya Gold
17 Dance of the Daonhe Sidhe
18 Passed You By
Cover for this says "Recorded in the USA 1992"
BUT, it is actually the Edinburgh Premier (Again!!)
Track 16 is actually the Nicky Cambpell demo of Tubular Bells
Track 17 as before
Track 18 as before and *Still* too fast!
Climbing Out (Highland HL366/367 2 Disc Set)
Recorded Live at Morvis Stage, New Jersey 7/4/78
2 disc Set
4: Tubular bells (part II)
5: Taurus II
1: Ommadawn (part 1)
2: Tubular Bells (part 1)
3: Mount Teide
The first thing to query about this recording is the date. Unless this was a preview of the music from QE2 (Which I *very* much doubt), this could not have been recorded in early 1979.
Obviously this makes it difficult to give an exact date for this one.
Serge Destor and others think it is probably New York 1982
Track 1; Whereas this *is* the track Platinum, at 8:50 (ish) it seques into *Conflict*
This is a pretty low quality recording, too much *bottom end* like a lot of audience recordings. Lots of audience noise, music sometimes seems to be in the background.
Thanks to Bruce Bell for info and Sam Rives for 'pointing out the obvious', (which I didn't notice!!), on this one!
Live in Viareggio 1984 (2 cd set)
Two CD set
This is a very good bootleg. Worth having.(Doing the rounds as MP3's!)
It ALSO goes under the name "Tracks In The Night"
2: Tubular Bells Part 2
3: In High Places
4: Foreign Affair
5: Mount Teide
6: Taurus 1 & 2
7: The Lake
1: Five Miles Out
2: To France
3: Poison Arrows
4: Crystal Gazing
5: Tricks Of The Light
7: Talk About Your Life
8: Saved By A Bell
9: Moonlight Shadow
Venue: Teatro Tenda Bussoladomani 8/9/94
Track 2: Jumps in at "...You're never going to..." and misses out the whole of the first verse
A nice bootleg. Some interesting versions of some well loved stuff!
Thanks to Stefano Paolucci for venue info.
2 CD set
1: Tubular Bells pt1
3: Ommadawn pt1
3: Family Man
4: Tarus 2
5: Mount Teide
6: Five Miles Out
A SUPERB Soundboard recording.
Live in Cologne (Sporthalle)
Thanks to Stefano Paolucci for venue info.
"Then and Now" 1999 Tourbox
A labour of love from Posh! productions.
A Boxed set of CD's contaiing (almost) ALL of the Then and Now concerts in MP3 format.
Obviously the quality varies from gig to gig.
FINALLY, a full listing of the project!
Tour Box Listing...
This CD also contains...all of the slideshow files (and the Divx codec REQUIRED to run the whole project)
Donostia (San Sebastian) 1/7/99
Murcia (San Javier) 3/7/99
Leganes (Madrid) 8/7/99
La Coruna 31/7/99
This is yet ANOTHER version of Just One Night
Tubular Bells II Trance Remixes
There are eight tracks on this bootleg
All of them are pretty much the usual *Techno/Ambient* style remixes
But, most of them owe more to Tubular Bells than TB II
What I *don't* have is a *proper* track listing... anyone with fuller info?
Balm for the Walking dead
1: Don Alfonso
2: I Know What I Like
3: Dance Of The Daonhe Sidhe
4: Sally (I'm Just A Gorilla)
6: Passed You By
7: Don Alfonso
8: Tubular Bells
9: Polka-Radetzky March
10: Fanny Planxty Power
11: Alright Now
12: Royal Wedding Anthem
15: Tubular Bells
16: Auld Lang Syne
This disc is quite well recorded and transferred, but there are one or two problems..
A lot of this disc is repeated stuff... It appears to be the above disc, *I Met A Sweet Senora*, under another name!
Track 16 is from an Austrian TV program. (The same version as on Sweet Senora)
Thanks to Stefano Paolucci for info on track 16.
Return to Celt
Live in Ireland
1: Ommadawan Part one
2: Tubular Bells part two
3: Tubular Bells part one
This is only a part of the Bootleg *Dublin 80*.
It is the last track of disc one (Ommadawn) and the whole of disc two (Tubular Bells Pts 1 and 2)
Info on Dublin 80 below
Just One Night (Canterbury Dream CTD-001/2)
2 Disc set
1: Platinum a) Airborne b) Platinum
5: Tubular Bells PT1
6: Taurus 2
1: Ommadawn Pt1
2: Tubular Bells Pt2
3: Mount Teidi
Nice disc, sometimes sound is a bit distant with the audience quite loud
As can be seen above, there are at least two different versions of this bootleg.
They seem to be the same discs, the catalogue numbers are identical, but they are dated differently...
The *dog* cover is dated: Recorded in Japan 29th May 1982
The *Mike* cover is dated: Recorded in Japan 26th May 1982
(The *Mike* cover, also has just a *sleeve* not a full CD cover (tray etc...))
My thanks to Richard Howell and Samuel Rives for info on this one !!
Moonshine Bell (Highland HL 294)
Apparently this is TBII recorded *Live in Brussels 29/03/93*
And during The Bell, and in the audience, French is spoken. So unless it is a copy of Tabular Bells II, it is probably what it says it is.
(Alegra CD 9027)
This is the same disc as Tabular Bells Live '73, but the tracks are in a different order.
Yet another recording of Edinburgh Premier...
Tubular Bells 10th Anniversary Concert: Wembley Arena(2 cd set)
Two CD set
2 Incantations Parts III
4 Ommadawn Part I
5 Mount Teide
6 Five Miles Out
7 Family Man
8 Tubular Bells Part I
1 Taurus I
2 Taurus II
3 Moonlight Shadow
4 Shadow On The Wall
5 Tubular Affair (Dub)
6 Tubular Affair (Vocal)
7 Ommadawn(by Hubert Razack)
There are at least *two* versions of this bootleg available, one good and one pretty bad. And I don't know which one this CD was made from.
There were problems with feedback through this concert (I know..I was there!).
the bonus tracks have NO Mike Content at all...
The *Moon* cover has a slightly different track listing of...
Disc 1; Intro/Woodhenge/Incantations/Sheba/Ommadawn/Mount Teide/Five Miles out/TB Pt 1/ Crises
Disc 2; Taurus 1/Taurus 2/Moonlight Shadow/Shadow on the wall/Family Man
Two Disc set
This is Radio Recording (from the RTE *In Concert* series) of an Irish Concert.
Inner sleeve has the text; Live AM 31.05.1980
The bootleg, *Return To Celt*, uses the Last three tracks as a single disc.
Nice Disc, recording gets a little fuzzy at times
I Got Rythm
TB pt. 2
TB pt. 1
The Essential Mike Oldfield
2 Tubular Bells Pt1
3 Tubular Bells Pt2
This is ripped straight from the video of the same name.
It doesn't have the interviews on it, and also fades into the tracks which Mike slightly talks over *after* he has spoken.
Athens Roman Ruins
cover by yours truly ;')
1 Incantations Pt 3
2 Incantations Pt 4
4 Ommadawn pt 1
I have no date for this, nor exact venue, but it is certainly outdoors!
This is, quite simply, one of, if not THE, best Oldfield bootleg I have ever heard.
(And has a wonderful intro to Ommadawn... "We have a new member of the audience... the Moon is watching...")
Problems?? The only problem with this is that it is far too short!!
The Following; I do not own, and have limited info about.
2: Tubular Bells Part 2
3: In High Places
4: Foreign Affair
5: Mount Teidi
6: Crime Of Passion
7: Taurus I & II
8: The Lake
9: Five Miles Out
2: To France
3: Poison Arrows
4: Crystal Gazing
5: Tricks Of The Light
7: Talk About Your Life
8: Saved By A Bell
9: Moonlight Shadow
10: Taurus III
11: Shadow On The Wall
Recorded at the Ahoy Club Rotterdam
Thanks to Serge Destor for the venue info.
Ring the Second Bells
Even thought this cover shows Edinburgh, I *think* this was recorded in Japan! (anyone??)
Mike Oldfield and Friends Tubular Bells Live from Queen Elizabeth hall June 25, 1973
2: Part One
4: Part Two
Initially broadcast on BBC radio. Sound quality isn't the best. The *Interval* is the same as the opening, but with guitars being tuned in the background.
Thanks to Jim Brown for the track info
Live Tubular Bells (Starquake SQ-03)
This is one long track comprised of;
Tubular bells part 1 / Tubular bells part 2 / Guilty
(have you guessed yet???)
Yes, this is yet another Rip-Off of *Exposed*
Apparently this disc is marked as being *Live in 1973*... This is obviously untrue.
Then and Now In Spain (2 cd set)
8/7/1999 Plaza de Toros de Leganes
Luar Na Lubre
1 Crvnia Maris
2 Chove en Santiago
3 Foliada De Rvada
4 Roi Xordo
5 Romeiro ao lonxe
6 O Son Do Ar
9 Jig-Mvineira Do Mino-Carballesa
11 In The Beginning
12 Let There Be Light
14 Crystal Clear
15 Shadow On The Wall
16 Ommadawn Part 1
3 Summit Day
4 The Source Of Secrets
5 The Watchful Eye
6 Jewel In The Crown
8 Serpent Dream
9 The Inner Child
10 Secrets(TB MIX)
11 Far Above The Clouds
12 Moonlight Shadow
13 Family Man
14 Secrets(Adlib Version)
15 Far Above The Clouds(Encore)
I don't know what track 10 is... It *could* be an introduction to mike.
Cow jumps over the moon
1 The Sallyangie: Two Ships
2 The Sallyangie: Colours Of The World
3 Soundcheck Stuttgart 1984.3.10
4 Theme From Ommadawn (American single version)
5 Lol Coxhill: Don Alfonso
6 Tubular Bells Part 1 (Closing Section) (Live QE.Hall 1973))
7 Edgar Broughton Band: Thinking Of You
8 Innocent (Unplugged:Nick Campbell Show 1989)
9 All You Need Is Love(BBC 1977)DEMO bit's of OMMADAWN
10 In High Places. Etude (Live Goteborg 1982.9.25)
11 Kevin Ayers & Mike Oldfield: Reach For The Skies(ENGLAND Film Soundtrack)
12 Kevin Ayers, David Bedford & Mike Oldfield: Orrible Orange
13 Tom Newman telephone interview: Verse Of Sad Sing
I haven't actually *heard* this bootleg. (But I Would LOVE a copy !)
Tracks 1 & 2 are the *Single Only* Tracks from Mike and Sally Oldfield's Sallyangie.
Track 4 *may* be the *single edit* of Ommadawn (With the *gong* ending)
Track 7 is from the Edgar Broughton Band (Meat cover) album (Emi/Harvest SHVL 791). Mike plays Mandolin only on this one track.
Track 8 I would be surprised if this *wasn't* the TVAM version of Innocent, and NOT from the Nicky Campbell show.
Track 11 I have no knowledge of... and would *Like* some! ; ' )
She Wore Hurt Surprise
I have VERY LITTLE info about this other than the listings...
I would LOVE both INFO and A COPY of this one!!
1 Family Man (Acetate Version)
2 Mount Teide (Acetate Version)
3 Tubular Bells (Medley / U.S. promo)
4 Hergest Ridge (Excerpt)
5 Mistake (Live)
6 Aircraft Noise
8 The Shadows: Moonlight Shadow
9 Punkadiddle (Live)
10 Kevin Ayers: Live In Hilversum (3 Tracks)
11 Silent Night (Live)
12 O Sole Mio (Live)
13 Blaydon Races (Live)
14 Shadow On The Wall (Live)
15 Gong: Downwind (Live)
16 Robert Wyatt: Little Red Robin Hood Hits The Road
Here's what I *do* know...
Track 5 is from 6:55 special (UK TV)
I *assume* Track 6 is the *other* ending to Tubular Bells* (With an aeroplane noise over the top of it)
Track 8 does not have any Mike content
Track 11 is live in Dortmund 20/12/1980
Track 12 is live in Livorno 10/07/1981
Track 13 is live in Newcastle (City Hall) 22/05/1980
Track 15 is from the Album *Pierre Moerlen's Gong LIVE* (Arista 202 205) Mike reprises his role on Guitar from the studio album of the same name, on the track *Downwind*)
Track 16 is taken from the Robert Wyatt album, *Rock Bottom* (Virgin VGD 3505) - (Double album release with *Ruth is stranger than Richard*... the second album has NO Mike content).
Mike plays guitar on this single track.
Thanks to Stefano Paolucci for some track info on this one.
Tubular Rarities. (Incorporates *Amazing, Great Stuff*)
Whereas I have never *seen* this bootleg, I DO have general info on it...
1 Mike Oldfield's Single (De-vinyled Version)
2 Dark Room Sequence
3 Pran's Last Night
4 When The Night's On Fire (Early Demo-Vocals By Barry Palmer)
5 When The Night's On Fire (Alternative Version-Vocals By Bonnie Tyler)
6 Far Country (Demo)
7 Innocent (Demo)
8 Earth Moving (Demo)
9 Fed Up (Early Version Of Gimme Back)
The Making Of Tubular Bells II
11 First Electric Guitar (1)
12 First Electric Guitar (2)
13 First Electric Guitar (3)
14 Bass (1)
15 Bass (2)
16 Bass (3)
17 Acoustic Guitar
18 Second Electric Guitar
The Early Stages Of Tubular Bells II
21 Clear Light
22 Blue Saloon
24 Red Dawn
26 Sad Sing (Tim Cross Version)
A Nice disc....
Track 1 is the vinyl release, ripped and made cleaner.
Tracks 2 and 3 are ripped from the film *The Killing Fields*
Tracks 4 to 9 are well worth having!
Tracks 19 to 19 are Mike rehearsing and playing around with early TB2 bits and pieces.
(NOTE: I do not know if this disc contains the FULL guitar rehearsal where Mike swears loudly whilst making mistakes!)
Tracks 20 to 24 are early versions of studio TB2 tracks. (Weightless is gorgeous!)
Track 26 is actually the Tom Newman song from the album *Fine Old Tom* (Virgin V2022), and nothing to do with Tim Cross at all
NOTE: I am unsure, but I *assume* Sentinel is the commercially released track *Early Stages*. (At least it *is* on Amazing Great Stuff.)
Thanks to Posh! for some of the info on this one.
"I'll take the camera off you" - Edinburgh Playhouse 9/9/82
Two CD Set
In High Places/Etude (crossfaded segues)
Ommadawn (crossfaded segues)
Taurus II (crossfaded segues)
Five Miles Out
This boot was originally a two casette set. Ported over, remastered and packaged by your's truly.
Why is it called what I called it? You'll have to hear it to know that ! ;' )
1 In Dulci Jubilo (For Maureen)
2 Pipe Tune
3 Ommadawn (excerpt)
4 Froggy went a-courting
5 Blue Peter (Refined Ending)
6 Don Alfonso (Short version)
7 Family Man
8 I Got Rhythm (Remix)
10 Passed You By
11 Don Alfonso (Long Version)
12 Froggy Went a-courting (diff vocal)
14 Picturers in the Dark
15 Blue Peter (remix)
16 Extract from tubular Bells
17 Wrekorder Wrondo
18 In Dulci Jubilo
19 Into Wonderland
21 Vivaldi Concerto in C
Al tracks are the UK 7" releases except:
Track 3 French 7"
Track 4 German 7"
Track 8 'Impressions' album version
Track 10 'Where would you rather be tonight' version
Track 15 'Mike Oldfield's Wonderland' version
Adventures in Hannover - Live '81
Art in Heaven
Airborn-The Live Parts
The Day We Believe
This is apparently a DIFFERENT and BETTER recording of the 'Just One Night' concert in Japan.
I haven't heard it to clarify, but should be getting a copy sometime soon.
Another version of the Art In Heaven 'Millennium' concert. (Quotes due to the fact that I', one of those 'Millennium wasn't till end of 2000 people! ;') )
Bremerhaven GERMANY 82
A collection of 110 of the more difficult to get Mike tracks.
Collected ny Posh!
Viareggio - The Fairlight Mixes
Basically, this is the output from the Fairlight during the Viareggio concert !
Far Above the Stage
Five miles off the Ground
(New York- Long Island 82)
Also Known As: My Father's Place
Another version of Adventures in Hannover
12 Juillet 1999
Later! - With Jools Holland
Live in the Eighties
In Live Places
The Making of TB 2
The Millennium Bell DEMO
The slightly different first 'take' of this album.
Includes the 'Churchill' Broad Sunlit Uplands. And different vocals on Amber Light
The Orchestral Hergest Ridge
The Original Hergest Ridge
This is the original mix of the album, now unavailable.
THREE covers for this one!
Tubular Bells 3 - Live
(Horseguards Parade, London)
Tubular Bells III - WEA Demo pressing
Across The Threshold
Mike Oldfield's Vault
Wembley Conference Centre 1979
Siegen 81 - The 1st Show
Waterside Inn 98
1: Inside my head
2: Radio Hamburg Radio ID
3: TBIII Unplugged
5: Taurus II Live
7: The British Grenadiers
8: Day of the Pecherons
9: Dansk Dance
10: Sutton Hoo
11: Five miles out
13: Soundcheck Preston Guildhall
14: Incantations/ Hergest Ridge live
15: Punkadiddle/ Blue Danube
16: Shadow on the wall live
17: The Bell Spanish Version
What I *do* know....
Track 4 is from the *Skids* Album, Joy
Track 8 is from the Tom Newman album, Fine Old Tom
Track 15 is from the 'Mirage' bootleg... see above.
Track 17 is pretty self explanatory.
Okay, this section is the unsorted! ;')
Things I have info for, but haven't updated yet, or things I have NO knowledge of...(i.e. Listings etc etc)
First the things I know NOTHING about.....
And these I have info for but haven't updated yet.... (Mind you, there are a load above that need that too! ;')
But these are *mostly* private collection covers. I.E. covers for both collections of tracks and for bootlegs that might need better covers...
This section does not, repeat NOT contain bootlegs, this section contains illegal PIRATE albums that contain only stuff from Mike's released albums. These are not sanctioned by Mike and he receives NO monies from them. (The whole bootleg/money argument may rage on and on, but these Pirates are the worst of any!)
There is no need for comprehensive listing of these pirates, but I *will* list the tracks on them.
Golden Collection 2000
Sentimental 7:55/Dark Star 2:16/Blue Saloon 3:34/Red Dawn 1:25/The Bell 6:57
The Great Plain 4:47/Sunset Door 2:24/Tatoo 4:29/Altered State 5:12/Maya Gold 4:04
Jewel In The Crown 5:44/Serpent Dream 3:04/The Inner Child 4:40/Man In The Rain 4:09/Secrets 3:20
Far Above The Clouds 5:01/Santa Maria 2:44/Sunlight Shining Through Cloud 4:3x/Liberation 2:37
ALL of the above tracks are taken from the original albums (Tubular Bells II and Millennium Bell)
Track 1 is just *Sentinel* misnamed.
This is a Russian release, and part of a whole series of *Golden Collection*s from various artists.
World Ballads Collection
1. Tubular Bells/ 2. Women of Ireland/ 3. Earth Moving
...can't make out what 4 and 5 are on the scan I have...
6. Blue Night/ 7. Celtic Rain/ 8. Mont St. Michel/ 9. Hiberna Culum
10. Islands/ 11. Maya Gold/ 12. North point/ 13. Moonlight Shadow
14. Weightless/ 15. To France
The song of the sea/ Moonlight Shadow/ Dark Island (traditional)/ Amarok (excerpt)/ Muse/ Sentinel/ The Bell
The Voyager/ The Source of Secrets/ On Horseback/ Island/ Man in the rain/ To France/ Shadow on the Wall/ Blue Saloon
Taurus 3/ In High Places/ The Top of the Morning/ Heaven's Open
Russian MP3 Collection
This disc contains, believe it or not, *almost* all of Mike's album output from 1973 to 1999 as MP3 files
This pirate *is* presented with a nice interface which scrolls through pics and shows the covers and titles etc, but ultimately, if you have this, and DON'T have the actual albums... then you should be ashamed!! ;' ) !
Tubular Bells/ Hergest Ridge/ Orchestral TB (part 1 only)/ Ommadawn/ Incantations/ Platinum/ QE2
Five Miles Out/ Islands/ Tubular Bells II/ Voyager/ Tubular Bells III/ Guitars
All tracks encoded at 128/44khz
outcast 03:49/sentinel 04:18/man in the rain 04:03/shadow on the wall 05:08/to france 04:35
serpent dream 02:53/moonlight shadow 03:35/tubular world 03:25/island 04:20/the hero(traditional) 05:03
ascension 05:49/north point 03:33/the top of the morning 04:26/dark island (traditional) 05:43
the source of secrets 05:35/flovers of the forest (traditional) 06:03
Muse/Sentinel/Man in the rain/Shadow on the wall/To France/Embers/Moonlight Shadow/Tubular World/Island/The Hero/Ascension/Summit Day/The top of the morning/Dark Island/Flovers of the forest/Enigmatism
This is ALMOST exactly the same as Earth Calling, even down to the mis-spelling of *Flovers* (Flowers) of the forest.
Gold Club Eve Tubular Bells
Which is, quite simply, an unabashed pirate of the album Tubular Bells
Part one/ Part Two
The Following are not *True* Bootlegs, but have been collected and released *Online* and elsewhere.
Tubular Bells III Remixes
Track 1: The Source of Secrets (A Bagful of Secrets)
Track 2: The Watchful Eye
Track 3: Jewel In The Crown (The Valuable Jewel)
Track 4: Outcast (The Mighty Fall)
Track 5: Serpent Dream (Long Intro)
Track 6: The Inner Child
Track 7: Man In The Rain (Long and Rainy version)
Track 8: The Top of The Morning (That Long Day mix)
Track 9: Moonwatch (More Piano Version)
Track 10: Secrets (Even More Secrets)
Track 11: Far Above The Clouds (Deep Guitar Duo)
These tracks suddenly appeared.
No-one, Except Peter from Dark Star..., seems to know where they came from.
They are apparently *fan* made, but they are bloody good mixes indeed!!
(Although, when I first got Jewel in the crown, it jumped back to the start... I worked on it and fixed it!)
Covers made by your truly.
Tracks *Without* names in brackets are the originals from TBIII
Amarok (Tracked version)
Now then... not strictly a *Bootleg*, but a burned CD of the *Official* Release with the enire composition *Tracked* into individual segments.
(This is actually possible to do, quite legally, (as one is permitted to back-up legally purchased copies, for one's *own* use).
The info as to how to *track* it are available at Posh!'s site in the *TIPS* section (See Links at bottom...)
Track Listing: (All names *possibly* correct...)
1 Fast Riff Intro / 2 Intro / 3 Climax I - 12 Strings / 4 Soft Bodrhan / 5 Rachmaninov I / 6 Soft Bodrhan II
7 Rachmaninov II / 8 Roses / 9 Reprise I - Intro / 10 Scot / 11 Didlybom / 12 Mad Bit I / 13 Russian / 14 Hoover
15 Fast Riff / 16 Lion / 17 Fast Waltz I / 18 Stop / 19 Mad Bit II / 20 Fast Waltz II / 21 Mandolin / 22 Intermission
23 Boat / 24 Intro Reprise II / 25 Big Roses / 26 Green Green / 27 Slow Waltz / 28 Lion Reprise / 29 Mandolin Reprise
30 TV-am / 31 Fast Riff Reprise / 32 Hoover/Scot / 33 Boat Reprise / 34 12 Rep / 35 Intro Waltz / 36 Green Reprise
37 Africa I: Far Build / 38 Africa I: Far Dip / 39 Africa I: Pre Climax / 40 Africa I: 12 Climax / 41 Africa I: Climax I
42 Africa II: Bridge / 43 Africa II: Riff / 44 Africa II: Boats II / 45 Africa II: Bridge II / 46 Africa II: Climax II
47 Africa III: Baker / 48 Africa III: Hello Everyone
The Following were initially available only on audio cassette.
Side One: Platinum 1-4 / I Got Rythm
Side Two: Polka / Ommadawn 1/ Tubular Bells part 2
1984 (Two Cassettes)
Side One: Platinum/ Tubular Bells part 2/ In High Places/ Foreign Affair/ Mount Teide/ Taurus 1&2
Side Two: The Lake/ Five Miles Out/ To France
Side One: Poison Arrow/ Crystal Gazing/Trick of the light/ Discovery/ Talk about your life/ Saved by a bell/ Moonlight shadow/ Shadow on the wall
Athen Roman Ruins (No Date)
Side Two: Incantations 3 & 4/ Conflict/ Ommadawn
Barcelona is an audience recording that is *slightly* too fast. Athens is a virtually perfect soundboard recording! One of THE best boots I have EVER heard!
STV and Knebworth
Side One: Guilty/ Ommadawn (From the *Essential Mike Oldfield* video
Side Two: Sheba/ Ommadawn/ Tubular Bells (From an STV presentation)
Radio One broadcast, with interviews and retrospective by Tommy Vance
Tape One: Incantations parts 1 and 2/ Interview/ May I? (Studio)
Tape Two: Tubular Bells/ Guilty/ Tubular Bells part 2/ Guilty/ Mathematicians Air Display (Studio)/ More interview
Side One: Ommadawn continued/ Incantations/ Hergest Ridge/ Sheba/ Mirage/ Taurus II
Side Two: Five Miles Out/ Mount Teide/ Orabidoo
Marillion Anti Heroin Gig.
Mike definitely plays when Marrilion perform *Shadow on the Wall*; he MAY still be onstage during
*I know what I like*, *Garden Party*, Market Square Heroes*
but I am unsure.
*I know what I like* turns up on the CD boots, *I met a sweet Senora* and *Balm for the waking dead*... But it is virtually impossible to tell if Mike actually *is* playing on this track, as Marillion had just performed *Shadwo on the Wall* WITH Mike onstage, and I know what I like is the next track and Fish *thanks* Phil Spalding, Steve Hackett and Mike Oldfield... So he *could* just be thanking Mike for *being* there, not for playing on that track!
Do you have any more info on any of the above?
Do you have any criticisms or have you seen any mistakes in the above?
Do you have any Bootlegs not mentioned above?
Mail Me !!!
and now.......the obligatory links...
Dark Star, The Official Mike Oldfield Website
Tubular Web, Excellent Oldfield Repository
The Home of Posh! productions. Wonderful Site!
Add's Oldfield Site.
Music Reality... The Mike Oldfield VR Project.