Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Mike Oldfield

Crossover Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mike Oldfield In Dulci Jubilo album cover
4.10 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 45% 5 stars

Write a review

from partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

A In Dulci Jubilo (2:49)
B On Horseback (3:25)

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Oldfield / acoustic, classical & electric guitars, acoustic & electric basses, mandoline, harp, bouzouki, banjo, grand piano, spinet, electric organs, synths, bodhran, glockenspiel, assorted percussions
- Don Blakeson / trumpet
- Herbie / Northumbrian bagpipes
- Pierre Moerlen / tympani
- William Murray / percussion
- Terry Oldfield / Panpipes
- Leslie Penning / recorders
- David Strange / cello
- Julian Bahula, Ernest Mothle, Lucky Ranku, Eddie Tatane / African drums
- Sally Oldfield, Bridget St. Johns, Clodagh Simonds, The Penrhos Kids, The Hereford City Band / vocals

Releases information

Vinyl 7" Virgin ‎- 16 655 AT Germany

Thanks to Per Köhler for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy MIKE OLDFIELD In Dulci Jubilo Music

More places to buy MIKE OLDFIELD music online

MIKE OLDFIELD In Dulci Jubilo ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(45%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

MIKE OLDFIELD In Dulci Jubilo reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Matti
4 stars After the instant success of Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield moved to countryside, where he recorded the albums Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn. His fourth album Incantations would be released no sooner than in 1978. During this mid-70's period he recorded some (rather uncommercial) singles oriented to folk music. 'In Dulci Jubilo' originally appeared as a B-side of Don Alfonso, and Mike re-recorded this German traditional Christmas carol with the recorder player Leslie Penning.

It sounds joyous and fresh. It begins in a very modest way with recorders and simple percussion, but towards the end Mike lets his electric guitar take the lead role, making it instantly recognizable as his version. The B side features 'On Horseback' which ends the Ommadawn album. I have always liked it. A naiive and happy appraisal of riding a horse. The children of the local pub owner fit in very nicely.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MIKE OLDFIELD "In Dulci Jubilo"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.