Header

AIRBORN

Mike Oldfield

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mike Oldfield Airborn album cover
3.57 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy MIKE OLDFIELD Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Platinum, Part 1: Airborn (5:06)
2. Platinum, Part 2: Platinum (6:03)
3. Platinum, Part 3: Charleston (3:17)
4. Platinum, Part 4: North Star / Platinum Finale (4:43)
5. Guilty (4:00)
6. Into Wonderland (3:40)
7. Punkadiddle (4:56)
8. I Got Rhythm (4:40)
9. Tubular Bells, Part 1 (Live) (23:45)
10. Incantations* (Studio And Live) (19:26)

Total Time: 79:36
* part 1- part 3 - part 4 (studio) / part 2 - "The Sailor's Hornpipe" (live).

Lyrics

Search MIKE OLDFIELD Airborn lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MIKE OLDFIELD Airborn tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Written by Mike Oldfield except "North Star" by Phillips Glass, and "I Got Rhythm" by George & Ira Gershwin and "The Sailor's Hornpipe" which is traditional.

Releases information

Virgin #VA 2153/2

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Snow Dog for the last updates
Edit this entry

MIKE OLDFIELD MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy MIKE OLDFIELD Airborn Music


Tubular BellsTubular Bells
Remastered · Extra tracks · Import
Mercury UK 2009
Audio CD$3.87
$2.60 (used)
Hergest RidgeHergest Ridge
Import
Universal UK 2010
Audio CD$9.62
$9.99 (used)
Man on the RocksMan on the Rocks
Mercury 2014
Audio CD$11.18
$17.95 (used)
Songs of Distant EarthSongs of Distant Earth
Import
Warner Spec. Mkt. UK 2008
Audio CD$2.71
$1.76 (used)
Tubular BellsTubular Bells
Deluxe Edition · Extra tracks · Import
Mercury UK 2009
Audio CD$9.62
$23.74 (used)
VoyagerVoyager
Import
Warner Bros UK 2008
Audio CD$4.49
$0.29 (used)
The ExorcistThe Exorcist
Limited Edition · Soundtrack
Perseverance Records 2013
Audio CD$5.99
$11.66 (used)
Tubular Bells 2003Tubular Bells 2003
Rhino Records 2011
Audio CD$12.90
$4.43 (used)
OmmadawnOmmadawn
Import
Universal UK 2010
Audio CD$9.62
$22.49 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn-Playtested-8 Track Tape US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $6.99 Buy It Now
32m 46s
MIKE OLDFIELD Crime Of Passion 7" Ps, B/W Jungle Gardenia, Vs 648 US $8.10 Buy It Now 37m 11s
MIKE OLDFIELD FEAT BONNIE TYLER Islands 7" Ps, German Issue, B/W The Wind Chime US $8.10 Buy It Now 37m 14s
MIKE OLDFIELD Guilty 7" Ps, B/W Excerpt From Incantations, Vs 245 (Ex-/Vg, Viny US $6.48 Buy It Now 37m 18s
MIKE OLDFIELD Tricks Of The Light 7" Ps, B/W Afghan, 106 810-100 US $8.10 Buy It Now 37m 21s
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 12" LP 1973 Virgin Exorcist VG+ Condition Relaxing US $2.99 [0 bids]
1h 4m
PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG DOWNWIND STEVE WINWOOD MICK TAYLOR MIKE OLDFIELD US $10.36 Buy It Now 2h 4m
MIKE OLDFIELD - OMMADAWN - BONUS DVD - BONUS TRACKS (DLX) NEW CD US $29.10 Buy It Now 2h 30m
Mike Oldfield - Elements 4-CD Box Set - UK - New, Still-Sealed US $125.00 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells LP US $20.00 Buy It Now 3h 56m
MIKE OLDFIELD~Blue Peter bw Woodhenge VIRGIN VS 317 w PS 1979 US $2.95 Buy It Now 4h 44m
Mike Oldfield Voyager Music Cassette WEA Label US $9.73 Buy It Now 5h 38m
Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out Music Cassette Virgin Label US $6.48 Buy It Now 5h 40m
Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out Music Cassette Virgin Label (ref2) US $6.48 Buy It Now 5h 41m
Mike Oldfield Earth Moving Music Cassette Virgin Label US $8.10 Buy It Now 5h 43m
Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields Soundtrack Music Cassette Virgin Label (ref1) US $8.10 Buy It Now 5h 46m
Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields Soundtrack Music Cassette Virgin Label (ref2) US $8.10 Buy It Now 5h 47m
Mike Oldfield Ommadawn Music Cassette Virgin Label (Paper Label) (Ref1) US $8.10 Buy It Now 5h 57m
Mike Oldfield Ommadawn Music Cassette Virgin Label (Paper Label) (Ref3) US $8.10 Buy It Now 6h
MIKE OLDFIELD CRISES (1983) ORIGINAL JAPAN CD 32VD-1111 US $49.99 Buy It Now 6h
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II Music Cassette Virgin Label US $4.86 Buy It Now 6h 3m
Mike Oldfield Crisis Music Cassette Virgin Label (Ref1) US $4.86 Buy It Now 6h 5m
Mike Oldfield Crisis Music Cassette Virgin Label (Ref2) US $4.86 Buy It Now 6h 6m
Mike Oldfield Crisis Music Cassette Virgin Label (Ref3) US $5.68 Buy It Now 6h 7m
Mike Oldfield Discovery Music Cassette Virgin Label US $4.86 Buy It Now 6h 16m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Music Cassette Virgin Label (paper label) US $8.10 Buy It Now 6h 24m
Mike Oldfield The Complete Two Music Cassettes Virgin Label (paper labels) US $16.23 Buy It Now 6h 27m
Mike Oldfield The Complete Two Music Cassettes Virgin Label US $14.60 Buy It Now 6h 28m
MIKE OLDFIELD - QE2 LP - Australian N/Mint vinyl US $13.07 Buy It Now 6h 49m
MAGGIE REILLY: Best Of There And Back Again CD Mike Oldfield US $25.75 Buy It Now 8h 7m
MIKE OLDFIELD: Family Man / Mount Teidi ~UK PIC PICTURE DISC 45 michael US $8.99 Buy It Now 8h 18m
Amarok by Mike Oldfield *New CD* US $6.43 Buy It Now 8h 45m
CD, THE BEST OF MIKE OLDFIELD, ELEMENTS Album, 1993 US $11.99 Buy It Now 9h 2m
Tubular Bells ( two ) 2 II--Mike Oldfield---CD US $11.35 [0 bids]
9h 8m
Mike Oldfield - Icon: Mike Oldfield CD US $18.00 Buy It Now 9h 10m
MIKE OLDFIELD/TUBULAR BELLS LP 1982 JAPAN US $24.99 Buy It Now 9h 49m
Mike Oldfield Exposed 2xLP (1979) NEAR MINT Gatefold US $13.81 Buy It Now 10h 23m
The Killing Fields - 1984-Original Movie Soundtrack CD Album Mike Oldfield US $21.10 Buy It Now 10h 31m
MIKE OLDFIELD Ommadawn VIRGIN 1975 EX/NM US $17.87 Buy It Now 10h 47m
MIKE OLDFIELD HEAVENS OPEN GREEK NM 1991 LP+ INNER/EXTRA RARE/SIMON PHILLIPS US $19.90 Buy It Now 11h 2m
MIKE OLDFIELD HEAVEN'S OPEN JAPAN AUTHENTIC MINI LP CD OUT OF PRINT VJCP-68844 US $34.19 Buy It Now 11h 8m
MIKE OLDFIELD - CRISES (2013 REMASTER) ??? ? ??? BRAND NEW ?????? CD ????? US $12.50 Buy It Now 11h 32m
MIKE OLDFIELD- QE2 VINYL ALBUM US $4.86 Buy It Now 11h 32m
Mike Oldfield(7" Vinyl)Portsmouth / Speak-VG/VG US $3.99 Buy It Now 11h 36m
Mike Oldfield Exposed 2xLP (1979) NEAR MINT Gatefold + black inners US $13.81 Buy It Now 11h 45m
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS, 2 ORIGINAL VIRGIN SINGLES US $1.61 [0 bids]
11h 52m
MIKE OLDFIELD - The Complete (2CD 1985) HOLLAND Pressing US $16.24 [0 bids]
12h 44m
MIKE OLDFIELD Crises 2013 Remastered CD NEW US $8.04 Buy It Now 12h 45m
PIANO ENSEMBLE - MIKE OLDFIELD: TUBULAR BELLS, PART 1 (VERSION FOR TWO - NEW CD US $7.27 Buy It Now 12h 46m
MIKE OLDFIELD - Islands (CD 1987) US $12.99 [0 bids]
12h 49m
MIKE OLDFIELD Ommadawn LP US $8.10 Buy It Now 12h 49m
MIKE OLDFIELD Hergest Ridge LP US $8.10 Buy It Now 12h 49m
MIKE OLDFIELD and BONNIE TYLER 'Islands' 1987 Italian 7"/45 vinyl single US $6.48 Buy It Now 12h 52m
Ommadawn [Remaster] by Mike Oldfield (CD, Jun-2000, Blue Plate) US $33.95 Buy It Now 12h 58m
MIKE OLDFIELD - Incantations (CD) JAPAN Pressing/No Barcode US $22.74 Buy It Now 12h 58m
MIKE OLDFIELD - MAN ON THE ROCKS: DELUXE EDITION 2CD ALBUM (March 3rd, 2014) US $22.72 Buy It Now 13h 2m
MICHAEL (MIKE) OLDFIELD heaven's open/excerpt 1 from amarok 113 951 7" PS VG/VG US $21.49 Buy It Now 13h 7m
MIKE OLDFIELD moonlight shadow 7" PS EX/EX german US $11.35 Buy It Now 13h 7m
MIKE OLDFIELD moonlight shadow/rite of man VS 586 uk virgin 1983 7" WS EX/ US $11.35 Buy It Now 13h 9m
MIKE OLDFIELD qe2 V 2181 A3/B3 matrices uk virgin LP PS EX/VG+ US $14.60 Buy It Now 13h 11m
MIKE OLDFIELD- WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE VINYL 7" 45RPM p US $1.61 Buy It Now 13h 23m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Vinyl LP US $7.99 Buy It Now 13h 51m
Mike Oldfield(12" Vinyl Blue)Guilty-Virgin-VS 24512-UK-VG+/Ex US $12.99 Buy It Now 13h 55m
Mike Oldfield(Vinyl LP)Platinum-UK-V 2141-Virgin-VG/Ex US $13.19 Buy It Now 13h 55m
Mike Oldfield(12" Vinyl)To France-Virgin-VS 686-12-UK-VG/Ex US $18.99 Buy It Now 13h 57m
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS 2003 - 0927499212 US $10.56 Buy It Now 14h
Poster Size Advert 15X12 Mike Oldfield, The Orchestral Tubular Bells Album US $19.49 Buy It Now 14h 4m
Poster Size Advert 15X12 The Orchestral Tubular Bells Album by Mike Oldfield US $19.49 Buy It Now 14h 5m
Mike Oldfield & Roger Chapman~Shadow On The Wall [Pic Sleeve; 7"@45] 1983 US $6.17 [0 bids]
14h 31m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'FAMILY MAN' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $6.09 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'FAMILY MAN' UK 7" SINGLE US $4.47 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'PICTURES IN THE DARK' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $6.09 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'GUILTY' UK 7" SINGLE #3 US $4.47 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'GUILTY' UK 7" SINGLE US $4.47 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'GUILTY' UK 7" SINGLE #2 US $4.47 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD & ROGER CHAPMAN 'SHADOW ON THE WALL' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $7.71 Buy It Now 14h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD - Hergest Ridge 1974 LP US $11.99 Buy It Now 14h 43m
MIKE OLDFIELD - Tubular Bells AUDIOPHILE LP US $59.99 Buy It Now 14h 43m
MIKE OLDFIELD-TUBULAR BELLS +2-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD G00 US $28.99 Buy It Now 14h 44m
Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks NEW CD US $17.20 Buy It Now 14h 51m
Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out - 1982 Virgin Records 204500 Vinyl US $16.24 Buy It Now 14h 54m
MIKE OLDFIELD PORTSMOUTH/ARGIERS 1976 EXYU 7" PS US $28.69 Buy It Now 14h 57m
MIKE OLDFIELD OMMADAWN LP US $24.99 Buy It Now 15h
MIKE OLDFIELD " OMMADAWN " 1975 VINYL LP V 2043 VG/VG US $9.73 Buy It Now 15h
MIKE OLDFIELD - MOONLIGHT SHADOW UK 4 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $29.95 Buy It Now 15h 2m
MIKE OLDFIELD - SENTINEL UK 3 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $14.95 Buy It Now 15h 4m
MIKE OLDFIELD - HEAVEN'S OPEN GER 4 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $29.95 Buy It Now 15h 6m
MIKE OLDFIELD, PORTSMOUTH, 7" SINGLE. US $4.06 Buy It Now 15h 24m
Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks (NEW CD) US $20.69 Buy It Now 15h 24m
Mike Oldfield Earth Moving (Disco & 7" Versions ) Bridge To Paradise Uk 12" US $18.99 Buy It Now 15h 27m
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells III - Cassette 1998, Made in Poland US $15.00 Buy It Now 15h 28m
Mike Oldfield - Voyager - Cassette 1996, Made in Poland US $8.00 Buy It Now 15h 28m
Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks (NEW 2 x 12" VINYL LP SET) US $38.96 Buy It Now 15h 44m
MIKE OLDFIELD - THE BELLS GER 3 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $29.95 Buy It Now 15h 49m
MIKE OLDFIELD - GUITARS [MIKE OLDFIELD] [CD] [1 DISC] - NEW CD US $7.63 Buy It Now 15h 52m
MIKE OLDFIELD - MAN IN THE RAIN GER 3 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $19.95 Buy It Now 15h 54m
Mike Oldfield(7" Vinyl P/S)Blue Peter-Virgin-VS 317-UK-VG+/Ex US $8.99 Buy It Now 15h 56m
MIKE OLDFIELD - INNOCENT GER 3 TR RARE CD SINGLE US $24.95 Buy It Now 15h 56m
Mike Oldfield(7" Vinyl P/S)Family Man-Virgin-VS 489-UK-VG/VG US $7.99 Buy It Now 15h 57m
MIKE OLDFIELD - MAN IN THE RAIN GER 1 TR PROMO RARE CD SINGLE US $29.95 Buy It Now 16h

More places to buy MIKE OLDFIELD music online Buy MIKE OLDFIELD & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MIKE OLDFIELD DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MIKE OLDFIELD Airborn ratings distribution


3.57
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

MIKE OLDFIELD Airborn reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This album is nothing else than the Platinum album, plus the "Guilty" track, and minus the "Woodhenge" track. This record is probably Oldfield's most representative work of the progressive rock style. Mike's many electric guitars solos are VERY catchy and melodic, like on the QE2 album. All the tracks are at least very good. The epic "Platinum" track has excellent complex bass, pleasant & sometimes funny male and female vocals, charming vibraphone/marimba, delicate piano and some very rhythmic keyboards (clavinet?) in the beginning: it must be completely & uninterruptedly listened.

The side 2 is not less interesting: the rhythmic and melodic "Guilty", very keyboards oriented, was the music theme of a popular TV presentation in the 80's here in Quebec, of which I forgot the name. Mike's taste for excellent female lead & backing vocals is legendary: Wendy Roberts gracefully sings on "Into Wonderland"; there are also some funny male chants and a lively & melodic synthesizer solo; the bass is provided by a punchy synthesizer. "Punkadiddle" is a funny track full of melodic guitars and childlike keyboards, with a funny punk rhythm in the second part. Wendy Roberts sings very well again on "I got rhythm", supported by melodic and catchy electric piano notes.

Rating: 4.5 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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).

Send comments to greenback (BETA) | Report this review (#28650) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, April 12, 2004

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Guilty as charged

"Airborn" is effectively Oldfield's "Platinum" album repacked for release in the USA, the name being taken from a section of the title track. The only real change is the inclusion of the single "Guilty" in place of "Woodhenge". This is certainly an improvement, "Woodhenge" being something of a throwaway, ambient piece. "Guilty" on the other hand is a far more upbeat, commercial piece which was based on note patterns which originally appeared on the "Incarnations" album. "Into wonderland" is included in place of "Sally" a track which only appeared on the earliest versions of "Platinum".

As for the music itself, I cannot really get excited about the album. Yes, the performance is as always exemplary, but with Oldfield at the time beginning to wear out the path he was repeatedly walking, the need for strong compositions was even greater than on preceding albums.

The feature track Is the four part "Platinum", which occupies the whole of side one of the LP. The piece has the usual variety of themes, but I found the links between them somewhat more jarring than usual. Oldfield appears at times to be on cruise control when playing guitar. There is some variation from the norm in the Chicago like brass, and a rather jazzy piano interlude leading up to the "Ommadawn" like ending, with non-lyrical vocals. Overall though, it is just a bit too dull and Oldfield by the numbers like.

Side two is an eclectic mix of mismatched songs. Apart from the aforementioned "Guilty", there is the crooning George Gershwin cover "I got rhythm". "Into wonderland" is a jaunty female vocal piece, with strong pop connections. "Punkadiddle" is Mike's reaction to punk rock, a genre he did not take to. Punk had of course had a major impact on the success of Oldfield's releases, not least because Virgin had been signing and promoting punk bands while putting less than 100% effort into marketing their original benefactor. The track itself is something of a simple lightweight collection of melodies, fun but entirely dispensable.

This album is certainly not a solo effort by any means. Oldfield brought in many accomplished musicians, including a number from the then current line up of Gong. Indeed this was the third Oldfield album Gong drummer Pierre Moerlen played on. Meanwhile, another drummer, Morris Pert, was making the first of his many contributions to Oldfield's work.

In all, a rather disappointing album which is pleasant but undemanding. The second side of the LP gives the impression that Oldfield is running short of inspiration, even reverting to a rare cover version to fill the time.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#76774) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, May 01, 2006

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MIKE OLDFIELD "Airborn"

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

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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).

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.49 seconds