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    Posted: October 11 2013 at 04:51
This was just posted in the official Mike Oldfield facebook group:
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Virgin EMI are delighted to announce Mike Oldfield's first album of new material since 2008. Featuring 11 brand new tracks, MAN ON THE ROCKS is a deeply personal song-based album that reflects many of Mike's different influences. Recorded in the Bahamas, Mike's 25th studio album has been produced by Mike with legendary British producer Stephen Lipson (Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox). Man On The Rocks features players such as legendary bassist Leland Sklar (Phil Collins, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor) and drummer John Robinson (Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Daft Punk). Although Oldfield has worked with some of the world's most famous vocalists in the past, here he has found an incredible young talent to interpret his words, Luke Spiller from the Struts.

Its working title, 'Rock' emphasises the album's directness, heard especially on the guitar-driven 'Irene', inspired by the category 3 hurricane that hit the Bahamas in 2011. However, it is – as you would expect from the man who gave the world Tubular Bells and so much more besides – an album of great variance and contrast; from the commercial punch of opening track, ‘Sailing’, to the beautiful folk-influenced ‘Dreaming In The Wind’ to the emotional gravitas of its closer, a cover of William McDowell’s gospel song,
‘I Give Myself Away’.

Last seen performing at the personal request of Danny Boyle to a global audience of 900 million at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Man On The Rocks underlines Mike Oldfield's status as one of the most singular talents to ever emerge from the UK. The recent 2013 BBC 4 Documentary . . . plus Tubular Bells – the story of Mike and iconic album – further enforces that fact.

" It has been a pleasure making Man On The Rocks with such a dedicated team of performers," says Oldfield. “For a long period, I felt that I wasn’t going to record any new music again. But, after the elation of the Olympics and the explorations of my catalogue, I felt the time was right to return with this, one of my favourite albums to date.”

Man On The Rocks will be released on 27th January 2014


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quirky Turkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2013 at 04:54
Here is the tracklist:
Sailing
Moonshine
Man On The Rocks
Castaway
Minutes
Dreaming In The Wind
Nuclear
Chariots
Following The Angels
Irene
I Give Myself Away

You can pre-order it on Amazon.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2013 at 09:52
Cool - I am rather excited about this but I certainly need to hear samples before I buy given the the variable nature of his discography.
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An essential purchase, cannot waitClap


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Very good news.
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To be released in 2014 and already has one rating.
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Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

To be released in 2014 and already has one rating.

It must be good!!
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Album of the year so far
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2013 at 11:18
Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

To be released in 2014 and already has one rating.

Haha, I think that was me Sorry about that, accidentally clicked it and I don't think you can undo a rating? Ermm Correct me if I'm wrong please
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2013 at 14:49
Yep I'll get it although I haven't really liked got too excited about any Mike Oldfield release since Tres Lunas.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2013 at 22:10
The description seems meh so it's sampling the album first before buying for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2013 at 22:38
I'll definitely need to hear the album first and then decide if I am gonna buy it or not.
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"Moonshine" again?

Edited by benbell - October 21 2013 at 04:57
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Tubular Bells played Backwards.........out soon, preorder now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2013 at 11:58
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

To be released in 2014 and already has one rating.

It must be good!!

No, it was a one star.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2013 at 15:47
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by timothy leary timothy leary wrote:

To be released in 2014 and already has one rating.

It must be good!!

No, it was a one star.

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Two new songs:






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