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IN DULCI JUBILO

Mike Oldfield

Crossover Prog


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4.04 | 8 ratings | 1 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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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

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MIKE OLDFIELD In Dulci Jubilo ratings distribution


4.04
(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
38%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
50%
Good, but non-essential (0%)
0%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by Matti
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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.

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