Mike Oldfield – Incantations: Deluxe Edition

 

 

 

 

 

   The legend that is Mike Oldfield has created music that has inspired more than can be ever calculated, his works being some of the most ethereal, passionate, and spiritual ever heard. His 1973 groundbreaking genre forming Tubular Bells reached the senses and hearts of a public that turned into an ongoing loyal international following which is second to none.

When Oldfield’s Virgin Catalogue moved to Mercury in 2008, he and the label worked closely on the re-release of his masterworks from the 70s and 80s, ensuring the highest standard of remastered quality for their release.

The fourth instalment in this catalogue of reissues is Incantations and will be released on July 25th.  Originally released in November 1978, Incantations was Oldfield’s first and only studio double album. Comprising of four parts of the title track, it was a masterpiece of minimalism, with Oldfield again playing many of the instruments, with old friends including David Bedford conducting the choir and orchestra, Pierre Moerlen on drums and Mike’s sister Sally on vocals.

Remastered by Oldfield himself, the packages contain a variety of rare material; including a brand new 5.1 mix on DVD, as was on the previous reissues of Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge  and  Ommadawn, as well as footage from Oldfield’s 1979 concert tour that supported the album. Both CD formats also include ‘Guilty’, Oldfield’s legendary 1979 single recorded in New York City at the height of the disco movement.

500 copies of the vinyl version of Incantations have been signed by Mike Oldfield and are available, as is the standard vinyl, exclusively through www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com

With artwork overseen by Oldfield and extensive notes, Incantations is the marvellous next instalment of Mike Oldfield’s compelling catalogue.

 

The different Incantations Editions available are :

MIKE OLDFIELD: “Incantations”

SINGLE CD EDITION

1.       Incantations Part One

2.       Incantations Part Two

3.       Incantations Part Three

4.       Incantations Part Four

Remastered 1978 stereo mix

5.       Guilty (7-inch single version)

 

MIKE OLDFIELD: “Incantations”

DELUXE EDITION 

CD One: 

1.       Incantations Part One

2.       Incantations Part Two

3.       Incantations Part Three

4.       Incantations Part Four

Remastered 1978 stereo mix

5.       Guilty (7-inch single version)

CD Two:

1.       Diana

2.       Northumbrian

3.       Piano Improvisation

4.       Hiawatha

5.       Canon for Two Vibraphones

Selections from “Incantations” – 2011 stereo mixes by Mike Oldfield

6.       William Tell Overture

A-side of single – Released February 1977

7.       Cuckoo Song

8.       Pipe Tune

A & B sides of single – Released November 1977

9.       Wrekorder Wrondo

Taken from the “Take 4” 12-inch EP – Released in December 1978

10.   Guilty

2011 stereo mix by Mike Oldfield 

11.   Diana – Desiderata (previously unreleased)

2011 stereo mix by Mike Oldfield

  Disc Three – DVD

5.1 Surround Sound Mixes by Mike Oldfield:

1.       Diana

2.       Northumbrian

3.       Piano Improvisation

4.       Hiawatha

5.       Canon for Two Vibraphones

6.       Guilty

Visual content:

William Tell Overture 

Promotional video 1977

Incantations Parts 1 & 2

Incantations Parts 3 & 4

Recorded live at Wembley Conference Centre 1979

Guilty 

Promotional video 1979  

 

MIKE OLDFIELD: “Incantations”

DOUBLE ALBUM VINYL EDITION 

Side One 

Incantations Part One  

Side Two 

Incantations Part Two 

Side Three 

Incantations Part Three 

Side Four 

Incantations Part Four

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