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MIKE OLDFIELD-DISCOVERY-VINYL EDITION.

MIKE OLDFIELD-DISCOVERY-VINYL EDITION. By June 1984, thirty-one year old Mike Oldfield prepared to release the ninth album of his career, Discovery which was recently reissued by on vinyl by UMC. This was the followup to 1983s Crises, which was Mike Oldfield’s most successful album of recent years. Crises was certified platinum in Germany and Sweden; and …

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MIKE OLDFIELD-DISCOVERY.

MIKE OLDFIELD-DISCOVERY. By June 1984, thirty-one year old Mike Oldfield prepared to release the ninth album of his career, Discovery. This was the followup to 1983s Crises, which was Mike Oldfield’s most successful album of recent years. Crises was certified platinum in Germany and Sweden; and gold in Britain, France and Holland. This surpassed the …

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THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 4.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2013 PART 4. LOVE COMMITTEE-LAW AND ORDER. Love Committee were one of many Philadelphia soul groups formed in the sixties. Their original lineup featured Larry Richardson, Joe Freeman, Norman Frazier and future-Temptation Ron Tyson. Later, Michael Bell replaced Larry Richardson. Having released their debut single Think About Tomorrow …

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MIKE OLDFIELD-CRISES.

MIKE OLDFIELD-CRISES. Nine years after releasing his debut album, Mike Oldfield decided his music had to change. His albums were no longer selling as many copies. Success in America seemed to elude Mike. If it hadn’t been for excerpts from Tubular Bells being played in The Shining, his debut album might never have reached the …

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MIKE OLDFIELD-FIVE MILES OUT.

MIKE OLDFIELD-FIVE MILES OUT. There aren’t many artists whose debut album sells 3.75 million copies. Back in 1973, Mike Oldfield’s debut album Tubular Bells did. Reaching number one in the UK and number three in the US Billboard 200, Mike Oldfield not only launched his career, but the new record label he was signed to, Virgin …

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