Étude (instrumental)

"Étude" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It is from the album The Killing Fields, the soundtrack album for the film of the same name . It was reissued in 1990, when it was used in a commercial for Nurofen. The 1990 release also featured a track called "Gakkaen" by The Ono Gagaku Kai Society.

"Étude"
Etude (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album The Killing Fields
B-side"Evacuation"
Released26 November 1984 (1984-11-26)
GenreFolktronica
Length3:07
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Francisco Tárrega
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Tricks of the Light"
(1984)
"Étude"
(1984)
"Pictures in the Dark"
(1985)
"Étude"
Nurofen (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
B-side"Gakkaen" (The Ono Gagaku Kai Society)
Released1990
GenreFolktronica
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Francisco Tárrega
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"(One Glance is) Holy"
(1989)
"Étude"
(1990)
"Heaven's Open"
(1991)

"Étude" is taken from the Francisco Tárrega piece "Recuerdos de la Alhambra".

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Étude" which appears on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video shows a boy watching parts of The Killing Fields on a television from a reel-to-reel tape machine and looking through photographs. The boy also plays with a Fairlight CMI, which the soundtrack album was composed on.

Track listingEdit

7-inch vinylEdit

  1. "Étude" (edit) – 3:07
  2. "Evacuation" (edit) – 4:11

12-inch vinylEdit

  1. "Étude" – 4:38
  2. "Evacuation" – 5:13

1990 releaseEdit

  1. "Étude" – Mike Oldfield
  2. "Gakkaen" – The Ono Gagaku Kai Society

ReferencesEdit

  • "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 2009-03-01.