The Complete Mike Oldfield

The Complete Mike Oldfield is a compilation album by Mike Oldfield, released on Virgin Records on 1 October 1985.

The Complete Mike Oldfield
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Compilation album by
Released1 October 1985 (1985-10-01)
Recorded1972 – 1984
GenreProgressive rock
Length1:57:45
LabelVirgin
ProducerMike Oldfield
David Hentschel
Simon Phillips
Simon Heyworth
Tom Newman
Mike Oldfield chronology
Episodes
(1981)
The Complete Mike Oldfield
(1985)
A Virgin Compilation
(1987)

The double album is subdivided into four sections, with The instrumental section and The Vocal section containing shorter pieces, and The Complex section and The Live section containing excerpts from Oldfield's longer pieces.

Some versions of the vinyl have fewer or different tracks, with "The Instrumental Section" missing "In Dulci Jubilo" and "Portsmouth", while other versions replaced "Mistake" with "Pictures in the Dark".

Track listingEdit

Side 1 - The Instrumental SectionEdit

  1. "Arrival" – 2:47
  2. "William Tell Overture" – 3:55
  3. "Cuckoo Song" – 3:13
  4. "In Dulci Jubilo" – 2:50
  5. "Portsmouth" – 2:02
  6. "Jungle Gardenia" – 2:37
  7. "Guilty" – 4:04
  8. "Blue Peter" – 2:07
  9. "Waldberg" (The Peak) – 3:24
  10. "Wonderful Land" – 3:39
  11. "Etude" (Theme from The Killing Fields) – 3:07

Side 2 - The Vocal SectionEdit

  1. "Moonlight Shadow" – 3:36
  2. "Family Man" – 3:47
  3. "Mistake" – 2:55
  4. "Five Miles Out" – 4:19
  5. "Crime of Passion" – 3:37
  6. "To France" – 4:33
  7. "Shadow on the Wall" (12" Version) – 5:08

Side 3 - The Complex SectionEdit

  1. "Excerpt from Ommadawn" – 6:59
  2. "Excerpt from Tubular Bells" – 7:59
  3. "Excerpt from Hergest Ridge" – 4:20
  4. "Excerpt from Incantations" – 4:41
  5. "Evacuation" (Excerpt from The Killing Fields) – 4:11

Side 4 - The Live SectionEdit

  1. "Sheba" (Live) – 3:30
  2. "Mirage" (Live) – 5:12
  3. "Platinum" (Live) – 14:28
  4. "Mount Teide" (Live) – 4:34

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[1] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[2] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[3] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[4] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 12 May 2019. (select "Mike Oldfield" from drop-down list)
  2. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Michael Oldfield; 'The Complete')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990 (in Spanish), Iberautor Promociones Culturales, ISBN 8480486392, retrieved 11 September 2019
  4. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Michael Oldfield; 'The Complete')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Michael Oldfield – The Complete Mike Oldfield". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 May 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Complete Mike Oldfield in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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