Electroacoustic guitar with carbon fibre top. Long-necked ukulele consisting of a soprano ukulele body with a concert ukulele scale length. Originally bought from John Alvey Turner's music shop. ), (Can be seen perched on top of the Fairlight keyboard in Mike's 'synth corner' shown on the sleeve of some LPs of the album. ), (Mike told H & SR Magazine that this was the first Harrison in England, and that he and Simon Phillips used to play dice while waiting for the automation data to merge on its slow computer. Table top Linear Algorhythmic Synthesis module. This introduced more diverse choral performances from Sally Oldfield, Maddy Prior, and the Queen's College Girls Choir. Although Hergest Ridge was released over a year after Tubular Bells, it reached No. [65][66] Oldfield recalled that he phoned Branson the day after the ceremony and said he had made a mistake. Large diaphragm condenser microphone with selectable polar patterns. ), (Kept on a bookshelf at the back of Mike's Los Angeles studio, so probably not used for the bulk of editing and mixing work, but possibly used as a secondary (or tertiary) reference set. Can be used for anything from subtle chorus-like detuning to extreme pitch shifts. [28][29] Oldfield did everything in his power to make it impossible to make extracts and Virgin returned the favour by barely promoting the album. ), (According to the 1984 Guitarist magazine interview, this was used for "quite a lot of the lead breaks". Jun 6, 2020 - Explore Terry Gainey's board "MIKE OLDFIELD" on Pinterest. [68][69] Shortly before Luke's birth in 1986, the relationship had broken down and they amicably split. As the 62 SG still had a nickel-plated adjustable bridge when Mike sold it, that would point to the 63 SG, with a brass bridge, being a later acquisition and the 62 being the guitar used on Ommadawn. [75] He noted in an interview in 2008 that he had two boats. During the 1980s, Oldfield's then-wife, Norwegian singer Anita Hegerland, contributed vocals to many songs including "Pictures in the Dark". Semi-modular analogue monophonic synthesiser. Running EMagic Logic Audio and Digidesign Pro Tools, connected to a 'two page' (usually used to describe a 21" CRT) monitor. Mic preamp expansion pod for the CR-1604. In 2013, Oldfield and York released a remix album entitled Tubular Beats. ), (Seems to feature quite heavily in The Wind Chimes. His guitar work is especially impressive so how wonderful we are treated with a whole work dedicated to that skill. This is one of the early models of SG which still had the Les Paul logo on the headstock. Used on the Sallyangie sessions, and played in the Tubular Bells Second House performance. According to Phil Newell, Mike borrowed this bass from him for recording Tubular Bells. 6 operator polyphonic digital FM synthesiser keyboard. Oldfield's discography includes 26 studio albums, nine of which have reached the UK top-ten. His 1970s recordings were characterised by a very broad variety of instrumentation predominantly played by himself, plus assorted guitar sound treatments to suggest other instrumental timbres (such as the bagpipe, mandolin, "Glorfindel" and varispeed guitars on the original Tubular Bells). Carved rosewood body, likely made in Pakistan. ), Mike played this guitar in many of his Night of the Proms appearances in 2006, s/n IC041009490 sold for £395 via Chandler Guitars in Dec 07. s/n 8666. His most famous work ‘Tubular Bells’ was his very first album and sold millions of copies and launched his career at the young age of 19. In 1979, Oldfield supported Incantations with a European tour that spanned 21 dates between March and May 1979. In June 1978, during the recording of Incantations, Oldfield and his siblings completed a three-day Exegesis seminar, a controversial self-assertiveness program based on Werner Erhard's EST training program. A half rack module version of the X5, the 05R/W featured samples from many of its predecessors, including the M1, and added some which were new to the X series. 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He slightly contradicts himself a few sentences later, in saying that "the guitar sound on Ommadawn" was that of a Les Paul Junior through a Fender amp. Mike bought this in LA. Blue rack unit that can often be spotted in Mike's early 80s guitar racks - e.g. The subsequent Crises Tour in 1983 concluded with a concert at Wembley Arena to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Tubular Bells. Running on the Quadra 650. In 2006 and 2007, Oldfield headlined the Night of the Proms tour, consisting of 21 concerts across Europe. Submit Tab. Sailing Chords by Mike Oldfield. No 137655. Later in 2012, the compilation album Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield, was released which reached No. High end digital effects unit, part of Eventide's successful Harmonizer series. Part One 19:14 2. Sold via Chandler Guitars in February 2006. 4 in the UK. Rotary speaker used with the Hammond L.122 to give the classic swirling Hammond organ sound. [47] Later in 2015, Oldfield revealed that he had started on a sequel to Ommadawn. Reviewed by Mike G. Fact: Mike Oldfield is a hugely successful and influential composer of eclectic instrumental music. He used it on 15 albums during this era, the most famous one being "Tubular Bells II" and he used this guitar during the great World Premiere of this album in Edinburgh in 1992. Add to Buddy List. Michael Gordon Oldfield, born May 15, 1953, English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, became a giant force on the music scene behind his symphonic masterpiece Tubular Bells release in 1973, where he played over 20 instruments on the multi-layered opus. In 2013, Oldfield invited Branson to the opening of St. Andrew's International School of The Bahamas, where two of Oldfield's children were pupils. [2] Since 1980, he has been a licensed pilot[73] and has flown fixed wing aircraft (the first of which was a Beechcraft Sierra) and helicopters (including the Agusta Bell 47G, which featured on the sleeve of his cover version of the ABBA song "Arrival" as a pastiche of their album artwork). ), (Mike used two of these for playing back the many samples used on the album (as seen in the 1994 VH1 interview). Mike Oldfield is a brilliant musician and composer whose career has spanned over 40 years. Used as a stereo mixdown machine in the Beacon. The model C is 7'5" 1/2", the Model D is 8'11 3/4" - it could be either of those! Mike has oversprayed the original lake placid blue finish with a white lacquer. Tom Newman, writing on Facebook, said "It was made of plywood and had about five or six 250mm faders and about four knobs, about ten inches by eight inches with a sloping top like a mixer, and a hole with a 9volt battery that fell out if you picked it up". We have no information on what cabinets they were in. Oldfield then moved from his South Gloucestershire home to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and then to Monaco. Used by Mike in the Bahamas era. It was then to be auctioned off by Bonhams on June 20, 2007 (Lot 391) with an estimate of £25,000 - 35,000. Virtual vocalist software, capable of 'singing' using sets of voice samples. It is a double album of music of contrasting mood: relaxed (Light) and upbeat and moody (Shade). ), (Mike used this bass on the tour for the album, and it seems to have been a favourite of his, so is likely the source of all the Precision Bass parts on the album. 48 track digital multitrack tape recorder, recording to Ampex 467 1/2" oxide tape. ), (In 1984, Mike told Guitarist magazine that this guitar was used for many of the acoustic rhythm parts, often recorded in a small room or corridor. Used in Mike's poolside studio in the Bahamas. He has been particularly dismissive of his violin-playing and singing abilities. Hired for recording Tubular Bells, but seemingly not used on the album. Later given to a school for the disabled in exchange for a Farfisa Professional for Tubular Bells II. [67] From 1979 to 1986, Oldfield was married to Sally Cooper, who he met through Virgin. It has Duncan Designed pickups - a humbucker in the neck position and a stacked humbucker in the bridge position. As mentioned in Sound on Sound, February 1995. Like Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge is a two-movement instrumental piece, this time evoking scenes from Oldfield's Herefordshire country retreat. Custom-built for Mike. [15] It is Oldfield's first to consist solely of rock and pop songs, several of which were released as singles: "Innocent" and "Holy" in Europe, and "Hostage" in the US. [48] The album, named Return to Ommadawn, was finished in 2016 and released in January 2017. [7] During the early 1990s he underwent a course on mental health problems, and subsequently set up a foundation called Tonic, which sponsored people to have counselling and therapy. [67] Between 2002 and 2013, Oldfield was married to Fanny Vandekerckhove, who he had met while living in Ibiza. The concept of the album was to only perform it using guitar-like instruments. He played it on the BBC Second House performance in 1974. The Top 5 Mike Oldfield Albums . Topic: Mike Oldfield's Guitar Tone Posted: April 29 2011 at 17:58: Based on a discussion from another thread. (Mike told H & SR magazine in 1991 that this was "the main guitar on Ommadawn". To help us to correct and complete this page, just send an email to. Analogue vocoder keyboard, often also used for its string sound. Oldfield plays all the music on the album, using only guitars of various types. 11 in the UK chart. Can be seen in the Millenium Bells DVD, used for the beats for Art In Heaven among other things. ), (Seen in the 'Making of TB2' video clips, so presumably used on the album as well. ), (Used for playing back Mike's sample library. The exact year the guitar was built is unknown, but in the All You Need is Love documentary, it appears to be quite new. [24], Oldfield continued to embrace new musical styles, with The Songs of Distant Earth (based on Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name) exhibiting a softer new-age sound. After they split in the following year Oldfield suffered a nervous breakdown. Mike strung it with silk and steel strings for a super-light action. Electronic drum machine, using samples of acoustic drums. Spanish Guitar and introducing Acoustic Guitar by Alnilam Part 2 Harmonic Intro by Alnilam Bass by Julien Nadeau Caveman (bass) nico. Sold via Chandler Guitars in September 2008. Flat-backed bouzouki, sold via Chandler Guitars in February 2006. [31], By early 1992, Oldfield had secured Clive Banks as his new manager and had several record label owners listen to his demo of Tubular Bells II at his house. Drum pads. He is also interested in cars and has owned a Ferrari and a Bentley which was a gift from Richard Branson as an incentive for him to give his first live performance of Tubular Bells. In the late 1970s, Oldfield began to tour and release more commercial and song-based music, beginning with Platinum (1979), QE2 (1980), and Five Miles Out (1982). Dolby SR was Dolby's most advanced form of tape noise reduction. Released in July 1989, Earth Moving features seven vocalists across the album's nine tracks. [57] Oldfield has stated that his playing style originates from his musical roots playing folk music and the bass guitar. It was released in 1985, and Mike claimed that his was the first in England. Mike bought this shortly after recording Tubular Bells. Mike later complained that the guitar had an almost impossibly high action, saying that him struggling to play it was the reason you can hear him breathing heavily during some of the acoustic guitar sections! 4 in the UK. [75], In 2007, Oldfield criticised Britain for being too controlling and protective, specifically concentrating on the smoking ban which England and Wales had introduced that year. [71], Oldfield is a motorcycle fan and has five bikes. ... Tubular Bells Guitar Tab by Mike Oldfield with free online tab player. Can be seen in the William Tell Overture video. Control surface for digital audio workstations, used in both of Mike's Bahamas studios. He auditioned as bassist for Family in 1969 following the departure of Ric Grech, but the group did not share Roger Chapman's enthusiasm towards Oldfield's performance. Return To Ommadawn used a Vox software emulation. Neck date of November 1965 (s/n L807280). Small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. Mike later took all the finish off the guitar, leaving it as bare wood. When he was thirteen the family moved to Harold Wood, then in Essex, and Oldfield attended Hornchurch Grammar School where, having already displayed musical talent, he earned one GCE qualification in English. The tour was documented with the live album and concert film, Exposed. V2013; Vinyl LP). Used in the smaller recording setup in Mike's Bahamas home. Part Two 17:17 Mike Oldfield: harp, electric, acoustic, classical and twelve-string guitars, acoustic and electric basses, mandolin, bodhran, bazouki, banjo, spinet, grand piano, electric organs, synthesizers, glockenspiel, assorted percussion. Guitar effects processor used for Mike's trademark 90s distorted guitar sound. The album was nominated for a Classical Brit Award, the NS&I Best Album of 2009. ), (Mike had owned this for a number of years, and didn't sell it until sometime around 1974. Submit Tab. It's listed in the article as a Roland DX 800, which never existed. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, please send to us. Learn Oceania - Mike Oldfield on Guitar - Create and explore Guitar tabs for latest and popular English and Bollywood songs. ), (Can be spotted in pictures of Mike's equipment rack in LA. ), (Used on the intro to 'Flying Start', as well as in parts of The Wind Chimes. In 2002 and 2003, Oldfield re-recorded Tubular Bells using modern equipment to coincide the 30th anniversary of the original. The BeoLabs are presumably for checking what his mixes are like on consumer-grade equipment. Chinese-made 30 key, 32 bass piano accordion. Its live premiere followed on 4 September at Edinburgh Castle which was released on home video as Tubular Bells II Live. Rackmountable module version of the JD-800, with slightly enhanced synthesis engine, but missing its numerous sliders! Songs. Sampled (?) ), ('Linn Machine' is listed on the track sheet, and the LM-1 can be seen in the gatefold photo of his studio. Mike Oldfield is a talented musician, of that there is no doubt. Elements represents the many sides of Mike Oldfield, and is a short but interesting journey through some of this multi-instrumentalist's best efforts.Sixteen of his albums are spoken for, with the same number of tracks making up this assortment. Running Opcode Studio Vision. [8], Oldfield took up the guitar aged ten, first learning on a 6-string acoustic that his father gave him. Guitar modelling processor, able to model the sounds of different guitars and other instruments. Islands continued what Oldfield had been doing on the past couple of albums, with an instrumental piece on one side and rock/pop singles on the other. The analyser was used by Mike in Througham, and can be seen in the Blue Peter feature. The sound then went into the mixer, where the input was overloaded, then through the Vocal Stresser and a parametric EQ, then a gate and a limiter. ), (Used with ASIO drivers for virtual synths and VST plugins. Hired from Maurice Placquet for recording Tubular Bells. Descendent of C-Lab Notator, predecessor of Logic. Sold through Chandler to an English fan. Mike had two, for composing with while he was on holiday. Artist - Mike Oldfield ***** Song - Nuclear ***** Album - Man On The Rocks ***** Tabbed By - Ayreon77 ***** First Song Is Sold via ebay in December 2007. [10] By the time he was 12, Oldfield played the electric guitar and performed in local folk and youth clubs and dances, earning as much as £4 per gig. Bought new in 2017. Percussion pad and drum sound module. ), (Used for its string sound - listed as 'Roland Strings'), (Can clearly be seen in Mike's 'synth corner' shown on the sleeve of some LPs of the album. However, he finally decided to part company with it in December 2007 and sold it through Chandler guitars, fetching £30,000. 1 first. Mike often used the clarinet preset, recording it at half speed to create the recorder-like whistling sound which was a common feature of his albums and singles between 1978 and 1980. Mike used it on Hergest Ridge, before it was stolen from The Beacon. ), (Strung up with 8 gauge strings, so Mike could reach a high G if necessary. Oldfield's fifth album, Platinum, was released in November 1979 and marked the start of his transition from long compositions towards mainstream and pop music. ), (This was, according to Les Penning, the microphone used on the recorders (and likely many other instruments) on Ommadawn. It's disputed whether Mike ever actually owned this guitar or just borrowed it for a photo shoot. Bought by a fan in 2008 from Chandler Guitars. This guitar is a Fender Stratocaster from 1963 and was one of Mike Oldfield’s favourite guitars. Used as an interface between Mike's analogue synths and the Fairlight CMI. [40] In 2009, Mercury released the compilation album The Mike Oldfield Collection 1974–1983, that went to No. From 1967 to 1970, he and his sister Sally Oldfield were a folk duo The Sallyangie, after which he performed with Kevin Ayers. This guitar was sold in an auction at Abbey Road. ), (Seen in multiple pictures both in Mike's studio (it's on top of the Fairlight keyboard in the photo inside the LP gatefold) and on the Five Miles Out tour. In 1992, Oldfield met Luar na Lubre, a Galician Celtic-folk band (from A Coruña, Spain), with the singer Rosa Cedrón. [79][80] Oldfield stated in an interview with The Times in 2017 that he is a supporter of US President Donald Trump, and that he would have been delighted to have played at the president's inauguration ceremony. Mike owned both an 8MB and a 32MB version. Considering he'd found the hired Martin difficult to play, and the Knight was reportedly extremely comfortable to play, it would seem strange that he carried on with the unplayable Martin. Mike had fitted the synth pickup to it by this stage, and he used it to bring a layered synth and distorted guitar sound to his solos. Oldfield refused and left abruptly. Oldfield signed with Rob Dickins of WEA Warner and recorded the album with Trevor Horn as producer. It's possible Mike bought it in 1974 after Terry sold his Dick Knight acoustic for him. Small pyramid-shaped active speakers, which Mike keeps on top of his Yamaha HS50M monitoring speakers. After purchase the preowner removed the white lacquer very carefully in the MUSIC SHOP München. The notes for Tubular Bells 2003 list an 8 foot Steinway grand. Of these, "Islands", sung by Bonnie Tyler and "Magic Touch", with vocals by Max Bacon (in the US version) and Glasgow vocalist Jim Price (Southside Jimmy) in the rest of the world,[27] were the major hits. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal. Analogue mixing desk with computer automation system. ), (Mike told H & SR magazine that he'd used "a string sound and a bell-like sound" from the D50. Given to Jeremy Parker, then sold to Alexander Müller. The usual story is that Mike saw them being taken out from a John Cale session and asked if he could keep them for his own session. The band's popularity grew after Oldfield covered their song "O son do ar" ("The sound of the air") on his Voyager album. Guitars is a music studio album recording by MIKE OLDFIELD (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1999 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Shown in pictures of Mike with David Bedford at Througham in 1976. In 2008, when Oldfield's original 35-year deal with Virgin Records ended, the rights to Tubular Bells and his other Virgin releases were returned to him,[39] and were then transferred to Mercury Records. ), (Used for classical guitar, flamenco guitar and steelstring acoustic guitar. This was followed by the European Adventure Tour 1981, during which Oldfield accepted an invitation to perform at a free concert celebrating the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in Guildhall. Mike Oldfield tabs, chords, guitar, bass, ukulele chords, power tabs and guitar pro tabs including in dulci jubilo, exorcist, crime of passion, foreign affair, flying start In 1980, Oldfield released QE2, named after the ocean liner, which features a variety of guest musicians including Phil Collins on drums. His most recent album is Return to Ommadawn (2017). sold via Chandler Guitars in September 2008. He probably continued to use them for acoustic guitars and other instruments as well. [16][10] Oldfield went on to play on Ayers's albums Shooting at the Moon (1970) and Whatevershebringswesing (1971), and played mandolin on Edgar Broughton Band (1971). Mike had this guitar modified by Tony Zemaitis sometime between 1979 and 1980. Sold via ebay in December 2007. A single "Spheres", featuring a demo version of pieces from the album, was released digitally. Mike owns eight of these mic preamp/EQ/dynamics units with built in AD/DA conversion, which he uses as a front end to his digital recording setup in the Bahamas. He found it in a school for the disabled, and swapped it for his Yamaha DX7. ), (Used for piano, guitar amps, leslie speaker, glockenspiel, percussion and vocals. He sold it through Chandler Guitars in February 2006. One accurate version. Used as part of Mike's 1980s portable recording setup. Tubular Bells spent 11 weeks (10 of them consecutive) at No. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal. He says that some of his inspiration for composing comes from riding them. Probably a BVH-2500P (the PAL version of the 2500). Mike once said in an interview (The Raft) that this was his favourite guitar and that he'd never sell it. Unusual presentation guitar, 1970s, the miniature, natural-finish body with pickup marked Shadow, built-in battery-powered speaker with on/off switch, one volume and one tone control, black scratchplate with Mike Oldfield in white, backplate engraved "To Mike from all your friends from Virgin Germany", neck with dot markers, headstock with Schaller machineheads and 'Tubular … [7], Oldfield has been married three times and has seven children. [5][6], Oldfield attended St Joseph's Convent School, Highlands Junior School, St Edward's Preparatory School,[7] and Presentation College, all in Reading. Koa-bodied acoustic guitar, sold via Chandler Guitars to a fan in February 2006. All sounds on this recording, including drum sounds, were generated from live guitars, midi guitar or individual guitar samples ℗ 1999 Warner Music UK Ltd. Booklet and disc: ©1999 Warner Music UK Ltd., for the UK and Oldfield Music Overseas Ltd., for the world outside the UK Tray inlay: Mike originally borrowed some of these from the Manor Mobile, but later acquired his own. ), (Mike mentions a Lexion reverb in the 1995 Sound on Sound interview and is probably referring to this one. Song by: Mike Oldfield Album: Man on the Rocks [Verse 1] Fm Cm Fm Standing on the edge of the crater Cm Like the phrophets once said Fm Cm And the ashes are all cold now Fm Cm No more bullet One accurate version. As this doesn't appear to have been hired from Maurice Placquet (it at least doesn't appear on the 1972 hire receipt), it would seem that this was either owned by The Manor or belonged to one of the bands who were recording there at the time. All attempts failed due to low bids and the guitar was withdrawn. Dynamic microphone often used on Mike's tours in the 1980s, for acoustic guitars, vocals and guitar amps. SR stands for Spectral Recording, a reference to the way that the system can act independently on different parts of the frequency spectrum. [7], Over the years, Oldfield has owned and used a vast number of synthesizers and other keyboard instruments. Battery powered guitar amplifier, used as part of the signal chain for Mike's mid 70s distorted guitar sound. Oldfield performed live at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London. Can be seen at Hard Rock Café Guangzhou: "1975 custom Zemaitis 6-string acoustic guitar with mother of pearl acorns and squirrels on neck and sound hole, owned by 'Tubular Bells' composer Mike Oldfield.". [12] They toured England and Paris and struck a deal with Transatlantic Records, for which they recorded one album, Children of the Sun (1969). Limiter, used in the 1970s (and possibly beyond) as part of Mike's guitar recording chain. 24 track, 2" multitrack tape recorder. piano used on Return To Ommadawn. OB-Xa later resold on ebay, March 2007. Learn to play guitar by chord / tabs using chord diagrams, transpose the key, watch video lessons and much more. He has also contributed experimental vocal effects such as fake choirs and the notorious "Piltdown Man" impression on Tubular Bells. [81], Grammy Awards 5" active studio monitors. [11] This track appears on the officially released soundtrack album Isles of Wonder. [35] Mercury announced that his Virgin albums will be reissued with bonus content from 2009. Over the years, Oldfield has used a range of guitars. Shown in multiple pictures of Mike's studio around 2016. [35], In 2005, Oldfield signed a deal with Mercury Records UK, who secured the rights to his catalogue when the rights had reverted back to himself. Multitrack tape recorder. An electric guitar with a special bridge to produce a buzzy sitar-like sound. Bass guitar synthesizer module controlled by a Roland G 88 bass guitar fitted with a synth pickup. [52] Oldfield has also been using guitar synthesizers since the mid-1980s, using a 1980s Roland GR-300/G-808 type system, then a 1990s Roland GK2 equipped red PRS Custom 24 (sold in 2006) with a Roland VG8,[52] and most recently a Line 6 Variax. He wrote a chord chart for the song and presented it to the group, who completed it in the studio. Oldfield has an unusual playing style, using fingers and long right-hand fingernails and different ways of creating vibrato: a "very fast side-to-side vibrato" and "violinist's vibrato". Reputedly a prototype made for Mike Oldfield, now owned by Mick Irving, lead guitarist of Light Alloy. This was the occasion of the debut of Tubular Bells for Schools, a piano solo adaptation of Oldfield's work. 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