Islands is the 11th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1987 by Virgin. Guest singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland, and Jim Price. Islands was also released as a full-length VHS video album. For each track a video was made and released, often mixing state of the art (for the time) computer-generated images with real life images. This was released as part of The Wind Chimes video.
Islands (Mike Oldfield album), Islands is the 11th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1987 by Virgin Guest singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland. Islands was also released as a full-length VHS video album For each track a video was made and released, often mixing state of the art for the time computer-generated images with real life images This was released as part of The Wind Chimes video. The album boasts the largest number of co-producers out of all of Oldfield's work; production was handled by Michael Cretu later of Enigma fame, Geoffrey Downes, Tom Newman, Simon Phillips, Alan Shacklock and Oldfield himself Singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland and Jim Price.
His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells, which launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He is also well known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece, "In Dulci Jubilo". Brother of Terry Oldfield and Sally Oldfield.
Pictures, videos, biodata, and files relating to Islands (Mike Oldfield album) are also acceptable encyclopedic sources.
Performer: Mike Oldfield Album: Islands Label: Virgin. Tracklist: - 01. Mike Oldfield - The Wind Chimes (Part One And Part Two) 02. Mike Oldfield - Islands 03. Mike Oldfield - Flying Start 04. Mike Oldfield - North Point 05.
For Islands, Mike Oldfield gathered a host of musicians to further his run of more mainstream-sounding albums. The album includes vocals by Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, and Max Bacon, as well as saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft (famous for his work on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"), along with the album's producer and former Yes member Geoffrey Downes. Even with such talent, Oldfield only garners sporadic instances of entertaining music, and the bulk of Islands comes off as quite pedestrian-sounding. Bonnie Tyler's passionate voice lifts the title track higher than any.
|The Wind Chimes
Drums – Simon PhillipsVocals [Vocal Chants] – Anita Hegerland
Co-producer – Simon Phillips
Co-producer – Alan Shacklock, Tom Newman Vocals – Bonnie Tyler
Vocals – Kevin Ayers
Co-producer – Geoffrey Downes*Vocals – Jim Price
|6||The Time Has Come
Co-producer – Michael Cretu
|7||When The Nights On Fire||6:40|
|V 2466||Mike Oldfield||Islands (LP, Album)||Virgin||V 2466||UK||1987|
|VG 50306||Mike Oldfield||Islands (LP, Album)||Virgin||VG 50306||Greece||Unknown|
|1132||Mike Oldfield||Islands (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||Elbo||1132||Poland||Unknown|
|V2-90645||Mike Oldfield||Islands (CD, Album, Club)||Virgin||V2-90645||US||1988|
|TCV2466||Mike Oldfield||Islands (Cass, Album)||Virgin||TCV2466||UK||1987|