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Mike Oldfield / “Crises” and “Five Miles Out” reissue buying guide

Mike Oldfield / Crises box set

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, Five Miles Out and Crises, Mike Oldfield’s 1982 and 1983 albums for Virgin Records are being reissued on 2 September 2013.

Now that all the details around track listings and formats have come to light, we thought it was worth revisiting exactly what your options are for each title.

Crises

Crises is being issued in four formats: two-CD deluxe edition, a single CD remaster, vinyl LP and a three-CD/two-DVD box set (not four-CD/DVD as first suggested).

Box Set
In the box set the first CD contains the remastered album plus Moonlight Shadow (2013 ‘unplugged mix’), Shadow On The Wall (2013 ‘unplugged mix’), MistakeCrime Of Passion (Extended Version), Jungle Gardenia, Moonlight Shadow (12″ version) and Shadow On The Wall (12″ version). Discs two and three contain twelve tracks as performed live at Wembley Arena on 22nd July 1983 on the Crises tour. Disc four is a DVD which includes Moonlight Shadow from BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops and video of some tracks from the concert mentioned above. The fifth and final disc is a DVD which contains a 5.1 surround sound mix of the Crises album. Full track listing at the end of this post! The box set comes with what looks like a hardback book.

Mike Oldfield / Crises deluxe edition

Deluxe Edition
This is a two-CD set, actually discs one and three from the box set, packaged in the usual way.

Mike Oldfield / Crises deluxe edition

Single CD
Simply disc one from the box set and the deluxe edition.

Vinyl
The six-track album remastered.


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Five Miles Out

Things are much simpler with Five Miles Out which is being reissued in three different formats.

Mike Oldfield / Five Miles Out deluxe edition

Deluxe Edition
A three disc set: two CDs and a DVD. Disc one contains the remastered album plus Waldberg (The Peak) and Five Miles Out (demo).  The second CD is eight tracks as performed Live In Cologne in December 1982 on the Five Miles Out tour. The DVD contains the album remixed for 5.1 surround sound. It should be said that this represents excellent value for money.

Mike Oldfield / Five Miles Out remastered CD

Single CD
This is disc one from the deluxe edition.

Vinyl LP
The five-track album remastered.


Track listings:

Crises 5-disc box set

DISC 1

  • 01 Crises (2013 Remaster) 20:57
  • 02 Moonlight Shadow (2013 Remaster) 3:38
  • 03 In High Places (2013 Remaster) 3:33
  • 04 Foreign Affair (2013 Remaster) 3:53
  • 05 Taurus 3 (2013 Remaster) 2:25
  • 06 Shadow On The Wall (2013 Remaster) 3:10
  • 07 Moonlight Shadow (2013 Unplugged Mix) 3:35
  • 08 Shadow On The Wall (2013 Unplugged Mix) 3:21
  • 09 Mistake (2013 Remaster) 2:56
  • 10 Crime Of Passion (Extended Version/ 2013 Remaster) 4:10
  • 11 Jungle Gardenia (2013 Remaster) 2:46
  • 12 Moonlight Shadow (12″ Single/ 2013 Remaster) 5:15
  • 13 Shadow On The Wall (12″ Single/ 2013 Remaster) 5:09

DISC 2

  • 01 Woodhenge/ Incantations Part Three (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 8:09
  • 02 Sheba (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 3:23
  • 03 Ommadawn Part One (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 8:52
  • 04 Mount Teidi (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 4:10
  • 05 Five Miles Out (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 5:03
  • 06 Tubular Bells Part One (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 18:44

DISC 3

  • 01 Taurus I (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 9:14
  • 02 Taurus II (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 23:08
  • 03 Crises (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 23:15
  • 04 Moonlight Shadow (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 5:28
  • 05 Shadow On The Wall (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 6:26
  • 06 Family Man (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 4:14

DISC 4

  • 01 Crises (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 22:35
  • 02 Tubular Bells Part One (Live At Wembley Arena/ 22nd July 1983/ Crises Tour) 19:10
  • 03 Moonlight Shadow 3:42
  • 04 Shadow On The Wall 3:08
  • 05 Moonlight Shadow (BBC TV “Top Of The Pops”/ 23/ 6/1983) 3:15
  • 06 Crime Of Passion 3:42

DISC 5

  • 01 Crises (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 20:38
  • 02 Moonlight Shadow (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 4:00
  • 03 In High Places (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 3:53
  • 04 Foreign Affair (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 4:13
  • 05 Taurus 3 (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 2:50
  • 06 Shadow On The Wall (2013 Remaster/ 5.1 Surround Sound) 5:13

Five Miles Out Deluxe Edition

DISC 1

  • 01 Taurus II (2013 Remaster) 24:45
  • 02 Family Man (2013 Remaster) 3:45
  • 03 Orabidoo (2013 Remaster) 13:03
  • 04 Mount Teidi (2013 Remaster) 4:10
  • 05 Five Miles Out (2013 Remaster) 4:22
  • 06 Waldberg (The Peak) 3:27
  • 07 Five Miles Out (Demo) 4:10

DISC 2

  • 01 Tubular Bells Part One (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 23:12
  • 02 Sheba (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 4:22
  • 03 Mirage (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 5:37
  • 04 Family Man (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 3:45
  • 05 Taurus II (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 25:32
  • 06 Mount Teidi (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 4:21
  • 07 Five Miles Out (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 7:23
  • 08 Guilty (Live In Cologne/ 6th December 1982/ Five Miles Out Tour) 5:38

DISC 3

  • 01 Taurus II (Mike Oldfield’s 2013 5.1 Surround Mix) 24:45
  • 02 Family Man (Mike Oldfield’s 2013 5.1 Surround Mix) 3:45
  • 03 Orabidoo (Mike Oldfield’s 2013 5.1 Surround Mix) 13:03
  • 04 Mount Teidi (Mike Oldfield’s 2013 5.1 Surround Mix) 4:10
  • 05 Five Miles Out (Mike Oldfield’s 2013 5.1 Surround Mix) 4:22
  • 06 Five Miles Out 4:13

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7 responses to Mike Oldfield / “Crises” and “Five Miles Out” reissue buying guide

  1. Paul Kent says:

    No 5.1 DVD in the Crises deluxe edition? Bum! :(

  2. Nate Jackson says:

    Still confused as to why “Rite Of Man” wasn’t included to the Crises box set…

  3. Yossi Barak says:

    So, do I….

  4. Matthias says:

    Mmmmm. Good to know the 12″ mix of Moonlight Shadow is included. Lots of other goodies too, looking forward to the unplugged 2013 versions! I wonder if those were recorded with Maggie Reilly?

    Sad to see “Rite of Man” missing.

    And the continuing absence of info on the 5.1 sound quality makes me suspect it’s Dolby Digital again. What a shame. Hope Bowers & Wilkins will fill the gap soon and give us hi-res versions… Until then, I’ll still buy! :-) At least DD is better than no 5.1 and I love those albums.

  5. Ian Hill says:

    Any idea why the Crises box has disappeared from the amazon.co.uk site and isn’t available from the official Mike Oldfield store? Is it limited?

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