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Mike Oldfield / Incantations / 2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition / Details & tracklisting

Mike Oldfield / Incantations / Deluxe Edition
The fourth instalment of Mike Oldfield’s catalogue reissues, Incantations, is released on July 25th. Incantations, originally released in November 1978, was Oldfield’s first and only studio double album. Comprising of four parts of the title track, it was a masterpiece of minimalism, with Oldfield again playing many of the instruments, with old friends including David Bedford conducting the choir and orchestra, Pierre Moerlen on drums and Mike’s sister Sally on vocals.

With the remastering overseen by Oldfield himself, the packages contain a variety of rare material; and again, as with Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn, contain a brand new 5.1 mix by Oldfield on DVD, as well as footage from his 1979 concert tour that supported the album. Both CD formats also include Guilty, Oldfield’s legendary 1979 single recorded in New York City at the height of the disco movement.

Incantations will also be released on vinyl, with signed 500 copies available (along with the standard vinyl) exclusively through www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com

 

Formats & Tracklisting Information

SINGLE CD EDITION

  • 1. Incantations Part One
  • 2. Incantations Part Two
  • 3. Incantations Part Three
  • 4. Incantations Part Four
  • Remastered 1978 stereo mix
  • 5. Guilty (7-inch single version)

Total time: 76:43

 

DELUXE 2CD+DVD EDITION

CD 1

  • 1. Incantations Part One
  • 2. Incantations Part Two
  • 3. Incantations Part Three
  • 4. Incantations Part Four
  • Remastered 1978 stereo mix
  • 5. Guilty (7-inch single version)

Total time: 76:43

 

CD 2

  • 1. Diana
  • 2. Northumbrian
  • 3. Piano Improvisation
  • 4. Hiawatha
  • 5. Canon for Two Vibraphones
  • Selections from “Incantations” – 2011 stereo mixes by Mike Oldfield
  • 6. William Tell Overture
  • A-side of single – Released February 1977
  • 7. Cuckoo Song
  • 8. Pipe Tune
  • A & B sides of single – Released November 1977
  • 9. Wrekorder Wrondo
  • Taken from the “Take 4” 12-inch EP – Released in December 1978
  • 10. Guilty
  • 2011 stereo mix by Mike Oldfield
  • 11. Diana – Desiderata (previously unreleased)
  • 2011 stereo mix by Mike Oldfield

Total time: 46:47

 

DVD

5.1 Surround Sound Mixes by Mike Oldfield:

  • 1. Diana
  • 2. Northumbrian
  • 3. Piano Improvisation
  • 4. Hiawatha
  • 5. Canon for Two Vibraphones
  • 6. Guilty

Visual content:

  • William Tell Overture
  • Promotional video 1977
  • Incantations Parts 1 & 2
  • Incantations Parts 3 & 4
  • Recorded live at Wembley Conference Centre 1979
  • Guilty
  • Promotional video 1979

 

DOUBLE ALBUM VINYL EDITION

Side One

  • Incantations Part One

Side Two

  • Incantations Part Two

Side Three

  • Incantations Part Three

Side Four

  • Incantations Part Four

 

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9 responses to Mike Oldfield / Incantations / 2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition / Details & tracklisting

  1. Ant says:

    Does it mean there will be no 5.1 mix of Incantations? A big disappointment!!!!

  2. Mr. Konarak says:

    Yes, it means just that!
    For me Incantations was with Ommadawn always his best, and the 5.1-mix of Ommadawn is just great.
    So I can’t believe there are a only a few excerpts in 5.1 now, for surround-fans it’s less a deluxe- but more a fake-edition…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      We’ve put a call into Mike’s management to enquire as to why no album 5.1 – will post an update here when we get it, so do check back.

    • xavier says:

      I agree. That’s a big disappointment and fooling the fans.

  3. Snags says:

    I’m looking forward to this, and what I think would be a fantastic idea would be to do a full orchestral version of Incantations. By it’s very nature, it would be a fantastic set of movements, full of power and quite stunning moments.

    I’m hoping one day that Mike gets around to doing that one day, as it is a very personal piece of music to a lot of people, myself included. It is up there with Beethoven and I think it deserves the works.

    In the meantime, roll on late July. Can’t wait !

  4. Peuf says:

    No 5.1 – mix ? It’s just a reissue with a new album cover ?

  5. Kiwwy says:

    Do you have any more info on the tracks on disc 2?

  6. alex says:

    master tape of incantations lost somewhere in time so afraid no 5.1.surround sounds sorry

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