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Mike Oldfield - Crises & Five Miles out special editions

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Two Mike Oldfield albums are being reissued and given the deluxe edition treatment. The two albums are 'Crises' and 'Five miles out'. Released in 1982 and 1983 both albums reached the top 10 of the album charts and spent in excess of six months in the charts. Between them they contain some of Mike Oldfield's best known songs - "Family man", "Moonlight shadow", "Five miles out", "Shadow on the wall" and "Foreign affair". In a year that marks 40 years since the release of "Tubular bells" then it seems a pretty easy decision to reissue these albums

The albums both come in a range of formats - see the details further down, with vinyl versions being available as well as CD. If you're a Mike Oldfield fan and don't have either of these albums then I'd certainly recommend them both - the only difficulty is deciding which version to get. Personally I'd go for the 2 CD versions of each unless you're a huge fan - the 2CD versions aren't much more expensive than the single disc versions and give a lot more for the money, while the box set of Crises might be a bit of overkill for the casual fan.

The albums are both remastered and the sound quality is superb, and the live material sounds good too from what I've heard of it
Two great re-issues that are definitely recommended.


Crises will be available in five different variants...

Vinyl
Limited edition coloured vinyl
Single CD
Double CD deluxe edition
Box set

The vinyl versions contain a remastered version of the album, and the limited version (limited to 500 copies) also has an interview with Mike Oldfield printed on the inner sleeve. The limited version is only available from www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com

The single CD version has a remastered version of the album along with some bonus material - B-sides, rarities, and two newly prepared acoustic reworkings by Oldfield of ‘Moonlight Shadow’ and ‘Shadow On The Wall'.
The double CD contains the same on the first disc as the single CD version, and the second disc contains live material recorded at Wembley on the Crises tour.

The box set includes two previously unreleased CDs of the entire Wembley concert, along with a DVD of the previously unreleased fifty-minute video film Crises at Wembley featuring full performances of ‘Crises’ and ‘Tubular Bells Part One’ and rare promotional videos. The set also includes a new 5.1 Surround mix of the album - mixed by Mike Oldfield himself. It comes packaged in an box with a 32-page hard-backed book, with sleevenotes containing an interview with Oldfield.


Crises is available in four variants...

Vinyl
Limited edition coloured vinyl
Single CD
2 CD/1 DVD deluxe edition

As with 'Crises' the vinyl versions contain a remastered version of the album, and the limited version (limited to 500 copies) also has an interview with Mike Oldfield printed on the inner sleeve. The limited version is only available from www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com

The single CD version contains a remastered version of the album, as well as the B-side ‘Waldberg (The Peak)’ and a previously unreleased demo of ‘Five Miles Out.’

The deluxe edition contains the same first disc as the single CD plus a second CD contaning live material from the Sporthalle, Cologne concert on the tour. There is also a DVD featuring a 5.1 Surround mix of the album, a promotional video for the title track and two rare performances on the BBC TV programme Six Fifty Five Special from 1982.


Track Listings - Crises, Box set

Disc 1

1. Crises
2. Moonlight Shadow
3. In High Places
4. Foreign Affair
5. Taurus 3
6. Shadow On The Wall
7. Moonlight Shadow
8. Shadow On The Wall
9. Mistake
10. Crime Of Passion
11. Jungle Gardenia
12. Moonlight Shadow
13. Shadow On The Wall

Disc 2

1. Woodhenge/ Incantations Part Three
2. Sheba
3. Ommadawn Part One
4. Mount Teidi
5. Five Miles Out
6. Tubular Bells Part One

Disc 3

1. Taurus I
2. Taurus II
3. Crises
4. Moonlight Shadow
5. Shadow On The Wall
6. Family Man

Disc 4

1. Crises
2. Tubular Bells Part One
3. Moonlight Shadow
4. Shadow On The Wall
5. Moonlight Shadow
6. Crime Of Passion

Disc 5

1. Crises
2. Moonlight Shadow
3. In High Places
4. Foreign Affair
5. Taurus 3
6. Shadow On The Wall


Track Listings - Five Miles out deluxe edition

Disc 1

1. Taurus II
2. Family Man
3. Orabidoo
4. Mount Teidi
5. Five Miles Out
6. Waldberg (The Peak)
7. Five Miles Out

Disc 2

1. Tubular Bells Part One
2. Sheba
3. Mirage
4. Family Man
5. Taurus II
6. Mount Teidi
7. Five Miles Out
8. Guilty

Disc 3

1. Taurus II
2. Family Man
3. Orabidoo
4. Mount Teidi
5. Five Miles Out
6. Five Miles Out - Mike Oldfield, Maggie Reilly

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