Release – Veröffentlicht

  Veröffentlicht Titel Auflage Land Medium
1968
  Nov 68 Children of the sun First Release D Record
1973
  23.05.1973 Tubular Bells First Release D Record
  1973 Tubular Bells 2.Edition D Record
1974
  28.06.1974 Mike Oldfield´s Single First Release D Single
  28.06.1974 Froggy Went A Courting First Release NL Single
  28.08.1974 Hergest Ridge First Release D Record
1975
  17.01.1975 The Orchestral Tubular Bells First Release D Record
  21.02.1975 Don Alfonso First Release D Single
  21.02.1975 Don Alfonso First Release GB Single
  21.02.1975 Don Alfonso First Release ES Single
  28.10.1975 Ommadawn First Release D Record
  14.11.1975 In Dulci Jubilo First Release D Single
  14.11.1975 In Dulci Jubilo First Release GB Single
  14.11.1975 In Dulci Jubilo First Release ES Single
  1975 In Dulci Jubilo First Release FR Single
1976
  29.10.1976 Boxed First Release D Record
  29.11.1976 Portsmouth First Release D Single
1977
  11.02.1977 The Willhelm Tell Overture First Release D Single
  11.02.1977 The Willhelm Tell Overture First Release GB Single
  11.02.1977 The Willhelm Tell Overture First Release ES Single
  25.11.1977 Cuckoo Song First Release D Single
  25.11.1977 Cuckoo Song First Release ES Single
1978
  24.11.1978 Incantations First Release D Record
  01.12.1978 Take Four First Release D Single
1979
  09.02.1979 Gong – Downwind First Release D Record
  06.04.1979 Guilty First Release D Single / Maxi-Single
  17.07.1979 Exposed First Release D Record
  23.11.1979 Platinum First Release D Record
  30.11.1979 Blue Peter First Release D Single
1980
  Feb 80 Airborn First Release USA Record
  12.09.1980 Arrival First Release D Single
  Okt 80 Impressions First Release GB LP
  31.10.1980 QE2 First Release D LP
  28.11.1980 Sheba First Release ES Single
  28.11.1980 Wonderful Land First Release D Single
1981
  1981 The Singles First Release JAP LP
  Mrz 81 Episodes First Release FR LP
  Mrz 81 Mike Oldfield´s Wonderland First Release BE / FR LP
  16.03.1981 Music Wonderland First Release D LP
1982
  19.02.1982 Five Miles Out First Release D Single
  19.02.1982 Five Miles Out Picture-Disc D Single
  19.03.1982 Five Miles Out First Release D LP
  28.05.1982 Family Man First Release ES Single
  10.08.1982 The Mike Oldfield EP First Release D Single
  10.08.1982 Mistake First Release ES Single
1983
  06.05.1983 Moonlight Shadow First Release D / ES Single
  19.05.1983 Five Miles Out First Release D CD
  27.05.1983 Crises First Release D Record
  30.08.1983 Shadow On The Wall First Release D Single
  21.09.1983 Crises First Release D CD
  19.12.1983 Crime Of Passion First Release D Single
1984
  07.02.1984 Moonlight Shadow CD-Release D Maxi-CD
  18.06.1984 To France First Release D  Single
  25.06.1984 Discovery First Release D LP / CD
  17.09.1984 Tricks Of The Light First Release D Single
  19.11.1984 Etude First Release D Single
  26.11.1984  The Killing Fields First Release D LP / CD
1985
  28.01.1985 Music Wonderland CD Release D CD
  18.02.1985 Hergest Ridge CD Release D CD
  18.02.1985 Ommadawn CD Release D CD
  18.02.1985 Platinum CD Release D CD
  14.08.1995 Let There Be Light First Release D CD
  14.08.1995 Let There Be Light 2. Edition D CD
  Jul 85 Incantations CD Release D CD
  21.10.1985 The Complete First Release D LP
  01.10.1985 Pictures In The Dark Promo D Single
  15.11.1985 Pictures In The Dark First Release D Single
  18.11.1985 The Complete CD Release D CD
1986
  1986 Episodes 1.CD-Release FR CD
  Apr 86 Shine First Release D Promo-Single
  02.05.1986 Shine First Release D / UK Single
  02.05.1986 Exposed 1.CD-Release D CD
1987
  Mai 87 In High Places First Release GB Single
  Jul 87 The Orchestral Tubular Bells CD Release D CD
  07.09.1987 Islands First Release D Single
  07.09.1987 Islands First Release D LP / CD
  09.11.1987 The Time Has Come First Release D Single
  1987 Islands First Release USA CD
1988
  01.02.1988 Flying Start First Release D / ES Single
  22.02.1988 Magic Touch First Release USA Single
  21.03.1988 Magic Touch First Release D Single
  Okt 88 The Wind Chimes First Release D VHS
1989
  08.07.1989 Earth Moving First Release D LP / CD
  10.07.1989 Earth Moving First Release D Maxi-CD / Single
  26.06.1989 Innocent First Release D CD
  23.10.1989 One Glance Is Holy First Release D Maxi-CD / Single
  23.10.1989 Innocent First Release GB Maxi-CD
  27.11.1989 Boxed CD Release D CD
1990
  14.06.1990 Amarok First Release D LP / CD
  30.11.1990 Nurofen First Release GB Single
1991
  18.02.1991 Heaven´s open First Release D CD
  04.02.1991 Heaven´s Open First Release D Single / Maxi-CD
  24.06.1991 Gimme Back First Release D Single / Maxi-CD
1992
  31.08.1992 Tubular Bells II First Release D LP / CD
  22.09.1992 Sentinel First Release D Single / Maxi-CD
  22.09.1992 Sentinel First Release F Maxi-CD
  14.10.1992 Tubular Bells II First Release D VHS
  07.12.1992 Tattoo First Release D Maxi-CD
  07.12.1992 Tattoo – Live At Edinburgh Castle EP First Release GB Maxi-CD
1993
  26.03.1993 The Bell First Release D Maxi-CD
  01.04.1993 Sentinel (Total Overhaul) First Release D Maxi-CD
  01.04.1993 The Bell / Sentinel Restructure First Release USA Maxi-CD
  05.04.1993 The Bell incl. Postcards 2.Edition D Maxi-CD
  05.04.1993 The Bell First Release GB Maxi-CD
  13.09.1993 The Best Of Elements First Release D CD
  20.09.1993 Moonlight Shadow 2. Release D Maxi-CD
  11.10.1993 Elements First Release D 4 CD-Box
  02.11.1993 The Best Of Elements First Release D VHS
  29.11.1993 In Dulci Jubilo (X-Mas) 2. Release GB Maxi-CD
1994
  21.11.1994 The Songs Of Distant Earth First Release D LP /  CD
  27.11.1994 Hibernaculum First Release D Maxi-CD
  05.12.1994 The Songs Of Distant Earth 2.Edition D Enhanced CD
  05.12.1994 Hibernaculum 2.Edition D Maxi-CD
  05.12.1994 Hibernaculum First Release F Maxi-CD
1995
  14.08.1995 Let There Be Light First Release D Maxi-CD
  14.08.1995 Let There Be Light First Release D Maxi-CD
  09.10.1995 The Songs Of Distant Earth 2. Release D Enhanced CD
1996
  1996 The Voyager Promo GB Maxi-CD
  06.01.1996 Let There Be Light 3.Edition USA Maxi-CD
  26.08.1996 Voyager First Release D CD
  04.11.1996 Woman Of Irland First Release D Maxi-CD
  06.12.1996 The Songs Of Distant Earth US Release USA Enhanced CD
1997
  10.11.1997 Woman Of Ireland 2.Release GB CD
  17.11.1997 XXV – The Essential First Release D CD
  10.11.1997 Woman Of Irland 2.Edition GB CD
  24.11.1997 Woman Of Irland – CD 1 (XXV) 2.Edition GB Maxi-CD
  24.11.1997 Woman Of Irland – CD 2 (XXV) 2.Edition GB Maxi-CD
1998
  22.05.1998 Tubular Bells Special Edition D CD
  08.06.1998 Tubular-X First Release JAP Maxi-CD
  31.08.1998 Tubular Bells II First Release D CD
  05.10.1998 Man In The Rain First Release D Maxi-CD
  30.11.1998 Tubular Bells III First Release D VHS
1999
  21.01.1999 Five Miles Out/Crises/Heaven’s Open [3-CD-Box] ReRelease D CD
  21.01.1999 Ommadawn/The Orchestral Tubular Bells/Earth Moving ReRelease D CD
  12.04.1999 Far Above The Clouds – CD 1 First Release D Maxi-CD
  12.04.1999 Far Above The Clouds – CD 2 First Release D Maxi-CD
  24.05.1999 Guitars First Release D CD
  29.11.1999 The Millenium Bell First Release D CD
2000
  15.02.2000 The Art In Heaven Concert First Release D VHS
  31.05.2000 Hergest Ridge (HDCD) Original Recording Remastered D CD
  31.05.2000 Ommadawn (HDCD) Original Recording Remastered D CD
  05.06.2000 Exposed /HDCD) Original Recording Remastered D CD
  29.06.2000 Five Miles Out [HDCD] Original Recording Remastered D CD
  29.06.2000 Discovery [HDCD] Original Recording Remastered D CD
  27.07.2000 Earth Moving [HDCD] Original Recording Remastered D CD
  27.07.2000 Heaven’s Open ([HDCD] Original Recording Remastered D CD
  27.07.2000 Islands ([HDCD] Original Recording Remastered D CD
  31.07.2000 Amarok (HDCD) Original Recording Remastered D CD
2001
  04.06.2001 The Best Of Tubular Bells First Release D CD
  26.11.2001 Elements –  2.Ausgabe 2.Release D CD
2002
  26.02.2002 Danish Collection First Release DK CD
  18.03.2002 Collection First Release NL / FR / BE / ES CD
  27.05.2002 To Be Free (ES) First Release ES Maxi-CD
  27.05.2002 To Be Free (BE) First Release BE CD
  03.06.2002 Tres Lunas First Release D CD+CD-ROM
  10.06.2002 Tres Lunas 2.Edition D Enhanced CD
  19.08.2002 The Complete Weitere Pressung NL CD
  26.08.2002 Thou Art In Heaven First Release ES Maxi-CD
2003
  24.04.2003 Introduction Promo ES Single-CD
  26.05.2003 Tubular Bells 2003 First Release D CD
  26.05.2003 Tubular Bells 2003 2.Edition D CD+DVD
  26.05.2003 The Complete Tubular Bells First Release EU CD
  23.07.2003 Tubular „Aldi“ (Tubular Bells 2 & Tubular Bells 3) Special Edition D CD
2004
  05.01.2004 Orchestral Tubular Bells ReRelease D CD
2005
  26.09.2005 Light And Shade First Release F D-CD
  26.09.2005 Light And Shade First Release GB D-CD
  07.10.2005 Light And Shade First Release D D-CD
  28.10.2005 Exposed First Release D DVD
2006
  10.03.2006 The Platinum Collection First Release D 3-CD
  15.05.2006 Live At Montreux First Release ES / GB DVD
  06.09.2006 Tubular Bells (TOCP-53831) ReRelease JP CD
2007
  24.10.2007 Ommadawn (VJCP-68831) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 Incantations (VJCP-68832) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 Exposed (VJCP-68833-34) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 Platinum (VJCP-68835) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 QE2 (VJCP-68836) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 Five Miles Out (VJCP-68837) ReRelease JP CD
  24.10.2007 Crises (VJCP-68838) ReRelease JP CD
  26.10.2007 Deluxe Pack 2cd+Dvd ReRelease D CD+DVD
  28.11.2007 Discovery (VJCP-68839) ReRelease JP CD
  28.11.2007 The Killing Fields (VJCP-68840) ReRelease JP CD
  28.11.2007 Islands (VJCP-68841) ReRelease JP CD
  28.11.2007 Earth Moving (VJCP-68842) ReRelease JP CD
  28.11.2007 Amarok (VJCP-68843) ReRelease JP CD
  28.11.2007 Heaven´s Open (VJCP-68844) ReRelease JP CD
  05.12.2007 The Orchestral Tubular Bells (VJCP-68856) ReRelease JP CD
  05.12.2007 Tubular Bells (VJCP-68665) ReRelease JP CD
  05.12.2007 Hergst Ridge (VJCP-68666) ReRelease JP CD
2008
  17.03.2008 Music Of The Spheres First Release D CD
  29.08.2008 The Millennium Bell Live-Sight & Sound ReRelease D CD+DVD
2009
  12.06.2009 Tubular Bells (Deluxe Edition) First Release D CD
2010
  08.06.2010 Hergest Ridge (DeLuxe Edition) First ReRelease D CD
2011
  05.04.2011 The Collection 1974-1983 First ReRelease D CD
  29.07.2011 Incantations (DeLuxe Edition) First ReRelease D CD
  01.11.2011 2 for 1: Tubular Bells/Hergest Ridge ReRelease D CD
2012
  27.07.2012 Q.E. 2 (DeLuxe Editon) First ReRelease D CD
  27.07.2012 Platinum (DeLuxe Edition) First ReRelease D CD
  27.07.2012 Two Sides: The Very Best of Mike Oldfield First ReRelease D CD
  27.07.2012 Classic Album Selection (Six Albums 1973-1980) ReRelease D CD-Box
2013
  01.03.2013 Tubular Beats First Release D CD
16.05.2013 The Killing Fields D Blu-ray
  30.08.2013 Five Miles Out (DeLuxe Edition) First ReRelease D CD
  30.08.2013 Crises (DeLuxe Edition)  (30th Anniversary) First ReRelease D CD
2014
  03.03.2014 Man on the Rocks First Release D CD
2017
  20.01.2017 Return To Ommadawn First Release D CD

Froggy Went A-Courting (Lyrics)

Traditional, Arr. Mike Oldfield
Vocals by Vanessa Branson

A froggy went a-courting and he did ride,
A froggy went a-courting and he did ride,
A froggy went a-courting on a little white horse,
A sword and pistol by his side.

He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
Where he had been many times before.

Then he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he said Miss mouse, will you marry me?

Without my uncle rat’s consent,
I’m afraid without my uncle rat’s consent,
Oh, no! Without my uncle rat’s consent,
I would not marry the President.

Then uncle rat laughed and shook his fat sides,
Yes, then uncle rat alughed and shook his fat sides,
Uncle rat laughed and shook his fat sides,
To think that his niec e would be a bride.

Then he said: Where will the wedding breakfast be?
Oh, where will the wedding breakfast be?
W here will the wedding breakfast be?
Way down yonder in that hollow tree.

The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
Though the woods the music rang.

And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they got swollowed up by a big fat snake.

There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself.

Two Ships (Lyrics)

By Sally Oldfield

Love me now, save your words and stuff for later
It’s enough to know we’re fated to be one
Hold me now, don’t you try to go and leave me
Baby, please, you must believe me, it’s begun

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

Stay a while; it feels so good to know you’re near me
And to know your kisses hear me when I speak to them
Come with me; let me take you to the morning
Of the night which might not ever come again

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

Come with me; let me take you to the morning
Of the night which might not ever come again

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel

To be free – German Version (Lyrics)

Vocal: Jude Sim

Man befindet sich allein
manchmal.
Ohne Heim
ohne Schutz.
Du weißt nicht
wohin zu fliehen.
Schon verloren
ohne Sinn.

Dann auf einmal
irgendwo her
Eine Art Zauber
kommt zu dir
Du weißt nicht warum
Du weißt nicht wie
Aber an einem Tag
hebe ich ab und fliege

Mein Wunsch wäre

To be free
To be wild
And to be
Just like a child
And if I get lost
I really don’t mind,
Cos‘ I’m me
Doing just fine
(to be free)

Du bist in der Kälte
manchmal
So weit du sehen kannst
ist Nebel.
Du wirst entkommen,
in die Sonne.
Der Weg ist verloren,
der Sand ist in Bewegung.

Dann auf einmal,
auf der Tiefe,
eine Art Magie
bringt Frieden.
du weißt nicht warum,
wann oder wie
aber eines Tages
hebe ich ab und fliege.

Wenn ich einen Wunsch hätte
Mein Wunsch wäre

To be free
To be wild
And to be
Just like a child
And if I get lost
I really don’t mind,
Cos‘ I’m me
Doing just fine
(to be free)

CHORUS x 3

The Bell (Lyrics)

Vocal: Viv Stanshall

Grand piano
Reed and pipeorgan
Glockenspiel
Bass guitar
Vocal chords
Two slightly sampled electric guitars
The Venitian effect
Digital sound processor
And tubular bells

The Bell (Lyrics)

Vocal: Otto Walkes

Grand piano
Reed and pipeorgan
Glockenspiel
Bass guitar
Vocal chords
Two slightly sampled electric guitars
The Venitian effect
Digital sound processor
Tubular Bells

The Bell – German Version (Lyrics)

Vocal: Otto Walkes

Flöte
Harmonium
Bass Gitarre
Stimmbäder
Zwei gesampelte Gitarren
Tubular Bells

Speak (Tho‘ You Only Say Farewell) (Lyrics)

Vocals: Mike Oldfield and David Bedford

Speak, vision of the night,
Tell me why you haunt me so.
Speak, heaven morning light,
Whisper all my heart would know.
Dawn, ever finds you gone
Back to where the shadows dwell.
Speak, my beloved, speak,
Tho‘ you only say farewell.

When doubts and fears cause their tears that blind me,
Why be down if you’ve come to find me?
Speak to me and I’ll follow,
Leaving all the wold behind me.
Can those eyes, calm and wise, deceive me?
While I still know the thrill of your
Mystic shade, dare fade and leave me,
Arms high and low.

Speak, vision of the night,
Tell me why you haunt me so.
Speak, heaven morning light,
Whisper all my heart would know.
Dawn, ever finds you gone
Back to where the shadows dwell.
Speak, my beloved, speak,
Tho‘ you only say farewell.

Speak! Speak!

Shine – extended version (Lyrics)

Vocals: Jon Anderson

All That You Need And Your Desire
If I’m Put To The Test
I Believe I Couldn’t Get Higher
Just By Being With You
Spins Me Straight Around The Moon
And If Our Rainbows Could Dance
He’d Dance For Your Desire Soon

Because Because
She Was She Was
Made In Heaven
She Was She Was
She Was A Maid In Heaven

Standing In New Space
Waving At The Sun
So You Probably Back In Darkness
To Where I Belong
Just By Being With You
Pictures Flow Out Of My Mind
Have We Danced Before
Long Ago Or In Another Time

Because Because
She Was She Was
Made In Heaven
She Was She Was
She Was A Maid In Heaven

All That You Need And Your Desire
Can We Sing To The Sunlight
Play With Fire
Just By Being With You
Spins Me Straight Around The Moon
And If Our Rainbows Could Dance
He’d Dance For Your Desire Soon

Because Because
She Was She Was
She Was A Maid In Heaven (She Was Made In Heaven)
She Was She Was
She Was A Maid In Heaven
She Was

Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
She’s My Light
She’s My Light (made In Heaven)
Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
I Need Her Light
She’s My Light

She Was A Maid In Heaven

Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
She’s My Light
She’s My Light (made In Heaven)
Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
I Need Her Light
She’s My Light

(Chorus)

Shine Shine She’s My Light
She’s My Light
Shine Shine I Need Her Light
She’s My Light

(Repeat Chorus)

Shine Shine She’s My Light
She’s My Light (She’s My Light)
Shine Shine I Need Her Light
She’s My Light
And A Maid In Heaven

(Repeat Chorus)

Shine Shine She’s My Light
She’s My Light (She Was A Maid In Heaven)
Shine Shine I Need Her Light
She’s My Light
She Was A Maid In Heaven

Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
She’s My Light
She’s My Light (And Ever Made In Heaven)
Shine Shine (She Was She Was)
I Need Her Light She’s My Light

Rite Of Man (Lyrics)

Vocals: Mike Oldfield

So Now We Wend Our Merry Merry Way
To Break The Life Monastic
There’s One Or Two Words I’d Like To Say
As We Trip The Light Fantasic
To Hold A Course And Forge A Way
Here’s To Another Folk Cliché
Do Not Dismay Ta Loor Aye Aye
Speak Up For The Rite Of Man

(Chorus)

Speak Up Speak Up
Speak Up For The Rite Of Man
Speak Up Speak Up
Speak Up For The Rite Of Man
Take Your Fortunes When You Can
*[MAKE OR BREAK LIKE SUPERMAN]
Come Back Like A Boomerang
Speak Up For The Rite Of Man

(Repeat Chorus – Replace*: Make You A Way Like Superman)

(Repeat Chorus – Replace*: Break You A Way Like Superman)

(Repeat Chorus And Fade)

Pictures In The Dark (Lyrics)

Vocals by Anita Hegerland, Aled Jones, Mike Oldfield & Barry Palmer

Follow the light that glows
Through your bedroom window.
Tonight, tonight, the fading twilight.
There’s a hollow deep in the woods
Where you know you’re crazy
To go, to go, not even meant to know
There are…

Pictures in the dark, I see all around.
Voices calling underground
And I’m watching the stars since the
World was found.
One, two, three.

Chorus:
Pictures in the dark, I see
Morpheus comes to me.
Pictures in the dark, I see.
Aurora sets you free.

And in the deepest dark
You come to a maze in.
The night, the night, the fading twilight.
And you shiver the glistening path
Where you know you’re crazy
To go, to go, not even meant to know.
There are…

Pictures in the dark, I see all around.
Voices calling underground
And I’m watching the stars since the
World was found.
One, two, three.

Lost in my dreams.
This night will never end.
You can only fly in your dreams.
Midnight will be your friend.
Drift away on starlight beams.
Clocks are ticking the night away.
You can only fly until dawn ascends.

Chorus
The moon shines starlight beams
And you’ll be flying in your dreams.
Chorus
The moon shines starlight beams
And you’ll be flying in your dreams.

Mistake (Lyrics)

Vocals Maggie Reilly & Mike Oldfield
(Chorus)

(It Was A) Mistake
Under The Weather
One Shower’s Gonna Turn Into Another
It’s A Heartbreak
Under The Weather
Standing Out In The Cold

I Wake, It’s Frightening
Rain Hammering On Your Window
I Hate, Sheet Lightning
You Reach For The Telephone

(Repeat Chorus)

I Pray For Blue Skies
Rain Hammering On Your Window
On Your Way You Wonder Why
You Standing On Your Own

(Repeat Chorus)

I Took Him On The Radio
You Never Know How To Say
And The Things Supplited That Could Be On
Your Mind
Just To Manage In A Tragical Way

Get Lost In Dreaming
Rain Hammering On Your Window
Try To Catch The Meaning
You Dancing On Your Own

(Chorus)

I Took Him On The Radio
You Never Know How To Say
And The Things Supplited That Could Be On
Your Mind
Just To Manage In A Tragical Way

Hammering Meaning

(Repeat Chorus Three Times)

It Was A Mistake

Don Alfonso – German Version (Lyrics)

Vocals: Paul

Zur Zeit bin ich Torero am Mittelmeere
Ich fange schwarze Bullen mit Butterstullen
Die dicken Ochsen zittern wenn sie mich wittern
Dabei bin ich so friedlich und sie so niedlich

Bin Don Alfonso
Genannt auch Pedro
Doch das ist nicht so
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso
Ich kämpf‘ gegen Ochsen nackt allein
In Spaniens Sonnenschein
Doch wenn es regnet
Will mich keiner sehn das ist nicht schön
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso und kämpfe stets froh
Und alle Ochsen haben angst vor mir
Ich rufe mit dem Tuch zum Kampf
Und mache allen Stieren Dampf
Dann fallen Blumen in den Sand

Ich traf eine Señora in Barçelona
Mein Herz sank in die Beine
Denn sie war alleine
Mein Puls war ziemlich lose
Zu eng die Hose
Sie tat es mir Erlauben
Ihr Herz zu Rauben

Bin Don Alfonso
Genannt auch Pedro
Doch das ist nicht so
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso
Ich kämpf‘ gegen Ochsen fast allein
In Spaniens Sonnenschein
Doch wenn es regnet
Will mich keiner sehn das ist nicht schön
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso und kämpfe stets froh
Und alle Ochsen haben angst vor mir
Ich rufe mit dem Tuch zum Kampf
Und mache allen Stieren Dampf
Dann fallen Damen in den Sand

Bin Don Alfonso
Genannt auch Pedro
Doch das ist nicht so
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso
Ich kämpf‘ gegen Ochsen fast allein
In Spaniens Sonnenschein
Doch wenn es regnet
Will mich keiner sehn das ist nicht schön
Ich heiß‘ Alfonso und kämpfe stets froh
Und alle Ochsen haben angst vor mir
Ich rufe mit dem Tuch zum Kampf
Und mache allen Stieren Dampf
Nie soll ein Stierkopf in den Sand

Don Alfonso (Lyrics)

Vocals: David Bedford

Now I’m A Toreador
I Am For Sure
I Kill Bulls By The Score
And Sometimes More
And When They Hear The Bell Ring
Inside The Bullring
The Bullocks All Start Trembling
They Know I’m Coming

I’m Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I’m Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And I Fought Them In The Rain
I’m Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Affraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Steak And Chips For Tea

I Met A Sweet Señora
In Barcelona
Her Christian Name Was Mona
She Was Thumbs Up Bona
She Told Me She Was Single
That Made Me Tingle
My Heart Went Jingle Jingle
I Said: Let’s Mingle

I’m Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I’m Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And I Fought Bulls In The Rain
I’m Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Affraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Fully Beff For Tea
(Repeat Two Times)

I Fight Bulls Every Sunday
And Sometimes Monday
And When I Fight On Sunday
We’ve Cold Meat Monday
We Have Meat Hash On Tuesday
Sometimes Hashed Wednesday
We Don’t Eat Meat On Friday
We Wait Till Sunday

I’m Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I’m Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And We Fought Bulls In The Rain
I’m Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Affraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Ham And Eggs For Tea

(Verses only on the long version)

Crime Of Passion (Lyrics)

Vocals: Barry Palmer

On A Bright Day She Passed Away
In The Morning It’s A Cruel Way
To Take Her Away With No Warning
He Took Her Hand Through Every Midnight Hour
And Then He Saw Her Fading Away Like A Spring Shower

(Chorus)

I Can See A Complete Life’s Time
Pictures And Posters Of Times And Fashion
Nineteen Years With No Reason Or Rhyme
Taken Away In A Crime Of Passion

He Stood To See If He Could Catch Her Breathing
But I Was No Good He Understood She Was Leaving
He Looked Outside The Frosty Window Pane
And Then He Saw Her Moving Away Elizabeth Jane

(Repeat Chorus)

I See Freedom In Sight It’s A Long Climb
But She Would Not Give Up The Fight For A Long Time
And I See A Light Come Shining Into Night
Baby It’s All Right We Couldn’t Have Changed It Was
Second Sight

(Repeat Chorus)

I See Freedom Light Shining In The Night
I See Freedom But She Wouldn’t Give Up The Fight
I See Her Light Come Shining Into Night
Baby It’s All Right We Couldn’t Have Changed It Was
Second Sight

I See A Light Come Shining Into Night
Baby It’s All Right We Couldn’t Have Changed It Was
Second Sight

Alright Now (Lyrics)

 Vocals: Wendy Roberts

There She Stood In The Street
Smilin‘ From Her Head To Her Feet
He Said Hey, What Is This?
Maybe She’s In Need Of A Kiss
He Said Hey, What’s Your Name?, Now
Maybe We Can See Things The Same
Now Don’t You Wait, Or Hesitate
Let’s Move Before They Raise The Parking Rate

All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now
All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now

He Took Her Home To His Place
Watchin‘ Every Move On Her Face
She Said Hey, What’s Your Game?
Are You Gonna Put Me In Shame?
He Said Slow, Don’t Go So Fast, Now
Don’t You Think That Love Can Last?
She Said Love, Lord Above
Now You’re Tryin‘ To Trick Me In Love?

All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now
All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now

He Took Her Home To His Place
Watchin‘ Every Move On Her Face
She Said Look, What’s Your Game?
Are You Tryin‘ To Put Me In Shame?
He Said Slow, Don’t Go So Fast, Now
Don’t You Think That Love Can Last?
She Said Love, Lord Above
Now He’s Tryin‘ To Trick Me In Love

All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now
All Right Now, Baby It’s All Right Now

Shine (Promo)

Mit Jon Anderson, dem Frontsänger von der Gruppe „YES„, produzierte Mike Oldfield 1986 den Song „Shine“. Dabei komponierte Mike Oldfield die Musik und Jon Anderson schrieb gemeinsam mit Mike die Lyrics.

Der Song lebt in erster Linie von der eindringlichen Vocalstimme. Wer „Yes“ aus den Achtziger kennt, weiß was ich meine. „Shine“ ist kein richtiger Popsong aus den Achtziger und irgendwie schwer einzuordnen. Durch die Sangeslast von Jon Anderson ist er wohl in die Progrock Schiene einzuordnen.

In der deutschen Hitparade war „Shine“ gerade mal eine Woche vertreten. Was mich damals verwunderte, da ich den Song richtig gut fand. Dies konnte aber auch an der Tatsache liegen, das 1986 kein Album oder weitere Single von Mike Oldfield veröffentlicht wurde.

„Shine“ hatte gleich eine ganze Reihe von Alternativ- bzw. Arbeitstitel. Sie stammen alle aus dem Songtext und hießen „She Was She Was“, „If Rainbows Could Dance“ und „Made In Heaven“. Der erste Titel wurde verworfen, da die Talking Heads im Vorjahr „And She Was“ als Single auf den Markt gebracht hatten.

Der Song wurde auf keinem Album veröffentlicht. Auch eine Veröffentlichung auf CD erfolgte in den nächsten Jahren vorerst nicht.

Die erste Digitalquelle von „Shine“ gibt es auf der Laserdisc Wind Chimes aus dem Jahre 1988. Dann dauerte es über 15 Jahre, bis der Song auf eine weitere Compilation erschien. Auf der DVD Elements – The Best Of.. konnte man dann Ende 2004 in bester Klang- und Bildqualität erleben.

Ähnlich erging es auch der B-Seite. „The Path“ wurde nur auf der Compilation „Elements“ veröffentlicht. „The Path“ ist ein kleines Instrumentalstück, das auf seine Art recht ruhig daher kommt. Getragen von ruhigen Xylophonklängen mit sehr ruhiger Gitarrenbegleitung. Der Song selber stammt aus dem Jahre 1979 und lässt sich zu Incantations undPlatinum ohne weiteres einordnen.

Die Promo Single entspricht der später veröffentlichen Single. Sie Unterscheidet sich nur durch einen Aufkleber auf dem Cover und dem Promosheet von der offiziellen Single.

Ein kleiner Fehler ist auf der B-Seite. Obwohl „The Path“ nur von Mike Oldfield ist, wird hier Jon Anderson mit abgedruckt.


Veröffentlicht am: 01.04.1986
Veröffentlicht in: Deutschland
First Release: 02.05.1986
Medium: Vinyl-Single
Label: Virgin Records Ltd.
EAN: keine
Artikel-Nr.: 108 134-100

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Pictures in the dark (Promo)

„Pictures in the dark“ von Mike Oldfield erschien 1985. Aufgenommen wurde der Song mit Anita Hegerland und Aled Jones. Mike Oldfield selber sang einige Vocalparts.

Die Single wurde im gleichen Jahr auch als Maxi-Single veröffentlicht. Allerdings erschien der Song auf keinem Album von Mike Oldfield.

Ausnahme machte in den achtziger Jahren die Compilations der ersten Vinyl Ausgabe von „The Complete“.

Später erschien der Song auf der Laserdisc Wind Chimes.

Auf CD kamen die deutschen nur in Genuss, wenn sie 2002 die Compilations Danish Collection oder Collection ergatterten.

Im Jahre 2004 erschien „Pictures in the dark“ dann noch einmal auf der neuen Elements – The Best Of Mike Oldfield.

Die hier vorgestellte Single, ist eine deutsche Promo-Ausgabe auf Vinyl.


Veröffentlicht am: 01.10.1985
Veröffentlicht in: Deutschland
First Release: 15.11.1985
Medium: Vinyl-Single
Label: Virgin Records Ltd.
EAN: keinen
Artikel-Nr.: 107 850-100

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