Hergest Ridge

Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (1974) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2010] Re-up

Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (1974) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 768 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 352 Mb | Scans | 157 Mb
DVD5 | Video: | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: DD 5.1 | 2 Gb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Electronic, Experimental | Label: Universal/Mercury | Cat.: 532 675-4

This 2010 Deluxe Edition features versions of the original record, remastered for a modern audience, unheard demo versions, plus the mixes found on the vinyl version first released in 1974 - along with DVD footage to accompany both parts of Hergest Ridge.

Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (1974) [Reissue 2010]  

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 14, 2011
Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (1974) [Reissue 2010]

Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge (1974) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury Records/Universal (532 675-5)

Released as another lengthy composition, Hergest Ridge was the album that followed Mike Oldfield's momentous Tubular Bells release, with many of the same instrumental elements and methods employed throughout its two sections. The album was highly regarded in the U.K. upon its release and it continues Oldfield's creativity, proving that the genius put forth on his claim-to-fame album would indeed have some effect on works to come. On 7 June 2010 the album was re-released by Mercury Records. The reissue features radically different artwork, 2010 remix of the album and two bonus tracks. There is a single disc edition (this publication) as well as a Deluxe Edition.

Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Hergest Ridge (1975)  

Posted by tomsato at Dec. 21, 2007
Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Hergest Ridge (1975)

Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge Orchestral
Virgin | 1975 | MP3 | 192kbps | 83 MB
Rock - Rapidshare + Megaupload

The Orchestral Version of Mike Oldfields follow-up Album from Tubular Bells. If you liked TB - you definitly should give HERGEST RIDGE a try. The Orchestral Version is more calm & relaxing - very good for background music, but beware : dont wander off in having a beautiful daydream when listening to this Masterpiece !

Mike Oldfield - Boxed (1976) [Virgin]  

Posted by Down_Under at Feb. 7, 2009
Mike Oldfield - Boxed (1976) [Virgin]

Mike Oldfield - Boxed (1976) [Virgin]
EAC/WAV/CUE/LOG Lossless | RAR (1) 387 MB (2) 340 MB (3) 290 MB | EAC V 0.99 prebeta 4
Progressive Rock

Boxed is a compilation album written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield, released in 1976. It features quadraphonic remixed versions of his first three albums (Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn) and some collaborations. Oldfield later explained that instead of being true 4 channel sound, the initial quad remix of Tubular Bells, released a few months after the stereo version, was a "strange fake out-of-phase system", because it was so complex a mix without automation. The quad remix of Tubular Bells on Boxed was entirely different and true 4 channel sound (later released on SACD). The Boxed-CD version still contains the SQ-encoded quad mixes and plays as normal stereo without a quad decoder. The SQ quad remix Hergest Ridge is the only version of the album available on CD, as Oldfield disliked the original vinyl mix. "The Sailor's Hornpipe" finale from Tubular Bells has an extended speech from Viv Stanshall, which is from the recording sessions at The Manor Studio (see Tubular Bells original ending). Tubular Bells was re-mixed in quad by Phil Newell, assisted by Alan Perkins. Hergest Ridge was re-mixed in quad by Mike Oldfield. Ommadawn was re-mixed in quad by Mike Oldfield and Phil Newell.
Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields (1984) [2016, Mercury 474658-6]

Mike Oldfield - The Killing Fields (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mercury 474658-6 | ~ 218 or 108 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Abstract, Soundtrack, Ambient, Downtempo, Modern Classical, Experimental

Crack all the jokes you want about Mike Oldfield and his Tubular Bells becoming the hit theme song for The Exorcist. While Oldfield is an amazing guitarist who could play with the best of them, with a lithe synth touch that became a trademark, the bottom line is that the man is a serious composer. All the proof one needs apart from his own records like Incantations and Hergest Ridge is this killer movie score…

David Bedford - Star's End (1974)  

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 29, 2015
David Bedford - Star's End (1974)

David Bedford - Star's End (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Virgin Records, CDV2020 | ~ 191 or 125 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Avantgarde / Experimental

It's safe to say that most people who become cognizant of this very obscure album's existence will do so through a Mike Oldfield discography. David Bedford conducted the choir and strings on Oldfield's Hergest Ridge album, and Oldfield returns the favor by guesting as the soloist on this 45-minute Bedford orchestral work, recorded the same year (1974). That being said, the potential purchaser is warned that this is not a guitar concerto, nor a "in-all-but-name" Oldfield album in spite of his significant contribution…

Mike Oldfield - The Platinum Collection (2006)  

Posted by v3122 at May 8, 2015
Mike Oldfield - The Platinum Collection (2006)

Mike Oldfield - The Platinum Collection (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Virgin, 00946 3 54936 2 7 | ~ 1271 or 500 Mb | Scans Included
Pop Rock / Symphonic Rock / Progressive Rock / Electronic

Mike Oldfield is a bit of an enigma. On the one hand is the artist who almost single-handedly ushered in the genre of new age music with his epic masterpiece Tubular Bells, and then followed that with several albums, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, and even Tubular Bells II and III, all with tracks that invariable meandered for half an hour or more through various musical ideas and soundscapes – and no doubt would have gone on a lot longer had it not been for the constraints of vinyl and the restrictions on the length of musical compositions that would physically fit on two sides of a piece of plastic with micro grooves…

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975) [Japan Black Triangle]  

Posted by technick at May 19, 2012
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975) [Japan Black Triangle]

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975)
[Japan Black Triangle]

EAC: flac (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 202,16 MB
mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 87,24 MB | Scans (Cover, CD, Insert) | RAR, 3 %, 108,85 MB
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd. | Cat №: 32VD-1110 | (Uploaded+RapidGator+DepositFiles)

"Ommadawn" is the third record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1975 on Virgin Records. It peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart.
The album was recorded at Oldfield's home at Hergest Ridge, The Beacon, and was the only album to be recorded there (though Oldfield's previous album shares its name with the location).
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2010] Re-up

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 660 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 306 Mb | Scans | 148 Mb
DVD5 | Video: | 16:9/4:3 (720x480) | Audio: DD 5.1, PCM 2.0 | 2 Gb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Electronic, Experimental | Label: Universal/Mercury | Cat.: 532 676-1

With this Deluxe Edition, Oldfield includes versions of Ommadawn previously lost, carefully selected bonus tracks, and DVD material to accompany specific tracks. Sharing the format of its two predecessors - Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge, Oldfield stays loyal to his conceptual roots in Ommadawn, but incorporates musical styles from a far greater range of influences including folk, Celtic, and middle eastern sounds. As a result, Oldfield channels greater scope for musical development, defining Ommadawn as a creative peak in Oldfield's wide-ranging career.
Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2011] Re-up

Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Deluxe 2CD & DVD Edition, 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 836 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 366 Mb | Scans | 137 Mb
DVD5 | Video: | NTSC 16:9/4:3 (720x480) | Audio: DD 5.1, PCM 2.0 | 4 Gb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Electronic, Experimental | Label: Universal/Mercury | Cat.: 533 463-7

Remastered 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 on DVD excerpts from Incantations, as well as footage from Oldfield’s 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. Few expected the man who crafted 25 minute sides of symphonic rock to hit the dancefloor with such élan.