This is Part 1 of the Mike Oldfield Discography by Rainer Muenz: intro.htm - the introduction Please notice: This text is written with 72 characters / line! ======================================================================= =================== || MIKE OLDFIELD || =================== - D i s c o g r a p h y - by Rainer Muenz Last Update: May 25th, 2002 (4844 items) For all criticism, comments, or additional information send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters to my postal address are also welcome. Please write to: Rainer Muenz Hardtstrasse 15 68782 Bruehl Germany Or please phone number ++49-(0)172-1732889. New information is very welcome, so don't hesitate if you know items which are not listed here. This discography will be updated if possible. You can get the newest update of this discography online and as zip version from my Mike Oldfield page at: * http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~jk0/oldfield/oldfield.htm The first official WWW web site where you can get a complete version of the discography is Stefan Nilsson's Mike Oldfield Information Centre (this might not be up to date): * http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-10081 The first and only search engine for this discography can be found at Lise Andreasen's Homepage: * http://www.ommadawn.dk/discog/ Please allow me some hints for working with these lists: - These discography was specially made for serious collectors, but also as a kind of information material for newbies who don't know which songs are released on singles or which albums do exist. - In these lists you can't find information about different versions of songs or remixes. But you will be able to find such details in the comment file which will be available soon. - If an item wasn't released with picture sleeve you can find the comment "no PC" in my lists. But remember: I don't know all releases! So if there is no such comment it's possible that this item was issued without PC despite - and I just don't know! Please help me completing my knowledge. Only if the comment "no PC" is given, you can be sure that it is okay to buy an item in a neutral or firm cover without missing something. - The values in my lists are given in DM (German Mark). 1 US-$ is about 2,15 DM at the moment. Please notice: The values in an other country than Germany may be totally different! A high value in Germany means that it is not easy to find this item in Germany for a good price. Perhaps that's because this item was released in a very far country like USA, Japan or Australia. Then you have to pay shipping, duty and much more. So even an official release like a 7" Moonlight Shadow will be much cheaper as a German pressing than as a French, Italian or Australian pressing. The conditions are reversed in each country, so you can't compare most of the values. A German original of LP Tubular Bells will be more expensive in New Zealand than their own original, and vice versa. But: All prices are based on the mail order lists from a few German Oldfield specialists. I can get very much items cheaper at record fairs or in good second hand shops, sometimes for only 10 % of the value, but most for about 40-70 %. So be careful with these values! Conversion to Euro: Divide by 1.95583. - About release countries: Some items are pressed in an other country as they were released. The 7" Guilty from Hongkong was pressed in England, and there is no hint that it is a Hongkong release (but jacket and label are totally different to all others). I've sorted most of these items in a way that you can find them under the country where they have been released. But of course: A German pressing for whole Europe is listed under Germany, and if such an item was officially imported to Japan or somewhere else you will find only a German release. Some items have only a sticker with the new order number on the back side of the sleeve, but they were originally pressed in an other country. You can find Bedford's LP "Instructions For Angels" with a special order number for Germany, but this issue was pressed in UK. Despite I've listed it as a German release though it was only imported. On the other hand, there are real German pressings from "Star's End" and Tom Newman's "Fine Old Tom". I'm sorry, there is not enough space to comment all such differences in my lists - I'm going to do this inside the book. Please ask, if you have some questions now. By the way, items which only have such "import stickers" are valued equal as the release without sticker. - Matrix numbers are only listed if they are very important (LP Platinum, UK), rare or more interesting than usual. You can imagine that there are very much more items with different matrix numbers (I have three different German 7" Pictures In The Dark, but there is only one listed - the differences are only very small). - Private made CDs are listed if I know them. But take care: They are nothing more than self-made compilations or bootlegs with self-made or sometimes without PC. They are comparable with the earlier self- made tape recordings. Private made MCs are not listed at all, but I'd like to list CDs because they are of interest for several people. Most editions are between 3 and 20 copies. Such CDs are often sold or offered for high prices, but I'm not going to value them so high. It is possible for most people to make a CD for less than 20 DM today together with a printed or xerox-copied picture sleeve. - All testpressings I know are listed now. But you can be sure that there are much more existing. I guess that there are testpressings of (almost) all editions and items we know. But it's very hard to find them or to get information about them. - Not all records with Foldcover are marked with "FC". Most editions of "Incantations", "Exposed", "Five Miles Out" and "The Complete Mike Oldfield" have a Foldcover. Items with a usual sleeve are marked with "no FC" in these cases. - If there isn't a space between song titles in the track listing, it means that the songs are recorded as medley. E.g. the track "In High Places/Etude" would be a medley, but a listing like "In High Places / Etude" means that they are two seperate songs. - Please notice: This is no offer list! Abbreviations: PC = Picture Cover, Picture Sleeve PD = Picture Disc PR = Promo Ed. = Edition FC = Foldcover (Gatefold sleeve) Ltd. = Limited diff. = different testpr. = testpressing sl. = sleeve Country abbreviations: UK = United Kingdom, England CAN = Canada D = Germany, West Germany JAP = Japan AUS = Australia NZL = New Zealand USA = United States of America FRA = France CHI = Chile NL = Netherlands, Holland ITA = Italy ES = Spain POR = Portugal FIN = Finland ARG = Argentina COL = Columbia BRA = Brazil VEN = Venezuela PAR = Paraguay ISR = Israel POL = Poland KOR = Korea, South Korea DDR = East Germany RSA = South Africa AUT = Austria SWE = Sweden GRE = Greece HKG = Hongkong YU = Yugoslavia IRL = Ireland CS = Czech Republic HUN = Hungary SUI = Switzerland EEC = European Economic Community SRL = Sri Lanka, Ceylon DUB = Dubai BEL = Belgium LUX = Luxemburg MEX = Mexico NIG = Nigeria DK = Denmark TR = Turkey SAR = Saudi-Arabia ZW = Zimbabwe MAL = Malaysia CR = Croatia BLG = Bulgaria SGP = Singapore NOR = Norway THL = Thailand IND = Indonesia RUS = Russia VCH = China PE = Peru ESV = El Salvador These discography has been splitted in 15 parts: 1. Introduction : intro.htm 2. 7" singles : singles.htm 3. 10", 12" singles : maxis.htm 4. LP releases : lps.htm 5. CDs : cds.htm 6. Bootlegs (LPs, CDs) : bootleg.htm 7. Private made CDRs : private.htm 8. CD-Maxis : cdmaxis.htm 9. MCs, 8-Track Cart. : tapes.htm 10. Videos and Laserdiscs : videos.htm 11. Various artists : compi.htm 12. Guest Projects : guest.htm 13. Cover Versions : cover.htm 14. Label-Appendix : labels.htm 15. Comment File : comments.htm (not ready yet) A discography will never be complete. Please help me if you know details which I haven't listed yet. Send email to the address above. Nobody can write a discography without the help of other fans and collectors. I wish to thank all people who have helped me (directly or indirectly) to make these lists so big: All people from the Mike Oldfield Mailing List, Ralph Weiss, Frank Hafner, Andreas Hirsch, Roland Weissflog, Patricia Scholz, Ernie Longmire (Lazlo Nibble), Boris Rossner, Milton Ferris, Jose David Munoz Delgado, Simon Long, Remco Witberg, Nancy Cedeno, Hessel Meun, Morten Due Jorgensen, Johnny Voigt Sondergaard, Makoto Hyuga, Kevin Krieger, Wilfried Buscher, Gareth Randall, Allison Andrews, Sean Moraghan, Diccon Maude, Frank Wendland, Francis Mouton, Martin Glatz, Carole Martin, Svend Aage Petersen, Jean Laurent, Maurice G. Lafleur, Paul White, Jens Licht, Chris Dewey, Francesc Verdu, Chris Kimber, Matthew Sorrell, Greg Begland, Stephane Peron, Gary Wingert, The Mad Hatter, Rene De Vreng, Rory Ewins, Carolin Guenther, Peter Prisekin (Dusty Chalk), Jose Miguel Bernal Hierro, James Thomas Kirkhope, Marcus Junglas, David Porter, Gabriele "Sheba" Schroetter, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Yuri Giuntoli, Jan Flaska, Mike Scurr, Mika Raatikainen, Philip Bendall, Victor Sandman, Balazs Lovas, Christophe Gevrey, Peter Vettermann, Elf, Robert H. Schmidt, Guido Greven, Jesper Bekkewold (former Jesper Larsson), Jeff Gower, Richard Bogg, Giles Whitaker, Roberto Adler, Tim Woodward, Magnus Goeting, Lee Whitehead, Frank Schroeder-Hoeftmann, Alden Bates, Pierre Gabriele, Danny Christiansen, Andrea Seehuber, Thomas Sundblom, Uwe Zelt, Christophe Copetti, David Wilson, Ulrich H. Rothe, Jan Soppart, Thomas Sieck, Louis Raymond, Martin Schwab, Nacho Marin, Octavio Molano, Russell Whipple, Jo Hjermstad, Stefan Koechling, Stefan Wolf, Keith Johnson, Hubert Hummel, Andre Ebert, Allan Naeslund, Robert Hanna, Christa Chaineux, Dieter Chaineux, Marton Mihalyfi, Miguel A. Fernandez, Ian Chapman, Costas Voliotis, Felix Mercader, Michael A. Marks, Conrado Badenas, Sven Haarmann, Roman Davydoff, Jeff Richardson, Ruben Fernandez Perez, Ng Kam Chuen, Michel Ramond, Guido Borchert, Posh!, Ken P., Thomas Patrick McLoughlin, Philip Spagnolo, Stephen Byrne, Andrzej Wojtowicz, Roland Piller, Lea Nicholson, Robert Weiniger, Dirk Rombauts, Hajo Ottenbacher - and of course Mike Oldfield for recording so many songs. Special thanks to Alois H. Nusko. Also special thanks to AnnMarie Scott, Peter Evans, Lise Andreasen, Stefan Nilsson, Ralf Erhard, and Paul Harris. Very special thanks to Kazuya Usui. NO THANKS AT ALL TO WEA GERMANY. Copyright: I DO NOT ALLOW ANY DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE OF MY LISTS FOR EARNING MONEY! You are allowed to print the lists for your private use only. You are also allowed to copy them for other people if you don't get money from them. I do accept distribution of the unchanged lists per www and ftp. And I do allow usage for completing other discographies. ANY OTHER REPRODUCTION FORBIDDEN! Copyright (C) 1993-2002 by Rainer Muenz. Special hint: Items marked with a * are part of my own collection. Please ask for more information about them if interested. But remember: This is no offer list! "?" Symbol: Items marked with a ? are rumours, that means I'm not sure if they are really existing. More information and details from people who have really seen them would be very helpful. In some cases I can't believe that details like order numbers or labels are really correct but they have been listed in other discographies. Can anybody help? By the way, a missing ? symbol doesn't mean that I have ever seen the item and that all info is right!
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