Part 1 - intro.htm - the introduction
This is Part 1 of the Mike Oldfield Discography by Rainer Muenz:
intro.htm - the introduction
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|| MIKE OLDFIELD ||
- D i s c o g r a p h y -
by Rainer Muenz
Last Update: December 26th, 2002
For all criticism, comments, or additional information send email to:
Letters to my postal address are also welcome. Please write to:
Or please phone number ++49-(0)XXXX-XXXXXX.
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:
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):
The first and only search engine for this discography can be found
at Lise Andreasen's Homepage:
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). To get Euro or
US $ values, please divide by 2. Please notice: The values in other
countries 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!
Exact 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!
PC = Picture Cover, Picture Sleeve
PD = Picture Disc
PR = Promo
Ed. = Edition
FC = Foldcover (Gatefold sleeve)
Ltd. = Limited
diff. = different
testpr. = testpressing
sl. = sleeve
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, Chris Bailo
- 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.
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!