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Artist: Mike Oldfield
Type: DVD
Release date: 2004
Run time: 94:04
My Rating: 9

Picture Ratio: 4:3
Extras: The Space Movie, The Wind Chimes, Interview
Audio Options: Stereo

  1. Tubular Bells (Part 1) - Live (24:59)
  2. Don Alfonso (4:29)
  3. In Dulci Jubilo (3:05)
  4. Portsmouth (2:03)
  5. William Tell Overture (3:54)
  6. Guilty (4:11)
  7. Blue Peter (2:19)
  8. Wonderful Land (2:53)
  9. File Miles Out (4:17)
  10. Moonlight Shadow (3:43)
  11. Shadow On The Wall (3:12)
  12. Crime Of Passion (3:42)
  13. Tricks Of The Light (3:56)
  14. To France (4:30)
  15. Etude (2:24)
  16. Pictures In the Dark (5:10)
  17. Shine (3:24)
  18. Innocent (3:31)
  19. Earth Moving (4:04)
  20. Heaven's Open (3:18)


A collection of Mike's Virgin-era music videos, up until Heaven's Open. These are interesting for many reasons including: 1. Watch Mike's hair start off in hippie mode and metamorphose gradually until he's sporting an 80s mullet. 2. Watch the technical progression from some shonky CSO in the Tubular Bells concert to Heaven's Open which also has shonky CSO in it, but also animation!

Most of the seventies videos have a sort of charming quality to them. Portsmouth is probably the most disturbing of them however... Even in the 70s, what were they thinking? Come on! It's only the last five 80s videos where they try to get too stylish and use state-of-the-art computer animation which is now horribly dated. Occasionally they resemble Windows screen savers.

Finally we have Heaven's Open, which features animated naked fairies and so on (At one point I swear there's tentacle porn). It will leave you wondering what the heck the producer was trying to get at.

There are three extras: The Space Movie (15 minutes of NASA footage with Incantations played over it), The Wind Chimes (a 40 minute music video encompassing most of the songs on Islands which veers into screensaver country often), and an interview (which is somewhat brief but they've padded it out with material from the music videos). These are also pretty good.

Mike multiplies in order to play the William Tell Overture

[Cover - please do not remote link]

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