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The track refers to human ability to create art. Its dark, synthetic, underground mood was based on the gangster movies from the s and s. The track refers to the grimy phenomenon of war. The spoken word on "Liberation" is an excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank , spoken by Mike Oldfield's daughter, Greta, who at the time of recording was roughly the same age as Anne Frank at the time of writing her diary.

The track refers to the end of World War II. The album concludes with the title track, musically referring to all the other tracks in the album as well as the Cossack traditional dance, being some sort of resume of the two thousand years as well as a look into the future. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mike Oldfield. This section possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The theme of the album is a reflection of different periods of human history. The album borrows its name from the dawning of the 3rd millennium and Oldfield's Tubular Bells series of albums.

The Millennium performance of the latter half of the album plus some older tracks was given in Berlin, Germany on New Year's Eve , with an estimated audience of , people. Oldfield recorded the majority of the album at his home studio, Roughwood Studios, Berkshire, and then recorded the orchestrations in just one day at Abbey Road Studios, London with the London Session Orchestra.

A world of vinyl at your fingertips. Find a store. Side A 1. At some point, even the staunchest Oldfield supporters could end up questioning this odd and at times pretentious effort. The music is typical Oldfield : plodding, repetitive new age, sprinkled with some gentle melodic elements and sonic invention.

The sparsely placed talk lines boost the minimal narrative at times, while choirs and orchestral elements add nice support to Oldfield 's instruments. Ambitious to say the least, perhaps the composer is taking himself and his subjects too seriously here. In fact, The Millennium Bell is certain to come off to some people as obvious and full of itself, but to less cynical listeners and loyal fans it might play like an interesting and unique lesson.

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It was a great surprise to be able to pick up Mike's new album on November 29th at the local A&B Sound store, a full day before it's advertised release in Canada. My overall impression is that this is yet another good, steady album from Mike. He really does seem to have returned to .

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  1. The Millennium Bell is the 20th record album by Mike Oldfield, originally released in The theme of the album is a reflection of different periods of human history. The album borrows it's name from the dawning of the third millennium and Oldfield's Tubular Bells series of albums/5(73).
  2. The Millennium Bell is an attempt by Mike Oldfield to encapsulate 2, years of history with 11 slices of world music experimentation. From the Incan commemorative "Pacha Mama" to "Amber Lights," a celebration of political reform in South Africa, this album attempts to cover immense psychic territory.5/
  3. Peace on Earth and Pacha Mama are masterpieces, and Amber light and the Millennium Bell give the CD a great finish. The various rhythms will make you want to dance, and have a majestic sound that makes you want to hear them again and again/5(73).
  4. Jun 02,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Mike Oldfield - The Millennium Bell at Discogs. Complete your Mike Oldfield collection/5().
  5. Label: WEA - • Format: CD Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Electronic • Style: Modern Classical, Synth-pop, Ambient Mike Oldfield - The Millennium Bell (, CD) | /5().
  6. The Millennium Bell is the 20th record album by Mike Oldfield, released in The theme of the album is a reflection of different periods of human history. The album borrows its name from the dawning of the 3rd millennium and Oldfield's Tubular Bells series of albums. It was the main work performed at Oldfield's concert for Berlin's new year celebrations on 31 December
  7. Check out The Millennium Bell by Mike Oldfield on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on reubloomandelconsde.barcountfitmaduseshoyracalromarda.co Amber Light 11 The Millennium Bell Sold by Amazon Digital UK Limited. By placing your order, Another recording from Mike with the Bell in the title, not a bad album but not his best work here. Some of /5(78).
  8. 'Amber Light', the herald of the new millenium, might also have been culled from 'Amarok', and is quite good if one can forgive the initial stilted vocals. The final track starts with the nails on the blackboard again, and in typical OLDFIELD fashion reprises the album - over a house beat/5(11).

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