earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Tubular Beats” the brand new remix album by Mike Oldfield. The album will be released on February 1st, 2013 and will include the most popular songs by Oldfield who has worked on new arrangements and new sounds for his compositions.
All tracks have been reworked from the original multi-track recordings and remixed together by Mike Oldfield and multi-platinum awarded German producer Torsten “York” Stenzel.
Newly recorded guitar parts by Mike Oldfield have been added to the mix, making Tubular Beats a new album by all means. A brand new song featuring ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen closes the album on a high note.
Before “Tubular Beats”, Mike Oldfield and Torsten Stenzel had already worked together but with this new album the duo could fuse their style in a full elaborate project for the first time, adding to Oldfield most famous songs their approach and taste with all solutions offered by electronic music.
Classics like “Tubular Bells”, “To France” and “Moonlight Shadow” shine again through fresh and danceable new versions. Mike Oldfield kept creative control throughout the whole production and despite the “new dress” the songs managed to keep the original melodies and structure intact, being brand new at the same time.
“Never Too Far” is a brand new song featuring singer Tarja Turunen who not surprisingly is offering one of her most emotional performances ever, being Oldfield one of the singer’s heroes.
Tarja explains: “It was such a pleasure to work with Mike Oldfield. The song turned out to be even better than I could have ever expected. Mike has a vast career and experience in pop, instrumental and electronic music. I love his music and his personal guitar sound.
My work in this song was inspired by Mike’s ‘Islands’ featuring another of my youth idol: Bonnie Tyler. A way to thank them for the nice melodies I grew up with was to add a line from their hit. And I believe Mike liked the idea too. That’s how ‘Never Too Far’ was born. Hope that you enjoy the song as much as I do.”
01. Let There Be Light (York Remix)
02. Far Above The Clouds (York Remix)
03. Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
04. Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
05. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
06. To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
07. Northstar (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
08. Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
09. Guilty (York & Mike’s Electrofunk Remix)
10. Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
11. Never Too Far (new song, with Tarja Turunen)