|Format: CD / Cat No: 5326761 / Released: 01/01/2014
Track Listing: CD 1: 01. Ommadawn Part One (2010 Mix Previously Unreleased) (19:05) / 02. ommadawn Part One / On Horseback (2010 Mix Previously Unreleased) (17:20) / 03. In Dulce Jubilo (02:51) / 04. First Excursion (05:56) / 05. Argiers (03:57) / 06. Portsmouth (02:04) / CD 2: 01. Ommadawn Part One (1975 Stereo Mix) (19:10) / 02. Ommadawn Part One / On Horseback (1975 Stereo Mix) (17:11) / 03. Ommadawn Lost Version (1975 Demo Previously Unreleased) (17:10) / DVD: 01. Ommadawn Part One (2010 5.1 Surround Mix) (19:04) / 02. Ommadawn Part Two / On Horseback (2010 5.1 Surround Mix) (17:22) / 03. In Dulce Jubilo (Promo) (03:04) / 04. Portsmouth (Promo) (02:01)
More information: With this Deluxe Edition, Oldfield includes versions of Ommadawn previously lost, carefully selected bonus tracks, and DVD material to accompany specific tracks.
Sharing the format of its two predecessors - Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge, Oldfield stays loyal to his conceptual roots in Ommadawn, but incorporates musical styles from a far greater range of influences including folk, Celtic, and middle eastern sounds. As a result, Oldfield channels greater scope for musical development, defining Ommadawn as a creative peak in Oldfield's wide-ranging career
Composing for traditional Celtic instruments such as the uilleann pipes, Oldfield uses Ommadawn as an outlet for spiritual investigation as much as expert musicianship. A master of songcraft, Oldfield layers guitars, pipes, drums and vocals to create a masterpiece pumped full of ethereal mysticism and described by one critic as "the musical equivalent of astral projection". Says Oldfield "I do not feel I am musician. I don't know... I create sounds, that are reflections of my emotions.