Mike Oldfield ist ein unvergleichlicher Künstler. Innerhalb der letzten Jahrzehnte schrieb er zeitlose und einzigartige Musik wie den Klassiker "Tubular Bells" (1973) oder die Hit-Singles "Moonlight Shadow" und "To France". Er war mit über 30 Alben und 25 Singles in den UK-Charts vertreten und wurde weltweit mit Platin, Gold und Silber ausgezeichnet. Nun macht er das Undenkbare möglich: er remixt gemeinsam mit dem mehrfach mit Platin ausgezeichneten deutschen Produzenten Torsten "York" Stenzel (u. a. Taucher, DJ Sakin & Friends, Zusammenarbeit mit Faithless, Moby, Tina Turner, ATB) seine größten Hits.
"Tubular Beats" enthält die besten und bekanntesten Song von Mike Oldfield in einem neuen, tanzbaren Stil. Die Remixe wurden aus den originalen Aufnahmespuren gewonnen und für einige Songs spielte Mike Oldfield neue Gitarrenparts ein.
Das Album enthält Klassiker wie "Tubular Bells", "To France" und "Moonlight Shadow" in frischen, tanzbaren Versionen. Mike Oldfield behielt während des Remixprozesses stets die kreative Kontrolle, und was noch viel wichtiger ist - man hört aus jeder neuen Version eindeutig den originalen Song von damals. "Tubular Beats" ist Mike Oldfield und Elektro pur!
Aber nicht nur das - auf "Tubular Beats" wird auch der brandneue Song "Never Too Far" mit der ehemaligen Nightwish-Sängerin Tarja Turunen vorgestellt. Keine andere Künstlerin beeinflusste und erschaffte den weiblichen Symphonic Metal mehr als sie und auch hier betört und verzaubert die Sängerin mit ihrer einzigartigen Stimme.
earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Tubular Beats” the brand new remix album by Mike Oldfield. The album 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.”
About The Artists:
Mike Oldfield is no stranger to dance and electronic music. His most recent production often featured typical electronic music traits like heavy bass drum beats and electro bass lines. He always found the Ibiza dance scene inspiring, after living there for a couple of years. In 2005, Oldfield collaborated with German electronic artist Schiller (7 millions album sold) on the song “Morgentau” on the album “Tag und Nacht” (no 5 in the German album charts). Mike Oldfield has produced timeless, unique and inspirational music in a career that is nearly 40 years long, he has enthralled listeners all over the world and he has influenced musicians of all extractions. His 1973 hit album “Tubular Bells” is one of Virgin Records best sellers of all time and the 1983 hit single “Moonlight Shadow” is one of the most popular hit of the 80s. Mike Oldfield has had more than 30 charting albums and 25 singles in the UK charts alone, which resulted in a never ending series of multi platinum, gold and silver awards on top of a Grammy Award.
In Torsten “York” Stenzel Oldfield found the perfect artistic match. The dance and pop producer is credited for earning 10 gold and platinum awards, an 'Echo' nomination and over three million record sales. The mastermind behind classics such as “The Awakening”, “On The Beach” and “Addicted” has worked on projects such as Taucher, DJ Sakin & Friends and Suspicious in the early 90s. He has worked with the likes of Moby, Faithless, All Saints, Chris Rea, Tina Turner, ATB, Tarja Turunen, Jennifer Paige and many others. Torsten Stenzel previously worked with Tarja Turunen and contributed songs to her Platinum debut album “My Winterstorm” and her 2010 release “What Lies Beneath”.