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July 15, 2017

Mike Oldfield – Discovery (1984) – Lp

by Record Facts

Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music.












Artist:  Mike Oldfield
Title:  Discovery
Year:  1984
Format:  LP
Label:  Virgin Records
Catalog#  206300

Discovery or its alternative title Discovery & The Lake (as printed on the album rear and spine) is the ninth album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It was recorded at Oldfield’s then-home in Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps where he was living for tax reasons.

The album contains a number of pop songs, which Oldfield had been encouraged by Virgin Records to write, following the success of “Moonlight Shadow” from his previous album, Crises.

The first track of the album, “To France“, features Maggie Reilly on vocals. The second track, “Poison Arrows”, seamlessly continues from the ending of “To France” and features Barry Palmer on vocals. According to Oldfield “The Lake” was inspired by his time in time in Switzerland and around Lake Geneva. The rear cover of some issues of the album are titled Discovery and The Lake.


Side one
1.  To France  (4:43)
2.  Poison Arrows  (3:52)
3.  Crystal Gazing  (3:02)
4.  Tricks Of The Light  (3:52)
5.  Discovery  (4:34)

Side two
1.  Talk About Your Life  (4:24)
2.  Saved By A Bell  (4:39)
3.  The Lake (Instrumental)  (12:10)

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