The recording equipment used for Amarok included Mike’s Harrison series X (10) mixing console and the Sony 3348 digital multitracker. The 3348 was (and still is) a large and costly machine that recorded 48 tracks of digital audio onto 1/2″ tape.
Mike OLDFIELD Amarok CD Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Amarok – Mike Oldfield. Product details. Audio CD (July 31, 2000) Imported ed. edition Came to this having only heard the earlier Mike Oldfield stuff (Tubular Bells, Ommadawn etc), and at first I was a little surprised by the apparent chaos. But after a few listens, I realized this is
Fast Riff Intro: 1. 00:01: 00:27 ‘fast riff intro’ on acoustic guitar, with vocoder’d male vocal (indistinct), pre-emptive of theme A.: 2. 00:27: 00:51: Theme A on 12 string + synth (guitar?) dischords (Theme A) and electric guitar weird FX w/feedback: 3.
 Oldfield’s rebellious response was Amarok, an hour-long work featuring rapidly changing themes, unpredictable bursts of noise and a hidden Morse code insult, stating “Fuck off RB”, allegedly directed at Richard Branson. Oldfield, Mike (1987). Mike Oldfield Hot Songs.
Born: 15 May 1953 (age 65), Reading, Berkshire, England
Mike Oldfield is best known for his New Age/progressive albums in the 1970s, but his 1990 LP Amarok is very often ranked amongst his best. It is a 60 minute LP consisting of one giant track, which evolves appropriately, and approaches the musical medium in a variety of different ways – Oldfield performs virtually every part in this album, being credited with the instrumentation for 32(!) parts.
Obviously, the great fan of Mike Oldfield could say that Amarok (1990) was already a sequel of Ommadawn. But if the spirit and the initial will were there, never things been really formalized. But if the spirit and the initial will were there, never things been really formalized.
With Amarok Oldfield returns to his earlier sound (i.e., Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations era) Read more. One person found this helpful Came to this having only heard the earlier Mike Oldfield stuff (Tubular Bells, Ommadawn etc), and at first I was a little surprised by the apparent chaos. But after a few listens, I