Σάββατο, 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (Virgin Records 1975)


The word ommadawn appears to be related to the Irish word amadán meaning or "idiot" or "fool". This interpretation is consistent with Clodagh Simmons pre-translation english lyrics of the gaelic chant at the end of the first movement:Daddy's in bed, The cats drinking milk, I'm an idiot, And I'm laughing


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Mike Oldfield: harp, electric, acoustic, classical and twelve-string guitars, acoustic and electric basses, mandolin, bodhran, bazouki, banjo, spinet, grand piano, electric organs, synthesizers, glockenspiel, assorted percussion. Not listed but believed to be there...Eeectric lap steel guitarPaddy Moloney: uillean pipes.Herbie: northumbrian bagpipes.Leslie Penning: recorders.Terry Oldfield: pan pipes.Pierre Moerlen: timpani.David Strange: cello.Don Blakeson: trumpet:William Murray: percussion.Julian Bahula, Ernest Mothle, Lucky Ranku, Eddie Tatne (Jabula): African drums.Clodagh Simonds, Bridget St John, Sally Oldfield, The Penrhos Kids (Jason, Abigail, Ivan and Briony Griffiths): vocals.The Hereford City Band conducted by Leslie Penning.
Produced and Engineered by Mike OldfieldRecorded at The Beacon January - September 1975 African drums recorded at The Manor.

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Track listing
"Ommadawn part one" – 19:23
"Ommadawn part two" – 13:54
"On Horseback" (not actually titled on album) – 3:23

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