Mike Oldfield – Discovery (2CD+DVD)

Discovery (2CD+DVD)

Discovery was Mike Oldfield’s ninth studio album. Originally released in June 1984, the UK Top 20 album contains two songs which Oldfield would later include on Two Sides his career best of – ‘The Lake’, an expansive instrumental reflection on Lake Geneva and ‘To France’, a classic folk-pop ballad featuring Maggie Reilly. Newly remastered for 2015 and gathering together in-era B-sides, this new edition of Discovery is offered in a 3-disc Deluxe Edition which includes a newly-compiled work by Mike Oldfield himself – The 1984 Suite, which gathers together tracks from Discovery and The Killing Fields together with rarities and a newly-voiced version of ‘Poison Arrows’, called ‘Zombies (Halloween Special).’ This 38-minute suite takes up the second CD of the Deluxe and is presented in stereo and 5.1 on the DVD, alongside three in-era promos. As with all of Oldfield’s critically acclaimed re-release programme, the notes include a new interview with Mike. Newly remastered for 2016 and available in 1-CD, 180GM vinyl, digital and true HD editions.