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The Songs Of Distant Earth


Download links and information about The Songs Of Distant Earth by Mike Oldfield. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to New Age, Electronica, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 55:52 minutes.

Artist: Mike Oldfield
Release date: 2013
Genre: New Age, Electronica, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 55:52
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No. Title Length
1. In the Beginning 1:26
2. Let There Be Light 4:57
3. Supernova 3:24
4. Magellan 4:40
5. First Landing 1:16
6. Oceania 3:19
7. Only Time Will Tell 4:35
8. Prayer For The Earth 2:09
9. Lament For Atlantis 2:43
10. The Chamber 1:47
11. Hibernaculum 3:33
12. Tubular World 3:24
13. The Shining Ones 2:57
14. Crystal Clear 5:42
15. The Sunken Forest 2:37
16. Ascension 5:50
17. A New Beginning 1:33



Mike Oldfield's The Songs of Distant Earth was inspired by a book by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who gave the album a ringing endorsement in the liner notes. Of course, the association between literature and music is something more felt than generally understood, and while Oldfield's recording was shot through with sound effects that seemed to relate to space travel (countdowns, etc.), it was less reminiscent of any writing than it was of earlier works by Oldfield. And though by 1996 Oldfield could make some claim to being the godfather not only of new age but of the recently popular version of it steeped in Celtic music (i.e., Enya), he remained grounded in progressive rock so that, with its recurrent backbeat and stately, but penetrating guitar solos, his music continued to seem closer to Pink Floyd than to Windham Hill.