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Crises is the eighth studio album by English multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mike Oldfieldreleased on 27 May on Virgin Records. It marked the continuation of Oldfield's change in musical direction that had started with his previous album Five Miles Out Taurus 3 - Mike Oldfield - MP3 Digital Collection , signified by more commercial and straightforward rock and pop songs. Oldfield supported the album with the Crises Tour across Europe in that featured most of the musicians that played on the album.
By the s, Oldfield had shifted musical direction from the longform compositions that he had become known for throughout the previous decade, towards more commercial and straightforward rock and pop songs.
By the time Elindultak a cigányok - Kadlott Károly - Disznó nóták had finished the world tour in support of his previous album Five Miles Out in December of that same year, Oldfield had already started work on a follow-up. Oldfield described side one as material that he had wanted to write and perform "for personal satisfaction", while side two is "very commercial, Ariature / Panorama From Plunderphonics - Various - Prix Ars Electronica - CyberArts 2005 of singles".
He added: "It's a case of keeping everybody happy. Tama drums were Simon Phillips ' brand of choice for drums on the album; Phillips also did some production work. Oldfield makes extensive use of Oberheim and Fairlight keyboards. Asked how he recruited Chapman and Anderson in an interview, Oldfield answered "we just hang out in the same bar". The "Moonlight Shadow" single from this album includes the rare track "Rite of Man".
The North American version of the album has a different running order and includes the single " Mistake ". The title track of the album is a twenty-minute-long piece, featuring a small amount of vocals, sung by Oldfield. The beginning and end of the track are driven by Taurus 3 - Mike Oldfield - MP3 Digital Collection synthesised lead passage, stylistically similar to the opening theme to Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
The album also features the massive hit "Moonlight Shadow", sung by Maggie Reillywho also sang and co-wrote " Foreign Affair ". The album includes "Taurus 3", a short fast-paced guitar piece unlike the previous two long multi-themed "Taurus" tracks featured on QE2 and Five Miles Out respectively.
The album's cover art was by Terry Ilott. In the interview mentioned before, Oldfield stated that "I'm the man in the corner, and the tower is my music". It spent 19 weeks on Norway's album chartpeaking at No. The album also topped the charts in Germany and Sweden.
The boxed set also includes a page hardback book. There will also be a copy limited edition vinyl available on transparent green vinyl. The re-issue is also available as digital download in 16 and 24 bit The super-deluxe edition contains the tracks of discs one through three, the LP contains the tracks of the single CD.
A number of songs from Crises have been covered by numerous acts, with "Moonlight Shadow" being the most popular. A cover version of " Foreign Affair " by Belgian dance band Sylver spent 8 weeks in the top 10 of the Belgian single chartspeaking at 3. One Of Those Things - Various - Dutch Trance Volume 1 CD2 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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