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The Songs of Distant Earth - Mike Oldfield
Track Listing
  1. In the Beginning
  2. Let There Be Light
  3. Supernova
  4. Magellan
  5. First Landing
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  1. In the Beginning
  2. Let There Be Light
  3. Supernova
  4. Magellan
  5. First Landing
  6. Oceania
  7. Only Time Will Tell
  8. Prayer for the Earth
  9. Lament for Atlantis
  10. The Chamber
  11. Hibernaculum
  12. Tubular World
  13. The Shining Ones
  14. Crystal Clear
  15. The Sunken Forest
  16. Ascension
  17. A New Beginning
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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 ...

The Songs of Distant Earth 1996, Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624593324

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