Guitars (Mike Oldfield album)


Guitars (Mike Oldfield album)

Infobox Album | Name = Guitars
Type = studio
Artist = Mike Oldfield


Released = start date|1999|5|24|df=yes
Recorded = Roughwood Studio, Buckinghamshire
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 42:46
Label = Warner Bros. Records
Producer = Mike Oldfield
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:e70e4j374way link]
Last album = "Tubular Bells III"
(1998)
This album = "Guitars"
(1999)
Next album = "The Millennium Bell"
(1999)

"Guitars" is a record album written and performed by Mike Oldfield, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music).

He plays all the music on the album using only various types of guitars. The most remarkable usage is that of his MIDI-equipped guitars, which he uses to trigger drum samples and produce string-like sounds. "Four Winds" is a four-part work, whose sections are musical portraits of the four compass points (North, South, East and West).

Track listing

# "Muse" – 2:12
# "Cochise" – 5:15
# "Embers" – 3:51
# "Summit Day" – 3:46
# "Out of Sight" – 3:48
# "B. Blues" – 4:30
# "Four Winds" – 9:32
# "Enigmatism" – 3:32
# "Out of Mind" – 3:46
# "From the Ashes" – 2:28

Inner cover photo

The liner notes has a photo of Oldfield surrounded by some of his guitars, which he used on the album. From the classical (Spanish acoustic) guitar at the top (and slightly to the right) going clockwise, the guitars are as follows:
* José Ramirez Classical guitar
* Fender Stratocaster, salmon pink (1962)
* Martin O-45 Parlour Guitar.
* PRS Custom 24 with Roland synth pickup
* Fender Stratocaster, sunburst (1972)
* PRS Custom 24
* José Ramirez Flamenco guitar
* Wal 4 string bass guitar
* PRS McCarty Thinline

External links

* [http://tubular.net/discography/Guitars.shtml Mike Oldfield Discography - "Guitars"] at Tubular.net


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