Label: DVC - 8956 • Format: Cassette Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: Poland • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Leftfield, Prog Rock, Ambient
The festive song features an instrumental version of a Christmas carol, " In dulci jubilo ", as well as the final song from Oldfield's Ommadawn album, "On Horseback". Mike Oldfield had recorded another version of this song as the B-side to his previous single, " Don Alfonso ", which did not chart, playing all instruments himself. Later, he felt a better version could be done, and re-recorded it in October Love Will Make It Right (club dub) - Loudhouse - Show you love / Love will make it right the Manorbut incorporating some of the previous version's backing tracks recorded November at the Beacon, his home studio.
Brainwashed - Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings (CD, Album, Album) new version features Leslie Penning on two recorders and kortholtMike Oldfield on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and ARP string synthesiserand William Murray on snare drum. The song's authorship shown in the track listing below is how it appears on a recent compilation CD.
Most editions from the s and s credit it to R. Pearsallarr. Bach and Pearsall both wrote arrangements of it, but the song dates further back than either composer. Italian pressings of the single from credit it to J. It previously appeared as an untitled song at the end of Oldfield's album Ommadawnbanded separately but merely listed as part of "Ommadawn Part Two" on the label.
The album's liner notes refer to it as "the horse song on side two". Virgin Records recognised this song could also be a contender as a Christmas hit, and was already being played on radio before it was issued as a single; therefore the UK single's label bore a large "A" on each side to encourage radio play of both sides.
A large "A" is often used to mark promo records, and copies are often misidentified as promos, but all have this mark. This record's success as a Christmas single encouraged Oldfield to issue a similar instrumental piece, Portsmouththe following year. This rendition appears on the soundtrack album Isles of Wonder. The video splits the screen up to 9 thumbnail frames, each showing Oldfield or Les Penning playing a different instrument.
The music video was directed by Bruce Gowers. Side 2 is actually In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield - The Complete Horseback". Issued in a generic cover for promo records.
Also issued in Canada. Re-issue with alternate B-side. Virgin dist. Polydor 2nd ed. This single has been re-issued in with another picture sleeve. Pearsall, arrt Mike Oldfield". The A-side is an edited version of the end of Ommadawn part 1. This may not be the same excerpt from Ommadawn used on North American singles. From Wikipedia, In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield - The Complete free In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield - The Complete . Retrieved Archived from the original on Ultratop Dutch Top Single Top Official Charts Company.
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