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Crises [Deluxe Edition]

Mike Oldfield Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00DOU0OI6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Taurus I
2. Taurus II
3. Crises
4. Moonlight Shadow
5. Shadow On The Wall
6. Family Man

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Crises is the eighth studio album from multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Mike Oldfield, originally released in 1983. 30 years on, this two-disc deluxe edition features a remaster of the original album plus a bonus disc of live tracks from the Wembley Arena gig in 1983.

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DELUXE EDITION : 2CD set. Digitally remastered in 2013! Sparkling 1983 album reissued with 13 rare BONUS tracks, including six live songs recorded in London in July 1983. Features "Moonlight Shadow".

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best "Oldfield" remaster so far 30 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD
When 'Crisis' first appeared in the spring of 1983, it presented a hard fought struggle by Mike Oldfield to develop a set of songs that were both appealing to his loyal fans as well as deliver some commercial appeal to the record buying public. And in recognition all over again of these ideals, we have here (in my humble opinion) the best remaster in the "Oldfield" deluxe series. Here is the full track listing:

Disc One:

1. Crisis (20:57) 2013 Remaster
2. Moonlight Shadow (3:38) 2013 Remaster
3. In High Places (3:33) 2013 Remaster
4. Foreign Affair (3:53) 2013 Remaster
5. Taurus 3 (2:25) 2013 Remaster
6. Shadow on the Wall (3:10) 2013 Remaster

Bonus Tracks:

7. Moonlight Shadow (3:35) Unplugged Mix. April 2013 Mix by Mike Oldfield (Previously Unreleased)
8. Shadow on the Wall (3:21) Unplugged Mix. May 2013 Mix by Mike Oldfield (Previously Unreleased)
9. Mistake (2:56) A Side Single, 2013 Remaster
10. Crime of Passion (4:10) Extended Version, 2013 Remaster
11. Jungle Gardenia (2:46) A & B Sides of single, 2013 Remaster
12. Moonlight Shadow (5:15) 12" Single / Extended Version, 2013 Remaster
13. Shadow on the Wall (5:09) 12" Single / Extended Version, 2013 Remaster

Disc Two:

Crisis Tour, Live at Wembley Arena, 22 July 1983 (Previously Unreleased)
1. Taurus 1 (9:14)
2. Taurus II (23:08)
3. Crisis (23:15)
4. Moonlight Shadow (5:28)
5. Shadow on the Wall (6:26)
6. Family Man (4:14)

All original artwork can be found in this CD remaster, together with an informative book and some extra images of Mike Oldfield and reproduction of some concert tickets and posters.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An expensive package 9 Sep 2013
By Mr. R. G. Prizeman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the third purchase for me on CD the original Virgin transfer was pretty poor then we got the HDCD master which was pretty good. Now we have this set. The difference here to the Deluxe version, is you get the DVD 5.1 DTS mix of the album which has been omitted from the basic deluxe version (but no reduction of price).
Crises came a year after Five miles out where Mike Oldfield seemed to re discover his mojo after the disappointing sales of both QE2 and Platinum. Crises with the help of the hit single Moonlight Shadow became Oldfield's most successful album since Tubular Bells, and the title track , gave a nod to that first album, with a slight re visit to that album. Crisis has been re-mastered again but this time by Oldfield, and in this package you do get a lot of bonus tracks including crime of passion which was always for me a great track, you get the 12" version of moonlight shadow and also a demo of the track as well.
The single mistake is also featured as an extra although it was included on the American issue. Then you get two live Cd'S of the Crises concert, the second disc is the same as the Deluxe version, but CD 2 has part one of Tubular bells, part three of incantations amongst others.
Then you get two DVD's the first is concert footage and promos from the time also a nice bit of Moonlight Shadow from top of the pops, and the promos for Moonlight shadow and Crime of passion.
The final disc is the album re-mixed in 5.1 either Dolby digital or DTS. The mix is quite a different sound to the original stereo album, track one Crises sounds pretty spectacular in places, and still is one of Oldfield's better latter long compositions. Moonlight Shadow appears to take elements form the 12" version making it sound quite different from the version on the original album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars May the majesty continue forever 21 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
It is unusual for an artist to have produced so many albums which maintain the quality that Mike's have. This is no exception. It has a kind of addictive electronic charm. It begins in tubular bells territory with a reprisal of the famous 'Exorcist' piece. Yet with a kind up of uplifting twist.
It has an urban feel but a laid back one at that. The electronic feel at points adds a futuristic air. This is Mike and we should trust him. The first half is typical Oldfield. The second is more in the realm of rock music. Which is simply superb. The radio-loved track of Moonlight Shadow is the spotlight stealer.
Know it, love it. The other tracks are also of a high caliber with the instrumental Taurus 3 also grabbing the listener with its flamenco guitar!
No kidding, this is good stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best work by Oldfield in the eighties 10 Jun 2001
By John Peter O'connor VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Crises is my favourite of Mike Oldfield's eighties CDs. As with its direct predecessor, it contains one long piece which took up the whole of the first side of the original vinyl and a set of shorter tracks, five in this case, on the second side. The shorter songs on the earlier albums were often a lot weaker than the longer pieces. Partly that was because Oldfield's musical style was not transferring well to shorter pieces but also, the lyrics were often quite dire.
Experience clearly helped a lot but also collaboration with other musicians. On Crises, the most notable name is Jon Anderson of Yes who is creditied with lyrics and vocals on one song "In High Places" which really sounds as though it could have come from a contemporary Yes album.
The opening track, "Crises" is classic Oldfield music and in places harks back to his first album "Tubular Bells" so fans will reconise the motifs and see how he takes them forwards in a more rock based style.
Moonlight Shadow is Oldfield's finest short song. The great lyrics of this dark lament really give Maggie Reilly a proper showcase for her fine voice. Also, on this track we get to find out that Oldfield really can play a proper blues style guitar sole. It's one of those songs that everyone has heard which stays with you for a long time.
This is probably the best introduction to Oldfield's later output for anyone who knows him only as the "Tubular Bells" man.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible album
Forget Moonlight Shadow. The real good stuff is in the long instrumental Crises. And Taurus 3 is just pure guitar magic.
Published 1 month ago by Mats Larsson
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear it up Crises
Great album is cleared up. Best part of this album and new stuff is a amazing concert at Wembley. I wouldn't miss the album.
Published 2 months ago by j.m.krombeen
5.0 out of 5 stars Crises
I have been a Mike Oldfield fan since 1974 when my brother gave me Tubular Bells. I have seen Mike live at Wembley in 1981 and was in absolute awe of the sound he creates. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars great album, good tracks but with missing "Rite of Man"
this album stands as good as any other Mike Olfdield album, from Tubular Bells onwards. Thet titletrack, a mere 20 minutes during suite, is just like that, while the shorter songs,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Talsma
5.0 out of 5 stars Love listening to Mike Oldfield
Another great album my this master of music, I can listen to his music all day as you can find something to fit most occassions
Published 4 months ago by Ed FitzG
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Crises
Finally.
Some footage of the Wembley Arena concert from 1983!
SO pleased to finally see some of this!
Oldfield fan? BUY THIS!
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Joseph Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful boxed set
Although not my favourite Mike Oldfield album, this boxed set has everything you want. B-Sides, 12" singles, unreleased live recordings and the full album in 5.1. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Dent
5.0 out of 5 stars CRISES! - NO CRISES HERE JUST FANTASTIC MUSIC
A great piece of work from MO - essential 1980's music with the classic Jungle Gardenia in the mix. The previously unreleased tracks are an insight into the depths of MO's talent.
Published 5 months ago by MarkB-MOF
5.0 out of 5 stars Crises - remastered-revealed-simply regal
Mike Oldfield's project of remastering and repackaging his body of work has entered an epic phase with this massive boxed, deluxe edition. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Timothy F. Sheehan
5.0 out of 5 stars must buy
Even if you already have this in your collection it is worth springing for the box set. This is a lovely well presented set that includes one of if not the best 5. Read more
Published 6 months ago by JimmyBoy
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