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Killing Fields [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

Mike Oldfield Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 July 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00004T9AQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,817 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. The Year Zero0:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blood Sucking 1:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Year Zero 20:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Pran's Escape / The Killing Fields 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Trek 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Boy's Burial / Pran Sees The Red Cross 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen17. Etude 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Undeniably 80s 13 April 2007
Format:Audio CD
A soundtrack that plays its part in a gruesome, yet thoughtful and brilliant film. Mike Oldfield goes all out to convey the beauty and horror of this movie, with great success.

Some would say the album is now dated, but despite it certainly coming from the mid-eighties and its unfathomable love for synth, it is simply a product of its time, and should be judged on its considerable merits.

Just a shame its not a full soundtrack, with the incredibly moving final scene's 'Imagine' not being included.

Love it
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killing Fields - Mike Oldfield 17 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not everyone's cup of tea this album but if you have seen the film and can relate to the mood of the scene its brilliant.

Mike Oldfield - You either love him or hate hom. I have all his albums and enjoy the chance to listen to modern music without enhanced vocals to make the singer sound good. I have been meaning to get this album for years but it went off production and became scarce. Now I have the full collection.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Kind of Mike Oldfield 27 Jan 2004
By shr nfr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those folks who think that Mike Oldfield is nothing more than one more way to play "Tubular Bells" have a surprise in store if they get this album. It is a truely different sort of Mike Oldfield than we have been exposed to of recent. In many ways, it is a shame that he did not continue to fully develop this side of himself in his later work. Make no mistake, I own and enjoy everything he has produced on disc, but this album is special.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original, as always 10 Feb 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is an emotional experience -- and a work of audio art. From beginning to the finale, Etude, is the theme of the war in sound, with all of its emotional impact. War has been done so many times you'd think (hope!!) it would get old, but Mike Oldfield's music is as new and wonderful as ever. With Mike Oldfield's always-original music, you're always taking a chance -- but I'd place my money on this one!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Sad and Haunting 29 Jan 2005
By B. W. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have just finished listening to this album in it's entirety, on a snowy night in Nova Scotia, Canada. It has been years since I listened to this, but have to agree with the reviewer that called this a "diamond" in Oldfield's long list of albums. When placed in the context of the movie, the music on this cd could not be more on the mark of the emotions that the movie evokes. When you consider the horrors and sadness that the main character of the movie lived through, the music Oldfield composed for this film fits these two themes almost as if he had lived through it himself. The title of my review seems to be the two main themes that the tracks bring out in the listener, and sort of vary back and forth within the cd. It takes a while for this album to grow on you, but once it does, it is with you for good.
And if you are a perceptive listener, you will notice that the album ends on a note of hope and of better things to come, even though the cut itself starts out with the sadness theme.
Also, for those who know a bit about the context and the main character of the movie, how ironic is it that he was to live through all that he did only to be murdered by a mugger in a major American city? Defies logic..still, his memory and his story survive as an inspiration for those who would take the time to examine it.
Highly recommended, but do not expect typical Mike Oldfield. You're not going to get it. And depending on what album you are talking about..(Guitars, the Millenium Bell, and some others), that's a good thing. It's really too bad that he hadn't done more soundtracks, if this one is any indicator of his potential for them.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hidden diamond in Mike's discography 19 Sep 2003
By Mike Chadwick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
it is a music to "Killing fields" - a tale about cambodian civil war and terror brought by red khmers in eigthies and seventies.Mike did a great job and made a really moving soundtrack that brings to life whole film without watching it in the moment.with a use of massive choir,strings,lots of synths and slightly hidden guitar he creates a specific claustrofobic atmosphere ("Evacuation","Execution") but also he brings some more hope into whole music ("Etude","Good news").
a great,moving music to a great moving movie.Get movie and the music as well - they both deserve it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars music that paints pictures 8 Jun 2000
By Drummond Berman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this is oldfield's most visually evocative album ever. the music was so brilliantly matched to the action that every track brings a scene vividly to mind. a helicopter landing in a bombed out street, a cow being airlifted, the sweep of the cambodian fainforest, the horror of the killing fields. not so sure it won't sound weird if you haven't seen the movie, though. there's some serious sound experimentation going on here.
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