Children Of The Sun
1: Strangers (1:12)
Bonus tracks (second CD of remaster):
* bonus tracks only included on the remastered CD - see below.
Vocals and Guitar: Sally Oldfield, Mike Oldfield
Versions of Children Of The Sun
The original album (1968)
The CD version (1988)
Japanese CD version (199?)
Remastered CD (12th August 2002)
Tracks 16-18 are improvised guitar instrumentals by Mike Oldfield. Parts of these would be reused in some of Mike's later works, such as Tubular Bells and Amarok. The track A Sad Song For Rosie became the Northumbrian bagpipe section in Ommadawn Part Two.
Tracks 19 and 20 (Colours Of The World and Two Ships) are Sally Oldfield recordings from 1970.
Prior to the release of this remaster, a list of bonus tracks was announced, which included the two previously unreleased songs, Firebird and Wild Loving In The Sky. However, these were not included due to copyright difficulties.
Also dropped were several tracks recorded for a BBC session on December 4th 1968. These were: Children Of The Sun, Song Of The Healer, Flee The Melancholy Flower, Lady Mary and Midsummer Night's Happening.
The two tracks Children Of The Sun and Midsummer Night's Happening are included on a various artists compilation album, which is also called Children Of The Sun.
Credit: Rob Miles, Nacho Marin.
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