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(released 28th October 1975)

Further information:

Ommadawn notes by Rob Miles

Richard Carter's
Ommadawn page

Terry Oldfield's website

Sally Oldfield's website

Pierre Moerlen's website

The Beacon website

Guide to HDCD format

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Previous release:
The Orchestral Tubular Bells


Track Listing

1: Ommadawn Part One (19:23)
2: Ommadawn Part Two (13:55) / On Horseback (3:24)


Mike Oldfield: Fender Telecaster blonde guitar 1966, Gibson Les Paul SG Junior cherry red guitar 1960/61, Martin D-12-28 12-string guitar, Martin D-35 6-string guitar, Tony Zemaitis custom-made steel-string acoustic guitar, Tony Zemaitis custom-made acoustic bass, Fender Precision blonde electric bass 1957, Ramirez 1A Classic guitar 1974, Bozouki, Epiphone 5-string Banjo, Mike Vanden Mandolin, Celtic harp, Accordion, Boesendorfer Grand Piano, Spinet, ARP 2600 Synthesiser, Bodhran, Farfisa organ, Lowrey organ, Glockenspiel
William Murray: Tubular Bells, Gong, Assorted Percussion
Pierre Moerlen: Timpani
Les Penning: Recorders and orchestration
Paddy Moloney: Uillean Pipes
Herbie: Northumbrian Bagpipes [deleted]
David Strange:
Don Blakeson:
Terry Oldfield: Pan Pipes
Jabula (Julian Bahula, Ernest Mothle, Lucky Ranku and Eddie Tatane): African Drums
The Hereford City Band
conducted by Les Penning
Clodagh Simonds, Bridget St John and Sally Oldfield: Vocals
The Penrhos Kids (Jason, Ivan, Abigail and Briony Griffiths): Vocals for The Horse Song

Produced and engineered by Mike Oldfield, with the assistance of William Murray

Lyrics for Ommadawn Part One by Clodagh Simonds
Lyrics for The Horse Song by Mike Oldfield and William Murray
Cover photograph by David Bailey

Recorded at The Beacon January - September 1975
Jabula drum sessions recorded at The Manor Studios


Extensive notes on Ommadawn written by Rob Miles can be read here.

Versions of Ommadawn

The original album (28th October 1975)

Boxed Remix (26th October 1976)
This was a quadrophonic remix for Boxed.

CD version (198?)

HDCD remaster (29th May 2000)
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Chop 'Em Out studios in London, March/April 2000.

This remaster is generally higher quality than the previous CD release, except for a minor glitch in Part Two at 11:12 (possibly due to a fault on the master tape).

High-quality vinyl repressing (2001)
This was released by Simply Vinyl, who specialise in high-quality vinyl repressings of classic albums.

Credit: Rob Miles, Markus Engling, Christian Maguhn and David Porter of The Mike Oldfield Information Service.

Ommadawn notes by Rob Miles

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