The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield
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Born without social instincts many people take for granted, brought up in a troubled environment and possessed with an extraordinary musical talent, Mike Oldfield was thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of nineteen. His first album Tubular Bells went on to sell fifteen million copies worldwide and catapulted him into a stardom he was ill-equipped to cope with.
From growing up with an alcoholic mother, to his feelings of alienation and struggles with depression, this book takes Mike from his early years, through his staggering fame, his broken marriages, years as a recluse, his rebirth experience at a controversial Exegesis seminar and beyond. Mike Oldfield has been on a journey few of us could ever imagine, and offers a message of hope to anybody who feels they live on the edge of society.
Recensies van klanten
Changeling - Mike Oldfield
For me it was eye-opening to discover that Mike went through a similar development as I did, emotionally and psychologically. I discovered his music after searching for an lp which contained 'Guilty'. I liked that because there was a part in it which sounded like the tune of the tv-series 'The Man From Atlantis', with Patrick Duffy. I bought 'Platinum' hoping there was this part on it. It did not, but I liked the music. So I started to buy more lp's, starting of course with 'Tubular Bells', followed by 'Hergest Ridge', 'Ommadawn' , 'Incantations' and so on. Every time a new album came out I rushed to the record store to buy it. Which continued in the cd-era and evolved into iTunes-downloads.
It really was interesting to read how Mike developed during all these albums, and how my own developing went parallel to that. For every oldfield-fan this book, which I read as an e-book, of course, is a must-read.