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Mike-1978.jpgMike Oldfield, compositeur, guitariste, et multi-instrumentiste britannique est l'objet de ce blog, où je viens ajouter, occasionnellement, une bribe de biographie ou  quelques informations sur sa riche discographie.

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11/03/2014 : le nouvel album "Man On the Rocks" est entré dans les classements britanniques en 12e position. Mike Oldfield prépare une version radio de "Moonshine" pour continuer à promouvoir l'album et espère pouvoir percer sur le marché américain.

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8 mars 2014 6 08 /03 /mars /2014 18:49

La vidéo de la version studio de la chanson "Man On The Rocks" semble avoir été (enfin) officiellement mise en ligne. La vidéo est effectivement présente sur la chaîne YouTube MikeOldfieldVEVO et Luke Spiller (chanteur du morceau) a diffusé la vidéo sur sa propre page Facebook.

 

 

 

 

La chanson est également disponible en version "acoustique live", enregistrée fin janvier dans la maison de Mike Oldfield, à Nassau (Bahamas)

 

 

Les paroles de Man on the Rocks

 

So you come to my world, I can show you
Where they lead to the footprints in the sand.
On the paths through the valleys and canyons,
To the veins in your arm, take my hand.

 
I’m the man on the rocks on the island,
The black pearl, the fool on the hill,
I’m the gold at the end of the rainbow,
If I ask you to follow, you will.

 
So you come to my world to find freedom.
Give you wings to the stars, you can fly.
Bring you hope and a dream to believe in
As you float through the dark, crimson sky.

 
I’m the man on the rocks on the island,
The jewel in the crown of the king.
I’m the hope in the hearts of the helpless,
The choir where no-one will sing.

 
There’s a trail out of the canyon,
There’s a new life waiting out there !
It’ll take you home, out of this chasm,
Where there’s blue sky sunlight to share.


So you come to my world to escape it all,
And you’re running from the dragons and the fools !
Through the dark, empty caverns deep in your soul,
Chasing the tiger, the jewels.


I’m the the man on the rocks on the island,
I’m the beggar, the loser, the cheat !
So now you come to the gates for redemption,
With a ball and chain at your feet.


There’s a trail out of the canyon,
There’s a new life waiting out there !
It’ll take you home, out of this chasm,
Where there’s blue sky, sunlight to share!

 

I’m the the man on the rocks on the island...

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28 août 2006 1 28 /08 /août /2006 15:42

Moonlight Shadow (paroles et musique : Mike Oldfield)

Chant : Maggie Reilly

 

The Last That Ever She Saw Him
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
He Passed On Worried And Warning
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Lost In A Riddle That Saturday Night
Far Away On The Other Side
He Was Caught In The Middle Of A Desperate Fight
And She Couldn't Find How To Push Through



The Trees That Whisper In The Evening
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Sing A song Of Sorrow And Grieving
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
All She Saw Was The Silhouette Of A Gun
Far Away On The Other Side
He Was Shot Six Times By A Man On The Run
And She Couldn't Find How To Push Through

(Refrain)

I Stay, I Pray
See You In Heaven Far Away
I Stay, I Pray
See You In Heaven One Day


Four A.M. In The Morning
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
I Watched Your Vision Forming
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Stars Moved Slowly In The Silvery Night
Far Away On The Other Side
Will You Come To Talk To Me This Night
But She Couldn't Find How To Push Through

(Refrain)

Far Away On The Other Side

Caught In The Middle Of A Hundred And Five
The Night Was Heavy And The Air Was Alive
But She Couldn't Find How To Push Through

(Refrain x3)

[Couplet supplémentaire de la version maxi 45 tours]
The Last Time Ever She'd See Him
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
The Crowd Gather Just Beneath Him
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Caught In The Middle Of A Hundred And Five
Far Away On The Other Side
The Night Was Heavy And The Air Was Alive
But She Couldn't Find How To Push Through


Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Carried Away By A Moonlight Shadow
Far Away On The Other Side
But She Couldn't Find How To Push Through
 
 

 

 
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14 avril 2006 5 14 /04 /avril /2006 11:32

Don Alfonso (Ted Waite)

 

Version originale (anglaise)

Chant : David Bedford

 

Now I'm A Toreador
I Am For Sure
I Kill Bulls By The Score
And Sometimes More
And When They Hear The Bell Ring
Inside The Bullring
The Bullocks All Start Trembling
They Know I'm Coming

 

I'm Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I'm Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And I Fought Them In The Rain
I'm Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Afraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Steak And Chips For Tea

 

 

I Met A Sweet Señora
In Barcelona
Her Christian Name Was Mona
She Was Thumbs Up Bona
She Told Me She Was Single
That Made Me Tingle
My Heart Went Jingle Jingle
I Said: Let's Mingle

 

I'm Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I'm Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And I Fought Bulls In The Rain
I'm Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Afraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Fully Beff For Tea
(répété)

 

 

Texte supplémentaire de la version longue :

I Fight Bulls Every Sunday
And Sometimes Monday
And When I Fight On Sunday
We've Cold Meat Monday
We Have Meat Hash On Tuesday
Sometimes Hashed Wednesday
We Don't Eat Meat On Friday
We Wait Till Sunday

 

I'm Don Alfonso
Some Call Me Pedro
But That Is Not So
I'm Don Alfonso
I Fought Bullocks Out In Sunny Spain
Out In Sunny Spain
I Fought Bulls In The Sunshine
And We Fought Bulls In The Rain
I'm Don Alfonso
I Work For Oxo
And All The Bullocks Are Afraid Of Me
Oh My Sword I Pull
Kill Si Bull
Yes Sir Yes Sir Three Bags Full
Then We Have Ham And Eggs For Tea

 

 


Version allemande

Chant : Paul (serait Roland Paulick, roadie de Tangerine Dream lors de leur tournée 1975)

Pour l'anecdote, le producteur de la version allemande serait Edgar Froese... de Tangerine Dream !

 

Zur Zeit Din Ich Torrero
Am Mittelmeere
Ich Fange Schwarze Bullen
Mit Butterstullen
Die Dicken Ochsen Zittern
Wenn Sie Mich Wittern
Dabei Bin Ich So Friedlich
Und Sie So Niedlich

 

Bin Don Alfonso
Genannt Auch Pedro
Doch Das Ist Nicht So
Ich Heiß' Alfonso
Ich Kämpf' Gegen Ochsen Nackt Allein
In Spaniens Sonnenschein
Doch Wenn Es Regnet
Will Mich Keiner Sehn Das Ist Nicht Schön
Ich Heiß' Alfonso
Und Kämpfe Stets Froh
Und Alle Ochsen Haben Angst Vor Mir
Ich Rufe Mit Dem Tuch Zum Kampf
Und Mache Allen Stieren Dampf
Dann Fallen Blumen In Den Sand

 

Ich Traf Eine Señora
In Barçelona
Mein Herz Sank In Die Beine
Denn Sie War Alleine
Mein Puls War Ziemlich Lose
Zu Eng Die Hose
Sie Tat Es Mir Erlauben
Ihr Herz Zu Rauben

 

Bin Don Alfonso
Genannt Auch Pedro
Doch Das Ist Nicht So
Ich Heiß' Alfonso
Ich Kämpf' Gegen Ochsen Fast Allein
In Spaniens Sonnenschein
Doch Wenn Es Regnet
Will Mich Keiner Sehn Das Ist Nicht Schön
Ich Heiß' Alfonso
Und Kämpfe Stets Froh
Und Alle Ochsen Haben Angst Vor Mir
Ich Rufe Mit Dem Tuch Zum Kampf
Und Mache Allen Stieren Dampf
Dann Fallen Damen In Den Sand

(répété)

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