QE2 is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. The album was named after the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2. The album contained both original Oldfield compositions as well as two cover version of pieces recorded by other bands ("Arrival" by ABBA and "Wonderful Land" by The Shadows). Though only reaching number twelve on the German album charts, the album became the best-selling album of 1981 in Germany.
Producer – David Hentschel, Mike Oldfield. Distribuzione Dischi Ricordi .
QE2 is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. The longest tracks on the album are "Taurus I" and the title track, "QE2", lasting 10 minutes and 7 minutes respectively.
by Mike Oldfield - 21 Tracks - 2:07:29. Release date 08/14/2012.
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Drums – Phil CollinsDrums [African] – Mike FryeMandolin, Bass, Synthesizer, Banjo, Harp [Celtic], Drums [Machine], Timpani, Guitar, Bass [Pedals], Piano, Other [Claptrap], Vocals [Vocoder] – Mike OldfieldSynthesizer – David HentschelVocals – Maggie Riley*
Drums – Phil CollinsLyrics By, Vocals [Vocoder], Electronic Drums [Syndrums], Other [Chair], Drums [African], Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer – Mike OldfieldVocals – Maggie Riley*
Drums – Morris PertDrums [African], Timpani – Mike FryeGuitar, Bass – Mike OldfieldPiano, Synthesizer – Tim Cross
Arranged By [Strings & Choir] – David BedfordChoir – English Chorale*Guitar, Drums [African], Harp [Celtic], Bass, Mandolin, Guitar [Spanish], Synthesizer, Vocals [Vocoder], Other [Arboriginal Rhythm Sticks], Vocals – Mike OldfieldStrings [Leader] – Dick Studt*Synthesizer, Drums, Vocals – David HentschelVocals – Maggie Riley*Written-By – Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus*
Arranged By [Strings] – David BedfordGuitar, Bass, Synthesizer, Drums [African], Marimba, Mandolin, Vibraphone, Guitar [Spanish] – Mike OldfieldStrings [Leader] – Dick Studt*Synthesizer [Cs80 Steel Drum], Synthesizer [French Horn] – David HentschelWritten-By – Jerry Lordan
Arranged By [Horns] – David HentschelSaxophone [Tenor] – Philip Todd*Trombone – Paul NiemanTrumpet – Guy Barker, Raul D'OliveiraVibraphone, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Timpani, Vocals [Vocoder] – Mike OldfieldVocals [Vocoder], Drums – Mike FryeVocoder – Mike Frye
|B3||QE2 / QE2 Finale
Arranged By [Horns], Drums, Synthesizer – David HentschelDrums, Timpani, Tambourine – Mike FryeSynthesizer, Guitar [2 X Speed], Guitar, Bass [Pedals], Bass Drum, Timpani, Tambourine, Mandolin, Gong, Bagpipes [Northumbrian] – Mike OldfieldTenor Saxophone – Phil ToddTrombone – Paul NiemanTrumpet – Guy Barker, Raul D'OliveiraWritten-By – Hentschel*
Drums [African], Timpani, Cymbal [Hit-hat] – Mike FryeLyrics By, Piano, Synthesizer – Tim CrossSynthesizer, Guitar, Bass – Mike OldfieldVocals – Maggie Riley*Written-By – Cross*
Vocals [Vocoder], Guitar, Bass – Mike Oldfield
- Manufactured By – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Distributed By – Ariola
- Printed By – Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
- Engineer [Assistant] – Peter Greenslade*, Simon Johnston
- Producer, Engineer – David Hentschel, Mike Oldfield
- Technician [Technical Advice] – Richard Barrie
- Written-By – Oldfield* (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B5)
NotesThe Category appears as 202 967-320 on the sleeve, on the record as 202 967.
Green/Red Virgin labels!
Printed inner sleeve with credits.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side): 202967 A-1/80S
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side): 202967 B-1/80S
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, Variant 2): 202967 A-1/80S II Made in Germany
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, Variant 2): 202967 B-1/80S II Made in Germany
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 3098
|V 2181||Mike Oldfield||QE2 (LP, Album)||Virgin||V 2181||UK||1980|
|V2181||Mike Oldfield||QE2 (LP, Album)||Virgin||V2181||Scandinavia||1980|
|370 791-3||Mike Oldfield||QE2 (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180)||Mercury, Universal UMC||370 791-3||Europe||2012|
|YVPL 129||Mike Oldfield||QE2 (LP, Album)||Virgin||YVPL 129||South Korea||1980|
|TCV2181||Mike Oldfield||QE2 (Cass, Album)||Virgin||TCV2181||New Zealand||1980|