Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Incantations has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.55
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Incantations CD+DVD, Import

4.1 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

See all 17 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD+DVD, Import, August 2, 2011
"Please retry"
$35.47
$13.00 $10.45
$35.47 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Incantations
  • +
  • Ommadawn
  • +
  • Hergest Ridge
Total price: $78.60
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of this 1978 album. With remastering overseen by Oldfield himself, the packages contain a variety of rare material and contain a brand new 5.1 mix by Oldfield on DVD, as well as footage from his 1979 concert tour that supported the album. Also include 'Guilty', Oldfield's legendary 1979 single recorded in New York City at the height of the disco movement. Few expected the man who crafted 25 minute sides of symphonic rock to hit the dance floor with such élan. With artwork overseen by Oldfield and extensive notes, Incantations is the marvelous next installment of Mike Oldfield's compelling catalog. Universal.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
19:08
Album Only
2
30
19:34
Album Only
3
30
16:58
Album Only
4
30
16:57
Album Only
5
30
4:13
Play in Library $1.29
 
Disc 2
1
30
6:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
2:56
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
5:38
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
9:01
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
2:48
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
3:55
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
3:22
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
3:27
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
2:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
6:40
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
7:05
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: CD+DVD, Import
  • Label: Universal UK
  • ASIN: B0052WKZZ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,708 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Mike Oldfield Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
It's difficult to describe this album; it's not quite like his earlier works (Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn) but yet notquite like those that came later (such as Platinum and QE2). Although I have to say it's not one of my *most* favourite MO albums, I still find myself compelled to listen to it from time to time, especially the final track (Incantations 4). For anyone who is a serious fan of Mike Oldfield, I have to recommend this. For those who are just beginning their voyage along the Oldfield path, then I'd recommend that you listen (or buy!) Ommadawn and/or Hergest Ridge first....then the orchestration on this album will make more sense. Five out of five nevertheless!
Comment 16 of 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
while on his first three albums ("ommadawn","hergest ridge","Tubular bells") Mike was practising his folk-rock-progressive style, here he creates a real Rock symphony.
77 minutes ("ommadawn" was lasting 36 minutes...) of a huge and bombastic rock-opera based on a poems of Ben Johnson and Longfellow (english 18 century poets) and his own experiences (in the time Mike had gone though Exegis therapy because of his psychical problems).
Whole album sounds much different than anything he had made through the next years of his career.Guitar that was so charactereistic in his earlier records is hidden here on second plan.Massive choir,orchestral arrangments,synths and opera sounds are dominating in "part 1" and "part 2".they all give album a bit Film music or classical music taste.
During last 8 minutes of "part 2" Maddie Pryor (from Steelaye span band) is singing the "Hawaiatha" poem with the background of Jabula african drums band and etheric vibraphone part (Pierre morlen from Gong,he will collaborate with Mike in the later years too).This part is hypnotising listeners because of monotoic Vocal intonations and very spiritual atmosphere...
but i save all the honours for "part 3" and "part 4" which are in my opinion one of Mike's finest instrumental works in in his whole Career.
"Part 3" starts with a cheerfull Fanfare medieval motive...but suddenly starts the maginficent long Guitar solo section...African tribal Drums are again on background along with gentle Bass riff and synths...the raw and moving Gitar solo is one of hte moments that can brought tears into your eyes because of a imposible beauty that lies underneath it.
Read more ›
3 Comments 20 of 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Buyer beware! This fourth installment from Mike Oldfield's reissue series has left this listener in complete dismay. This is a complete botchery and an absolute slap in the face to avid surround sound listeners like myself.

I was extremely excited to get a hold of a surround sound mix of Incantations, which really is my favorite Oldfield record. However, the surround mixes, while fantastic, are mere excerpts of the entire piece, and include a bunch of other folky music that is not even included on the original album.

I ask Universal UK and Mike Oldfield, why even release a surround mix if you can't provide the entire recording? Why does the Main Menu say "Play Incantations", when infact it should say "Play Excerpts of Incantations and Other Tracks You Never Expected to Hear." I was happy with my two LP set, and this is a clear downgrade.

For those interested - here is what you get on the DVD.
. Diana
Northumbrian
Piano Improvisation
Hiawatha
Canon For Two Vibraphones
Guilty

Also, three videos which include a live version of Incantations.

Amazon needs to update their "review" which clearly mis-represents what comes on this Deluxe release.
1 Comment 17 of 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on December 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This may very well be my favorite Oldfield piece as well as one of my favorite minimalist works. I believe this album was Oldfield's first after Ommadawn and that it came nearly three years later. Those three years were well spent, beleive me! As good as Ommadawn is, I actually prefer Incantations for several reasons. The first and obvious reason is that it's longer than Ommadawn. I'd rather have 70 minutes of Mike's music that 40 minutes any day! Another reason is that Incantations sounds slightly less dated (and has a more enduring appeal for me) than Ommadawn. Ommadawn is a little too psychedelic at times for my preference and I sometimes get the feeling that he set out to accomplish slightly more with it than he actually did. I never get that feeling with Incantations. Also, Ommadawn lacks the sheer musical drama of Incantations. The first and fourth parts are particularly dramatic.
If you like Mike's long pieces (most of Mike's fans do!) and if you find minimalist works at all palatable, you will love Incantations. I noticed that some of the reviewers have pointed out that more than a minute is missing from the original release but, never having heard the original, I don't miss a thing. I would certainly have preferred to have purchased the work in its entirety, but it's so good even as it is that I really can't complain. This is a five star effort any way you slice it!
By the way, if you like minimalist compositions, check out Steve Reich's "The Four Sections."
Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Incantations
This item: Incantations
Price: $35.47
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: progressive rock, vinyl pop