Fast Phil from New Zealand sent this excellent suggested track list for a Mikey Christmas compilation
to Amarok. Mike has always seemed open to the joy of Christmas, creating beautiful original Christmas
themed work as well as covers of standards like Silent Night and In Dulci Jubilo. I've taken the liberty
of devising a title - Peace On Earth - and designing a cover, but the selection is all Phil.
Remember folks, you can't buy this - but you can burn it. Hey, Warners - there's always next year!
1. In The Beginning 2. Let There Be Light 3. Silent Night 4. Peace On Earth 5. Pacha Mama 6. The Time Has Come 7. The Chamber 8. Hibernaculum 9. In Dulci Jubilo 10. Amber Light (excerpt) 11. The Millennium Bell 12. Berlin 2000 (excerpt)
Here's my track listing for a Mike Oldfield Christmas-themed CD.
The intention is to create a 30-40 minute CD of music you can play during the Festive Season which non-fans will find interesting, not too scary, fun, and occassionally familiar.
Obviously, the Christian concept of Christmas is an important element to the collection, but also representations of other cultures - and also the inclusion of celebratory music for New Year which follows shortly after Christmas.
1. In The Beginning
2. Let There Be Light
3. Silent Night
4. Peace On Earth
5. Pacha Mama
6. The Time Has Come
7. The Chamber
9. In Dulci Jubilo
10. Amber Light (first 30 seconds only - trebles)
11. The Millennium Bell (album version, or perhaps the single version but with the outro re-edited: use album track to extend guitar soloing until climax, fade out on drums before Amber Light reprise)
12. Berlin 2000 excerpt: the last 2 minutes of this track - Ode To Joy
Other tracks I considered adding in for fun around the spot of track 9 are Portsmouth, Wonderful Land (short version), and Song of the Sun.