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Mike Oldfield – The Killing Fields: Deluxe Box Set

PledgeMusic is now taking pre-orders for Mike Oldfield’s  ‘The Killing Fields’ Soundtrack & DVD Box Set to be released in 4 months. 500 copies will be made.

The Killing Fields is the 10th record album by Mike Oldfield, originally released in 1984 on Virgin Records. It is the only full-length film score written by Mike with the music was orchestrated by David Bedford. Though Mike’s music had been used in films before (The Exorcist and The Space Movie), this was the first time he had written specifically for film.

Oldfield’s work on the score was partially instigated by Virgin boss Richard Branson when he took Oldfield to see David Puttnam, a producer on the film, which then secured him the role. Oldfield spent six months working on the score for The Killing Fields before going on tour, but when Oldfield returned, the producers of the film asked for more music to be written, prompting Oldfield to ask for the use of an orchestra and a choir; three months later the score was finished.

This deluxe box set brings together both the soundtrack CD and the film DVD for the first time, along with reproduction memorabilia from the film and a numbered certificate.

This edition is bound to be a collector’s item for both fans of Mike Oldfield and of the movie alike.

Get the Box Set on PledgeMusic.com