Mike Oldfield / Crises 5-disc box

Mike Oldfield / Five Miles Out 2CD+DVD

Last Thursday we revealed that Mike Oldfield‘s 1983 album Crises will be reissued on 2 September as a 5-disc box set. We are now pleased to bring you the first picture of this release, which looks like a nicely designed package, complete with a hardback book.

At the time of writing this release still hasn’t been officially announced, and whether Crises will be offered as a cheaper two or three disc variant, or a new deluxe vinyl LP remains to be seen.

Five Miles Out is released as a 2CD+DVD set on the same day – more details and tracklistings can be found here.

Crises 5-disc box set

Five Miles Out 2CD+DVD

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It looks like a nice package, but I wonder why they’re making such a big fuss over Crises. Yes there was a marketing push behind it on original release, yes it had a big UK hit with “Moonlight Shadow” but I’m surprised that it’s getting Tubular Bells-scale attention.

Simon Long

…and as of today, that page has been updated with a picture of a standard Deluxe Edition of Crises – the original cover with the Deluxe Edition banner over the bottom of it.

So Crises is indeed being released in (at least) two editions – the 5-disc box set and a standard Deluxe Edition. Presumably, there will also be the normal single disc, as with all the other Universal releases.

September is going to be an expensive month for us Oldfield completeists…

Simon Long

A bit of grovelling about on Amazon has turned up this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crises-Mike-Oldfield/dp/B00DOU0OI6/

Note that the label is listed as “Commercial Marketing”, the same as is listed for the 5-disc set, so this is another Universal release which is not yet available. It’s a 2 disc set; the tracklisting quoted is the same as disc 3 of the 5 disc set (so is probably wrong…), but this does look to me as if it is a standard Deluxe Edition of Crises. Hopefully that page will be updated soon with some more details