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QE2 (album)

Index QE2 (album)

QE2 is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. [1]

55 relations: ABBA, AllMusic, Arrival (composition), Banjo, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Classical guitar, Cunard Line, David Bedford, David Hentschel, Denham, Buckinghamshire, Drum machine, Essen, European Adventure Tour 1981, Five Miles Out, Guy Barker, Harp, Hi-hat, Incantations (album), Jerry Lordan, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maggie Reilly, Mandolin, Marimba, Mercury Records, Mike Oldfield, Moonlight Shadow, Morris Pert, Ocean liner, Orchestral suites (Bach), Phil Collins, Platinum (Mike Oldfield album), Progressive rock, Queen Elizabeth 2, Radio edit, Remaster, Rhythm in Sub-Saharan Africa, Scherzo, Sheba (song), Simon Johnston, Songs for Survival, Steel-string acoustic guitar, String instrument, Synthesizer, Tenor saxophone, The Shadows, The Songs of Distant Earth (album), Timpani, Trombone, Universal Music Group, ..., Vibraphone, Virgin Records, Vocoder, Waterline, Wonderful Land. Expand index (5 more) »


ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Arrival (composition)

"Arrival" is a 1976 composition by Swedish pop group ABBA featured on their album of the same name.

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The banjo is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.

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Benny Andersson

Göran Bror Benny Andersson (born 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer, member of the Swedish music group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!.

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Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (credited as Björn Ulvæus; born 25 April 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!.

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Classical guitar

The classical guitar (also known as concert guitar, classical acoustic, nylon-string guitar, or Spanish guitar) is the member of the guitar family used in classical music.

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Cunard Line

Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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David Bedford

David Vickerman Bedford (4 August 1937 – 1 October 2011) was an English composer and musician.

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David Hentschel

David Hentschel (born 18 December 1952) is an English recording engineer, film score composer and music producer who engineered on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, as well as with artists including Genesis, Tony Banks, Ringo Starr, Queen, Nazareth, Marti Webb, Andy Summers, Mike Oldfield, Renaissance, Peter Hammill and Ronnie Caryl.

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Denham, Buckinghamshire

Denham is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Essen (Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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European Adventure Tour 1981

The European Adventure Tour 1981 was a concert tour by the British multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield.

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Five Miles Out

Five Miles Out is the seventh record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1982, at a time when his music was moving away from large-scale symphonic pieces towards a more accessible pop style.

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Guy Barker

Guy Jeffrey Barker MBE (born 26 December 1957) is an English jazz trumpeter and composer.

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The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.

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A hi-hat, also spelled hihat or high-hat, is a combination of two cymbals, a foot-operated pedal which moves a rod which in turn moves one of the cymbals, all mounted on a metal stand.

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Incantations (album)

Incantations is the fourth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in late 1978 on Virgin Records.

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Jerry Lordan

Jerry Lordan (30 April 1934 – 24 July 1995) was an English songwriter, composer and singer.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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Maggie Reilly

Maggie Reilly (born 15 September 1956 in Glasgow) is a Scottish singer of Irish descent best known for her collaborations with the composer and instrumentalist Mike Oldfield.

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A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".

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The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets called knobs to produce musical tones.

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Mercury Records

Mercury Records is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group.

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Mike Oldfield

Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.

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Moonlight Shadow

"Moonlight Shadow" is a song written and performed by English multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released as a single in May 1983 by Virgin Records, and included in the album Crises of the same year.

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Morris Pert

Morris David Brough Pert (8 September 1947 – 27 April 2010) was a Scottish composer, drummer/percussionist, and pianist who composed in the fields of both contemporary classical and jazz-rock music.

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Ocean liner

An ocean liner is a passenger ship primarily used as a form of transportation across seas or oceans.

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Orchestral suites (Bach)

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Phil Collins

Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

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Platinum (Mike Oldfield album)

Platinum is the fifth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1979 on Virgin Records.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Queen Elizabeth 2

The Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as QE2, is a floating hotel and retired ocean liner built for the Cunard Line which was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008.

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Radio edit

In music, a radio edit is a modification, typically truncated, intended to make a song more suitable for airplay, whether it be adjusted for length, profanity, subject matter, instrumentation, or form.

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Remaster (also digital remastering and digitally remastered) refers to enhancing the quality of the sound or of the image, or both, of previously created recordings, either audiophonic, cinematic, or videographic.

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Rhythm in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African music is characterised by a "strong rhythmic interest" that exhibits common characteristics in all regions of this vast territory, so that Arthur Morris Jones (1889–1980) has described the many local approaches as constituting one main system.

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A scherzo (plural scherzos or scherzi), in western classical music, is a short composition -- sometimes a movement from a larger work such as a symphony or a sonata.

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Sheba (song)

"Sheba" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1980.

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Simon Johnston

2012 Arnold Classic 22nd Simon Johnston (born 27 November 1982) is a strongman and weightlifter from Wales.

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Songs for Survival

Bruce Parry Presents Amazon - Tribe - Songs for Survival is a double album released by Kensaltown Records in support of a tribal peoples charity.

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Steel-string acoustic guitar

The steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar that descends from the nylon-strung classical guitar, but is strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound.

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String instrument

String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Tenor saxophone

The Tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s.

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The Shadows

The Shadows (originally known as The Drifters) were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968, having also collaborated again on numerous reunion tours.

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The Songs of Distant Earth (album)

The Songs of Distant Earth is the 16th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1994 by Warner Music.

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Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.

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The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.

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A vocoder (a portmanteau of voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.

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The waterline is the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water.

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Wonderful Land

"Wonderful Land" is an instrumental piece written by Jerry Lordan recorded and released as a single by the Shadows in 1962.

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