Label: Virgin - VJCP-68836 • Format: CD HDCD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Abstract, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Prog Rock
The album was named after the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2. Though only reaching number twelve on the German album charts, the album became the best-selling album of in Germany. The longest tracks on the album are "Taurus I" and the title track, "QE2", lasting 10 minutes and 7 minutes respectively. The cover songs were released as singles. The album was the first Oldfield album to feature Maggie Reilly as a collaborator. Some tracks on the album feature vocals sung through vocoder.
The lyrics for "Celt" were written by Tim Cross. The European Adventure Tourwhich ran from March to August of that year, was in promotion of the album. The album and its title Mike Oldfield - QE2 were named after the then year-old Cunard Line ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2. The album cover design appears to Mike Oldfield - QE2 a close-up of the side of the ship, complete with Plimsoll Line in the lower left corner.
The first pressing even had a porthole cut out in the sleeve. The inside of the original foldout LP sleeve featured a schematic of one of the Queen Elizabeth 2' s decks as well as a stylised picture of her engine; these have not Mike Oldfield - QE2 reprinted in later reissues, except for the reissue by Mercury Records on CD and LP, which reinstates all the elements of the original artwork Richard Johansens Orchestra - Samba Potpourri (Shellac) the exception of the cut-out porthole.
The album was re-released by Mercury Records on 30 July This came as part of a deal in which Oldfield's Virgin albums were transferred to the label.
It was released on the same day as Platinum and a year after the last Universal reissue of Incantations. The first disc is the original recording remastered with bonus material, and the second disc available in the deluxe edition is a live concert recorded at the time of the album's original release.
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