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Mike Oldfield - Wonderful Land / Sheba FLAC album

Performer: Mike Oldfield
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Wonderful Land / Sheba
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Style: Folk Rock, Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1503 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1898 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1955 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 883

Wonderful Land" is an instrumental piece written by Jerry Lordan recorded and released as a single by the Shadows in 1962 Lordan had previously written the hugely successful "Apache" for the Shadows in 1960, and "Wonderful Land" was recorded in May 1961 by the Shadows' original line up of Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. The strings were added later by producer Norrie Paramor. English musician Mike Oldfield covered "Wonderful Land" on his 1980 Virgin Records album, QE2. Oldfield's version was also released as a single and as the B-side for his "Sheba" single; in some countries, "Wonderful Land" was the A-side. The Shadows later covered one of Oldfield's songs, "Moonlight Shadow".

QE2 is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. The album was named after the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2. The album contained both original Oldfield compositions as well as two cover version of pieces recorded by other bands ("Arrival" by ABBA and "Wonderful Land" by The Shadows). Though only reaching number twelve on the German album charts, the album became the best-selling album of 1981 in Germany.

Sheba" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1980. It is from the album QE2. In many countries the Shadows cover, "Wonderful Land", was the A-side, while the B-side was "Sheba". Vocals on "Sheba" were performed by Maggie Reilly, and drum parts were played by Phil Collins; Oldfield plays all other instruments. The lyrics to "Sheba" are simply vocalisations set to the backing track. Wonderful Land" is an instrumental, and is a cover, originally released as a single by The Shadows in 1962. YouTube Encyclopedic.

Wonderful Land is a music singles/eps/fan club/promo recording by MIKE OLDFIELD (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1981 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Mike Oldfield, acoustic-, classical & electric guitars, mandolin, bass, Celtic harp, banjo, pedals, synth, piano, drum machine, tympani, African drums, rhythm sticks, marimbas, vibraphone, bass drum, gong, Northumbrian bagpipes, vocals, vocoder, tambourine - Tim Cross, keyboards - Mike Frye, drums, tympani - David Hentschel, keyboards, drums, vocals - Maggie Reilly, vocals - Phil Collins, drums.

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A Sheba 3:32
B Wonderful Land
Written-By – Jerry Lordan


  • Engineer – David Hentschel
  • Producer – David Hentschel, Mike Oldfield

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VS 387 Mike Oldfield Wonderful Land / Sheba ‎(7", Single) Virgin VS 387 UK 1980
102 865 Mike Oldfield Wonderful Land ‎(7", Single) Virgin 102 865 Germany 1981
VS387, MX194322 Mike Oldfield Wonderful Land / Sheba ‎(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin VS387, MX194322 Australia 1980
VS 387 Mike Oldfield Wonderful Land / Sheba ‎(7", Single) Virgin VS 387 Germany 1980
102 865, 102 865-100 Mike Oldfield Wonderful Land ‎(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 102 865, 102 865-100 Germany 1981