1987 Mike Oldfield – Islands

Islands is the 11th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1987 by Virgin. Guest singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland and Jim Price. A different track list and cover was used for the American edition.

Islands was also released as a full-length VHS video album. For each track a video was made and released, often mixing state of the art (for the time) computer-generated images with real life images. This was released as part of The Wind Chimes video.

The album boasts the largest number of co-producers out of all of Oldfield’s work; production was handled by Michael Cretu (later of Enigma fame), Geoffrey Downes, Tom Newman, Simon Phillips, Alan Shacklock and Oldfield himself. Singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland and Jim Price.


1  The Wind Chimes (Part One And Part Two) (Mike Oldfield) 21:49
2  Islands (Mike Oldfield) 04:20
3  Flying Start (Mike Oldfield) 03:37
4  North Point (Mike Oldfield) 03:33
5  Magic Touch (Mike Oldfield) 04:15
6  The Time Has Come (Mike Oldfield) 03:55
7  When The Night’s On Fire (Mike Oldfield) 06:41


MusicianMike Oldfield
MusicianPhil Spalding
MusicianTony Beard
MusicianMervyn Spence
MusicianMicky Moody
MusicianRick Fenn
MusicianMickey Simmonds
MusicianBjorn Lindh
MusicianBenoit Moerlen
MusicianPierre Moerlen
MusicianAndy MacKay
MusicianRaphael Ravenscroft
MusicianMax Bacon

Other Musicians

1 The Wind Chimes (Part One And Part Two)

DrumsSimon Phillips
VocalsAnita Hegerland

2 Islands

VocalsBonnie Tyler

3 Flying Start

VocalsKevin Ayers

4 North Point

VocalsAnita Hegerland

5 Magic Touch

VocalsJim Price

6 The Time Has Come

VocalsAnita Hegerland

7 When The Night’s On Fire

VocalsAnita Hegerland

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Oldfield
Co-producer – Simon Phillips (Track 2)
Co-producer – Alan Shacklock, Tom Newman (Track 3)
Co-producer – Geoff Downes (Track 6)
Co-producer – Michael Cretu (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Richard Barrie
Technician (Assistant) – Richard Barrie

Design, Art Direction – Icon, Mike Oldfield
Photography – Andrew Catlin

Phonographic Copyright Virgin Records Ltd
Copyright Virgin Records Ltd