Welcome to the new Dark Star website!
Dark Star magazine is the longest-running Mike Oldfield pubilcation and has grown to be the preferred printed source for all the best information on Mike Oldfield. The magazine contains a varied mixture including news, comment, reviews, artwork, photographs and lyrics - in fact anything and everything to do with Mike Oldfield! Dark Star is a not for profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers in their spare time.
All official news and related information will be posted on our website as soon as it is available and confirmed as fact by Mike Oldfield or his organisation. As we avoid reporting on rumours or supposition, updates can appear less frequent than some fansites! Sign up to our email newswire service, and never miss out on the latest updates and news.
Images will continue to be added as we update this new site over the coming weeks.
New Rock Album
Man On The Rocks will be released on 27th January 2014 • Sailing • Moonshine • Man On The Rocks • Castaway • Minutes • Dreaming In The Wind • Nuclear • Chariots • Following The Angels • Irene • I Give Myself Away. Read more. Pre-Order the standard CD – 00602537606955 NOW from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FR0WL46/darkstarofficial
Tubular Bells is 40!
Forty years ago, the ground-breaking album Tubular Bells was released on 25th May, 1973. The album launched Mike Oldfield's career and the fledgling record company, Virgin Records. Dark Star celebrated this great achievement with a new biography and a fan convention.
New Mike Oldfield Biography
Dark Star Editor Chris Dewey has written a new biography on Mike Oldfield, which was published on 25th May, 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tubular Bells. It is available to order from stock now.
40th Anniversary Of Tubular Bells Event in Reading
Dark Star held a fan convention and two live performances, Tubular Bells live by Tubular Bells For Two and also a separate performance from Terry Oldfield on Saturday 6th July in Reading, England. More details here!
The Making Of Tubular Bells
This essential book on the making of Tubular Bells is still available, for £15. Based on exclusive interviews with Oldfield and his two engineers, Heyworth and Newman, this is the DEFINITIVE story of the early days at Virgin Records, the setting up of the Manor Studios and the recording of Tubular Bells. It includes rare photos from Heyworth’s private collection, plus a fold-out reproduction of the original manor brochure. ORDER NOW