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Mike Oldfield to release deluxe box set of Killing Fields

Mike Oldfield

A limited edition deluxe box set of Mike Oldfield's soundtrack to Killing Fields is to be released.

Oldfield recorded the soundtrack to the Roland Joffe directed film, which was orchestrated b y David Bedford. The film told the story of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. It starred Haing. S. Ngor, Sam Waterston, John Malkovich and Julian Sands and won three Oscars and eight BAFTA awards, including two for Ngor.

The album was Oldfield's tenth but first and only full-length film score. The new set features the CD of the album, DVD of the film, along with reproduction memorabilia from the film, including press kits and lobby cards, poster and a numbered certificate.

The new set costs £49.95 and can be ordered from a special Killing Fields Pledge page.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.