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Cuckoo Song (instrumental)

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A-side  "Cuckoo Song"
Format  7" vinyl
Genre  Folk
B-side  "Pipe Tune"
Recorded  1977
Released  25 November 1977 (1977-11-25)

"Cuckoo Song" is a musical piece written by Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621). In 1977 British musician Mike Oldfield released an arrangement of the piece as a single.


Mike Oldfield single

Mike Oldfield released a version of "Cuckoo Song" in 1977 as a non-album single on Virgin Records. The B side, a musical precursor of Incantations and which could almost be a part of it, is an original composition by Oldfield. The single (in a plain white sleeve) was included as a free bonus when the double LP Incantations was released in 1978. It is one of the many non-album singles which Oldfield released in the 1970s. "Cuckoo Song" also features Les Penning.

Track listing

  1. "Cuckoo Song" – 3:13
  2. "Pipe Tune" – 3:27


Cuckoo Song (instrumental) Wikipedia

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