Flying Start

"Flying Start" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It is from the September 1987 album Islands.

Unusually for an Oldfield 12-inch at that time, the extended duration was achieved simply by a short introductory instrumental that bears no musical relation to the rest of the song and is separated from it by a short pause; the song itself is identical to the album and 7-inch versions. Prior to this, Oldfield had usually extended his songs for their 12-inch versions by incorporating an extra verse and/or instrumental section within the main body of the track.

Read more about Flying Start:  Kevin Ayers, Track Listing

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