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crises (See crisis)


1 an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
2 a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better" [also: crises (pl)]

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Extensive Definition

Crises is an album, written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield. It was his eighth album, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). The cover art was by Terry Ilot.
"In High Places" has lyrics by Mike Oldfield and Jon Anderson; "Foreign Affair" has lyrics by Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly, who also contributed vocals to the massive hit "Moonlight Shadow". "Shadow on the Wall" has vocals by Roger Chapman.
The North American version of the album includes the single "Mistake", and has a different running order.


The album peaked at #6 in the UK Album Chart. It spent 19 weeks on Norway's album chart, peaking at #1 for two weeks, and is Oldfield's best selling album there.

Track listing

UK version

  1. "Crises" – 20:40 (instrumental)
  2. "Moonlight Shadow" – 3:34 (vocals by Maggie Reilly)
  3. "In High Places" – 3:33
  4. "Foreign Affair" – 3:53
  5. "Taurus 3" – 2:25 (instrumental)
  6. "Shadow on the Wall" – 3:09

Canadian version

  1. "Mistake"
  2. "In High Places"
  3. "Foreign Affair"
  4. "Taurus 3"
  5. "Shadow on the Wall"
  6. "Moonlight Shadow"
  7. "Crises"


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crises in Czech: Crises
crises in German: Crises
crises in French: Crises
crises in Italian: Crises
crises in Georgian: Crises
crises in Finnish: Crises
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