De la entrevista del periodista noruego Hogne Bo Pettersen a Mike Oldfield:
I interviewed Mike Oldfield today, and we talked about Jarre a bit. First of all he told that he actually logged on and read the Q&A live chat Jarre did last year about Electronica. In this chat, someone asked whether Jarre had ever thought of including Oldfield in the project. Jarre replied that while he was a fan of Oldfield's music, he felt Oldfield was a bit too acoustic for him. That made Oldfield even more determined to go all acoustic on his new album Return to Ommadawn.
I then asked him if he liked Jarre's music, and he said that he loved it, and was a big fan of Jarre. He then told me another Jarre story: Before Oldfield's first tour in 1978, his tour manager told him to get his health checked before the tour started. He had to go to the dentist to get some fillings fixed, and while he was there, the specialist played soothing music to calm the patients.
Oldfield then heard this strange music, with sounds he had never heard before. "What's this," he asked. And the dental specialist said that "it's some French guy, Jean-Michel Jarre." Oldfield said he loved the music and that to this day he thinks about his fillings (which are still inside his mouth) when he hears Jarre's music.
I'll probably do an English translation of the interview, but right now I'l have to write it for the Norwegian newspaper I did it for.
Oh, by the way: In 1984, Jon Anderson introduced Oldfield to Vangelis, and Oldfield asked Vangelis for advice on his work on The Killing Fields. I almost fell off the chair when Oldfield told me that anecdote.