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ELEMENTS - THE BEST OF (DVD)

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.08 | 20 ratings

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OGTL
3 stars A DVD for fans, indeed.

A retrospective DVD of sorts, this contains sections from the entire span of Oldfields career, up to 1991's Heaven's Open video.

It starts off on a good foot, with the live TV broadcast of Tubular Bells from '73. A wide range of musicians here, Steve Hillage of Gong helping out with guitars,and many keyboardists. Nothing astounding, just a textbook replay of the original. Almost. Great to see Mike fingerpicking the acoustic so well.

The video continues to show 4 single videos, little traditional folk tunes. Amusing, atleast.

Then the video goes downhill. A performance of Guilty, followed by a trainload of the 80's sellout music videos. Most are uninteresting and embarassing to watch.

Not a good DVD to get if you're looking to discover Oldfield, go for the Montreux DVD, or one of the 70's releases.

OGTL | 3/5 |

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