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CRISES

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.40 | 280 ratings

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Memo_anathemo
4 stars One of my favorite artists of all time, MIKE OLDFIELD has a vast number of albums, many of them of great quality some others more commercial oriented but at the end they have a good folk tendency. CRISIS is one of those commercial attempts that I enjoy a lot. He got the tendency of writing a very long epic instrumental song for the album and the rest short vocal pop oriented songs. The song CRISES is long and really good, with only a little vocal part. Then from the sung songs I think this album contains all my favorite songs of Mike Oldfield, starting with the beautiful innocent Moonlight Shadow, then the other favorite of mine is the one sung by Jon Anderson, High Places. Taurus 3 is a really good instrumental guitar song, then Foreign Affair is as well as innocent as Moonlight Shadow. Finally, the rock song Shadow on the Wall, sung by another classic Roger Chapman (Family) which has a good tendency, let's say a softer rock. Noteworthy, the participation of Anthony Phillips all the album, and of course Simon Phillips, great drumming, and Pierre Moerlen with percussions. I think CRISES and ISLANDS are the best albums of the 80's of Mike Oldfield.
Memo_anathemo | 4/5 |

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