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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.83 | 313 ratings

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3 stars It`s been a very long time since I listened to this album for the last time (was it ten years ago?). In fact, I never bought it. But one of my brothers has it, and he played this album a lot. So, despite the passing of time, I still can remember some of the melodies for some of the songs of this album, which I consider a very melodic Pop Rock album from Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It seems that he also became influenced by the changes that several Prog Rock bands and soloists did to their musical styles, playing more "light" songs. Among the light songs that I still can remember from this album are: "Trick of the Light", "To France", "Crystal gazing" and "Saved by a bell" . I didn`t remember that Barry Palmer sang some songs in this album ("Trick of the Light" and "Saved by a bell" , if I remember well). I think that he sang lead vocals in one album of the band Triumvirat (one song from that album titled "Old Loves Die Hard", was called "I Believe"; it is the only song from that album that I remember now because I listened to that album in 1981!). Maggie Reilly also sang other songs ("To France" and "Crystal gazing" from the songs I remember; I thought that the female lead singer was Sally Oldfield!).

I also still can remember that Mike Oldfield played some very interesting and strange sounds in some songs, and I think that these sounds are very original. He is a very good multi-instrumentist and composer.

In conclusion, this is another Pop Rock album recorded by a noted Prog Rock musician. Anyway, it is a good album.

Guillermo | 3/5 |


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