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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.11 | 204 ratings

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1 stars It was bound to happen, I guess.

Mike was one of the very few dinosaurs to have been spared from mediocrity during the eighties. Of course, the grandeur of his debut was no longer available, but he still produced some good albums during this infamous decade for progressive music. Even if "Discovery" and "Islands" were the most unaccomplished ones they were still decent albums. But the quality was weakening, inexorably.

It is very difficult to imagine such a poor album as this one. The Abacab syndrome, you know. It is a long nightmare from start to finish. Even the very good Maggie Reilly couldn't do anything great during her vocal appearance ("Blue Night").

I am looking hard, but it is impossible to find any stand out track. Just a succession of awful songs. Maybe "Holy".

Mike will hopefully adjust the fire during his next album.

Let's take this one as a mistake. As an album that shouldn't have seen the light, will you? Still, one star is the only possible rating.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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