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THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.74 | 202 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars Excelent and genuine Oldfield's new age album...

Based in an Arthur C. Clarke novel, this album really makes you dream, travel through the stars and imagine this weird and diverse history. And this is along with Tubular Bells III, the last great album that Oldfield made. The production is just incredible, you will need a lot of listenings to apreciate the amount of details this album hides. The album is low paced, except some epic fragments wich will make you goose bumps... The dominat key are the keyboard and electronic elemnts, except the omnipresent Oldfield's guitars. The typical 90's new age is mixed with some original Oldfield's element and etnic influences, making a really stimulant and fresh mixture. Just marvellous!

Best songs: Let There be Light (good guitars), Magellan (great ullean pipes!), Lament for Atlantis (etnic and epic track), The Shining Ones (precious...), Crystal Clear (another great guitar work...) and Ascension (proper ending).

Conclusion: great Oldfield's album, and one of the best new age works I've heard... And of course, this album shows another Oldfield's face, and his incredible ability to work with synthethisers, keyboards and all kind of sound effects. Really recommended.

The Crow | 4/5 |

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