Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.93 | 425 ratings

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5 stars A tone poem of the Enlgish contryside.

Difficult to describe, in fact that's why I shied away from reviewing Mike Oldfield's work. If you like the romantics then you will like this. Actually for some strange reason it was Walton's Touch her soft lips and part which sprung to mind while listening to Hergest Ridge.

Oldfield's composition (and peformance) is truly romantic. It aspires to be, but cannot match the orchestral works of the romantics but the emotional beauty has to be listened to.

This is excellent. I reckon it's an essential addition to your colelction. Better than TB but not as groundshaking becasue it was not the first (not becasue it is inferior).

If you like this listen to Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Touch her Sift Lips and Part, and In Paradisum from Faure's Requiem

obiter | 5/5 |


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