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RETURN TO OMMADAWN

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

4.06 | 399 ratings

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andreol263
5 stars From Mike discography i've listened to Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn, from these three albums my favorite has to be Ommadawn really, so beautifully made, has a incredible natural feel to it, one of my favorite albums for sure, but when i see the score and reviews from later albums i can feel that if i listen to any of these i'm gonna be dissapointed, after seeing the documentary from Mr.Oldfield i was more sad than before, because i know how a genius this man is and he can do extraordinary music like it's early years, and here is it, Return to Ommadawn, 42 years after Ommadawn...He made it again? made another beautiful extraordinare album? or just made a mediocre new-age album like these albums from these last years?

From the flute and glockenspiel in the beggining of Return To Ommadawn, Part 1 i was already happy, happy to know that the feel from 42 years ago returned, and i was right!

Return to Ommadawn, Part 1: recovered the feeling from the 70s, of grandiose and natural music, it really feel like a continuation, like anything between these years have not existed, from the flute to the voices in the middle of the composition, remembering the listener of Ommadawn even more, from the extremely diverse instruments played by this only genius mind, the mandolin, the guitar, the glockenspiel, so beautiful!!

Return to Ommadawn, Part 2: it has to be my favorite track, because of the acoustic guitar work, remembering of Hergest Ridge, and finally, my favorite part but short, the 'On Horseback' recall at the final, just finished one of the best albums i've heard and that i can't stop listening(i just listened it 8 times non-stop, hell, i'm listening it right now!). Yes people, the genius the multi-instrumentalist genius is back, and on a level that top even the proper Tubular Bells and Ommadawn!!

andreol263 | 5/5 |

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