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Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.06 | 399 ratings

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4 stars Hey Mike you did it right this time ! This is not a full return to Ommadown actually; reminescences of the Distant Earth songs are lying there obviously. But hey, now for sure you got rid of your 90ies and new millelium errances and deliver pleasure and dream again !

Curiously, the overall tone reminds me of the "Instrumental side" of the little known "The complete" compilation : Arrival, William Tell Overture, In Dulci Jubilo, Portsmouth, Guilty ... Not these songs, but the feeling of the side as a whole...

This feeling has a name : Joy. This album is joyfull. Think joyfuyll the way Mozart wrote in is early years.

From a progressive point of view my only regrets would be a relative lack of dynamics on both sides, and the lack of development of some themes. I cannot give it a full 5 but a solid 4 and believe it ranks among the top five better MO album.

franp | 4/5 |


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