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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.32 | 997 ratings

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5 stars Ok what we have got here it`s THE record ,actually i was never able to be calm when i want to talk about this first record with Mike Oldfield`s universe and after that NOTHING was the same.Call it Prog,New Age,Ambient whatever you want you are in.2 long tracks as it was the custom back in these glorious days but memorable ones.Part One begins with the signature guitar riffs built around a very simple tune.Mike Oldfield built his whole career around fine melodies and you can recognise his playing from miles away.In the middle of it there is a beautiful choral sung by Sally Oldfield and the choir.The track is gradually developsinto a thunderous finale and in the end you can hear the repeated rhythm of the drums.Part 2 is of lesser power but not less magnitude.Before the end there is a pause and you can hear only 2 guitars and a discreet synth.This song entitled On Horseback leaves you wondering from which planet Oldfield came.For sure this record it aint from this world.I doubt if there is anyone here who hasnt buy this record or at least havent heard it.For those who hasnt yet I say one thing.If you want to consider yourself a prog or whatever fan go and buy it.Right now.
gandalf31 | 5/5 |


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