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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.95 | 620 ratings

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Craig Evans
5 stars In this world that has been fucked-up and ruined by The Man and his right-wing friends, there is one place to escape to if only for a little while. Mike Oldfield's Hergest is both my favorite Oldfield album and one of my favorite albums ever. Hergest Ridge evokes a fairy-tale world were no hate or violence exists only beautiful creatures and beautiful music. This Otherworld is enhanced by the unusual but awesome combinations of instruments and sounds. Mike's trusty and beautiful Cherry Red Gibson SG Junior both rocks out fast and slow on the one hand and softly sooths and cries on the other. There are both real and synthetic orchestra's on this album. The real orchestra conducted by David Bedford is the suitable source of the romantic parts of Hergest Ridge whilst the whistling synthetic strings curtesy of the Farfisa Organ, Lowrey Organ and GEM Organ create the magic of the Otherworld itself.
Craig Evans | 5/5 |


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