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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.30 | 1394 ratings

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The Runaway
4 stars I listened to Ommadawn last night, and I have to say, it wasn't as amazing as people said it was. I mean, it was great, and it really showcases Oldfield's guitar work, but it isn't Tubular Bells.

This album kept reminding me of Focus' brilliant guitar work meets The Moody Blues' mellotron usage meets Jethro Tull's prog folkiness. The drums on this album really sound like Tubular Bells, very very similar parts there. As I said earlier, Oldfield's guitar work has improved over the 2(?) years after Tubular Bells. This album has brought more instruments into Oldfield's work, such as the flute, the bouzouki, and more.

Ommadawn is a good album, fans of Tubular Bells will be impressed. Die-hard fans of the previous bands, well, the things I listed may be the only things you will be interested in, but I may be wrong.

4/5. Good job Oldfield, but this is not one of my favorites.

The Runaway | 4/5 |


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