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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.51 | 504 ratings

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3 stars In this album, Oldfield, after the usual suite, Crises (20:53), almost good, published some good songs sung by great singers that made of this album a great commercial success.

Notably, the melodic song Moonlight Shadow (3:38), with vocals by Maggie Reilly, his famous besteller on single, gave Oldfield a planetary dimension, and this single has the ability to coin a commercial sound and a clear melody where Reilly's voice is perfect.

In High Places (3:34), with vocals by Jon Anderson, is another good song, as is Foreign Affair, again sung by Reilly. After it is the turn of Taurus 3 (4:17) and especially of

Shadow on the Wall (3:10) where one of the greatest singer ever, Roger Chapman (by Family) make this song wonderful. Chapman's raucous and neurotic singing is delightful, and the only sin of these songs is that they are too short, too studied with a commercial format, but still Side B is better than side A. And the album, in its commercial format. it's good

Rating 7.5. Three Stars.

jamesbaldwin | 3/5 |


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