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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.11 | 204 ratings

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5 stars I admit I'm not very objective when it comes to an album I literally grew up with. But if you look at this as any album released in 1989, it's probably one of the best that was made.

I remember reading that Virgin wanted albums that would sell well, capitalizing on the Mike Oldfield brand that produced stuff like Moonlight Shadow. I'd invite anyone to take a look at the music industry today before judging the work that was done on this album. I'm quite happy if all this led to unhappiness and ultimate breakup with Virgin, because it gave us Tubulars Bells II and Song of the distant earth...

Now, to the album, my favorites are 'See the light', 'Earth Moving' and 'Nothing but - Bridge to Paradise'. I feel like they're the masterpieces of an era that's gone, and it would appeal to people who were not into that kind of music. Artists always get criticized for doing mainstream music but when it's done with talent, there is no problem.

larkhon | 5/5 |


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