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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.82 | 56 ratings

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4 stars Three of a kind

A good way of acquiring Oldfield's first three albums ("Tubular Bells", "Hergest Ridge" and "Ommadawn" ) in one set. The original LP "Boxed" set had four disk, the fourth entitled "Collaborations" being a collection of his works with others such as David Bedford and Leslie Penning, from around the same period. On the CD version, these tracks have been dispersed and appended to the three CDs.

There's little point in duplicating the reviews of the three individual albums here, but mention should be made that they have been remixed and remastered for this collection. The difference is quite apparent, and a significant improvement, while faithfully maintaining the integrity of the original recordings.

The tracks from the fourth LP are a mixed bunch of short tracks, the singles such as "In Dulci Jubilo" being understandably more commercial, while others are clearly only included for "completeness".

Easy Livin | 4/5 |


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