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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.11 | 204 ratings

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3 stars This record is the least progressive and the most pop one by Mike Oldfield: it does not mean the music is simple and bad: all the songs are short, loaded, and have many male and female guests as lead vocalists. I must admit that those little pop songs are pretty well made and recorded! The sound is VERY fresh and most of the voices are beautiful. The omnipresent rhythm is catchy. Rather pleasant and accessible, the keyboards just do the job properly, perfectly merge with the music, not trying to steal the show. Oldfield's guitar is sometimes emotional and never dull! Adrian Belew sings and plays guitar on a couples of tracks. Oldfield still has his perfect female singers, Maggie Reilly and Anita Hegerland, unfortunately on only 2 tracks.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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