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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.57 | 23 ratings

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3 stars Hard to make a "best of" cd for Mike Oldfield- too many longer compostions that are representative of much of his work that can't be included. This is an average collection of some shorter "hits" like "Family Man" and "Moonlight Shodow", as well as a smattering of snippets of longer works like "Tubular Bells", "Ommadawn", and "Incantations". There is no easy way to cut these compositions without losing their overall greatness, and that is what this CD tries to do. 4:38 minutes of "Incantations"? 4:43 of "Amorak"? Just doesn't cut it. However, as a general introduction to the releases of Oldfield up to 1992 this is not bad. Hopefully, a first time listener would hunger for more and do some exploring in Oldfield's wonderful catalogue. 3 stars. Average.
mohaveman | 3/5 |


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