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GUITARS

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

2.95 | 176 ratings

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Rune2000
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3 stars Somebody should give this man a guitar!

If you are a person who can't get enough of the guitar sound, in all its different shapes and forms, then Mike Oldfield's Guitars might just be the record for you! Personally, I've always been on the on/off terms with this particular instrument and that's exactly how I also feel about this album. Yes, it's a pretty decent effort, but my main question is --- Why? It's not like Oldfield's previous efforts lacked the gentle caress of this fine instrument but taking it to the extreme just might seem a bit too... extreme.

Most of these tunes are pretty decent and the only real complaint of mine is that they lack a focus that was so well depicted on Mike Oldfield's earlier albums. Guitars is nonetheless a very nice little record that does a great job of, if anything, making a guitar sound like a decent New Age instrument. If you though that most of Oldfield's work felt pretty accessible then this record should probably be filed under the easy listening section of your record collection.

This is definitely not a record for everyone and I would not recommend it as an introduction to Oldfield's work but other than that, this is a fairly decent album from his discography that is well worth picking up after you've experienced at least 3-4 other of Oldfield's albums. Therefore good, but non-essential.

***** star songs: Muse (2:09) From The Ashes (2:28)

**** star songs: Cochise (5:13) Embers (3:49) Summit Day (3:46) Out Of Sight (3:46) B. Blues (4:27) Enigmatism (3:29) Out Of Mind (3:44)

*** star songs: Four Winds (9:31)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |

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