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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.71 | 235 ratings

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3 stars As usual, when MO tries his hand at a different genre, he succeeds admirably. This is a very fine attempt indeed & the star rating relates only to its prog credentials, & it isn't very prog at all folks! It's difficult not to be moved by the combination of soaring synths, treble voice & Mike's trademark one-note guitar solo on "Only Time will Tell", for instance.

Incidently, if anybody out there is interested in investigating the so-called "new age" music further, may i humbly recommend "In the Gardens of Pharao/Aguirre/Spirit of Peace" by Popol Vuh, "Silk Road vols. 1 & 2" by Kitaro, "Invisible Views" by Neuronium and "Sea & Sky" by Stomu Yamashta.

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