Mike Oldfield - Platinum CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.09 | 206 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars This album supposed the Mike Oldfield's rupture with the symphonic, traditional and epic style of his first four studio albums, and his entering in a more pop and electronic sound. It's a good album, but it's obvious that Mike was experimentating and trying to find a new way, but don't reaching all his objectives... This album has the classic 80's Oldfield format of a long instrumental song in a side, and another side full of little instrumentals and vocal songs.

The suite Platinum it's pretty good, with outstandig bass sections and with a great cover of the Phillip Glass's North Star. Woodhenge is an strange ambient experiment that I personally don't like very much. The song Into Wonderland sung by Wendy Roberts it's mediocre, but it has a great keyboard solo. Punkadiddle is a good celtic tune, being a parody of the punk phenomenom. And I Got Rythm is another fantastic sung cover of a George Wershwin classic.

A good album, with great parts and some mistakes, but easily enjoyable.

The Crow | 3/5 |


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