Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells III CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.38 | 157 ratings

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3 stars Another Tubular Bells!?

Well, at least the themes are not recycled. The style of music played here is very similar to Tubular Bells II though, but that is what makes this a good album. This is a new-age album with some rock (and other genres) touches. This one is a little more song oriented, yet it flows perfectly through each of the songs.

The album begins in a Tubular Bells style with a repetitive electronic riff, yet it works really well. The rest of the tracks can remind you of Tubular Bells (The instruments used, and the way he plays with them). Songs that do not remind of Tubular bells include the pop song 'Man in the Rain' and the impressive and melodic piano solo 'The Top of the Morning'. The album ends with the powerful tubular bells.

1. The Source Of Secrets (7/10) 2. The Watchful Eye (6/10) 3. Jewel in the Crown (6.5/10) 4. Outcast (6/10) 5. Serpent Dream (5/10) 6. The Inner Child (6/10) 7. Man in the Rain (6.5/10) 8. The Top Of The Morning (8.5/10) 9. Moonwatch (6.5/10) 10. Secrets (6.5/10) 11. Far Above The Clouds (7/10)

My grade : C

Zitro | 3/5 |


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