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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.57 | 292 ratings

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3 stars It's unfortunate that most of the tracks on this album segue without a break, because there are some good, original-sounding pieces joined to some pieces that sound too similar to their original counterparts on Oldfield's debut album. Also, I found some tracks to be nearly unlistenable because of the presence of some chiche, new-agey synth sounds, the likes of which had gotten old back in the late 80's. That said, there is some classic Oldfield guitar work on several tracks. I really don't see how any artist can legitimately revisit a classic work. Imagine "Return to the Dark Side of the Moon" or "Aqualung II".... It's just not the kind of thing that can be taken seriously, even when the album in question is an instrumental one. I've never heard "Tubular Bells III", but my guess is that we really didn't need yet another revisitation.
soundsweird | 3/5 |


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