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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

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Frankie Flowers
5 stars This truly beautiful piece of work is among Mike Oldfield's finest. The opening section is enchanting and flows perfectly. Just like this artist's other albums, there's a fabulous mixture of sounds coming from a variety of instruments, including the organ, flute, bells and pipes. It's the best album for its structure and relaxing moods throughout. I love the joyful touches on celtic folk as well as the ethnic African vibes with gentle backing vocals and chanting. The opening stretch of part two is surely one of the most wonderfully melodic passages of modern music - glorious acoustic guitar and a heartbreaking middle section. It is immensly pleasurable and evocative every time and can stick in your mind for days afterwards. I couldn't recommend this one more! 5 stars!
Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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