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HERGEST RIDGE

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.95 | 362 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 6/10

After the success of Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield, who was uncomfortable with all the attention he was being given refuge in the English countryside in which to work on their next album. The result is Hergest Ridge, in reference to a ridge that was near his residence at the time.

Hergest Ridge is at the same time similar and different from Tubular Bells. Like its predecessor, is an album composed of a single song, and has a gam of instruments very well - worked (the best of them being the beautiful oboe used in the first part). But an album is much more subtle, sublime and relaxed, perhaps a result of their experience Oldfield at the time - the only really scary moment is a sequence in the second part apparently consists of sinthesizers. In addition, there are powerful choruses and beautiful passages Christmas (?), But they do not make my appreciation for this album higher than I have for Tubular Bells or Ommadawn.

3 stars. A good album, but without the same energy of its predecessor and that was unfortunately overshadowed by the success of this.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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