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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.83 | 313 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars This is a good Oldfieldīs album, but maybe one of his 80īs weakest efforths...

Here we can see another time the 80īs typical album distribution by Oldfield: a few vocal songs (in this album there are more than the habitual...) and a long instrumental (but shorter than the habitual too...).

The vocal songs arenīs very good in general... But here is To France!!! This is a very well known tune, with a lot of medieval feeling, and a wonderful lyrics inspired in Maria Estuardo, queen of France. Wonderful song!!! Another good song here is Tricks of The Light, with a fine duet by Maggie Reilly and Barry Palmer. Another fine songs are Poison Arrows and Saved by a Bell. The rest vocal songs are a little execrable in my opinion... Maybe Cristal Gazing it not too bad...

But what makes this album a worthy experience? Of course...THE LAKE!!! This is just an awesome piece of music. Itīs a really great song. One of the best Oldfieldīs instrumentals. Itīs epic, delicate and experimental at the same time! The only matter for me with this song itīs that itīs too short!!! With a longer duration, I were maybe talking of the best Oldfieldīs instrumental... But anyway... A MUST SONG FOR EVERYONE!!!

Ending: a good album, with forgettable moments, but with two really impressive songs: To France and the wonderful The Lake!!! Nevertheless, this is an album plenty enjoyable by Oldfieldīs fans...

The Crow | 3/5 |


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