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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.11 | 204 ratings

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The Crow
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1 stars In 2004īs Christmas, I bought the album "Crises" in offer, and I was so pleased with it, that along the next months I bought all the Oldfieldīs albums and I started hearing the Oldfieldīs discography from his first to his last release, in perfect order. I started with "Tubular Bells", and in the moment of now Iīm hearing "Tubular Bells II". Soon I will start with "The Sounds of Distant Earth"...

And in my opinion "Earth Moving" itīs the weakest Oldfieldīs album Iīve heard till now. For me, even the infamous "Heavenīs Open" surpases it. Itīs a pop albums without instrumentals, and everbody knows that instrumentals are the Oldfieldīs peak...It has some good songs, and I think itīs even a good pop album, but itīs not the style I like from Oldfield... At least itīs not boring, and It can be heard pleasantly while you are doing another things... But of course, if you want some of the classic Oldfield, or music related with any kind of ProgArchvies standards, please avoid this album.

Best songs for me: Holy (just wonderful, Adrian Belew does a great job...), Far Country (marvellous double solo of Oldfield-Belew...), Blue Night (a song for nostalgic, and the last collaboration of Maggie Reilly with Oldfield...) and Bridge to Paradise (very apropiate ending...)

Conclusion: only recommended if you are an Oldfield fan or a 80īs pop lover! The rest of the people, can easily forget that this album exists... Because is one of the lower points of the Oldfield's career, and there is nothing progressive here.

My personal rating: **

ProgArchives rating: *

The Crow | 1/5 |


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