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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.31 | 1233 ratings

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4 stars Another legendary album from Mike Oldfield which I came to realize later. To be exact, I could only start enjoying most of Oldfield albums after the digital age came to an era sometime in the middle of 80s. I started collecting the album in 95, indeed. My reason is simple. By the time this album was released I could only afford to buy a cassette version. This kind of music by Mike Oldfield is not decent enough to enjoy with cassette as a format because it contains high noise level. So when this album was released I was not interested to buy the cassette. But when the CD was available, I purchased it and now I can enjoy this album.

Typical with Mike Oldfield music, this album also contains repetitive segments that move from one part to another with relatively similar music patterns. Guitars and other instruments play the melody role and bring the music moves from one segment to another. It's good to have different kinds of instruments used in each segment. As usual, the multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield plays many instruments from acoustic, classical & electric guitars, acoustic & electric basses, mandoline, harp, bouzouki, banjo, grand piano, spinet, electric organs, synths, bodhran, glockenspiel, and assorted percussions. Musically, there are great segments with wonderful music that became my favorite, for example it happens at approx. minute 10 of Part One. The combination of acoustic guitar, electric guitar and traditional music has enriched this song. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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