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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.83 | 313 ratings

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5 stars I simply love this album and i think the point is not to compare with Tubular Bells or Ommadawn, for example. The eighties was a very special decade, i know. And it was not easy for the artists to create something that could be once intelligent and not very complex. The songs of this album are great, the melodies are wonderful, and i canīt understand why to destroy them just coz the fact they have nothing to do with dense atmospheres and long pieces... The work of guitars and keyboards is simple but really good, and the voice of Maggie Really sounds such wonderful as always. And "The Lake" is an excellentand instrumental piece with all prog elements: the end of the theme is just one of the most emotional moments created by Oldfield (behind Ommadawn, probably). I like this album much more than Crises, for example... and i think is very far to a terrible album... Earth Moving... thatīs a terrible album, not this one, for God! Even more, i think is one of the best albums of Mike with Tubular Bells, Ommadawn, Hergest Ridge, QE2, Tubular Bells 2 and Voyager. Like a lot of other prog musicians, Mike has got his own "pop years", and Discovery was the best album of that special age of the musician.
incubus | 5/5 |


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