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Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.68 | 354 ratings

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5 stars Very underrated album. I remember when almost 25 years ago my older friend put the vinyl on the record player and the guitar intro just blew me away. I felt the incredible dynamics, the guitar screamed-neighed like a horse and I saw in my mind the small airplane in the clouds. I still feel the shivering when I listen to Morris Pert playing the drums with such enthusiasm as if there were three men hitting the leather with the sticks. Actually, the edge of my cd is losing the golden colouring for the constant stress of being in my cd player. :-) The only exception (cuckoo egg in Hungarian) is Family man, which I dont like very much. Maybe Mr Oldfiled was pushed to produce a 'hit' for the new release. There s always sthing new to discover on this album, each listening brings me closer to fall in love with flying. The way Carl Palmer plays his tama drums (and no cymbals at all!) on Orabidoo is just excellent. There is much more creativity in it then in a damned fast metal drum solo. And when the album ends with Five miles out I still hope that our hero escaped from the violet storm and we can start again to experience the beautiness of music tomorrow and fly with Mr Oldfield.
Tandary | 5/5 |


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