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3.17 | 20 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Star's End (Part One) (23:48)
2. Star's End (Part Two) (22:54)

Total Time 46:42

Line-up / Musicians

- David Bedford
- The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
- Mike Oldfield / guitars
- Chris Cutler / percussion

Releases information

1974 Star's End Vinyl LP Virgin [DEU] 88 488 IT
1974 Star's End Vinyl LP Virgin V 2020
1974 Star's End [Alternate Cover] Vinyl LP Virgin VR 13-114
1997 Star's End CD Virgin CDV2020 7243 8 44345 2 6

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DAVID BEDFORD Star's End ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Chris S
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3 stars In many respects this is a stronger album than his follow up album Rime of The Ancient Mariner. Stars End is made up of two self titled parts, strong orchestral pieces with long periods of random themes not always taking a necessarily likeable direction. David Bedford has always been one for unpredicatble sound however on side one in particular Mike Oldfield's contribution on guitar is a definite highlight which kind of acts like the glue putting the pieces together. Highlights of his contribution can be heard on his Boxed release. Side two is more accessible but still very much more of the same demonstrating the eccentric tendencies of David Bedford's sound. For any interested listeners I would recommend starting with the Nurses.. debut album but Star's End is still good material. Three and a half stars.

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3 stars Despite the involvement of Mike Oldfield on guitar and bass and Chris Cutler on percussion, this is far from being a prog album; rather, it is a full-blown orchestral avantgarde piece. In the understanding of the music on this disc, it is perhaps helpful to know that Bedford originally intended t ... (read more)

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