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ELEMENTS: THE BEST OF MIKE OLDFIELD

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tubular Bells opening theme (4:16)
2. Family Man (3:45)
3. Moonlight Shadow (3:35)
4. Heaven's Open (4:27)
5. Five Miles Out (4:14)
6. To France (4:42)
7. Foreign Affair (3:53)
8. In Dulci Jubilo (2:49)
9. Shadow On The Wall (5:07)
10. Islands (4:17)
11. Etude - single edit (3:06)
12. Sentinel - single restructure (3:56)
13. Ommadawn excerpt (3:38)
14. Incantations Part Four excerpt (4:38)
15. Amarok excerpt (4:43)
16. Portsmouth (2:00)

Total Time: 63:06
This album covers the best of Mike's material released up to 1992. A 4-CD version of Elements was released soon after, which concentrated on Mike's career at Virgin, from 1973-91.

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Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Oldfield / guitars, basses, pianos, organs, synths, drums, various percussions

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CD: 1993 UK (Virgin VTCD 18)

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2.48
(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
10%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
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Review by Marcelo
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3 stars It's really audacious to talk about "the best" work from a very prolific and important musician like Mike Oldfield. This one is a compilation that includes some excerpts of the best and more progressive and innovative M.O.'s albums (Tubular Bells, Ommadawn and Incantations), some "greatest FM hits" (Familiy Man, Moonlight Shadow, To France) and some traditional "magic" music (Portsmouth, In Dulce Jubilo).

IMHO, this is not a recommended way to know the Oldfield's discography, because a simple and short excerpt from Incantations or Tubular Bells never could demonstrate the majestic of such albums, and -in the other hand- there are many better songs than the most commercial showing here.

Nevertheless -as an approach to Mike Oldfield production- can be useful, but in any way definitive.

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Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Review by Evolver
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2 stars If you bought this collection from Mike oldfield, and only knew about him from Tubular Bells, are you in for a surprise. While some of his albums fit in to that inventive instrumental style, that hardly describes his work. And this collection gives a fair example of the broad spectrum of his music.

Of course, you do get Tubular Bells and Sentinel from Tubular Bells II (a song that indicates just how close a copy the second volume was), but the majority of the remainder of the album consists of pop songs. Inventive pop, with some fine production, but pop nonetheless.

One interesting selection is Family Man. The cover version by Daryl Hall & John Oates may be better known, but this version is much cooler. I can't say the same for most of the other pop tracks. While the music is okay, the lyrics are often quite strained.

A few other songs, like In Dulci Jubilo, attempt a world music style. While Oldfield's song may be authentic sounding, it doesn't hold my interest.

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Review by memowakeman
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2 stars Hits, better known songs, but not really the best!

If I had to tell you how I met Oldfield's music, I must admit that I am one of those whose first encounter was Tubullar Bells, that short and edited version that everyone recognizes; that experience was long time ago when I did not even know about music, nor progressive rock, nor Mike Oldfield.

Well, some years ago when I began exploring the prog realm I found he was a very prolific and talented musician, and one of the first things I got was the DVD of Elements, which I liked mostly because of the performance of Tubullar Bells, I was (am) amazed when I watched it. The DVD version is cool and much better than this CD one, because it contains nice videos, live performances and some films with his music.

In this CD, you will find sixteen songs that make a total time of 63 minutes. The tracks here are probably his best hits, but not really his best songs. Well, for one who already know his music and appreciates progressive rock, then will be kind of disappointed with this album, though it is obvious that we won't find those long songs such as Ommadawn, Incantations or Hergest Ridge, we at least expected a better selection.

Anyway, in spite of his catchiest and poppiest music, one can enjoy this album, or at least try it because there are cool songs, Mike is guarantee of quality music (almost always). You will find here songs like "Moonlight Shadow", "In Dulci Jubilo", "Shadow on the Wall", "Fives Miles Out" and of course a short version of "Tubullar Bells".

Better get his studio albums, or if you want a compilation, better get the DVD of the same name: "Elements: The Best of Mike Oldfield". My final grade for this is two stars, just for fans. Anyway?

Enjoy it!

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3 stars Hard to make a "best of" cd for Mike Oldfield- too many longer compostions that are representative of much of his work that can't be included. This is an average collection of some shorter "hits" like "Family Man" and "Moonlight Shodow", as well as a smattering of snippets of longer works like ... (read more)

Report this review (#296397) | Posted by mohaveman | Friday, August 27, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars A good compilation album, but certainly not the best Mike Oldfield has to offer. This is more a case of his successful pop songs and shorter radio friendly hits. Though some of the songs on this album are great, the overall problem is that there is so much more to Mike Oldfield's music than what can ... (read more)

Report this review (#187419) | Posted by Valarius | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Compilation, nothing more. Original 1CD Elements features Oldfield's major hits as well as excerpts from epic instrumental works. The problem is we got at least two Oldfields. First one existed 1973-1978 and wrote monumental epic instrumentals on 40+ minutes. (Re-born in 1990, 1992-1994, 1 ... (read more)

Report this review (#78289) | Posted by Zavgorodny | Monday, May 15, 2006 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Really don't like some thing on this album... So, it's good that I haven't got all his albums :) After 10th thing I usually switch it off. Wanted to give two stars, but it's "Collectors/fans only" - and I'm sure that collectors/fans do not need a compilation, even if they really like ALL Mike's ... (read more)

Report this review (#44761) | Posted by stansult | Monday, August 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is a real box of candies! Simply an essential album with Mike's best, recognizable songs and excerpts from instrumental suites, released between 1973 and 1993. My only peeve about this album is its... essentiality! It has been probably conceived as a cheaper version of the 4CD collection ... (read more)

Report this review (#28637) | Posted by LaserDave | Tuesday, May 03, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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