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3.12 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 (47:45):
1. Ommadawn Part One (19:23)
2. Tubular Bells Part One live (28:22)

Disc 2 (46:09)
1. Platinum Part 1 - Airborne (5:05)
2. Platinum Part 2 - Platinum (6:06)
3. Platinum Part 3 - Charleston (3:17)
4. Punkadiddle (4:56)
5. I Got Rhythm (4:43)
6. Guilty (4:04)
7. Pipe Tune (2:31)
8. In Dulci Jubilo (2:50)
9. Wrekorder Wrondo (2:31)
10. Cuckoo Song (3:13)
11. On Horseback (3:22)
12. Portsmouth (2:00)
13. Sailor's Hornpipe (1:31)

Total Time: 93:54

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

2xLP: 1979 UK (Tellydisc TELLY 4)

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MIKE OLDFIELD Impressions ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by ThulŽatan
3 stars This Tellydisc promotional double-LP is tough to rate, like all compilations. If the music was being judged standalone, this would be four or five stars. But since 95% of the music on here can be found on Oldfield's other albums, which should all be purchased and savoured, I can only recommend 'Impressions' to completists. The two reasons an Oldfield fan would buy this LP (if they were lucky enough to find it) are: the inclusion of 'Pipe Tune', the beautiful instrumental B-side that sounds exactly like some lost interlude from 'Incantations', featuring a reprise of the last theme in Part One of that album; and the re-recording of 'I Got Rhythm', which is arguably better than the version found on 'Platinum'. Apart from these, 'Impressions' is really just a look into certain Oldfield periods - his genius 'Tubular Bells'-'Ommadawn' phase, the 'Platinum'/disco phase, and a summary of his trad singles.

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