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Poll Question: What part from Oldfield's masrerpiece do you prefer?
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4 [16.67%]
5 [20.83%]
5 [20.83%]
10 [41.67%]
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    Posted: January 10 2018 at 05:53
All parts are flawless IMO but I'd have to go with part 4.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 06:56
Me too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 08:11
All four sides!!! (But I voted for Side One.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 08:24
Side 4 then 1
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 08:44
Part 2 has been my favourite through the years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 09:24
4.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 09:31
3 > 1 > 4 > 2
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 10:56
all of the above

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Prog On!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 11:20
1 > 4 > 2 > 3
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 12:25
Four
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 14:23
Originally posted by digdug digdug wrote:

all of the above

no vote

Agreed.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 20:58
Part 4 for me. I'm pleasantly surprised it's actually winning. There are some great parts through the rest of the album, but this is the one I feel works best as a piece, and that final vocal segment is one of the best Olfield has done (the similar one on part 2 was sort of too long and repetitive).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2018 at 05:21
part 4
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2018 at 07:28
Seriously.......another Oldfield thread...?


Oh...I'll vote for part 5....
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ps: Micky where are ye....we need your acerbic wit.




Edited by dr wu23 - January 13 2018 at 07:31
One does nothing yet nothing is left undone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2018 at 16:01
The whole thing is just too long. I'll go for the live version over the studio album. No parts 1-4. Just 45 minutes of continuous great music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2018 at 02:50
3>1>2>4
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2018 at 02:52
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

3>1>2>4

Part 3 although I would like the drums mixed higher. The guitar work on this is so fluid and that's what seals it for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2018 at 20:49
For me part 3 is the one I enjoy the least. The other 3 have moments I like a lot, at least (and part 4 is the one that I enjoy on it's whole), but 3 just doesn't have much for me to enjoy. Well, I guess if I'm listening to the whole album I do will enjoy even it, but I don't really feel any wish to come back to that particular part of the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2018 at 15:02
I've never understood the love for Part 4.
It's just a shame that Pierre Moerlen's drums are mixed so low on Part 3 as his playing is awesome (as always!) . Oldfield plays a long guitar solo that isn't really a solo , but maybe it is. I love it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2018 at 20:29
For me, part 4 is the only one that flows nicely, and in which I really like every seconf from it, the others have good parts and... well, perhaps not bad ones, but at least not so good (except for part 3, in which I don't really like much). And then, there's the ending on part 4, that one is just one of the very best and most beautiful pieces he has done (and in general one of my favourite pieces of music), and I feel it works better than the similar one in part 2.
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