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    Posted: October 30 2007 at 18:03
Mike Oldfield has a new album out in January. The album will be available as a CD and on flash drive. Samples of  "Music of the Spheres" can be heard on his offical website.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2007 at 18:07

I hope it's gonna be more in the vein of his more epic albums rather than the last few releases of him which where kinda boring. Im gonna check it out.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2007 at 17:55
Released on flash drive? Never heard of it. What's that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2007 at 04:43
A memory stick I would think, with the album in MP3 type format.
 
The samples on Oldfield's site sound quite symphonic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 00:53
This is it. We are slowly beginning to abandon hard copies altogether. My mom kept saying "are you sure you want to buy so many Cds? Don't you think a new music format will be coming soon?" and I always say, "If there's going to be a next format, it will be MP3 or some digital data format. There's still going to always be a hard copy. I think Cds will be the last installment." But now, with Radiohead, now this, the slow transition is beginning. Damn.

Or maybe not.

But anyway, I love Mike, but my to-buy list is damn long I can't see myself getting this too soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2007 at 12:54
Oh my, I like the sound of that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2007 at 21:11
I've gone and written a review of Music of the Spheres for progarchives. It's as good a review as I can give for something so complex with only about six or seven attentive listenings over two days.

I'll say this though. Mike is back. This is absolutely Tubular Bells IV, and it's vying with Incantations/TBII in my mind for  place behind Amarok (1), SODE (2), and Hergest Ridge/Ommadawn (tie for 3).

Best thing he's released since Amarok and Songs of Distant Earth, absolutely no doubt whatsoever. I dunno if it is really progressive (prog-classical?) but it certainly doesn't sound like any other classical music I've ever heard and it still sounds great so that's something anyway.

The review is here if you're interested. If you're an Oldfield fan I'd advise away from the spoilers. You should enjoy it without any preconceptions - they can spoil a good record too easily.

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