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    Posted: November 17 2012 at 08:55
Seen that there are several topics for the best suites for each band, I think that it is an obligation to open one for Mike Oldfield. I put in this poll whole albums (Ommadawn, Tubular Bells, etc. are divided in parts but they can be considered as single compositions) and the "classic" over 10-15 minutes songs that he used to insert in almost each album.

For me it is a race between Tubular Bells, Amarok and maybe Crises, so I will have to think about it for a while, but I have to say that I love every track in this poll, except Music from the Balcony (but I really don't like the whole Heaven's Open album, the only song I love is the title track).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 11:26
Ommadawn remains my favorite, followed by Taurus II and then Tubular Bells.
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Amarok for me, it's brilliantly skewed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 13:49
Amarok over Tubular Bells
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Federico95 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 14:09
In the end, I voted for Amarok. I really like Crises but I know that it is a bit under Amarok and Tubular Bells, which is another incredibly brilliant suite, but Amarok is simply perfect.
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Tubular Bells (make #1 of course).
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Taurus 1 and 2 for me - so I'll go with 1.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 15:43
Hergest Ridge is very deceptive and works best as a complete suite. Amarok is a close second. The others I would rather break down into their seperate parts excepting Platinum which is extremely enjoyable as it is but not in the same league as the others.
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Ommadawn followed by Hergest then Tubular then Amarok
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too easy
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Ommadawn... no contest :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2012 at 23:53
Man, one artist I have to get back into - it's been a while. Can't say I've heard all that on the list, but Ommadawn is one of my favourite albums of all time. That one's a beauty. It opened my ears and expanded some horizons for sure. 
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Voted Hergest Ridge but Ommadawn, Incantations Amorak etc - what a man!
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Incantations followed by Platinum
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Incantations deserves more love.
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Taurus II has always had a special place in my heart, as the rest of the album

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I need to spend more time with Oldfield's stuff to get more familiar but Hergest Ridge is the one I have dug the most so far
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Tubular Bells (the original)  for me
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