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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.50 | 320 ratings

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5 stars When I hear this album, I want to sing! I want to dance! My heart is bursting with joy! I feel goosebumps and the hair stands on the back of my neck! And an enchanting spell is cast over me!

I know a lot of the more hardcore Prog guys like his earlier works and although I love those as well this album as well as Five Miles Out are the ones that speak to me the most. Maybe because those are the ones I heard first and being the spatial creatures we are our first experience of anything ties us to that magick spatially, so that might have something to do with it. But there's more to it than that! There is a beautiful otherworldly magick to this album that is disguised by the decidedly unfantastical and very modern looking album cover. Because whenever I hear this album, I hear elves frolicking and singing and dancing in the sylvan woods of Rivendell! There is something that otherworldly about it to me!

I first heard this in the late 80's when I was already a diehard fist pumping, headhanging Metalhead but as a member of the Brotherhood of Orpheus I was always taught to be open minded about listening to all types of music in the interest of experimentation. So, the fact that this album spoke to me so powerfully when I was on such a drastically different path musically at the time speaks volumes. (When I first heard this I was at a party at my musical mentors house and so I didn't know who or what it was. I was just enjoying and embracing a pure unbridled listening experience. Which was revelatory and beyond magickal as you can tell!)

So put on this album and let it cast its spell over you! Daydream of lands of wonder and let your spirit soar!

Skull | 5/5 |


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