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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.30 | 1410 ratings

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hergest ridge
5 stars For my first review on progarchives, I'll start with what I consider as one of the biggest prog albums of all time : Ommadawn. The first two records of Mike Oldfield were already marvellous but this one is exceptional! By listening to this record, you'll find : - full of superb melodies; - an incredibly varied music : celtic style, african drums, a marvellous bagpipe; - mostly instrumental music but also a very catchy song; - a sublime and captivating choir that finishes side 1; - a complex and beautiful theme that comes back regularly. Throughout both sides, the musical changes are very numerous and really typical of his progressive style. For me, this is really a must have album!
hergest ridge | 5/5 |


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