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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.11 | 204 ratings

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1 stars Well, I may as well start my Oldfield review selections at the bottom. And this is as "bottom" as you can get. This is pure 80's overdone pop with some dance disco? thrown in. Did Phil Collins produce this? ANy sense of musicianship or prog seems to have been sucked out of Mike with this release. I suppose it would get thrown in with his more pop efforts such as Islands. If there is a silver lining it might be Adrian Belew on "Holy" and I do like the voice of the female lead singers, Mike has always had great haunting singers on his tunes. However, these things just don't outweigh the negative. If you like Abba or poppy Alan Parsons you may like this, but maybe not! If I am required to put stars on this can I give a negative 5? Well, I suppose not. It would have to be a zero with a bonus point thrown in for Belew. So 1 star. Thank god for Ommadawn, 5 Miles Out, and Tubular Bells! I still respect Mike for all the great work he has done, and I can forgive him this mediocrity.
mohaveman | 1/5 |


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