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Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.54 | 198 ratings

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2 stars I have to agree with the other reviewers. Definitely an interesting concept but disappointingly executed.

And executed is what should have happened to the recording engineer.

The heavily over limited start to side one gives an inkling of what is to come. The dynamic range of the music was destroyed by the recording technology. Unfortunately the zing of the original wasn't captured in the orchestral version. It may have been there in the performance but it was removed in the recording.

Having originally returned three copies back in 1975 to get one worth playing I have to say that the musical experience was disappointing even then.

I only have the vinyl so my comments on sound quality may not be valid for the CD, however since I believe the problem was in the original tape I think they may.

| 2/5 |


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