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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.83 | 313 ratings

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3 stars This record contains 8 songs, and 7 have a "pop synth rock" style with male and female lead singers. Well, those pop songs are unequal; I prefer the ones where the singer is a female: Maggie Reilly: her beautiful crystal clear voice can be heard at least in 3 songs: "To France", "Talk about your life" and "Crystal gazing". She has a perfect voice! But, on the other side, there is the ex-Triumvirat singer Barry Palmer, who makes a real fool of him in "Saved by a bell". I prefer short songs with the guest males lead singers on "Earth moving". Fortunately, there is the wonderful "The Lake", a 12 minutes instrumental progressive/New Age piece where limpid keyboards and guitars work together. We are still far from the Amarok performance!

Rating: 3.5 stars

greenback | 3/5 |


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