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Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.70 | 48 ratings

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3 stars ''The very incomplete Mike Oldfield'' this should have been named.The first 2 sides are just for collectors/fans only and really only warrant 2-3 stars on their own.The instrumental side is just the end bits from his seventies instrumental suites plus a peice from the Killing Fields soundtrack thrown in.Not much thought has gone into these choices at all and you are much better off getting the original albums (as I'm sure you've already done!).2 stars maybe.What makes this collection worth getting is the side of previously unreleased live tracks.This is top stuff and catches Mike and band perfectly.'Platinum' in particular is brilliant and shows an evolution from the peice that originally appeared on the album of the same name.5 stars.Overall then 3 stars is just about warranted thanks to the live side.
richardh | 3/5 |


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