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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.93 | 449 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars After the big success of his first three albums (as much comercially as artistic...), Mike Oldfield made one of his most experimental and intimist works. But it's true that it's also one of his most special and original works...

The first two pieces are made in the same repetitive and melodic way, being a little dull and boring sometimes. Some people maybe love this way of making music, but for me it's too repetitive, like the chorus at the end of the part 2, that is desperating in my opinion... Although there's still some fantastic melodies.

But the album improves very much in the parts 3 and 4, with outstanding guitar solos (the long one at the beginning of the part 3 it's simply amazing...) and with melodies very much dinamic and variated, being great the participation of Gong's Pierre Moerlen at the vibraphone...

A good work, that will be apreciated by Mike Oldfield's fans and people who want to hear something really original... But it can be a little hard to prog beginners!!!

The Crow | 3/5 |


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