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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 323 ratings

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5 stars Truly his best Studio album; Songs of distant earth should be appreciated for what it is: an absolute masterpiece of music...Tracks that flow together seamlessly and with multiple influences that neither dominate or fade away too soon. I bought this in 1994 and never regretted my decision to be a true believer in Mike's musical vision. I cannot understand why more people spend their time listening to muzak than testing their musical understanding by trying to keep up with the maestro. Never one to get off on his own Ego; his work is emotional, honest and thought provoking...In short the world would be a better place if Mike was teaching at the royal academy of music in London!

There are far too many influences to mention on this CD; many different people that all like different types of music have heard this disc, post pub or club, and could not not resist asking who it was. You should see their faces when I say "Mike Oldfield"!

Do yourself a favour and listen to "Tubular World" and "Crystal Clear", not forgetting "Only time will tell" fact just buy a copy of the album and turn in up, turn off the lights and listen....

Deadlock | 5/5 |


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