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VOYAGER

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.09 | 216 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This album is not a memorable one. By this, I mean that there aren't really outstanding tracks listed here but I have to admit that this is a nice voyage into Mike's repertoire.

Ambient music, nice melodies and folkish flavours : this is the offering. A composition like "Women of Ireland" is very pleasant and is my favourite song out of this album. One has an emotional rendez-vous while listening to this well known melody. My highlight.

Don't expect lots of waves during this album. Just a succession of good tracks. The whole not reaching the best of Mike's work but the music displayed is rather satisfactory. While listening to "Belfast Child", one spends a good time. Lots of great folkish influences in here. Ooops, it's She Moves Through The Fair but the Minds did interpret this Irish folk piece in 1996 already. Anyway, it is a pleasant version which should suit any Oldfield's fan.

The whole of this album holds some enjoyable music, that's for sure. It is not on par with Mike's best works, but he delivered quite a good album. The orchestra during the closing number is probably the weakest part of the whole. Three stars is my rating. Which means that this one is a good album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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