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Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells III CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.38 | 219 ratings

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1 stars Let me start by saying that Mike Oldfield is one of my favourite artists of all times. The problem though is that there are also so much in his album-repertoire that I strongly dislike. One of these things is the overkill of the Tubular Bells theme! I just don't get it! Not even the original 70's version is among my top 5 list of Oldfield albums, and part 3 is maybe the low-mark of his entire career. The tragedy with it is the lack of meaning and artistic direction. Picking up the T.B.-theme after twenty years is fine, but the total hang-up and fashination for it from Oldfield's part doesn't really match my needs for even more ways to look at Tubular Bells. The modern rhythms on T.B.3 are not very exciting today, in fact they seem extremely dated and a product of the nineties, which makes the continuing story of the Tubular Bells rather strange and uneven. If you want to explore late Oldfield, this is NOT the place to start!

1971 | 1/5 |


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