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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.48 | 439 ratings

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5 stars This is a great album from the revival of prog that occurred around 1983 before prog became the penultimate unfashionable music genre after disco. Oldfield was clever here giving one solid prog side and some hooks on the other.

Taking pride of place is the epic crises , one of the best epics ever written imho. It moves through a variety of moods and has some real drumwork unlike the machine work that was the trademark of this era.Moonlight shadow was something of a smash single and foreign affair is similar , good little pop numbers though a tad repetitive.John Anderson's cameo on In High Places adds some variety while Tauras 3 is an outstanding track.Given the year it deserves 5 stars if only because this was probably the best attempt to stimulate interest in a flagging genre .

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