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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.72 | 344 ratings

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5 stars An essential MO album! A must have for the serious afficiando. In fact, I'd say it's second best after Amarok. Here the songs and melodies flow much more pleasantly. It definately has a transcendent feel to it, invoking Biblical themes, space travel, African muisc, sampling and looping, and even Gregorian Chant - all done in just the right places and in just the right measure. He seems to have thought this album's concept out far more carefully than Earth Moving!!! I consider MO to be one of the most underrated musical genius' of our time. Of course, if I was recommending his music to a new listener, I'd have to tell them to start where it all began, namely TB, at least just for historical perspective. That would be the "gateway drug". If they didn't act all stupid after TB, I would lay some SOTDE on them and watch them really trip out. This album would make a steady user of MO out of them. And when they had finally built up enough tolerance in their system, I'd expose them to the hard-core stuff - AMAROK. But that comes later. This CD is a certifiable prog classic. It's gold, man. Dude, you ought to try this stuff!
Mcgraster | 5/5 |


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