70s

Album review: Mike Oldfield (5) – Platinum (1979)

10 May , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Platinum” is Mike Oldfield’s fifth album, released in 1979 and represents a huge departure and change from his first four masterpieces. It’s sort of like his first experiment into pop rock and it’s the first album to include songs and covers. Gone are the long and fascinating instrumental pieces for a change and in are […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (4) – Incantations (1978)

4 May , 2016
Created by Mihnea

The moment I fell in love with Mike Oldfield’s music is bookmarked very clearly. It was a late November afternoon and I was coming back from college. As usual after I got off the bus I passed through the market at the corner of our street. There was a guy selling cassettes there and I […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (3) – Ommadawn (1975)

24 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

Even if “Hergest ridge” inspired his second album it was the third one, “Ommadawn” that was actually recorded there at The beacon. Most often I name this one as my favorite Mike Oldfield album ever. My connection with it is the strongest and I get the deepest nostalgia when listening to it. I go into […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (1) – Tubular bells (1973)

7 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

It’s not easy to isolate my thoughts and feelings about “Tubular bells” from what this albums means for the history of music. I’ve known this album for so long and listened to it so much; I’ve read countless articles and books about how it basically made Richard Branson and started Virgin… a lot of people […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (2) – Hergest ridge (1974)

7 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

While I consider his release after this one my favorite Mike Oldfield album it’s very hard for me to say that “Hergest ridge” is second or third best. Can I have two favorite albums on the same place? I think I can. So yes when I listen to HR I consider it the best. As […]

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