80s

Album review: Mike Oldfield (7) – Five miles out (1982)

18 May , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Five miles out” is, alongside “Crises”, my most listened to Mike Oldfield that includes both vocal and instrumental tracks. It came right after “Crises” and it included the second part, the longest one, of the “Taurus” trilogy. It’s one of those albums that for me passes very quickly and I feel the need to play […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (6) – QE2 (1980)

12 May , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“QE2” is the sixth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1980 on Virgin Records. The album was named after the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2. Besides his original compositions Mike chose to do two covers on this album as well, for ABBA’s “Arrival” and “Wonderful land” by The shadows. It’s also the first time […]

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Album review: Jean Michel Jarre (3) – Magnetic fields (1981)

27 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Magnetic fields” is actually a phonetic English translation of the title of Jean Michel Jarre’s 1981 album “Le chants magnetiques” (or “Magnetic songs” as the tight translation would be). But since when you say it out loud “chants” sounds a lot like “champs” (fields) this title was adopted. This was the first Jean Michel Jarre […]

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Album review: Mike Oldfield (8) – Crises (1983)

7 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Crises” is not my favorite Mike Oldfield album. It barely makes the top ten. I listen to it often, maybe more often than albums I like more but it’s not my most listened to album either. Sure, for the general public it might be one of the most popular because of the Maggie Reilly sung […]

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