Mike Oldfield

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: 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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