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Hergest Ridge Deluxe Edition 2010 mix - Mike Oldfield.

Advantages: A great improvement in quality, some very interesting bonus material.
Disadvantages: New 2010 mix is not musically superior but is still a very worthy alternative mix.

...*** This review is currently not showing the new cover picture! *** I'll start by saying that Hergest Ridge is my all-time favourite album. Closely followed by Ommadawn. I like plenty of other stuff as well but for different reasons. I first discovered ...

Snaplight645 17.06.2010 · Read full review
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Ommadawn Deluxe Edition 2010 remix - Mike Oldfield.

Advantages: The "Lost" version is a little gem! New mixes are very good, as is bonus material.
Disadvantages: None really since you also get the original version :)

Ommadawn is one of my all-time favourite pieces of music. I think that Part One is Mike Oldfields most accomplished work. I first discovered this music in the late seventies and fell in love with it immediately. I remember going to bed one night and liste ...

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Review of Ommadawn - Mike Oldfield

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Overshadowed Masterpiece

Advantages: music from heaven. No lyrics, consisting of just part 1 and part 2 as with T.B. and ommadawn.
Disadvantages: None really unless you're a lightweight pop lover.

Having been released after the Absolute monster that was Tubular Bells the follow up was always going to be tricky. Firstly there was the issue of trying to equal or improve on the quality of T.B. and then of course there would always be the build 'em u ...

LORDWALNEY 22.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hergest Ridge - Mike Oldfield

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An original and innovative album that has stood the test of time.

Advantages: Brilliantly innovative album - 40 minutes of quality music
Disadvantages: Not for you if you don't like instrumentals

It's fair to say that when it comes to music, my tastes have been very heavily influenced by my dad. I was always more of a bookworm, so didn't get round to buying anything on which I could play music of my own choice until long after I'd become independe ...

Nymphypig 05.02.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Hergest Ridge - Mike Oldfield

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A stark musical landscape

Advantages: Rare instrumental genius
Disadvantages: The CD uses a mix in which a repetitive bass riff is pushed to the fore rather than the original vinyl mix.

On first hearing this is slightly annoying and completely forgettable. I first bought this on vinyl (second hand) for £1.10 and when I got it home and played it I thought it was a waste of money, and yet I keep going back to it. Heard as a musical d ...

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Review of Hergest Ridge (Digitally Remastered) - Mike Oldfield

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