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A work of genius

Advantages: Mike Oldfield at his best!!!
Disadvantages: No track access on CD

...After a few years of Mike Oldfield losing his way a little,writing commercial pop songs,this album is an explosion of acoustic musical genius played by a very talented Mike Oldfield. Amarok is like Mike Oldfield had remembered what he used to do,and do ...

melodymaker 13.11.2003 · Read full review
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Amarok, the forgotten masterpiece

Advantages: A return to the Classic Mike Oldfield Instrumental
Disadvantages: Only 60 Minutes

Mike Oldfield's Amarok is concidered by his fans to be his greatest work, certainly on par with the holy trilogy of Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn. For this album, Oldfield forgot synthesizers, computers and the fairlight technology which domin ...

goddzee 09.01.2001 · Read full review
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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 ...

Snaplight645 19.06.2010 · Read full review
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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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