Joined: July 2000
||Posted: Oct. 08 2000, 02:54
"XXV: THE ESSENTIAL MIKE OLDFIELD" is what first tuned me in to Mikey Boy's musical prowess, although in retrospect, now that i've got nearly all his albums, there is a lot of "essential" stuff that should have been put on (ie "North Star" from "PLATINUM", and "The Trek" from "THE KILLING FIELDS") and some non-essential stuff that could have been cut out (ie "Only Time Will Tell" and "Portsmouth").
Still, back on topic, my favourite track was probably the final theme from "Ommadawn" because of the way it slowly builds up to this incredible crescendo.
Just another thing, does anyone else think he should have kept with the male vocal for "Tubular Bells III"? I thought it sounded much more eerie and sppooky than the female vocals used in the finished album.
|Originally posted by Ugo:|
I don't have XXV because I have all the other albums... Anyway, my own favourites among the tracks included in XXV (apart from the classics: TB, HR and O) are the two tracks from Voyager, "The Voyager" & "Women of Ireland", and of course TB3.