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Posted: Jan. 20 2017, 12:59

Nope it isn't. I feel like Return to Ommadawn is not a label the album deserves. Mike tried to return, but got stuck half way.
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Posted: Jan. 20 2017, 13:33

I like the album and I'm so proud to be a MO fan :) the title feels right to me too. The cover doesn't feel right to me, I think Virgin EMI tries to capitalizes on the success of Nuclear amongst video game players?
I found he is returning to TB too, melody wise. The downwards progression in part 2 at 16:05and 17:02 for example. Actually a little bit like a return to a lot of bits I like in his past albums. Vangelis last album, Rosetta, is a bit in the same spirit. I like RTO much better though!
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Posted: Jan. 20 2017, 17:21

Quote (aoeu @ Jan. 20 2017, 09:09)
Thanks, I'll get over there.  :)

One more thing I'll say here though is I really like the album cover. I know there were some reservations about it, but having heard the album I honestly disagree with that review that said it didn't fit the music, I think it depicts the atmosphere of the album perfectly. It's eye-catching as well, I've seen some posters up around London with it on this week and it stands out.

I am completely with you on this! Sometimes we just have to be patient and put the whole package together, and now I have heard the music it all fits quite perfectly.


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Posted: Jan. 23 2017, 16:42

While I wait for my copy to arrive tomorrow (can't wait), did anybody here play to the DVD yet? Is it a DVD-A or a normal DVD with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio?
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Posted: Jan. 24 2017, 11:13

It's funny how many were saying how not impressed they were with only hearing a brief snippet of the album, and yet we have the whole 42 minutes now, and it is so quiet, we should be shouting about this album from the room tops, it is astounding. MIKE OLDFIELD IS BACK, this is the Mike we all wanted back, and he delivered in spades!!!  :)

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Posted: Jan. 24 2017, 16:56

Take time to read some of the reviews on Amazon.

Return to Ommadawn is clearly loved my so many of his fans. But sadly many do not visit or post on this website.

I can't stop playing it... It's fantastic... Thanks so much Mike.
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Posted: Jan. 24 2017, 17:45

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Posted on Jan. 24 2017, 17:13

It's funny how many were saying how not impressed they were with only hearing a brief snippet of the album, and yet we have the whole 42 minutes now, and it is so quiet, we should be shouting about this album from the room tops, it is astounding. MIKE OLDFIELD IS BACK, this is the Mike we all wanted back, and he delivered in spades!!!  


You are so right, qjamesfloyd, I couldn't express it better. It is an outstanding masterpiece!!! I constantly have to tell myself that this is not a dream, that it really does exist!  :D  :D  :D


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Posted: Jan. 24 2017, 18:40

I must admit that I'm surprised at some of the reactions to this superb composition. Reading about poor production, poor sound quality, simple guitar riffs and I'm wondering if I'm listening to a different album!
Having said that, it is interesting to read what people do think but I do wonder what their expectation actually was.
It's a pity we didn't still have John Peel with us to play this album on the radio in it's entirety as that's the least it deserves.
After what Mike has been through over the last few years I'm surprised we got any album at all let alone one of such high quality.
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Posted: Jan. 25 2017, 00:35

Quote (Chrissy @ Jan. 24 2017, 22:56)
Take time to read some of the reviews on Amazon.

Return to Ommadawn is clearly loved my so many of his fans. But sadly many do not visit or post on this website.

I'd also recommend having a look at progarchives.com.
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Posted: Jan. 25 2017, 05:14

Thanks Holger, some very positive reviews on progarchives.com

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Posted: Jan. 25 2017, 09:08

just put my thoughts under the RTO section, now i finally got it, but in short this is the brightest and most uplifting record, mike has ever done, and i really like it
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