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Posted: April 22 2002, 06:34

I don't know why some people has negative opinions about Voyager. It's not the best album that Mike has done, I agree, but it isn't the worst album either. The music here is more relaxing and lighter, like a cool breeze of wind in the spring so to speak (uuh, much too profound...). I don't know about you but I don't always want to listen the "heavier stuff" like Ommadawn, Tubular Bells, Incantations or some of the earlier albums of Tangerine Dream for example. Sometimes I need this much more optimistic stuff to keep my sanity in check. And judging from the pictures in the cover, for a moment Mike went back to his hippie-days - altough I think this time he was a lot happier.

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Posted: Aug. 19 2002, 05:07

It isn't my favourite album, but then I never have liked Celtic music, so I can't really blame it. I do like 'Song of the Sun' though, so maybe I just need to listen to it more. You're right, it isn't the greatest album of all time, but it is still a very peaceful, relaxing album to put on while reading (or doing school work!;).

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Posted: Dec. 28 2008, 04:21

While I don't usually group this with MO's 'great' works, I do consider it great for providing certain things. Such as undemanding beauty and comfort. I'm sure I've mentioned the domestic accident - over a year ago - involving a sofa, my foot, and their violent juxtaposition. And how I whimperingly turned to Voyager for succor. I suppose my attachment may be slightly colored by that experience. BUT... regardless of associations with blood and pain (and a severed toenail that I kept on my nightstand as a memento), I'm sure I would still find Voyager a lovely album!

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Posted: Jan. 21 2011, 02:28

Well I've found the CD of Voyager I'd forgotten I had, and have been playing it whilst decorating my kitchen. I can understand it's not to everyone's taste but I'm enjoying it. Quite why I've ignored it for so long is a mystery to me, but I've done the same with my Hergest Ridge LP - I found that caked in dust outside its sleeve between my albums. Voyager is definitely growing in my affections. Perhaps I'm just in the mood for Celtic music at the moment; who knows?

But I still prefer All About Eve's version of 'She Moves Through The Fair'; Julianne's voice holds me rapt as she narrates the story of a lost bride-to-be. Cue images of long nights around campfires...

So that's another Oldfield album for my iPod. Good-oh. :-)


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Posted: Jan. 21 2011, 02:38

I'm very fond of Voyager too - I even guest-starred on the album cover at one point, courtesy of Mr Millennium Amber.  :D

There are whole parts of far north Queensland I associate with this album, and every time I play it it brings them back.
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Posted: Jan. 21 2011, 02:49

Quote (Rider in the Blue @ Jan. 21 2011, 16:28)
But I still prefer All About Eve's version of 'She Moves Through The Fair'; Julianne's voice holds me rapt as she narrates the story of a lost bride-to-be. Cue images of long nights around campfires...

So that's another Oldfield album for my iPod. Good-oh. :-)

I quite like Van Morrison and the Chieftains version of She Moved Through the Fair.
This was all I could find and does the Album version NO JUSTICE  :/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFQ4tQWs4Q
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Posted: Jan. 21 2011, 06:33

Nothing compares to Mike's version - perfect. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORIlNiBjX8E


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Posted: Jan. 23 2011, 06:13

Your making me remember the purloined cassette I provided that helped some old dude die around 2000. Meant for the Alzhiemer's unit, it was ripped and played non-stop in the dude's room till he finally went to the other side(Moody Blues tie-in). I know he ended peacefully, his med orders included a shit-load of morphine.

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Posted: Jan. 23 2011, 07:44

Quote (Scatterplot @ Jan. 23 2011, 06:13)
included a shit-load of morphine.

Given the well-known side-effects of morphine, that wouldn't be very much...
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Posted: Jan. 24 2011, 05:27

Personally I love this album......some excellent tracks and superb guitar.
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Posted: Oct. 04 2011, 13:37

can't get enough of the dark island. magnificent playing.

But, the original songs stand out from Mike's own work on this album, alas.
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Posted: May 20 2015, 18:06

I can remember driving out to get Voyager on a hot Saturday afternoon in late August 1996. While I appreciated the Celtic element, it was not what I wanted to really hear at the time. My mother used to play it all the time so I heard it in the background at her house. I recently bought the new LP issue and I was completely taken by it's charm. I will go back to it now more often no doubt. The guitar work on it is great plus all the superb playing by the guest musicians. It's a hidden gem!
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