Joined: April 2001
||Posted: Sep. 27 2005, 08:18
I bought the new album about 3 hours ago, and have been listening to it in the car, a great place to hear a new album i feel.I have only been listening to Light so far, it's not that i don't want to hear Shade, but i am just really loving Light so, i have more excitment to come, so, as for Light, i really love it, if it was only a single CD, and Light was it, i would be happy.Angelique is lovely, i love the piano at the start, i just love the way Mike plays piano, he has such a nice touch, the guitar sounds as gorgeous as ever from Mr Oldfield!!!.The vocalists work very well IMO, a good start to the album.And around 3:45 it all sounds like SODE, which is ok in my book.
Blackbird is a nice and gentle piano piece from Mike, i like it a lot.
When The Gate starts, i thought, what's going on here then Mikey?.But the more i hear it, the more i like it, the vocals build up nicely, again something i don't think Mike has been given credit for in his career, is the way he arranges/uses vocals!!!.The accoustic guitar in the middle of the track is just beutifull Mike Oldfield, simple but very effective.
First Steps is a long 10 minute piece, and it has lots of changes, and it builds up very well IMO, i never really got into Mike's computer games, so, i don't mind hearing the music from them.This track is even a bit funky in parts.
When i first heard Closer, i thought, i've heard that melody before, then i remembered playing it myself on accoustic, and i played it because i heard it in the film Titanic!!.Then Mike does a more blown up version later with Pres De Toi.
Our Father is nice enough, again some nice guitar work, good vocals, but if it did'nt have the nice guitar it could get a touch repetitive.
Rocky, the second piano piece, is again a very nicely played piece, with a nice gentle melody, ripe for film and TV!!!!.
Sunset is my favourite piece, i adore this track, it's classic Oldfield IMO, sounds like an out-take from SODE, lovely accoustic guitar, and great electric, this is one of the best things Mike has done in years.
Pre De Toi, is as i said above a more developed piece of Closer, and a bit better in my view, i have always loved this melody, it seems to have sadness and joy together.
All in all, i really love Light, Mike sounds very happy to me, his playing is as wonderful as ever, no matter what he plays, i love this CD, and i'm glad that i waited till the release proper to hear the complete Light.Now for Shade!!!!!.
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