Cavalier (Lost Version)
Joined: Nov. 2010
||Posted: Aug. 04 2012, 01:58
I'd been mindful of the fact that there might be more important persons than myself to consider when I went into the local HMV on Monday. When it transpired that there were copies of all the three main releases in the New section near the shop entrance, I realised my duty of care to new or returning fans could take a back seat: time to shoulder the responsibilty of first day and week purchase! Before payday, I went for Two Sides and picked up the two special editions yesterday.
On Monday, the shop had yet to update their "What the hell... look at these!!!" section. By yesterday, Two Sides was up there; maybe larger branches have Platinum and QE2 as well. I took a photo of the card underneath that tells you how essential these albums are. It's not for public consumption - I can barely make out the words myself - but I submit the text to you, that you may judge whether you would be sufficiently intrigued to pick it up and head, post haste, to the checkout!
This compilation comes hot on the heels of Mike Oldfield's rousing turn at the Olympics Opening Ceremony, where he provided the musical underpinning to the incredible celebration of villians from children's literature. Oldfield's musical career has never been less than enigmatic, featuring equal measures of experimentation and pop smashes. Sometimes, in the case of the unique Tubular Bells, achieving both in the same song. Living up to its title, Two Sides attempts to explore this curious dichotomy.
"Who was that?"
"That was Venger - the force of Evil! I am Dungeon Master - your guide in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons!"