Joined: April 2001
||Posted: Dec. 09 2016, 07:14
|Quote (tarquincat @ Dec. 09 2016, 09:47)|
|I just don't get this site. Is it just full of miserable old sods who won't except anything but something of such originality that Mike would become the next Mozart (or the next Mike Oldfield)? (If you believe the Film Amadeus, some people didn't rate him much either).|
If you praise Mike Oldfield here, you are accused of being a "Facebook yes man", if you slag every movement off, you are proper & balanced and exercising your freedom of speech.
TOBY sounds like he has been buying everything & moaning about it since Incantations - Listen to something else then !
"all Mike can do these days is just rehash his back catalogue "
This has included a number of previously unavailable live recordings that many people wanted, probably no good to you as after all, a live recording is just a rehash of existing material.
His last 2 albums have been a Classical Symphony & a Rock Album ( Rock rather than Rock/Pop, as each contained a marked guitar solo) with many collaborators. These are departures from usual Mike Oldfield output.
Now, having gone back to "long form solo multi instrumental album", he is being criticised for going back to "long form solo multi instrumental album", or would you have forgiven him if he had called it something different ? In which case, listen to it with your eyes closed (& mind open ?)
You don't have to buy it & you certainly don't have to whinge about it! Maybe you could do this amazing album yourself & show us how it is done ?
Exactly, very well put. I agree If you listened to such short snippets of say Amarok, would you think it is that exciting? maybe not, but it really is good!!!
Meat Loaf has released Bat Out of Hell 1, 2 ,3. does he get the same backlash?
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