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Posted: April 23 2017, 15:39

Well, I waited a long time before posting about RTO. I just want to say thank you to Mike Oldfield. I've been a long time fan of his work and like a lot of people I like his early work the most. Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn and Incantations are my alltime favourite albums and I have all of the different versions on cd, vinyl and on my IPod.
When RTO came out I was very anxious and a little weary :). I started listening to part one and well...what can I say?
This felt like a homecoming!!! There are so many wonderful things about this album!!! The melodies, the guitar playing, the atmosphere,...
This is the Mike Oldfield music that I fell in love with long time ago. It is so great that he made this album!! This music sounds like the music he made around the time of TB, HR and Ommadawn.
I really hope he will return to HR and Incantations as well. Or even better: continue like this for some more albums. RTO is up there with the first four albums! Before anyone asks: I also like Amarok but that album is a little lower on my list than the first four albums and RTO :).


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Posted: Jan. 08 2018, 02:00

My copy of RTO arrived in the mail today, so I've only just finished listening to Part 1. I thought it was pretty terrific, actually - although there's a Tres Lunas-ish melody at the beginning that diverted my thoughts towards that rather than Ommadawn. If I wanted to describe in physical terms what listening to it is like, it's rather like an exhilarating glider flight down and up mountains - not that I've even been in a glider!
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Posted: Jan. 09 2018, 03:02

I've just listened to Part 2, and all I can say is that this isn't Return to Ommadawn but Return to Amarok - only more so. Nothing I say can do it justice.
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Posted: Jan. 18 2018, 05:44

Some weeks on and Part 2 is my favourite. Part 1 sounds as though it's actually preparing the listener for Part 2. And when I listen to Part 2 it always sounds somehow different.
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Posted: Jan. 18 2018, 07:23

I also love the whole album, but Part 2 is my favourite.

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Posted: Mar. 24 2018, 20:46

I've listened several times to RTO lately, and what I think is that it's not bad at all. Actually, I view it as another addition to a long list of masterpieces!

Compared to the first Ommadawn, it sounds brighter and clearer.

So glad MO is still making great music. Spanning forty-four years with masterpieces is quite an achievement, isn't it?
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