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Question: What song have you played most? :: Total Votes:53
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Quicksilver 4  [7.55%]
Resolution 1  [1.89%]
Slipstream 3  [5.66%]
Surfing 10  [18.87%]
Tears Of An Angel 18  [33.96%]
Romance 3  [5.66%]
Ringscape 3  [5.66%]
Nightshade 5  [9.43%]
Lakme 4  [7.55%]
Cook's tune 2  [3.77%]
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Posted: Nov. 14 2005, 20:52

The same about this topic, what song have you played most? just that.  :cool:

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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 03:32

If im pushed for time I always play  "Surfing" and TOAA as
a double play.... otherwise its A full Play in Tk Order as
Mike intended !! :D
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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 08:21

I play the whole of "Shade" all at once, and never single out individual tracks. However, I most look forward to Surfing and TOAA.

I didn't know that "Cook's Tune" was attached to "Shade" specifically (as opposed to just being an extra that is released about the same time as L+S).


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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 08:40

Cook's Tune. :p

Joking aside... CsT sounds more like a 'Light' track than a 'Shade' one, doesn't it? ;) However, the laser beam of my CD player bounces over the grooves of Quicksilver, Romance, Surfing and Ringscape more often than it does on the others. I don't have a particular fav track, but the topic isn't asking for it, is it? :)


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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 08:44

No question - Tears of an Angel.  BUT, I am stlll digesting this side of the album so that could change.

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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 11:05

Quote (Ugo @ Nov. 15 2005, 14:40)
Cook's Tune. :p

Joking aside... CsT sounds more like a 'Light' track than a 'Shade' one, doesn't it? ;)

yes i know.. but you know.. only 10 choices  :/   ;)

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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 15:37

for me it is a trio: 'slipstream' - 'surfing' - 'tears of an angel'. i can go back to them again and again.  so i've voted for 'slipstream' since it is the one i select to push 'play' and then leave the player running until the end of 'tears...' (then, i can't help pushing 'stop' ).

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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 17:06

Yes the trio of Sipstream, Surfing and TOAA is better than the rest of Shade put together.
I voted for Slipstream because of the piano.
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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 18:53

Nightshade for me...although I like all the other tunes,expect for Romance and Ringscape.

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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 20:59

Quote (maria @ Nov. 15 2005, 14:37)
for me it is a trio: 'slipstream' - 'surfing' - 'tears of an angel'. i can go back to them again and again.  so i've voted for 'slipstream' since it is the one i select to push 'play' and then leave the player running until the end of 'tears...' (then, i can't help pushing 'stop' ).

Wow, Maria! I do nearly the same thing, with the addition of "Resolution" making it a quartet! I've been working with TOAA Re: dance a bit more, so I had to choose that one.


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Posted: Nov. 15 2005, 22:35

For me it's the quintet - Quicksilver, Resolution, Slipstream, Surfing, TOAA. I put Quicksilver as my no.1 as I find this piece better each time I listen to it - there's one section where I can literally see a wall of mercury 'melting' downwards. Many seem to overlook Quicksilver, maybe because they feel it's a TB rehash but it's overtaken TOAA for me (which was my initial favourite and still is awesome to my ears).  :laugh:

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Posted: Nov. 16 2005, 03:53

I'm not "able" to listen to the Shade CD... I have a strange repulsion... I try this evening!  :O

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Posted: Nov. 17 2005, 11:08

Surfing, certainly...
but in the car a few days ago I played Romance about 5 times in one evening :)
(it did give Mike a new fan; A friend of me, who is 16, liked L&S and bought the album the next day!;)

I also play Nightshade a lot.
MAN,I LOVE LIGHT AND SHADE!!!  :D


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Posted: Nov. 21 2005, 20:35

I think i have played Surfing all most of them. The song is for me very special. Forexample; on the headphone. Just when the guitar "no dream solo" stream in.... I never get tired of this huge sensitive strong solo. This is what i play first when i have visitors.

let me see..
About 8 of 10 visitors in my home and also with others in they'r home notised the song and said; wow that was a beautiful song, who's that kay?
And im smiling and says; "Ouh, that's Mike Oldfield" he he ;)
Everytime i go for my friends i take a new burned cd to them and give them a tracklist with new songs + mike of course!

But my sencond choice must be Nightshade! Its my favorite song to play everynight before i go asleep.
Tears from an angel is the song i always play after Surfing too.


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Posted: Nov. 22 2005, 16:00

Probably Surfing, but I've also played Resolution and Slipstream a lot.
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Posted: Nov. 23 2005, 11:32

Well, I see that most of us agreed on TOAA. Endeed a fantastic song.
I think the whole album is very good and I always listen to it completely but after I finished I put TOAA again :D


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Posted: June 07 2007, 01:16

"Nightshade" and "Lakme" have gotten the most plays from me. I definitely have a special attachment to "Surfing" though, and that moody/trippy passage in the second half is just perfect. That said, I think 'Shade' is a wonderful album, and I can happily listen to the whole thing.

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Posted: Dec. 13 2007, 13:41

According to the numbers, it's "Lakme", which iTunes tells me I've played 265 times. And that's not counting the plays on my iPod.

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Posted: Dec. 13 2007, 21:19

Another song I skip when I play Shade is Slipstream,it's not the Mike Oldfield I've known!

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Posted: Dec. 17 2007, 21:18

For me, it's Romance. I don't know why, but I find a very strong appeal in a track which deals with a breakdown in what is possibly the strongest feeling someone can feel for another. That's closely followed by TOAA and Lakme.

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