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Posted: Aug. 30 2007, 18:11

Quote (Mat Cochrane @ Aug. 30 2007, 00:51)
I know the sleeve notes credit Mike with writing "Wild Goose..." but it also says that "Dark Island" is traditional, which it isn't.

"Women of Ireland" also isn't a "Trad. Arr. Oldfield" tune, as credited... it's actually two tunes: one is by Seán Ó Riada (from a Celtic pre-Chieftains band) the other is a Sarabande by Handel. They're joined here most likely because Mike heard 'em together in the Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon.

Credit for all of the above goes to Korgscrew, of course. :)


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Posted: Aug. 31 2007, 02:13

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It'd fall out of the sky, otherwise - surely?


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Posted: Aug. 31 2007, 03:19

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It'd fall out of the sky, otherwise - surely?

Very true  :) , but who or what made it wild in the first place?


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Very true  :) , but who or what made it wild in the first place?

It was Born the Be like it, anyway.

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Posted: Aug. 31 2007, 09:58

Quote (Sir Mustapha @ Aug. 31 2007, 08:38)
It was Born the Be like it, anyway.

Hey, this reminds me of the song association thread a couple of years ago. I loved that. It was removed because it got too big. :O


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"Wild Goose" is easily my favourite track from Voyager now; strangely enough, it took me a few years until I realized this. I had always thought of Mont St. Michel as the standout track, and of the rest of the album as forgettable new-celt-age; but at some point, on one of the rare occasions where I played the album and even got that far, I suddenly listened up, and I realized that this is indeed a great tune. I feel it's very Mike Oldfield, if you know what I mean, more so than the rest of the album, even including Mont St. Michel.

It is unique, isn't it? There's something very special about "Wild Goose..." and I don't know whether to describe it as mystical, exotic, symbolic, or Romantic, but it never fails to stir me emotionally.


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