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THE COMPLETE MIKE OLDFIELD (DOUBLE LP) [VINYL]

Mike Oldfield Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B003C6FK68
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield - UK - Virgin - 1985 2 Lp Gatefold Original Picture Labels - Discs Has Light Scuffing Play Excellent - Cover Is Excellent - Very Light Stroage On Edges - LP vinyl

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Oldfield up to 1985 in four movements 19 Sep 2008
By lerusty
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was originally released in 1985. I bought it then, shortly after 'Discovery' the year before, and I loved it. It is the best Oldfield compilation up to that time and one of the best of all time. The enjoyment factor is still there over twenty years later.

The first section consists of short, charming instrumentals before the second section of vocal tracks. We are treated to his best songs which have a pop/rock/folky feel to them: the smash hit Moonlight Shadow with its blistering guitar solo, 'To France' with more great guitar work, the delightfully strange 'Five Miles Out', and so on. It's a shame that the five minute version of 'Shadow on the Wall' slightly outstays its welcome.

Part three consists of excerpts from his early complex pieces. I think that, overall, the high points are there, even though I think that the best of 'Hergest Ridge' is probably the first nine minutes. Anyway, we get eight minutes of 'Tubular Bells' (the end of the first half of the original), seven minutes of 'Ommadawn' including some haunting chant before some trademark guitar work from Oldfield, four minutes from 'Hergest Ridge' and another four minutes from 'Incantations'.

The final section consists of four live tracks. They are all brilliant, especially the fourteen minute rendition of all four parts of Platinum.

It's a toss-up between this one and the 2006 three CD set.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good Mike Oldfield collection to start with 9 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Complete Mike Oldfield covers the period 1973(Tubular Bells) to 1984 (The Killing Fields. A good introduction to Mike's music
From his early years. The 4 live tracks at the end bring back happy memories of 1979,1980 Concerts.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I really enjoyed this CD which has a selection of some of the best works of this talented artist. Anyone who can spend more than two years in the album chart with his debut can't be all that bad. This CD covers a wide range of Mike Oldfields work from early to more recent styles, including singles and excerpts from the album long musical pieces
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music. Poor sound quality. 9 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The amazing musical work of Mike Oldfield (which deserves five stars) up until about 1985 is well represented in this collection, and therefore well worth to own. However, the sound quality on these CDs is really poor. If you want a better and more recent compilation of Mike Oldfield's work, I recommend the three CD set "The Platinum Collection". Not only is it a more complete compilation but its sound quality is also superior (audiophile quality).
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