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Exposed (1979)

Mike Oldfield Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • ASIN: B0000929WS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 510,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Oldfield - LIVE! 27 July 2000
Format:Audio CD
"Exposed" chronicles Mike Oldfield's first ever European tour after a spell of exegesis (or EST), performing abridged versions of "Incantations" (reduced from 73 to 46 minutes) and "Tubular Bells", plus the definitive version of the hit single "Guilty" (complete with disco-style Tubular Bells finale). Oldfield's guitar work on this album is incredible (as it is always) and David Bedford's arrangements are impressive.
The HDCD remaster really does make a difference - I did own the original release of the CD, which I remember having a rather murky sound, wheras this version is crystal clear....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exposed - Now also on DVD 14 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Exposed cd has been one of the best ever Mike Oldfield releases . Since October 31st 2005 the DVD has been available - so you can relive the concert! The DVD is the concert recorded at Wembley, while the CD is a mixture of the best bits. Mike Oldfield at his best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great live album 8 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have looked for this on CD at a good price for years. I have been replacing my cassette tapes and this was one that i desperately needed. It shows off Mike oldfields talents well and incantations comes out better than on the original record
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 14 Jun 2001
By Bill R. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Exposed is an amazing live record, that truly captures Mike Oldfield's talent, not only as a performer, but as an arranger, writer, and bandleader. The album begins with a nice run through Incantations (a little less than 50 minutes worth), which is a nice performance, and features some sparkling orchestral movements, and some beautiful guitar work from Mike. However, the highlight of this album is undoubtedly the live display of Mike's masterpiece, Tubular Bells. Being as the original was close to perfection, it would've been easy (and indeed, expected and perhaps satient) for him to lead his band up there on stage and perform the piece by the numbers, with little improvisation or change from the album. However, this is not what happens. The best part from the original are left without being raped, to be sure, (the only thing you could really complain about missing is the novel instrument introducing narraration), but there are many new twists and turns that a fan of the original will notice and appreciate. TB Part 1 is extended with a little jam at the end, and one of the nicest enchancements to the piece is the addition of a drummer (the album featuring only some light percussion.) This makes the piece more upbeat for the live setting, and also adds a nice punch to the midsection of TB Part I. The string and horn sections are nice additions, as well. However, TB Part II (which I never liked nearly as much as Part I, anyway) is considerably abbreviated, with the entire "Piltdown Man" section missing, which I cannot really complain about. A nice jam at the end more than makes up for it. Following the masterpiece is a nice, pleasurable run through Guilty. Highly reccommended for the Oldfield fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Killer version of "Tubular bells" 23 Aug 2003
By Mike Chadwick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Exposed" is a live album from 1978 world tour.Mike was promoting then his lates work "Incantations", so far his longest album ever.That's why the Incantations version contained here is short.if the whole 77 minutes of "Incantations" were contained on a live album then the original LP must have contained 3 LP.2 LP for whole Incantations and the other one for Tubular bells.
So that's why not 5 stars - "Incantations" from here are missing their finest moments (part 3 long guitar solo, Part 4 long african drums tune).yes, the performance is more dynamic and spontanic but Editing one of his finest works from 77 to 47 minutes is anoying.But the second disc saves "Exposed" - The performance of "tubular Bells" is simply amazing - with addition of Drums,funky bass and some Jazzy guitar solos "Tubular bells" are simply getting new taste. Sounding much different than original.I simply love it.The second part of it is lacking only Mike's crazy "caveman" vocal part, but still it sounds great...and "sailor's hornpipe" theme sounds even better than on original album.The ending song "Guilty" (interesting disco tune) signals Mike's new step into commercial music - "Incantations" from 1978 were his last long epic work for long years. Anyway, "Exposed" is mostly an interesting album for Oldfield fans.If you like and know "Tubular bells" or any of his other albums you will like it.oh - and get "Incantations" too!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dream concert 3 Mar 2004
By G. Poulin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This albun include a funky live version of tubular bell (1) witch is surprising, different from the original, very good. It also include a compact live version of Incantation, very near to the original version. This concert is in the mind of all those lucky poeples who were there, about 20 musicians live, good songs, A dream concert !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a different Oldfield 20 May 2000
By Christoph Steinmann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
That's Oldfield at his best! Huge, fresh, even funky. It's interesting and amazing how this man can first record a whole album on his own and then lead a group of almost 60 people to perform brilliant concerts. Pitty I was too young then, must have been impressive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something Different 3 Feb 1999
By John C. Catiller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of Mike Oldfield's trade marks is his overtracking of a large variety of instruments played by himself. This of course is not possible in a live performance but the music doesn't suffer. Mike Oldfield as always comes up with a way of working within this limitaion. I enjoyed listening to this variation. It has the vitality of a live peformance which makes it enjoyable even if it doesn't have the lush orchestration of his usual work.
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