Moonlight Shadow: The Collection
 
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Moonlight Shadow: The Collection

22 April 2013

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Tubular Bells (Two Sides Excerpt)
13:28
2
Ommadawn (excerpt)
3:37
3
In Dulce Jubilo
2:50
4
First Excursion
5:52
5
Diana (2011 Stereo Mix)
6:32
6
Part One - Airborn (2000 Digital Remaster)
5:00
7
Guilty (7" Single Version)
4:13
8
Blue Peter
2:05
9
Sheba (2000 Digital Remaster)
3:31
10
Mount Teidi (2000 Remaster)
4:10
11
Moonlight Shadow (2000 Remaster)
3:37
12
Good News (2000 Remaster)
1:44
13
Amarok Part 1 (Two Sides Excerpt)
5:03
14
Slipstream
5:14
15
Sunset
4:42
16
Aurora (Album Version)
3:43


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  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Spectrum Music
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  • Total Length: 1:15:21
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  • ASIN: B00CBXQL3O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,765 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A decent budget introduction to Mike Oldfield 18 May 2013
By Mr. D. K. Smith TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Moonlight Shadow - The Collection is a decent, no frills, budget compiliation of Mike's Virgin career (1973 - 1990) and also includes a few tracks from his most recent albums recorded for Mercury (2005 - 2007).

If you've got Two Sides which was last years best of, compiled by Oldfield himself, then some of the excerpts from his longer works, such as Tubular Bells and Amarok (Part 1), will be familiar as they're the same edits used on that release. Sadly, the excerpt from the end of side one of Ommadawn on this compilation only runs to 3:41, whilst the Two Sides excerpt lasts for 6:48. So the shorter Ommadawn fades out long before the climax, which means that you get the build up, but not the pay-off. It would have been better, in my opinion, to drop one of the other tracks, and have the full 6:48 excerpt.

Elsewhere, you have familiar tracks from other Oldfield compilations - such as In Dulce Jubilo, Guilty, Blue Peter and Moonlight Shadow. And although Moonlight Shadow gives its name to the album, it's the only example of Oldfield's songwriting here - a pity as it would have been nice to include a few others - such as Five Miles Out, To France or Heaven's Open, for example.

No complaints with the inclusion of the likes of First Excursion, Sheba and Mount Teidi which are some of his best short instrumentals. There are some other tracks omitted which would have been just as good, Taurus 3 from the album Crisis, for example, but with only a single CD to play with, there's obviously not room to include everything that deserves to be on there.

So whilst Moonlight Shadow is far from the full story, with more comprehensive compilations around, the fact that the CD is currently around 5.00 means this is an inexpensive way to get an overview of a good section of Oldfield's output.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice compilation 19 Feb 2014
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Well, it makes me calm in my car, when stuck in traffic. A really nice piece of music. Great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories 9 Feb 2014
By MCFF
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I bought a vinyl copy of this when it first came out but have lost it somewhere.
Great to have a CD now. Able to play it on the move now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 4 Nov 2013
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Excellent album.
All the old standards and a few that I had not heard before.
I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great driving music......mellow tracks too. 17 Oct 2013
By Felix66
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I think you automatically skip to the tracks you know like Moonlight shaDOW OR
Guilty but the others are all growing on me......a great trip down memory lane...
coinciding nicely with the amazing prog last week showing Mike performing Tubular
Bells live (mid oct posting).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memories 17 Sep 2013
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Mike Oldfield started the Virgin/Manor studio's connection with great rock music. ( along with Richard Branson)
Memories of an old Rock chick!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch work 3 Dec 2013
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An excellent sampling of Mike Oldfield's work. I can't listen to it too many times. He's one of the few artists that I try to grab everything he's done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 5 Aug 2013
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I have wanted to find Moonlight Shadow for some time as I think this particular song is beautiful although sad but my friend used to have it on an LP many years ago so when I saw it I just had to have it and was not disappointed.
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