Lee Thomas

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (154 of 170)
Location: South Tyneside, UK
Birthday: 26 July


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Man On The Rocks ~ Mike Oldfield
Man On The Rocks ~ Mike Oldfield
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Mike!, 11 Mar 2014
5 years after the release of the amazing 'Music Of The Spheres' I thought, as many other fans did, that Mike had released his final album and hung up his guitar for good. Then in 2013 and just after his stellar performance at the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony he announces a fully vocal rock themed album.

This was not welcome news to some die hard fans, but this album is by no means another 'Earth Moving'

Instead what we have here is 11 tracks, (10 original Oldfield compositions and 1 cover song) featuring some of his finest and most powerful guitar solos ever. The vocals are sung equally as powerful by the wonderful newcomer Luke Spiller from the band 'The… Read more
Mike Oldfield - A Life Dedicated to Music by Chris Dewey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There have been very few great books written about Mike Oldfield, and absolutely no great documentaries made. Chris Dewey, editor of the official Mike Oldfield magazine and fanzine, Dark Star, has managed to accomplish both in his new book.

Drawing on a wealth of information gathered in his 27 years of producing fanzines, including interviews with the musicians and people that have been close to Oldfield throughout his career, Chris tells Mike Oldfield's amazing story like never before. From his early childhood to the release of his groundbreaking debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Then on through the years until his stellar surprise performance at the 2012 Olympic opening… Read more
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Wor&hellip ~ Jeff Wayne
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I finished listening to this New Generation an hour ago, since then I have been staring blankly at a wall shaking my head in utter disbelief, feeling mentally and emotionally drained. The only question on my mind being "what the f*** have you done Jeff??!!".

After about 30 years of growing up with the original album, I knew it would be impossible not to compare the new with the old. I wasn't expecting this to be as good, but I thought it would at least be listenable and a fresh alternative to the original. But this version is so bad that nothing good can be said about it. In my opinion here's why...

The music: too overproduced, too techno and dance orientated to… Read more

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