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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An original concept by a true genius.
I have followed Mikes music since Tubular Bells although my interest in his work did wane after Islands which I thought was a pretty poor album. As an amateur guitarist I was intrigued by the concept of this album. I have to say that after one listen I was astonished at what Mike had achieved here. Only he could get away with an album purley of guitar tracks cleverly...
Published on 8 May 2000

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only fairly very good
Not Oldfield's best by any means, but not too bad. Generally sounds like a good demo tape, with many promising ideas that are ultimately left underdeveloped. Limiting all sounds to being guitar-derived is part of the problem - many of the tracks would have benefited from being fleshed out with keyboards and percussion. This won't appeal to new listeners, probably for...
Published on 4 Feb 2000


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An original concept by a true genius., 8 May 2000
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This review is from: Guitars (Audio CD)
I have followed Mikes music since Tubular Bells although my interest in his work did wane after Islands which I thought was a pretty poor album. As an amateur guitarist I was intrigued by the concept of this album. I have to say that after one listen I was astonished at what Mike had achieved here. Only he could get away with an album purley of guitar tracks cleverly mixed using MIDI and sampling together with clean acoustic guitar. I defy any decent guitarist not to be impressed with this work. What this album achieves if nothing else is to prove not only what a brilliant guitarist Mike Oldfield is but also what a wonderful and versatile instrument the guitar is in all of it`s forms. Well done Mr. Oldfield. Will...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitars Is A Great Album!, 19 Mar 2011
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I really enjoy this release by Mike Oldfield. Everything is played/generated via guitar strums linked to MIDI. It somehow manages to be ambient, relaxing and sexy whilst showcasing his unique, 'wrenching', thrash/folk/classical style. One of my favourites, I also recommend Amarok, Platinum, and QE2.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music that can leave you breathless, 18 May 2000
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Mike has a perfect knack for mood and composition but, if your ideal guitarist is someone along the lines of Yngwie Malmsteen - you'll find very little here. Mike's guitar work, when fused with the songs on display here, is nothing short of spellbinding. "Cochise" proving to be a good live piece on the 1999 tour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!, 13 Oct 2013
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Great use of different guitars all played in the Mike Oldfield style we all love. It's rock music and gentle laid back music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Oldfield, 22 April 2013
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READ THE INSIDE COVER. ALL sounds on the album (drums sounds included) are produced from live guitar. Once i read that i listened again. Simply to have a mind to conceive such an idea is outstanding let alone to produce such an album. Whilst i would agree that he has better albums out there, to use ONLY guitars and come up with this is epic. As someone who grew up on Tubular Bells, this is one for the collection. Oh i forgot to say, Well engineered and reproduces well with good dynamics. Glad i paid good money. Well spent.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only fairly very good, 4 Feb 2000
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Not Oldfield's best by any means, but not too bad. Generally sounds like a good demo tape, with many promising ideas that are ultimately left underdeveloped. Limiting all sounds to being guitar-derived is part of the problem - many of the tracks would have benefited from being fleshed out with keyboards and percussion. This won't appeal to new listeners, probably for die-hard fans only.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 July 2014
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perfect
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid Mike Oldfield, but none of the tracks really leapt out and grabbed me by the ears, 9 Jun 2014
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Good solid Mike Oldfield, but none of the tracks really leapt out and grabbed me by the ears. Nice to listen to though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST EVER, 12 April 2014
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Lots of heavy rhythm, hypnotic riffs, and soaring melodies, you can't help but be mesmerised by Mike Oldfield's music. All these tracks hold you captive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's ok, 13 Nov 2013
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Exactly as described, very nice, It was recommended to me by a friend, classic movie soundtrack works perfect, excellent, thank you.
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