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A true gem for all Oldfield fans,
This review is from: Live At Montreux 1981 [DVD]  (DVD)
Just watched it for the first time and this is a real gem. Sound is good, picture quality as well (you have to understand this is from 1981 !!) and most importantly, the performances are stellar. It thought is was quite funny to see Oldfield flunk a certain guitarpassage on Ommadawn (and then play it perfectly a few seconds later). The QE2 material in a live situation is much, much better and energetic. What makes it even better is that all those tunes are sequed instead of stand alone tunes as on the studio-album.
One remark about Maggie Reilly's stage presense on this album: yes, it seems overly concentrated and maybe even dull but I think it has something to do with the fact that she can hardly hear own voice coming from the monitors on stage because she is continually closing one ear so that she can at least herself and check wether she is in tune.
The Conflict / Ommadawn segment of the show is the major highlight of this set. It is a testament to the quality of the performers that this grand piece of music was presented in such a great way live.