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nearly perfect, great value,
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This review is from: Hergest Ridge (Audio CD)
This has long been my favourite album of Mike Oldfield's and this package represents great value for money when you consider the amount of music you get here. The surround sound disc is, ironically, the one that is most destined to disappoint: the beautiful oboe passage part way through what was 'side one' (for those of you who remember vinyl !) is cut short to leave just the guitar part that was played 'underneath' it, yes the guitar is quite beautiful too although less of the oboe is a shame. Similarly, the guitar melody that follows the bass prelude towards the end of the side one is cut short, this means that the change in texture from the first time its played to the second is lost. Immediately before the wild 'martian tune' at the end of the disc there is a momentary sound that, when you notice it, seems to be a clear mistake, something left over from a previous version and should have been deleted. Having said all of that, these are minor nitpicks and this package as a whole still deserves, and gets, the full amount of stars, the music is lovely, has not dated in the slightest, and amongst these three discs are revealed many nuances not heard before. Highly recommended.