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Five stars is not enough,
This review is from: The Songs Of Distant Earth (Audio CD)
I bought this CD the day it was released. On first listening I knew it was something special. I have listened to this album probably on average 3 times a week since then. This is, quite simply, the best album I've ever heard, and to say this after a period of almost 12 years really does mean that it passes the test of time.
I won't tell you about the music in detail because it means different things to each person, but if you are adventurous in your musical tastes, whatever you like, then give this album a listen. I really do think there's something for just about everyone here.
Go on, broaden your horizons and listen to "The Songs Of Distant Earth". It may change your musical life.
20 years on - all but 8 days. So what do I think now? This very quickly became my favourite album of all time, and all this time later all I can say it that it has shone through brightly for all those years. Mike Oldfield has made some amazing music since Tubular Bells (another of my most favourte albums), and has occasionally disappointed too. I still listen to this album regularly, probably around 4 or 5 times a week. And I still can't get enough of it. My other Oldfield recommendations? Ommadawn, Incantations, Tubular Bells III, Hergest Ridge... The list could go on.
So after 20 years it's still worth 5 stars. In my opinion 10 stars wouldn't be enough!
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2015 00:22:35 BDT
Mr KBH says:
I have only just 'discovered' this album and as a very long term follower of Mike Oldfield's music I must agree with you that this is one of the best pieces of music, from start to finish, that I have ever heard. It's evocative, transporting and hugely creative and like you I can't stop playing it at every opportunity.
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