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Re-evaluation - it's about the MUSIC!,
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I am always more than happy to re-assess things and quite prepared to eat some humble pie. In light of S Dinsdale's comment I realized I was succumbing to certain prejudices.
I STILL have reservations about this re-release; BUT as far as the music goes I must not allow myself to waver.
Hergest Ridge is a wonderful work and an engrossing piece of music. Perhaps slightly shaky after Tubular Bells, it none-the-less has passion, grace and fire, with Mike's meticulous attention to detail.
It is a grand vision full of intricate changes; it deserves attention and credit.
Personally, my favourites are "Ommadawn" and "Incantations" and I'm wondering whether the latter might be in for a "Deluxe" release?
Elegant, eloquent and charged Hergest Ridge is a complex blend of sartorial splendour. Its mood swings are dramatic - a perfect example of this being the mid-section 'storm' in part two.
Great MUSIC! Superb!
The remix and repackaging - well; it's harmless enough I suppose?
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Initial post: 29 May 2010 10:46:40 BDT
Ian Armer says:
Apparently, Incantations is getting the same treatment - out later this year!
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 12:50:28 BDT
Big G says:
Good to see a reviewer prepared to change.
Great music indeed and I look forward to the new, improved Incantations.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2010 23:46:21 BDT
C. Medway says:
I hope the new Incanations includes the beautiful "Pipe Tune"
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